CIO Benelux Summit | March 21, 2019 | InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam - Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Keynote Presentation

Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities

Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee." title="Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee.

Executive Visions

Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics

Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members." title="Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members.

Thought Leadership

Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities

Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community." title="Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community.

Think Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices

Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard." title="Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard.

Roundtable

Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue

Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done." title="Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done.

Case Study

Overview of recent project successes and failures

Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions." title="Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions.

Focus Group

Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area

Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions." title="Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions.

Analyst Q&A Session

Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research

Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst." title="Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst.

Vendor Showcase

Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services

Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences." title="Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences.

Executive Exchange

Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest

Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest." title="Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest.

Open Forum Luncheon

Informal discussions on pre-determined topics

Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch." title="Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch.

Networking Session

Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive

Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive." title="Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive.

 

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - CIO Benelux Summit

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

 

8:50 am - 9:00 am

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

Presented by:

Sheraz Ali, Founder, Executive Director, European Cyber Resilience Research Network View details

 
 
 

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Keynote Presentation

AI Driven Development

AI-driven development is driving the IT industry into a new era of programming, fundamentally changing the way code is written and compiled. Utilizing machine learning and deep learning, data scientists and engineers do not define rules, rather they prepare the data set that is shared with the AI's learning algorithms to deduce patterns and features not seen by humans. AI-driven development will have a large impact on QA by utilizing learned patterns to scan thousands of lines of code and correct self-written or human written data, where in the past it was manually reviewed to find inconsistencies and bugs. AI-Driven Development is predicted to make big waves in the fields of speech recognition, language translation, robotics and database management across all industries.

 

9:35 am - 10:00 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Executive Boardroom

Innovation: Where Design Thinking Meets Traditional Phase Gates

Many companies have difficulty innovating. A typical innovation process falls somewhere between a traditional phase gated approach at one end of the spectrum and modern design thinking at the other end. Neither are perfect, and this talk argues that it is possible to combine the strengths of both to achieve hyper-innovation. 

Takeaways:

  • Insights in to how technology-led innovation works in the phase-gated approach (and doesn't) 
  • Insights in to how modern design thinking is disrupting traditional innovation, but also it's pitfalls 
  • How to tailor your innovation framework to get the best of both worlds

Presented by:

Damian Beresford, Technical Director, NearForm View details

 
 

NearForm View details

 
 
 

10:10 am - 10:35 am

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

 

10:35 am - 10:45 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:50 am - 11:15 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Executive Boardroom

Are the Apps That Run Your Business Also Your Achilles' Heel?

Business critical applications (BCAs) are at the heart of businesses, but not enough is being done to keep them secure. Enterprise resource planning systems (ERPs), Banking Payment Systems and the individual applications that often, but not always, sit under these umbrellas are critical. They are at the centre of operations from HR, payroll and accounting to manufacturing, logistics, inventory management and supply-chain planning. 

Without BCAs, it's hard for hospitals to have medicines, for automakers to source critical components, for retailers to stock stores, for brewers to make beer. But, in spite of them being an obvious target for serious attackers, organisations currently do little to afford them special protection. This session will review CyberArk-sponsored research in eight Western European economies that - troublingly - finds that BCAs are mostly protected by generic cyber defences that don't distinguish between low-value data or services and those that are absolutely essential, potentially undermining the tools that are at the very heart of modern businesses.

Sponsored by:

CyberArk

 
 

11:20 am - 11:45 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Getting to the Digital Arena

There are three levels at which digital transformation projects take place. The lowest level is small-scale innovation where you digitize a product or service through the classic development cycle of 'idea, prototype, test and evaluate'. A higher level is reached by placing technology at the heart of the organization. This creates a hybrid digital business platform where IoT, AI, mobile, cloud, analytics and security are key. The highest level is where we see digital arenas. Here, value is created together with partners - bringing together technology and different expertise for the greater good. This approach usually contributes directly to the company's mission or social and sustainability goals.

Presented by:

Pascal Huijbers, CTO, Fujitsu View details

 
 

Think Tank

Cyber Security For The Executive Boards: Effectively And Efficiently Securing The Digital Transformation Journey

The Challenge: The estimated cost of cyber-attacks per year is $1 trillion (World Economic Forum, 2018) and increasingly Boards are worried about potential lawsuits and fines from a Cyber breach. In addition, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now poses fines of up to ?20 million for companies that don't comply with the Regulation, on top of the damage a breach could cause to an organisation's reputation. 

This session will provide the Executive Boards with a briefing to ensure Boards are provided with critical knowledge and understanding of Cyber Security and Information Assurance necessary to improve an organisation's Cyber Resiliency.

Presented by:

Emanuel Tanase, Global CISO, Lombard International View details

 
 
 

11:50 am - 12:15 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Augmented Analytics

Augmented Analytics is a growing field pertaining to the automation of data preparation, analysis, forecasting, and interpretation. Since full automation is years away, the new AI and machine learning tools serve to augment data scientists with processing larger quantities of data in a shorter amount of time. As the algorithms grow more complex, businesses will be able to identify opportunities for growth and expansion in ways never imagined. The use of machine learning automation will lead to an increase in analytical workflow and more relevant conclusions. Is augmented analytics the next big disrupter in business intelligence?

 

12:20 pm - 12:45 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Artificial Intelligence is Becoming an Efficiency Factor for Today's Enterprise

The discussion will look at how the automobile industry is moving the goal line for AI by Increasing efficiency and reliability of the results acquired by artificial intelligence methods for automotive applications and is an example of what many enterprises can learn from.

Presented by:

Armin Vermerris, Seniior Director - Digital Transformation Leader, Royal Philips

 

Think Tank

The Drivers for Secure by Design in an Agile World

The 5 critical success factors and the balance shift in Control and Trust (I object against the classic auditor statement: Trust is Good, Control is better in relationship with Secure by Design).

