CIO Nordics Summit | June 17, 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, June 17, 2021 - CIO Nordics Summit

9:15 am - 9:30 am

Welcome Registration & Opening Remarks

 

9:30 am - 10:00 am

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Opening Keynote Presentation

Reframe the Blame: Move the needle not the goalposts.

In this time of security musical chairs, who is left holding the bag? After years of innovation, breakthroughs and an unprecedented number of participants, what has changed? Are the results the same? 

In this session we will take a deeper look at the importance of reframing the blame. We will accept the sins of the past, wipe away the FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt), shine light on dark patterns and break the cycle by shifting the focus to where it can make a difference.

Although the journey ahead is winding and steep, we can benefit from some well trodden paths in addition to the ones our industry must forge on its own.


Presented by:

Gerard Duerrmeyer, Chief Information Security Officer, Norwegian Air Shuttle

 
 

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Sponsored Keynote Presentation

Led By Blackberry


Sponsored by:

BlackBerry UK Limited View details

 
 

Presented by:

Roger Sels, Vice President Solutions - EMEA, BlackBerry UK Limited

 
 

10:30 am - 10:50 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

2021 Focus - Digitalisation and IT Renewal

Many large companies in mature Industries are challenged by fundamental shifts in consumer behavior, often driven by lifestyle changes and new consumption categories. In addition, digitalization of more and more aspects of modern life and the rise of large tech companies expanding into new business areas are eroding previous strong competitive positions.

In response to this, many mature companies are looking towards more digital/data based strategies. A key obstacle for this are often times a legacy IT stack not fit for speed and end consumer interaction.

Coop Denmark is pursuing a digital strategy, while at the same time performing open brain surgery in terms of ripping out the old IT estate and replacing with modern IT architectures. This puts new demands to the Technology organization, blurs the borders between business and technology, and radically changes the required competency profile in the technology organization.

Join Morten as he shares his experiences of implementing their digital strategy and what you can do to ensure yours is a success.

Presented by:

Morten Holm Christiansen, CIO/CTO, Coop Danmark View details

 
 
 

10:50 am - 11:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Data, AI, ML and More - Let's Chat

By 2022, 65% of CIOs will digitally empower and enable frontline workers with data, AI, and security to extend their productivity, adaptability, and decision making in the face of rapid changes. Businesses need teams and workers to function more autonomously, making decisions in the face of great uncertainty. Frontline workers are in the best position to gain real-time knowledge of changes in customer behaviors and external environments. But they need access to data and intelligent tools embedded in their workflows in a seamless fashion. CIOs will need to bolster IT capabilities in data science, AI, and human-machine interface and advanced intelligent workflow design.

 

11:10 am - 11:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

Enabling the Hybrid Work Environment

Every business has been impacted by the pandemic, and what happens next is neither the demise of the workplace nor a return to the status quo. Remote working was driven by necessity. Razvan makes the point that the next phase will be driven by employee experience and business must adapt to this new reality. 

?CIOs say a hybrid work environment requires more of a focus on employee experience. This means better collaboration tools and training in remote collaboration techniques/etiquette.? 

The presentation will reflect Stena Group IT´s remote workforce experience and envisioning a hybrid workplace.

Key takeaways

  • Remote workers will be the benchmark for IT delivery
  • Collaboration tools are an important part of the new IT ecosystem
  • IT departments must take an active role in upskilling people


Presented by:

Razvan Nutu, Head of Workplace & Productivity Solutions, Stena Rederi AB View details

 
 

Think Tank

Automating Cybersecurity

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

 

11:30 am - 11:50 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Accelerating Cloud Migration while Minimising Risk


Sponsored by:

Cyara View details

 
 

Presented by:

Alok Kulkarni, CEO, Chairman, Co-Founder, Cyara View details

 
 
 

11:50 am - 12:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

Cloud to Digital Transformation

So you have migrated to the cloud, how do you move forward toward transformation. Here how Wallenius Wilhelmsen migrated their complete business applications to the cloud, what challenges were faced, tips to fast track the migration, and what is the focus moving forward.   Learn how we are approaching the business, how to keep stable operations while also kick starting transformation at the same time. We will also discuss how to view digital transformation, how this translates into realistic goals, by resulting in driving business change and business value.

