DACH CISO Inner Circle

4 September 2019 | Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt

4 September 2019
Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the DACH CISO Inner Circle.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CISOs today:

Investing in your people and the right technologies

Innovating with advanced technologies and new delivery models

Influencing business stakeholders and enterprise outcomes

DACH CISO Governing Body

The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CISOs, for CISOs.

Governing Body Co-Chairs

John Petersen



4 September 2019

16:00 - 17:00  Executive Networking Reception

17:00 - 18:30  Discussion Topics

Leading Through Uncertainty

Fabian Brand headshot

Fabian Brand

Manager IT Security, CISO

Hyundai AutoEver Europe GmbH

Jochen Göttelmann headshot

Jochen Göttelmann


Lufthansa Cargo AG

Ulrich Flegel headshot

Ulrich Flegel

Global Director of Cybersecurity

Infineon Technologies

Claudia Plattner headshot

Claudia Plattner


DB Systel

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Esteban Remecz


Maxion Wheels

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Carolina Soto

Global Head of IT Change

Allianz Global Investors GmbH

Jochen Werling headshot

Jochen Werling

Group CIO


In today’s environment of constant technology upheaval, traditional change management techniques fall short. Digital initiatives, executive expectations and an evolving marketplace necessitate change at a rapid pace. In order to adapt their business and their teams at this speed, C-level leaders must adopt an alternate approach. Compare your most pressing disruptions with peers and discuss innovative ways to guide your change leadership efforts and reduce uncertainty in the enterprise.

Topic 1: Addressing business challenges from an IT perspective

  • What barriers to high performance are you currently experiencing at your organisation? Within your team?
  • What tactics do you employ to build trust between IT and the wider business?
  • Which technologies and trends are currently creating the biggest disruptions to your business?

Topic 2: Designing for disruption 

  • How do you organize your product, technology, and security teams around disruptive technologies?
    • i.e. Do you employ DevOps and agile approaches; what is working and what isn’t?
  • What disruption-oriented change-management techniques have you adopted or are you considering adopting?

Topic 3: Creating a culture of innovation 

  • How do you provide space for your team to innovate?
  • How do you foster a culture of creativity to attract and retain employees?
  • What partnerships across the C-suite have led to increased innovation? How is your team involved?

This dinner conversation is an interactive roundtable discussion designed to address the most pressing issues we face as C-level executives, in combination with an opportunity to network with our peers in a unique environment.

18:30 - 19:15  Networking Break

19:15 - 20:30  Summary Discussion & Dinner

20:30 - 21:30  Social Hour


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