Presented by:

Sjoerd Peerlkamp, CISO, Alliander

 
 

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Working Lunch & Panel

Charging Ahead: Speeding Up Transformation Through Disruption

Disruption alters, destroys but also creates value. You realize the need to act once revenue starts to shift, which is happening at a faster pace than most would think. Disruption can be a great thing if you act upon it, but it's a threat if you watch idly. We will discuss how CIOs and CISOs can be proactive and act on disruption by figuring out how to identify, prioritize and respond.

Moderated by:

Sheraz Ali, Founder, Executive Director, European Cyber Resilience Research Network View details

 
 

Panelists:

Bruno Lienard, CIO, Epicura View details

 
 

Remco Helwerda, CTO, KPN View details

 
 

Luisella Ten Pierik, CISO, Stedin View details

 
 

Edwin Haaring, CISO, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs - Netherlands

 
 

1:50 pm - 2:15 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Blockchain

Long a topic of discussion, Blockchain technology is being paid more attention, in part, due to the recent success (and fall) of virtual currencies. Blockchain is inherently decentralized with some predicting the dawn of 'Internet 2.0'. It can also be utilized in financial institutions for audit trails, reducing money laundering and fraud. Some vendors and institutions have started to utilize blockchain as a form of currency, with some states even allowing the payment of government taxes in it. Blockchain leaves an auditable trail, allowing for more secure digital relationships that were not possible previously. Will the move towards blockchain continue into 2019 and will we see a larger use of the technology in other industries?

 

2:20 pm - 2:45 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

The Digital Enterprise As Seen By The Enterprise Architect: An Approach to Define your Digital Transformation Strategy

Takeaways:

  1. Forget the buzzword and address what is important: How technology impacts your business operating model 
  2. The benefits of addressing your Digital Transformation through an Enterprise Architect's eyes 
  3. Your digital strategy and your business strategy should be one and the same

Presented by:

Dario Guzman, Chief Enterprise Architect, JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS View details

 
 

Think Tank

CISO's Got Talent: Finding, Growing & Retaining the Best People

While new technology and solutions can help CISOs make more, faster and better decisions for an organization, nothing will take the place of a highly talented workforce. CISOs need to be great recruiters of talent but even more importantly growing the skills and capabilities of their team providing engaging and challenging opportunities for people. One of the big issues here is what makes people fit for the job? What competences at what level do you need? Currently, there appear a myriad of functions related to cyber security; how to make sense out of this? 

Takeaways: 

  • Several approaches exist to verifying job competencies;  
  • Be specific in what you request for the job. Requiring one basic certification will not solve the job.  
  • It's not just the knowledge, it's also the ability to use that knowledge (skill).

Presented by:

Jan Wessels, ISO, Rabobank View details

 
 
 

2:50 pm - 3:15 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Digital Twins

A closely related topic to Autonomous Entities, digital 'twinning' is the exact replication of real world objects virtually and feeding the virtual entity with sensor measurements from the real world. Product recalls can be greatly mitigated by running computer simulations to study how the real-world twin is responding to real, unpredictable situations, saving companies time and money before mass producing a product. This is particularly important for the aircraft manufacturing, energy, and defense industries. If powerplants had digital twins, potentially catastrophic disasters could be averted by recognizing patterns before they become a problem.

 

3:15 pm - 3:25 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:30 pm - 3:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

The Key Role of Security Culture in Innovation & Competition
  • Human factor, the easiest way to attack a system  
  • The User and Customer role in the IT Security ecosystem today 
  • How to develop a positive Corporate Cybersecurity Culture  
  • How to learn to unlearn and develop security agility  
  • Turn the human threat vector into security factor and IT and corporate success

Presented by:

Kay Behnke, CISO, FrieslandCampina View details

 
 
 

4:00 pm - 4:25 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Disrupt or Be Disrupted: The Digital Transformation Journey Has No Parking Lots

The seemingly ever expanding cadre of technological tools available to incumbent industry leaders are also available to myriad start-ups. Start-ups are using these new technologies to disrupt industries of all types, changing how customers think about tried and true industries. Disruption is found on every corner and it is critical for CIOs to lead their organizations in a way that make them as nimble as their competitors.

Takeaways:

  1. Technology enables companies, especially start-ups with no legacy infrastructure, to disrupt industries overnight.
  2. CIOs need to lead their companies in ways that disrupt before they are disrupted by others.

Presented by:

Rui Pedro Silva, Global Head of Customer IT/ SVP of IT, DAMCO Corp View details

 
 
 

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

9/11 My Survival

9/11 is a day we will never forget. British BAFTA winning documentary film maker Paul Berriff was in the street beneath the twin towers filming with the New York Fire Department's assistant commissioner when the towers collapsed. Paul was knocked unconscious as the South Tower came down on top of him. He was laying in the debris when 30 minutes later the North Tower also collapsed on him. Paul tells the story of what happened to him, his family, his film crew and others leading up to that terrible event on September 11th 2001. It was a day when Paul had planned for his family to be sightseeing on the roof of the tower at the time the planes struck but, through fate, his plans had to be cancelled at the last minute. This is a dramatic and emotional presentation with film and audio from one of the hijacked planes as well as from those trapped in the towers. Paul tells the minute by minute drama of himself as he arrived under the towers that morning, the collapse and how he miraculously survived with his life and film footage which become some of the most iconic imagery filmed that day.

 

5:20 pm - 5:30 pm

Closing Remarks

Presented by:

Sheraz Ali, Founder, Executive Director, European Cyber Resilience Research Network View details

 
 
 

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Summit Happy Hour