Key takeaways;

  • How to move forward after migrating to the cloud
  • How to run operations while digitally transforming
  • Anchoring joint business priorities for transformation

Presented by:

Courtney Burkhart, Vice President, Technology Services & Oceania (EMEA), Wallenius Wilhelmsen View details

 
 

Think Tank

How we are Merging IT and Digital into one
In this session Girish will discuss the following; 
  • Why should companies look into combining their IT & Digital technology stacks.
  • How can such a move be part of digital transformation.
  • What approaches industry partners are taking.
  • Observed challenges during such a change.
  • Anticipated benefits in successful execution of this journey.

Presented by:

Girish Agarwal, Chief Information Officer, Cdo, Piab View details

 
 
 

12:10 pm - 12:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Combating the Rise in Cloud-based Threats

As the cloud migration continues, securing data and critical infrastructure is going to require new approaches. Organizations have struggled to maintain control of critical data and ensure real-time threat intelligence, giving cloud based threats the ability to multiply. Data buckets being misconfigured, or inadequately secured increases the risk of a breach. Being able to manually manage security for large web application infrastructures has become a thing of the past. As such, organizations are being pushed to re-evaluate their approach to web application security.

Takeaways;

  • The rise of cloud migration means security will need to adapt
  • Many organizations have struggled to secure data
  • Cybersecurity threats will only increase and become more complex 

 

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Fireside Chat

Fireside Chat with Jörgen Mellberg at Sparbanken Syd

Jörgen Mellberg, CISO and Head of IT at Sparbanken Syd joins J.D. Miller, Senior Vice President, CDM Media for a fireside chat focused on Remote Authentication. Jörgen is CISSP, CISA, CRISC and CDPSE certified and specialises in Vulnerability Management, Risk Management and Compliance & Audit Strategy. 

Join this session to hear practical advice on the importance of remote authentication and why your business needs it.


Presented by:

Jörgen Mellberg, CISO & Head of IT, Sparbanken Syd View details

 
 
 

12:50 pm - 1:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Digital Transformation - Architecture, Technology and the People

Digital transformation has created a new environment where technology is no longer limited to the IT department but is now in the hands of every employee via their desktop, phone or tablet. As a result, even the oldest organisations must now find ways to rethink their architecture, develop and deploy the right technology to accelerate growth whilst ensuring that their employees have all the tools they need to be a high-performing team.

Developing a strategy that takes all of this into account is hard, so where do you start? Join this session to find out!

Presented by:

Antonietta Maria Mastroianni, Chief Information Officer and Head of Digital, Proximus View details

 
 
 

1:10 pm - 1:30 pm

Executive Boardroom

Led by Rubrik


Sponsored by:

Rubrik 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

 

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

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Think Tank

IT Modernization as a Strategic Enabler

Seamless integration of physical and digital technologies, flexibility and future-proof architecture, integration with third parties - combined with superior user experience - are not differentiators anymore, they are expected. Companies that effectively execute customer co-creation at scale, integrate with partners, implement modular API-based open architectures, and embrace digital-native ways of working will lead in this transition.  A solid and future-proof technology infrastructure (e.g. IoT platform, robust and lean ERP core, data platform) is enabler and prerequisite for accelerated development, delivery and scaling digital solutions and digital use cases. Additionally, it is about building the capability to use data and analytics at scale to solve business problems - like improving decision making, customer service, and operations.  

IT modernization and transformation can be summarized into three core areas: building needed capabilities, renewing core technology infrastructure, and delivering benefits through concrete use-cases defined based on business needs.


Presented by:

Paula Aro, Head of CIO Office, KONE Corporation

 
 

1:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Closing Remarks