From “No!” to “Know” Repositioning Security as a Business Enabler


Sintra, Portugal, November 12 & 13, 2018

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From “No!” to “Know” Repositioning Security as a Business Enabler

We are delighted to announce the 2nd IDC European CISO Summit, to be held in Portugal November 12 - 13, 2018.

The Summit is designed as an information-sharing forum and an intimate networking platform for a selected group of 50 to 60 CISOs coming from the top 500 companies and largest enterprises in Europe. The exclusivity and personable format of the event allows for the most engaging of conversations and in-depth discussions to take place in a stunning five-star environment. Every delegate will leave the summit enriched — whether it be with new lead projects for partners, or innovative and forward-looking security solutions.

The summit will also include analysts from across the world who are all keen to meet you based on your company’s approach to customer service, innovation and technology. Visionary and high impact keynote speakers together with our Summit Advisory Board will drive discussions to provides essential guidance to those who allocate resources as part of efforts to shrink their organization's attack surface, reduce security and privacy risk, and develop efficiencies in their security technologies and strategy.

Key Themes

Together with industry analysts, CISO delegates will explore and seek to answer the following key challenges and surface new ideas about IT and cybersecurity driven by analytics, government involvement, and security integrations occurring throughout the digital transformation processes.

  • Accelerating DX — Technology-centric transformation altering business and society
  • Human versus machine — The impact of AI and automation
  • Global volatility — Political, social, and economic disturbance
  • Sense, compute, actuate — The new data-centric paradigm
  • Cyberthreats — Theft, ransom, and cyberattack on the rise
  • Empowering the material world — Revolutionized processes expand technology reach
  • Platform disruption — Unleashing digital innovation's power for scale
  • Information Security in 2022

why attend?

For its second year, IDC European CISO Summit brings together insights and interactions on the biggest issues through keynote speeches, panel debates and peer-to-peer networking. The senior level attendees will benefit from:

  • A truly European event at which executives can meet
  • A closed door invitation only forum with a true focus on networking
  • Access to local and global IDC analysts
  • Gaining a better understanding of technology and market challenges
  • Meeting with peers to discuss common challenges and share concrete experiences
  • An agenda designed to match the expectations of IT and Security leaders from leading European Companies
  • Exploring the key trends across Europe, and worldwide
  • A mix of expert case studies, interactive debates, and master classes over two days


On 23 – 24 November 2017, IDC European CISO summit brought together more than 55 key CISO and security leads from across the continent to the Powerscourt Hotel Resort Spa in Wicklow Ireland to share their views the theme “Leading Security at the Speed of Business”. Here is a video with highlights from the event:

“Very pleasant and professional atmosphere, easy going and friendly summit. Significantly more useful than other standard conferences”

“The IDC CISO Summit is an excellent opportunity to benchmark approaches and ideas around current issues in security with an international peer group”

“Very good experience. Well thought topics and some excellent speakers. Food for thought for the next 12 months”


Charlotte Pearson Charlotte Pearson
European CISO Summit
Sales Manager
+44 (0)20 89 877 128
Ash Rashid Ash Rashid
Event Director
UK & Ireland
+44 (0)20 89 877 100

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