Nordic CISO Inner Circle

3 September 2024 | Grand Hôtel Stockholm

3 September 2024
Grand Hôtel Stockholm


Collaborate with your peers

Join Nordic's top CISOs for an intimate networking dinner and facilitated discussion on key business challenges. Enjoy a relaxed evening of dinner and drinks with your peers to share best practices, make new connections and build professional relationships.

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

Preparing For Cost Optimisation In An Uncertain Future

Demonstrating Your Worth — Having A Clear Communication Strategy Across The Business

Nordic CISO Governing Body

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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Mirela Bønløkke

Head of Cyber and Information Security & CISO

Lars Falch

Novo Nordisk
CISO, Global information Security

Torstein Gimnes Are

Norsk Hydro


3 September 2024

16:30 - 17:30  Executive Networking Reception

17:30 - 18:45  Discussion Topics

Turning Economic Headwinds into Opportunities

Petri Ala-Annala headshot

Petri Ala-Annala



Erkan Kahraman headshot

Erkan Kahraman



Dennie Karlsson headshot

Dennie Karlsson

Group CISO

Dustin Group

Sharon Larsson headshot

Sharon Larsson


Svenska Spel

Robert Mungenast headshot

Robert Mungenast



Carl Wern headshot

Carl Wern



Albin Zuccato headshot

Albin Zuccato


ICA Gruppen

In the ever-evolving global economy, CISOs face even harsher challenges when defending cybersecurity budgets. Uncertainty persists as enterprises face global economic headwinds, new regulations, increasing technology spending, and an ever-increasing threat landscape. By connecting cybersecurity expenses to business outcomes and demonstrating the value of change spend, they can optimise technology investment and effectively communicate the value offered to retain key budgets.

CISOs must rise to the occasion and prepare for possible cost-optimisation requests. By honing their communication and storytelling skills, they can effectively navigate the C-suite and win over stakeholders as security advocates, ultimately securing the budgets they need to defend against the ever-increasing threat landscape.

Preparing For Cost Optimisation In An Uncertain Future

  • How can we educate executive leadership on how cybersecurity supports and defends tangible business outcomes, such as revenue generation, cost savings, strategic initiatives, and brand protection?

  • How can we formalise cybersecurity’s strategic planning to provide greater transparency to leadership on how resourcing decisions are made?

  • What steps can we take to optimise our technology spend and maneuver the ever-increasing vendor market?

  • How can you connect cybersecurity spending to business outcomes and communicate the value of change spending to stakeholders?

18:45 - 19:15  Networking Break

19:15 - 20:30  Summary Discussion & Dinner

20:30 - 21:30  Social Hour

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

Evanta cares about the health and safety of our community. Please review the following recommendations prior to attending the gathering.



Parking and Public Transport

Public Transport: Bus stop Kungsträdgården / Subway stop Kungsträdgården.

Parking: Self-parking SEK 30 / hour (24hrs) & Valet parking SEK 950/ day (only available to residents at the hotel). 

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Community Programme Manager