Nordic CISO Executive Summit

7 May 2024 | Elite Marina Tower

7 May 2024
Elite Marina Tower


Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Nordic's top CISOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

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

Create Alignment with Business to Demonstrate IT & Security’s True Value

Unlock AI’s Potential through Trust, Leadership Buy-In and Governance

Enhance Resiliency to Mitigate Risk

Nordic 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

Mirela Bønløkke


Lars Falch

Novo Nordisk
CISO/CVP, Global Information Security

Torstein Gimnes Are

Norsk Hydro

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CISO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your Nordic CISO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.


Keynote Session

Opening Keynote by Tyson Singer, VP Technology, Spotify

Join Tyson Singer, VP Technology at Spotify as he details the journey of how Backstage created a gold-standard DevEx culture and led to the pinnacle of development effectiveness

Executive Boardroom Sessions

Threat Intelligence and Third-Party Risk – Doubling Down on Critical Vulnerabilities

The complete entanglement of cyber risk with business risk is becoming increasingly visible. CISOs now have an opportunity to better pinpoint third parties that present a threat to the organisation. Yet the increasing complexities of third party, and even fourth party, risk management, prompted by a wide range of evolving threats, demands heightened attention. How can CISOs ensure they have a clear overview of the threat landscape and vulnerabilities across ecosystems and supply chains?

Join this session to discuss:

  • Identification of vulnerabilities across your vendor landscape to prioritize response efforts
  • Best practices for mitigating a new wave of sophisticated attacks to keep assets safe
  • The role threat intelligence plays in risk management strategies to safeguard your digital ecosystem

AI Deployments – How CIOs Must Balance Strategy and Security with Fast Adoption

The potential of Generative AI to drive IT leaders faster and securely towards their business goals is clear. While these innovations promise to bring tremendous efficiency, protecting organisations during the era of AI will become increasingly difficult. How can IT Leaders better use these technologies to achieve enterprise-wide goals? How can they ensure the adoption of such technologies does not expose the business to unanticipated risks and consequences?

Join this session to explore:

  • Leveraging generative AI to drive business transformation
  • Updating legacy security controls to accelerate use of generative AI
  • Collaborating with business units to formulate user policies, training and guidance

Embrace a Holistic View of Data for Faster Decision-Making

CIOs know that leveraging good quality data will enable more strategic decision making. However, many organisations are struggling with defining data’s value and ownership before even considering data quality. How can CIOs articulate the business value of data and communicate where data should reside within the IT organisation? By encouraging a holistic view of data, IT leaders can make faster decisions to benefit the business.

Join this session to discuss how to:

  • Enhance data quality from across the IT ecosystem to create strong base from which to define value
  • Refine your IT strategy’s ‘what’ ‘why’ and ‘how’ to demonstrate how data supports business decisions
  • Rethink the role of central data teams to encourage data ownership within the IT organisation

Creating Scalable Governance to Future-Proof AI in the Cloud

CISOs recognise the benefits of AI to stay in the innovation race for their organisations. According to Wiz, although 70% of organisations are using cloud-based managed AI services, many are still in the experimentation phase. CISOs must establish a robust governance programme to better support cloud-based AI tools. Ultimately, ensuring a more secure framework to protect assets within the cloud.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Use cases to prioritise when getting started with cloud-based managed AI services
  • Governance structures which outline AI usage whilst maintaining cloud security
  • Policies which ensure data availability, integrity and confidentiality within the cloud

Analysing Your Application Infrastructure Strategy to Enhance Efficiency

Applications can make or break an organisation’s growth. Too many and you create opportunity for inefficiencies; too few and you risk being behind the curve. How can CIOs evolve their application infrastructure to streamline processes and maximise business value?

Join this session to discuss strategies to:

  • Build a business case to rationalise technology and increase resource allocation
  • Create agile IT architecture to evolve with ever-changing business objectives
  • Communicate change and value of applications to senior stakeholders

Showcase IT’s Business Value to Enable Digital Objectives

With renewed focus on cost efficiency and achieving ambitious digital objectives, CIOs must strengthen the strategic partnership with the business. By showcasing how IT tools can solve business problems and investing in technology capabilities that support business goals, IT leaders demonstrate their role as business enabler.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Matching the IT roadmap to a business challenge to demonstrate IT’s value
  • Translate the value of IT to the board to increase investment in technology
  • Empower and engage with users to foster a culture of IT ownership and collaboration

Breakout Session

Increase Visibility on Your OT Security Framework to Mitigate Risk


We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering

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Venue & Accommodation

Elite Marina Tower

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Elite Marina Tower at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling +46 855901746.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of kr1890 SEK (plus tax) is 22 April 2024.

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Community Programme Managers

For inquiries related to this community, please reach out to your dedicated contacts.

Dariush Kashani

Sr. Community Programme Manager

+44 7542 859489

Tara Teymoori

Community Programme Manager