CIO Benelux Summit | March 23, 2021 | Virtual Summit - Real-time Online Conversations

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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.

 

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - CIO Benelux Summit

11:00 am - 11:15 am

Welcome Registration & Opening Remarks

 

11:15 am - 11:45 am

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Opening Keynote Presentation

Winner Winner Digital Dinner - How to Hit Jackpot in Today's Digital Gambling World

Going digital for each company is a gamble. High-risk. High-reward. But staying off the table is even riskier. So let's dive in. What makes digital transformation work? Where does it fail, and why? On the contrary, where does it succeed, and why? 

Let's build a recipe for success, starting with tactics that you can employ to increase your chances of a seamless transformation. On the ingredient list, we also have items such as cloud, new investments, technologies on the business side, AI, ML, RPA â?" how do you decipher what will yield the best results for your unique org?

Join this session presented by Steven Lehmann, Head of Global Data & Analytics at UCB, and Author of Digital Jackpot â?" Transforming Advanced Analytics Insight to Impact, to learn actionable insights you can immediately deploy to upscale your digital transformation decision making. 



Presented by:

Steven Lehmann, Global of Analytics & Data Foundation Head, UCB Biopharma

 
 

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Sponsored Keynote Presentation

Led by DocuSign


Sponsored by:

DocuSign View details

 
 

Presented by:

Justin Anderson, Area Vice President, Enterprise Sales, DocuSign

 
 

12:15 pm - 12:35 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

Implementing Agility Culture - IT Transformation

Over the past decades, the changes we have gone through as IT function have driven us to be effective in managing complicated business problems through the application of technology. Nowadays, the environment that the companies we work for is constantly increasingly in complexity. This makes the current IT transformation different from the changes we have gone through over the past decades.

Complicated business processes require a structured and predictable breakdown of activities; Complex business opportunities require an agile transformation. This calls for a different look at People, Processes, Data and Technology.


Presented by:

Stijn Raemdonck, CIO, Alpro (Danone) View details

 
 
 

12:35 pm - 12:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Emerging Tech Offering Changes to the Workforce Landscape

The barriers are falling. Thanks to AI and AR, it's projected that we will see a dramatic rise in the hiring of people with disabilities. As of right now, roughly 30% of the workforce is represented by individuals with disabilities. A large amount of the talent pool that has been unexplored at a time when there is a scarcity in available talent. These opportunities will bring about necessary changes in the organization ranging from the culture to the technical aspects. Food for thought: companies that employ disabled individuals hold an 89% higher retention rate, 72% rise in production and a 29% increase in profitability.  

Takeaways; 

  • AR and AI will open the door for more employment opportunities for disabled people 
  • New positions and technologies will alter organizational structure 
  • AI and AR will effect hiring standards in the future 

 

12:55 pm - 1:15 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Automating Cybersecurity

IT security professionals all face one major issue: being asked to do more, with less resources. Automation and integration are a necessity in order to meet the demands of an organization's security needs. Managing risk without diminishing the speed and quality of development is achievable by integrating security into agile processes, like DevOps or CI/CD. Since most security teams are understaffed, automated solutions are becoming a requirement, rather than an option to properly manage the ever-increasing workload. 

Takeaways;

  •  Automation is required to meet today's security demand 
  • DevOps can operate more efficiently with CI/CD 
  • IT security staff are responsible for more than ever

 

1:15 pm - 1:35 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Accelerating Cloud Migration while Minimising Risk

Most organisations struggle with competing priorities of risk management, compliance, cost, and user experience; all while working to manage the long tail of legacy systems, including legacy identity and access management solutions when it comes to cloud migration. Find out how to drive successful digital transformation with a comprehensive digital identity solution that helps you balance security and user experience while supporting a non-disruptive migration 

Takeaways: 

  • How can your organization measure cost savings from a move to a broader cloud strategy? 
  • In what ways can the implementation of cloud platforms maximize data centre performance while reducing capital expenditures? 
  • Explore ways to determine which assets can be retired from your architecture with a move to the hybrid cloud

 

1:35 pm - 2:15 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Fireside Chat

Demystifying Digital Transformation - Honesty about Challenges, Capabilities, and Organisational Changes

A Fireside Chat featuring David Versteeg, Chief Digital Officer, Van Lanschot Kempen and Bas Rapati, Chief Analytics Officer, Van Lanschot Kempen

Moderated by Lisanne Smink, Product Owner, Van Lanschot Kempen

As an organisation setting sail in search of new digital terrain, one of the simplest questions you can ask yourself, looking at "where do we stand today", is, "where do we want to go?"  

What then isn't the simplest, is charting a map of exactly how you get from here to there. The elements to moving through a digital transformation journey range from tangible items, such as being business focused and client centric, to more intangible areas, such as what it truly means to transform your workforce. Let's also delve into overcoming common hurdles such as initial reluctancy of users, how to use KPIs for the whole transformation, and how to gain C-Suite buy-in. 

Join this session to hear from Van Lanschot Kempen's leadership team on how they transformed a traditional bank in an old-fashioned industry, to an advanced and revamped wealth management firm. 


Presented by:

Bas Rapati, Chief Analytics Officer, Van Lanschot Kempen

 

David Versteeg, Chief Digital Officer, Van Lanschot Kempen

 

Lisanne Smink, Product Owner, Van Lanschot Kempen

 
 

2:15 pm - 2:35 pm

Executive Boardroom

Keeping Pace with Innovation, Chronologically and Economically

Today's digital evolution will take major enterprises twice as long and cost twice as much as initially anticipated. They will likely struggle with digital innovation as they realize the associated challenges and costs within modernization. As such, smaller and more agile organizations have a great opportunity to be first to market, while larger organizations suffer through uninspiring immediate benefits.

