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IDC European CISO Summit 2019

Risky Business: Understanding Digital Risk To Ensure Digital Trust

Málaga, Spain, November 11-12, 2019 November 11, 2019 - 12 | November 11, 2019 - November 12, 2019

What's It About?

For the third year in a row, IDC will connect top CISOs from all over Europe to discuss how digital transformation, the regulatory environment, and innovation initiatives have significantly changed organizations' tolerance of and exposure to security risk — pushing them to evolve their security and risk management functions.

IDC's European CISO Summit 2019 will highlight the importance of conveying security issues in risk terms and how security risk can be quantified and measured.

The theme of the summit will be "Risky Business: Understanding Digital Risk to Ensure Digital Trust." Over two days we will engage with workshops, case studies, and debates to determine how these activities can help security teams and leaders to build their influence in the business by enabling digital transformation and providing a foundation of digital trust.


  • It’s all about risk –measuring, understanding and presenting risk to enable digital trust.
  • Current, and planned, privacy regulation is actually impacting business – but how?
  • Cloud security is different – but must become a core skillset in the age of digital transformation
  • Changing mindsets in a rapidly evolving threat landscape.
  • Key management, and encryption, must re-enter the security discussion and skillset
  • Think differently - Building diversity in the, extended, security team.
  • Act Simply – removing complexity in enterprise security
  • By design – it’s all about security AND privacy


Why Attend?

The IDC European CISO Executive Summit is in its third year and has become the key European event for today’s CISO executives. The summit brings together insights and interactions on the biggest issues through keynote speeches, workshops and peer-to-peer networking. The senior level attendees will benefit from:


Access to local and global IDC analysts


A closed door invitation only forum with a true focus on networking


An agenda designed to match the expectations of CISO leaders from leading European Companies


A truly European event at which executives can meet


Exploring the key trends across Europe, and worldwide


Gaining a better understanding of technology and market challenges


Meeting with peers to discuss common challenges and share concrete experiences


A mix of expert case studies, interactive debates, and master classes over two days


“Networking with peers: This for me was the highlight and most engaging part ”

“Loved the venue and the entertainment. Loved the energy from the team. ”

“Format - really good to have the table seating pre determined and the group activity - drove better interaction and peer relationships ”

“Peer networking, learning new techniques to evolving problems, excellent location, excellent event !! ”

“I'm convinced that coming together with peers of the industry and exchanging experiences and opinions will help all of us to make all our businesses more secure. IDC provides a great possibility for exchange at a wonderful venue. Thanks for making this happen. ”






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The Gran Miramar Hotel was conceived by architect Fernando Guerrero Strachan, the hotel opened in 1926 as the ‘Hotel Príncipe de Asturias’, inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII. The hotel was at the centre of glamour and style for a decade before closing during Spain’s civil war. The iconic Royal Crown that sat above the entrance was torn down; and the property was requisitioned as a field hospital. In the 40s, 50s & 60s The Miramar Palace was once a hotel  again welcoming guests from across the world, including Elizabeth Taylor. 

Invitation only VIP Delegate Package

  • 2 nights’ accommodation at Gran Miramar Hotel
  • Roundtrip flights from a European destination arranged by IDC
  • Transfers to and from Málaga airport/train station
  • Full access to all agenda sessions with complimentary one-to-one meetings with analysts and partners
  • All networking breakfasts, refreshments, lunches and gala dinner included