DACH CISO Executive Summit

29 November 2022 | Hilton Frankfurt City Centre

29 November 2022
Hilton Frankfurt City Centre


Collaborate with your peers

Get together with DACH's top CISOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CISOs today:

Effectively communicating risk to key stakeholders

Tackling the cyber recruitment and retention challenge

Evaluating, communicating and responding to evolving threats

DACH CISO Governing Body

The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CISOs, for CISOs.


Christoph Bernius

Allianz Deutschland

Sascha Brock

Deutsche Post
VP Chief Information Security Officer

Chuks Ojeme

Brenntag AG
Global CISO

John Petersen


Aleksandar Radosavljevic

Global CISO

Judith Wunschik

Siemens Energy
Global Chief Cybersecurity Officer

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CISO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your DACH CISO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.


Breakout Sessions

From the Front Lines — The Ransomware Defence Strategies that Worked

Over the past year, we partnered with more than 100 organisations to defeat ransomware attacks. Join our session to find out what strategies worked for these CISOs, and how you can build on their experience to secure your network. Ransomware attacks have evolved, but if you identify the threat early-on, technologies already in place can eliminate it with no need for additional spend.

Join this interactive session and discover:

  • Real-world case study: The anatomy of a heavyweight ransomware attack
  • Key pitfalls commonly overlooked by security teams
  • Quick wins for preventing ransomware attacks without investing in additional technologies

Thinking Outside the Box — Discussing Disruptive Ideas to Talent Shortages

Cyber wages are inflating at an exponential rate, and new employees are being poached days before they start their new roles. What can a CISO do to compete with these enormous challenges? Recruitment and retention demands require out-of-the-box thinking to stay ahead of the curve. In this discussion, we'll consider ideas to combat this fundamental issue within the industry.

In this interactive session, you’ll come together to brainstorm:

  • How CISOs are encouraging their teams and retaining their rosters — what makes your employees happy?
  • What can be done to combat staff turnover — overcoming exponential wage inflation
  • Rethinking your job requirements — diversifying the entry point to the security profession
  • Reviewing automation’s role in alleviating the impact of this crisis?

Executive Boardroom Sessions

The Modern CISO’s API Security Strategy – What’s Next?

In today’s climate, having a holistic view on API security is key to protecting organisations from the ever-expanding API attack surface. Proactively securing your environment from API security vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and design flaws are among the biggest challenges that security leaders face. But how can CISOs identify and eliminate attack surfaces before an attack, and actively test APIs for vulnerabilities throughout the lifecycle, in addition to preventing real-time attacks?

Join this session to discuss:

  • Remediating management and configuration issues before they become a problem
  • Security testing for DevOps that integrates into the tools your team is already using
  • How to build a framework and network architecture to support the rise in remote employees

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CxOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Luis Arango Abello at +447736473727 or luis.arangoabello@gartner.com

Keeping Pace with Security Talent Acquisition

The threat landscape continues to evolve faster than hiring efforts, and CISOs' security teams can’t get left behind. It’s no longer enough to manage your team and hope they stick around. Instead, long-term retention calls for a plan.

Join this boardroom to discuss:

  • Identifying and addressing skill gaps within internal talent mobility
  • Leveraging career development opportunities to attract and retain talent
  • Sharing best practices for talent retention and attracting new staff

Streamlining Security Operations in 2022

Demand for security roles is constantly increasing and organisations everywhere are facing the same issues time and again – from difficulties hiring and retaining staff to keeping up with security operational challenges. So how can CISOs make their SOCs run more effectively to enhance their security posture and ultimately evolve their security strategy around their workforce?

Join this boardroom to hear more on:

  • Improving data retention through automation and efficient processes
  • Amplifying and correlating the right signals while filtering out the noise
  • Dealing with complex supply chain attacks, insider threats and vulnerabilities

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CxOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Luis Arango Abello at +447736473727 or luis.arangoabello@gartner.com

Keynote Sessions

Third-Party Cyber Risk — Zero-Day Findings and Mitigation

Managing distributed risk is today’s defining cybersecurity challenge. Mitigation of zero-day vulnerabilities is critical as adversaries exploit supply chain entities. This session explores how to identify all third parties impacted by zero-day vulnerabilities and guide their mitigation efforts. Your vendor, supplier, and partner ecosystem is now your enterprise attack surface.

Join this session to learn:

  • How to manage distributed risk associated with hundreds and even thousands of vendors, suppliers, and partners
  • Approaches to identify, prioritise, and mitigate active threats and critical/zero-day vulnerabilities
  • Strategies to reduce supply chain/external ecosystem risk associated with zero-day

Debating the CISO Roadmap — How Could the Role Evolve?

The modern CISO is an ever-changing role, with differing responsibilities per industry and organisation. Fundamental questions still need to be answered about how the CISO could develop, these include: Should the CISO be in the C-Suite and the board? Is the CISO part of IT or separate? Should the CISO focus on the business or technology side? Will a CISO manage a team at one organisation or operate across multiple by offering CISO-As-A-Service? Join this discussion to see if there are any answers to these essential questions.

Join this closing keynote panel to explore:

  • Assessing the CISO’s longevity in its current form?
  • What could the CISO be responsible for the next five to ten years?
  • Does it matter if we do not have a clear roadmap for the CISO?


We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering

Evanta programmes are uniquely positioned to succeed in the current landscape.

  • Our invitation-only gatherings are designed to be smaller in scale, providing a safe and comfortable environment.
  • All in-person programmes are local and complimentary, with zero impact on your organisation’s T&E.

We are committed to creating the safest possible environment for all participants, partners, and associates. As a part of our commitment we will continue to monitor and adhere to government, venue, and health agency guidelines. Information on vaccinations, face mask guidance, on-site safety measures, and more, can be found here: Health and Safety Resource Policy.


Venue & Accommodation

Hilton Frankfurt City Centre

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Frankfurt City Centre at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling +1-888-225-9664.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of €239 EUR (plus tax) is 7 November 2022.

Your Community Partners

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DACH CISO Community Manager

For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program contact.

Luis Arango Abello

Senior Community Manager

+44 (0)1784 267 880