Nordic CISO Virtual Executive Summit

21 October 2020 | 08:00 - 13:15 CEST

21 October 2020 | 08:00 - 13:15 CEST


Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Stockholm CISO Virtual Executive Summit.

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

Strategies for a risk-aligned, resilient organization

Developing and investing in the security workforce of tomorrow

Creating business value and supporting agile business operations


Tom Engly


Thomas Keisu

CISO & VP, Cyber Security and Infrastructure

Antero Päivänsalo


Bjørn Watne



21 October 2020

08:00 - 08:45 CEST Virtual Summit Keynote

The Next-Generation CISO

While it may be hard to imagine in today’s digital world, the CISO didn’t always exist. Born of necessity amid a growing cyberthreat landscape, this leadership role has matured to a core member of a strong enterprise C-suite. Yet in a fast-evolving global economy where all norms are challenged, what will it take to move the CISO to the next level?

In this opening keynote, you will learn:

•         Leadership lessons from the past years of enterprise cybersecurity

•         Variations in reporting structure and scope of responsibility for security executives

•         The CISO of 2030, 2040 and beyond – what’s next?

08:45 - 09:00 CEST Break

09:00 - 10:00 CEST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Securing Cloud Transformation

Organizations continue a push for greater agility and efficacy, and almost all paths involve the cloud. CISOs continue to play a crucial role in ensuring cloud assets operate smoothly and securely, and as the pace of transformation accelerates, security leaders must run even faster to keep up.

Join your peers in this virtual boardroom to discuss:

  • The latest trends in securing cloud operations

  • Communication strategies for ensuring security is at the forefront of deployments

  • Balancing on-prem and cloud with lessons learned in remote work

09:00 - 10:00 CEST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Navigating the Organization Through Tomorrow’s Cyberthreats

At a time when customer trust is paramount and private data is precious, a major breach can be catastrophic for any organization. Effective security is an essential part of effective business strategy, yet security leaders face an ever-growing challenge to guide their enterprise through the evolving threat landscape.

Join your peers in this virtual boardroom to discuss:

  • Strategies for addressing the emerging threat landscape

  • The role today’s CISO plays in guiding business strategy to mitigate risk

  • Communication strategies for educating users about security – and holding them accountable

10:00 - 10:45 CEST Virtual Summit Keynote

Securing the Acceleration of Digital Transformation

Digital transformation has accelerated, and with that, increased importance for embedded security. information security and IT need to be in lockstep to handle the increased digitization, changing work flow and rapid transformation.

Join this keynote to learn:

  • Recent changes to secure digital transformation strategies

  • The future of DevSecOps in a quickly evolving landscape

  • How CISOs can best partner with the business to secure and enable transformation

10:45 - 11:00 CEST Break

11:00 - 12:00 CEST Virtual Summit Boardroom

The Sprawling Endpoint – IAM, BYOD and More

For large swaths of 2020, work would grind to a halt without the ability for employees to remotely access critical systems and information. With business’s survival on the line, many CISOs must set a strategy that securely enables the future of remote work.

Join this virtual boardroom to discuss:

  • Finding the balance between security controls and a rapid pivot to digital business

  • Effective security awareness training for a remote workforce

  • Common pitfalls in securing large numbers of remote users

11:00 - 12:00 CEST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Security Awareness in the Modern Era

For many information security leaders, it’s not technology, but people, that form the weakest link in the organization’s defenses. Even personal social media habits can put a large enterprise at risk, and at a time when more employees are working remote, security awareness training must be top-of-mind more than ever before.

Join this virtual boardroom to discuss:

  • Effective strategies for security awareness training, including generational differences

  • How to hold users accountable

  • Gaining buy-in to roll out robust training programs across the organization

12:00 - 12:45 CEST Virtual Summit Keynote

Closing Keynote

Please check back soon for more details.

12:45 - 13:15 CEST Networking

Community Discussion

An informal and interactive opportunity for you to network with peers in small groups. 

14:30 - 16:00 CEST Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Meet 1-to-1 with peers in your community for in-depth conversations. 


Nordic CISO Programme Manager

For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program manager.

Ingvild Hokstad

+44 (0)1784 268 045