CIO Nordics Summit | May 10, 2022 | Copenhagen, Denmark


Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome Address

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM

Keynote Panel | How the World of IT Looks at Sustainability

9:05 AM - 9:40 AM



Thomas Angelius



Susanne Thorskov Hansen

CIO, Group VP

Hempel A-S

Courtney Burkhart

Oceania region, VP Technology Services EMEA & Oceania

W Wallenius Wilhelmsen

Google Keynote | Welcome To The Era Of Flexibility: Why Agility Is The Key To Getting Ahead

9:45 AM - 10:10 AM
There is no doubt that the workplace has undergone an unprecedented transformation in the last few years. As IT leaders prepare for what’s next, it’s key that they are strategic in determining which technology best supports their workforce and keeps them secure and productive. Hear from the Chrome Enterprise team on workplace trends, how to keep your competitive edge and how leaning into solutions that provide flexibility and agility will future proof your business.

Edvard Lundberg

Nordics Chrome Enterprise Specialist


Innovation Partner | Go Fast, Go Safe

10:15 AM - 10:25 AM

Go Fast, Go Safe. How to achieve the Holy Grail of Software Delivery,  with Secure, Compliant Processes that don't slow down your Business.

If 95% of C-Suite Executives say that Software Supply Chain Security is top of mind, but only 23% of them confirm that their Supply Chain Security project is 'almost finished', whilst 75% of them believe that Security can be the 'department of slow', then in reality, how ready are most companies to deploy DevOps at scale, safe in the knowledge that they're both secure and responsive to changing market demands?

Duncan Adamson, Senior Director, North EMEA at CloudBees, will explain why supply chain security is hard to achieve, and why a holistic, ground-up approach to securing the software supply chain (through Development, Delivery and into Production) is the only way to really address the challenge of ensuring secure DevOps.


Duncan Adamson

Senior Director, North EMEA


Networking Session

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Knowledge Exchanges | Please Choose Your Peer-to-Peer Roundtables

10:55 AM - 11:25 AM

 1. Making Change Happen: Why Dynamic Leadership Matters

2. Security at the Heart of the Organisation

3. The Winning Formula for Application Acceleration

4. Innovation in Times of Disruption

Innovation Partner | Accelerating Digital Innovation In The Cloud

11:30 AM - 11:40 AM

Accelerating Digital Innovation In The Cloud With A Digital Platform As A Service - Vision, Best Practices and Lessons Learned

Enterprises look to build unique and seamless digital experiences for their customers and stakeholders in order to remain competitive. Agility, speed and utilizing cloud native concepts are often top of mind for digital executives. But often these organizations fall into the build vs buy trap - where do you draw the line between buying COTS vs building internally and how do you navigate the complex technology and cloud ecosystem out there effectively? You cannot buy a great digital experience as it is unique to each enterprise - but you can buy the right  Digital Platform as a Service (PaaS) to launch your business on. An "opinionated" platform should reduce the time and effort to build innovative apps, whilst providing the right level of flexibility and freedom to be creative about how you build them.

Mifan Careem

Vice President, Global Head of Solutions Architecture


Thought Leadership | The Business Case for Situational Awareness in Your Supply Chain

11:45 AM - 12:10 PM

It’s no longer acceptable to assume that the third and fourth parties your business depends on are operating securely. Even if they’ve given you the answers you were looking for in an assessment or survey, can you trust those responses? 

Whether it’s a vulnerability in a widely used platform or an exposure through an open-source tool, supply chain security incidents have made headlines around the globe – how can you stay ahead of supply chain threats? 


Join our session to learn about: 

  • Steps to take for increasing visibility of supply chain threats 
  • Identify risky vendors in your ecosystem 
  • Building an action-oriented third-party risk program


Mirco Rohr

Senior Enterprise Sales Engineer EMEA + UK


Think Tank | The OUH Large Scale EMR Implementation Journey

12:15 PM - 12:40 PM

Lars Hagerup


Odense University Hospital

Executive Boardroom | Why your MFA Will Not Keep The Bad Guys Out

12:45 PM - 1:10 PM

Why your MFA Will Not Keep The Bad Guys Out

MFA Requirements Have Changed. Cybercriminals have become more sophisticated in their attacks, and traditional MFA that relies on passwords and other weak factors can’t keep up. Remote working has expanded, and rapid cloud adoption demands that companies ensure the identity of the user behind every device, and assess the level of risk before access. 

How are you protecting your data from advanced attacks? 

Traditional MFA relies on weak factors like passwords and one-time codes.

In this session, learn now you can better protect your organization by eliminating passwords and only use strong factors like asymmetric cryptography and biometrics to protect your organization from phishing, ransomware attacks, and other password-based attacks. Gain control over all users and devices requesting access.


  • Are you on the right path to protecting your organization? 
  • Find out how to best roll out MFA while removing friction, empowering your users and removing productivity killers plus reducing costs.