Takeaways;

  • -Digital innovation is not cheap or quick
  • -How can your organization best plan for implementation?
  • -Smaller organizations tend to have an easier time testing out new technology 

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Executive Boardroom

Are We Forever Doomed To Software Supply Chain Security?

The adoption of open-source software continues to grow and creates significant security concerns for everything from software supply chain attacks in language ecosystem registries to cloud-native application security concerns. In this session, we will explore how developers are targeted as a vehicle for malware distribution, how immensely we depend on open-source maintainers to release timely security fixes, and how the race to the cloud creates new security concerns for developers to cope with, as computing resources turn into infrastructure as code.

Sponsored by:

Snyk View details

 
 

Presented by:

Liran Tal, Developer Advocate at Snyk and Node.js Foundation Security WG member, Snyk

 
 

2:35 pm - 2:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Data 2021, Fueling AI

This year will offer a wake-up call for many, as the overall cost of getting data wrong will be realized. Chief Data and Analytics Officers (CDAOs) and CIOs focusing on AI will rest assured knowing their teams have what they need when it comes to data. One of the major obstacles is sourcing data from a complex portfolio of applications and convincing gatekeepers to say yes. Effectively using intelligent automation will require compelling efforts in data cleansing, integration, and management that IT will need to support. Correcting previous data issues in legacy systems can be a considerable hurdle to leap, especially for larger enterprises. Top organizations will increase, and possibly double, their data strategy budget. 

Takeaways

  • Mishandling data comes at a huge financial cost 
  • AI offers more predictable means of safeguarding data 
  • IT teams will need to be effective at cleaning and organizing data 

 

2:55 pm - 3:15 pm

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Executive Boardroom

Addressing the Skills gap: Reskilling and Upskilling

In the digital age, technology teams are only as successful as their skills are relevant. Companies are under pressure to become more agile, protect against rising security threats, and continuously deliver innovations to the market. This begs the question - how do you keep up with the constant pace of change in technology?

Join Evanna Kearins, SVP Marketing EMEA at Pluralsight to hear how leaders must see technology skills as a strategic and essential part of successful digital transformation, as well as how they can gain the clarity they need to lead, and the skills they need to move faster.   

Sponsored by:

Pluralsight View details

 
 

Presented by:

Evanna Kearins, SVP Marketing EMEA, Pluralsight

 

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Executive Boardroom

Privilege Access Management: Back to Basics

With so many high-profile breaches accomplished through compromising passwords on privileged accounts, PAM is a top priority for organizations of all sizes (Gartner puts it at the top of the security list for two years running).

Join Thycotic, as we take you on a brief journey through the PAM lifecycle. You'll gain an understanding of the PAM matrix across all of the different types of privileged accounts that exist across all your different IT domains. With this knowledge, you'll be better prepared to reduce your privileged account attack surface.

What will I learn?

  • Best practices for evaluating your current PAM practices and where to start,
  • How to automatically discover and manage credentials across your network,
  • Understand how ??Just-in-time?? is impacting PAM.

Get the answers to these important questions.

  • What is the Privileged Account Attack Surface?
  • How can you understand all of the jargon?
  • What are the most important questions to start a successful PAM journey?
  • How do you evaluate which PAM solution will work best to protect your organisation without sacrificing productivity?


Sponsored by:

Thycotic View details

 
 

Presented by:

Tim Hoefsloot, Regional Director Benelux & Nordics, Thycotic

 
 

3:15 pm - 3:35 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Using Data Classification to Achieve Compliance
 

3:35 pm - 3:55 pm

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Executive Boardroom

Solve Your Business Challenges by Finding the Right Transformation Partner

Businesses are accelerating their adoption of the cloud, but each journey is unique. A business may already have a private cloud solution, but now needs public cloud for scale. Business that are using public cloud could require the security capabilities of private clouds for critical applications. There are many options available to meet business goals and each one has their benefit. This session with Rackspace Technology and Wyndham Hotels will explore how organisations can overcome challenges when embarking on a digital transformation journey and evolve their legacy infrastructure solutions with cloud strategies suited to their businesses.                                            

                                                 

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Sponsored by:

Rackspace

 

Presented by:

Bert Stam, General Manager, Benelux & Nordics, Rackspace

 

Scott Strickland, EVP & Chief Information Officer, Rackspace

 

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Executive Boardroom

How to Confidently Address Today's Threats and Communicate Risk Level to the Board

Year after year, security teams struggle to defend against the same threats that continuously grow more complex. Additionally, digital transformation has expanded the attack surface, further complicating the process of identifying, mitigating, and reporting on risk. The stakes are high for security teams every day, but when there are newsworthy threats, the board knocks on their door. For executives, it will become increasingly important to understand the evolving threat landscape, the impact this has on their organization, and how to answer questions from the board quickly, or even better, proactively before they ask. 

Key Takeaways: 

  • An overview of current threat trends across multiple industries and common attacker paths 
  • Tips to remediate and proactively identify these threats through best practice sharing for mitigation, detection, and response 
  • Walk through of a proven formula to confidently address the board's questions around newsworthy threats, using ransomware as an example.                                                                                                                              

                                                 

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Sponsored by:

ReliaQuest View details

 
 
 

3:55 pm - 4:35 pm

Panel

Business Leaders with a Technology Focus - Here's How Global CIOs Effectively Communicate with the Board

                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Presented by:

Miao Song, VP CIO Mars Global Petcare, Mars

 

Christopher Franskin, IT Director Europe and Global Segments, CIGNA

 

Michael Von Roeder, Group CDO and CIO at Elia, Member of the Group Management Board, Elia Group View details

 
 
 

4:35 pm - 4:40 pm

Closing Remarks