CISO France Summit | March 25, 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.

 

Thursday, March 25, 2021 - CISO France Summit

9:15 am - 9:30 am

Welcome Registration & Opening Remarks

 

9:30 am - 10:00 am

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Opening Keynote Presentation

The Human Factor is Our First Line of Defence

In the digital era, where security incidents are hitting all type of organizations and hackers are taking advantage of every single vulnerability, security tools are a must, but risks from within have been increasing so fast recently and nothing will make the difference for your company more than securing the human factor.

Presented by:

Mouhamad Omar, Chief Information Security Officer, TUI France

 
 

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Sponsored Keynote Presentation

Led by Cybervadis


Sponsored by:

Cybervadis View details

 
 
 

10:30 am - 10:50 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Supply and Demand: Closing the Growing Gap in Cybersecurity Skills

At a time when the threat landscape ever expanding, two out of three organizations worldwide claim to have a lack of the IT security staff needed. The need for cybersecurity professionals is at an all-time high. The deficit of qualified individuals has made the need for automated security tools more of a requirement than a desire in order to maintain a strong security foundation. Today's products and technologies can enable even small teams to appropriately secure multiple websites and applications, offering potential answers to the pressing recruitment issues.

Takeaways;

  • There is a critical lack of qualified IT specialists
  • Staffing deficits increase the need for automated tools
  • New products can assist small teams facing big security challenges 

Presented by:

Eric Singer, CISO, Schneider Electric

 
 

10:50 am - 11:10 am

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 American 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 

Sponsored by:

Wrike Ireland Ltd. View details

 
 
 

11:10 am - 11:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

Digital Workplace - What the Stakes Hold?

Last years have already shown us changes towards a digital workplace. The current pandemic situation has accelerated this change drastically, however. This will have lasting effects on our daily working routine challenging former workplaces, business-processes, and structures alike. The classic office-workplace will however not disappear due to a pandemic period, as crucial aspects of our society and urban landscapes are in fact build around our daily commute to the office, coming back home in the evening. Now, it is up to us to achieve a lasting change towards a digital workplace finding the right balance between the digital and the classic workplace. 


Presented by:

Malika Pastor, Chief Information & Digital Officer, Colliers View details

 
 
 

11:30 am - 11:50 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

The Future Of Work: Working In The Next Decade

Many companies are already undergoing a change from the familiar culture of presence to a hybrid work model. This is an ongoing process that does not happen overnight. It includes formulating precise performance targets for employees, strengthening interaction in the team, also via digital channels, maintaining a regular exchange of information and sensitizing managers to continuously obtain feedback from their teams in order to improve processes.

Join this session as we discuss how to best prepare ourselves and our employees for 'The New Normal'.

Takeaways;

  • Learn about the shift from a mainly culture of presence to a hybrid working model
  • Understand what digital leadership means and how you can embrace it in your company
  • Learn how to create a secure working environment for your employees

Sponsored by:

Zoom View details

 
 
 

11:50 am - 12:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Security Adoption and Design - The New Role of the CISO

While Covid-19 has imposed a new normal on security work practices, the tech world is attempting business as usual, with practitioners trying to harness the latest advances to protect their organizations and find new ways to drive business innovation. Like everything, security, technology, and tactics to manage have evolved over the last decade. How are organizations successfully managing their multi-cloud environments in the face of change? 

Key Takeaways:

  • How are organizations successfully harnessing creativity in the face of change?
  • Explore the ways CISOs and technology executives are reimagining and identifying new opportunities in parallel and new markets 
  • Learn how your organization can use similar tactics to identify market trends and generate new revenue streams

 

12:10 pm - 12:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

The Expansion of Blockchain

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

 

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Big Data is About to Get Bigger - Are You Ready?

We have moved from an information-poor to an information-rich society. Practically unlimited availability of data, computing, networking, and socio-mobile connectivity are fundamentally altering our world. In particular, they are enabling businesses to become more effective; increasing connectedness of using big data analytics, collecting all relevant data and automating their processing to drive decision making. This represents a fundamental shift from traditional business analytics, where limited amount of structured data is batch-processed to produce standard Business Intelligence reports - There are two kinds of measurements in business: one to assess performance and the other to provide intelligence - how can CIO's do both in 2021 and successfully manage business outcomes? 

 

12:50 pm - 1:10 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 

Sponsored by:

Snyk View details

 
 

Executive Boardroom

Going Mobile, Securely

The average employee uses at least 3 different mobile devices to access business data. This number has risen and so has the amount of company data that is being stored on each device. Each device represents another endpoint that needs to be secured. While mobile malware threats are low, it's expected that there will be a rise in data breaches directly related to mobile devices. Providing access to company data via a secure web application infrastructure with real-time vulnerability management is one way of reducing risk with mobile devices.

Takeaways;

  • Mobile devices are generally considered safe means to access business data
  • Employees use an average of three mobile devices, each is its own security challenge
  • Data breaches through mobile devices are expected to increase

 

1:10 pm - 1:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Digitalisation Transformation -

In 2019, data breaches endured yet again as the largest security threat noted by organizations and IT security professionals alike. If data remains as a high valued commodity, ensuring data privacy and securing personal data will continue to be at the top of the list of an organization's concerns. The increases in privacy legislation, such as GDPR and CCPA, and the understanding of the ramifications stemming from a breach have allowed these concerns to remain heavily in the spotlight. Web application flaws have been identified as the top cause of data breaches. As such, establishing and maintaining web application security has developed into a high priority for all organizations.

Takeaways;

  • Data breaches are the biggest security concern
  • Data continues to be a high value asset but the need to protect it is even higher
  • New laws like GDPR and CCPA enforce consequences for failing to secure data 

Presented by:

David Fayon, Chief Digital Officer, Le Groupe La Poste View details

 
 
 

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

Executive Boardroom

Led by Box

Sponsored by:

box View details

 
 
 

1:50 pm - 2:10 pm

Think Tank

Private 4G/5G Networks for Verticals

Converged mobile private networks for operational and business-critical communications are now mandatory to keep pace with the global digitization of vertical sectors. Private 4G is a real breakthrough and a necessary first step before the 5G revolution and the generalization of IOT for verticals on their operational site (airports, train stations, ports, mines, etc). 

It is today's new challenge for verticals to be able to provide the best connectivity (adapted coverage, bandwidth, latency, independence from climatic hazards or events that saturate (strikes, attacks) public networks with the best SLAs to be as aligned as possible with business needs. 

The interconnection between public and private networks is also a new challenge, ultimately to adapt telecommunications networks to the needs of businesses and not the other way around. Industry 4.0 or other innovation topics (IIOT) must start today with POCs to prepare the deployment, the choice of application and data solutions, but also the choice of connectivity (private, public or both).


Presented by:

Christian Regnier, Enterprise Technical Architect, Air France-KLM

 
 

2:10 pm - 2:20 pm

Closing Remarks