Dan Gadd

Senior Sales Engineer

Beyond Identity

Innovation Partner | The «invisible» Cost Of A Ransomware Attack

1:15 PM - 1:25 PM

Ransomware is the bigRansomware is the biggest threat for everyone these days. You hope it won’t hit you, and if it does, you hope it’s painless to get up and run again. If it doesn’t, time and money start flying. This would be bad for business. e these days. You hope it won’t hit you, and if it does, you hope it’s painless to get up and run again. If it doesn’t, time and money start flying. This would be bad for business.

Networking Lunch

1:25 PM - 2:25 PM

Innovation Partner: Postgres - The Most Transformative Open Source Technology Since Linux

2:30 PM - 2:40 PM
Enterprises are shifting to next gen data-driven operating models. IT stacks are increasingly defined by open source, and Postgres is at the heart of the data infrastructure supporting modern applications. Many organizations are ill-equipped to take advantage of the ensuing economic and innovation opportunities, to drive the necessary skills transformation, and to successfully adopt ‘as a service’ centric operating models that value business outcomes over IT requirements. EDB has been the heartbeat of Postgres for 18 years with enterprise-focused software distributions, cloud solutions, and best practices - all focused on accelerating our customers’ Postgres strategy for powering modern applications.

Mark Linster

Chief Technology Officer


Panel | Diversity in the Workplace: Creating a Positive Culture of Acceptance and Inclusion

2:45 PM - 3:25 PM
Creating inclusive, diverse workplaces is more than just a “nice” thing to do. The research is clear: diverse teams offer enhanced creativity, innovation and are generally performing at a higher level. Diversity in the workplace can also increase an organization’s bottom line. So how do you tap into the hidden power of employee differences? Join us for this exclusive panel session where we will be deep-diving how IT and security leaders can get ahead by valuing differences — whether related to race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation — and become better equipped to engage top industry talent across multiple geographies and improve long-term success.

Elena Costantini

Group SVP, Tech Portfolio and Shared Services

The Adecco Group

Susanne Thorskov Hansen

CIO, Group VP

Hempel A-S

Frederik Hult


Banco Santander - Pagonxt

Courtney Burkhart

Oceania region, VP Technology Services EMEA & Oceania

W Wallenius Wilhelmsen

Innovation Partner | The Journey to AIOps

3:30 PM - 3:40 PM

The Journey to AIOps: Empowering Intelligent Automated IT Operations

A successful digital transformation requires AIOps. Artificial intelligence for IT Operations (AIOps) is widely defined as the result of big data and artificial intelligence/machine learning. It’s a framework designed to help CIOs and CISOs master today’s dynamic IT landscape.

Major advances in distributed architectures, multi-clouds, containers, and microservices, to name a few, have created copious, multi-dimensional data flows that create excessive noise and stifle IT’s ability to identify and resolve service incidents.

 To transform operations, forward-looking leaders enrich IT data with context, enabling automation and better business outcomes. No matter where you are along the path to AIOps, ScienceLogic SL1 offers you the capabilities to progressively improve service visibility and automate your IT workflows to demonstrate business impact.


Martin Grundtvig

Regional Director Sales, Europe


Think Tank | Cyber Security Risk: How to go from theory to facts

3:45 PM - 4:10 PM

Thomas Zuliani

Information Security & Data Privacy Director


Think Tank | Digitalisation in Novo Nordisk – A Strategy Mirrored In Execution

4:15 PM - 4:40 PM
The Novo Nordisk Digital Strategy sets the direction for how Novo Nordisk will amplify its purpose through digital and data – leveraging from digital and data to bring new offerings to patients. In this session, Anders Romare, CIO & SVP of Global IT in Novo Nordisk, expands on how the company is executing on the three ‘horizons’ of their digital strategy: ‘Optimise the value chain’, ‘Augment the portfolio’ and ‘Explore new value creation’. Focus is on the dual role of the IT organisation: Supporting digital transformation in the individual parts of the Novo Nordisk value chain through close business partnering while providing a modern, efficient, secure, and standardised technology foundation that enables digitalisation across.

Anders Romare


Novo Nordisk

Networking Session

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Think Tank | Security Is To Be Considered As A Business Risk

5:35 PM - 6:00 PM

The situation is a threat landscape that continuous to worsens. 

Security professionals are doing what is feasible to enable sufficient security to safeguard. But the situation many organizations are facing remains with a limited security budget.

Security is not layman language. Executives may struggle to understand the security persons messages well-enough to be able to decide if the security risk is more important than other present risks. I have for many years worked with several Board of Directors and Executives, and my experience tells me that it is not that complicated, if security becomes considered as a business risk.

Key Take-aways

  • How security has been measured using financial impacts
  • How a strategic threat outlook can help you to quantify the likelihood of cyber risks
  • How to get buy-in from Executives as you still are assessing the cyber risks


Henrik Løth Thiesen

Global Director Information Security & Risk Management

Vestas Wind Systems A-S

Closing Remarks

6:05 PM - 6:10 PM

Summit Happy Hour

6:15 PM - 7:00 PM