CIO & CISO DACH Summit Recap

September 20th, 2018 – The Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt, Germany

While the overall theme of our Digital Disruption Summit was “Digital Transformation: A Journey Not a Destination” the key takeaways were understanding how to maintain talent as well as how to works with vendors.

Rudi Schmandt, Managing Director | CTO Infrastructure and CTO EMEA at Deutsche Bank kicks off the keynote presentation entitled: Digital Transformation: A Journey Not a Destination where he stresses that digital transformation never ends, but will be constantly evolving and unfolding.

We also want to thank all our speakers:

  • Mehdi Chourib – CISO at Yazaki Europe Ltd.
    Designing the Digital Workplace
  • Josef Meier – Manager – Sales Engineering, Germany at Fortinet
    Digital Transformation: Cure-all, Placebo or Poison Pill?
  • James Harrison – Head of Northern Europe at Telestra
    Are Your Digitally Ready? The State of Digital Transformation
  • Jan Siegmund – Master of Ceremonies from Baxian
    Which “Friends” Do I Trust? Realities of 3rd Party Risk
  • David Willis – Global Director – ERP at Merck
    CIO’s Got Talent: Finding, Growing & Retaining the Best People
  • Andreas Wuchner – Group Head IT & Risk Governance at Credit Suisse
    CIO’s Got Talent: Finding, Growing & Retaining the Best People

We also want to thank each of our participants on our executive visions panel CIOs/CISOs as the Consummate Consumer as well as our closing panel What’s the Next Stop on the Transformation Journey?

  • Lars Dittmann – Head of International IT Strategy, PMO & Communications at Merck
  • Tord Helenius – Head of IT at Getzner
  • David Willis – Global Director ERP at Merck
  • Andreas Wuchner – Group Head IT & Risk Governance at Credit Suisse

We are confident that our attendees created new connections with their peers, uncovered one or more new ideas that will impact their digital transformation efforts and found several new solution providers that can help then achieve their goals. We look forward to seeing you again soon at our 2019 Benelux Summits on November 29, 2018.

CIO & CISO Benelux Summit Recap

September 18th, 2018 –  Amsterdam Marriott Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands

While the overall theme of our CIO & CISO Benelux Summits was “Digital Transformation Is a Journey, Not a Destination,” the key takeaways were focused around Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and their cybersecurity risks.

Pascal Huijbers, CTO at Fujitsu kicked off the summit with a keynote entitled: Impact of AI and Quantum Computing on Organizations in the Smart Machine Age which touches on the status of AI and robotics, the potential of quantum computing and case studies to demonstrate results.

We also want to thank all our speakers:

  • Pascal Huijbers – CTO at Fujitsu
    Impact of AI and Quantum Computing on Organizations in the Smart Machine Age
  • Sheraz Ali – Founder, Executive Director at European Cyber Resilience Research Network
    Cyber Security for the Executive Boards: Effectively and Efficiently Securing the Digital Transformation Journey
  • Ferdinand Uittenbogaard – GPDR AVG Specialist at Ministerie van Defensie
    GDPR, Where are you in Your Journey?
  • Patrick Grillo – Senior Director – Solutions Marketing at Fortinet
    Digital Transformation: Cure-all, Placebo or Poison Pill?
  • Vignesh Subramanian – Senior Product Manager, iPaaS at Infor (Barneveld) BV
    Making AI and API Economy Work for Your Enterprise
  • Ronen Yehoshua – CEO at Morphisec
    The Ultimate End Point Threat Prevention
  • Simon Dickerson – Senior Integration Consultant at Dell Boomi
    Building the Connected Business
  • Massimo Mercuri – Director – Center of Excellence for Digital Innovation & Strategy at AkzoNobel
    CIO’s Got Talent: Finding, Growing & Retaining the Best People
  • Rene Visser, Former Sr. IT Manager; Tribelead, Head of Infra NL, Former ING CIO-CTO at ING
    Disrupt or Be Disrupted: The Digital Transformation Journey Has No Parking Lots

We also want to thank each of our participants on our executive visions panel CIOs/CISOs as the Consummate Consumer as well as our closing panel What’s the Next Stop on the Transformation Journey?

  • Sheraz Ali – Founder, Executive Director at European Cyber Resilience Research Network
  • Massimo Mercuri – Director – Center of Excellence for Digital Innovation & Strategy at AkzoNobel
  • Rui Pedro Silva – Global Head of Customer IT at Damco International

We are confident that our attendees created new connections with their peers, uncovered one or more new ideas that will impact their digital transformation efforts and found several new solution providers that can help then achieve their goals. We look forward to seeing you again soon at next year’s summit on March 21, 2019.