CIO France Summit | Oct. 20, 2022 | InterContinental Paris - Champs-Elysées Etoile - Paris, France


Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome Address

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

Opening Keynote | The Human Factor; First Line Of Defense

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
The biggest fear is not the technology. Who is responsible for mistakes that take place using technology, which can potentially lead to a cyberattack? The majority of CISOs agree that an employee carelessly falling victim to a phishing scam is the most likely cause of a security breach. How do we guard against human error without limiting employee efficiency and productivity?

Mouhamad Omar

Regional Head of IT Security

TUI Group

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

9:50 AM - 10:15 AM

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

Stephane Benfredj

Director Solution Architecture

Noname Security

Innovation Partner | Is Your Zero Trust Framework Safeguarding You from Cyber Disaster?

10:20 AM - 10:30 AM
Illumio Zero Trust Microsegmentation reveals risk, isolates attacks, and secures data in cloud-native applications, hybrid and multi-cloud, on-premise data centers, and physical or virtual endpoints. Illumio helps leading global organizations build cyber resilience and reduce risk to prevent breaches from becoming cyber disasters.

Sebastien Bernard

Regional Sales Director Southern Europe Chez


AM Break

10:35 AM - 10:55 AM

Fireside Chat | Sustainability Concerns & Ecological Footprints

11:00 AM - 11:25 AM

With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting business and society, the issue of climate change was brought to the top of priority lists. The impact businesses have on the environment has been scrutinized, with a greater awareness of factors that count towards an organization’s carbon footprint, such as the disposal of technology waste and how employees travel to work each day. CIOs are positioned to drive change within their organizations on the road to becoming more sustainable, not only by being business leaders, but also by taking advantage of technology tools and platforms and harnessing the power of data for optimization.

Marc Champsaur, CIO at Groupe Bertrand explores the IT industries contribution to climate change and how your organisation can take those crucial steps towards greener processes and lower energy consumptions.

Key Takeaways:

  • How your organisation can reduce its carbon footprints and electricity consumption
  • Working with your global partners and suppliers to become more cost effective and sustainable
  • The importance of IT Sustainability vs the importance of IT  Security 
  • CIO’s and IT Leaders responsibility for energy changes and creating effective carbon roadmaps

Marc Champsaur


Groupe Bertrand

Executive Boardroom | Key Requirements for Next Gen MFA

11:30 AM - 11:55 AM

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.


Key Takeaways: 

  • 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. 

François Baraër

Senior Sales Engineering

Beyond Identity

Think Tank | How To Navigate The Customer Architecture Triangle?

12:00 PM - 12:25 PM

 How To Navigate The Customer Architecture Triangle? - Helping CIOs Fulfil Customer Centricity

Christian Oster

Chief Architect - Digital Customer Experience Software

Schneider Electric

Innovation Partner | The Darkest Clouds Become Heavens For Digital Transformation!

12:30 PM - 12:40 PM

Are you expanding your cloud transformation strategyy and recalibrating your company's cloud services and application focus areas while dealing with the prioritization of the migration initiatives according to cost drivers?   

Hope you also look at risk, exposure, and vulnerabilities? 

In this session, we talk about the art of the possible related to cloud security and workload protection with the ability to support your business goals and KPIs!

Nicolas Ehrman

Global Technical GTM

Wiz IO

Fireside Chat | Hybrid Working: Designing Digital Workforces and Using Automation’

12:45 PM - 1:10 PM

Before the pandemic, it was the expected norm for companies operate in an office environment 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. The pandemic hit and we were thrust into a world where everything transitioned remotely and the digital workforce was created. As we eased back into our new reality, some companies decided to stay 100% remote, whilst others adopted the new ‘Hybrid Workforce’.

Join this session to gain insights from Jacques Leisy, Head of Digital Work Strategy and Effectiveness, London Stock Exchange Group, as we delve into the birth of the Hybrid World and the combination of human and automated work systems:

 Key Takeaways:

  • How the smart office enhances collaboration, user experience &  productivity
  • What technologies and practices are needed for effective hybrid collaborations
  • How to strike the balance to empower your users to work effectively, no matter where they are
  • Robotic automation being effectively used in human workforces
  • Reflecting and foreseeing the evolution of the digital workplace

Jacques Leisy

Head of Digital Work Strategy and Effectiveness

London Stock Exchange Group

Networking Lunch

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Panel | Diversity & Inclusion; Creating a Positive Culture of Belonging

2:20 PM - 3:00 PM
The research is clear: diverse teams offer enhanced creativity, innovation and positive transformations of companies, as employees perform at a higher levels. It is evident that there is a great gender and cultural gap, when it come's to the tech industry in France. On this panel, our amazing leaders discuss and explore ways we can raise awareness and implement processes in organisations to become more diverse and inclusive. How do we get more women involved in tech? How do we tap into the hidden power of employee differences? What about cognitive diversity? Diversity isn't where it stops though. It's all well and good having a diverse team, but what about inclusivity? Do you employees feel comfortable in your workplace? We explore what it means to be truly inclusive and how inclusivity impact transformation. Join us for this exclusive panel session where we will be deep-diving how IT and security leaders address the crucial topics of cognitive diversity, inclusivity, gender and age gaps and how to value differences — whether related to race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation — and become better equipped to engage top industry talent in France, and improve long-term success.

Franz Regul


2024 Paris Olympic Games Organizing Committee

Anna Abkowicz

Head of IT Strategy for Europe

Societe Generale

Jacqueline Tejeda-Carnot

IT Business Partnering Area Head France & Middle East


Sabrina Menasria



Innovation Partner | Delivering Superior Customer Experience with a Hybrid Workforce

3:05 PM - 3:15 PM

Industry leaders have long been aware of the crucial role of contact centers in creating a seamless customer experience. We know that strong CX builds trust and boosts revenues, too. But how can tech leaders find and use actionable insights and information to ensure their hybrid or remote contact center technology, processes, and governance structures meet security best standards and will keep their customer data safe?

Join our session to learn:

  • How to balance customer needs with keeping the business lean and agile
  • How to integrate your  organisations core customer experience and workforce management systems with your contact center
  • How to mitigate to risk of a distributed workforce
  • How to see a reduction in operational and customer acquisition costs

Djamil Labane

Country Leader & Sales Director France


Knowledge Exchanges: Peer-to-Peer Topic Tables

3:20 PM - 3:45 PM

Knowledge Exchanges: Peer-to-Peer Topic Tables

Pick Your Discussion!

1) Pushing Cyber Resilience in 2022

2)  Technology Innovation in Times of Disruption


PM Break

3:50 PM - 4:10 PM

Closing Panel | The Changing Roles of The CIOs & CISOs

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Over the last few years, the CIO & CISO role has shifted significantly from being technology providers and part of a delivery unit, to operating as a strategic advisor, business partner, and enabler of new business models. The disruption caused by the COVID-19 thrust these two leaders into an unprecedented, tech-dependant era. Strategies and processes were developed to recover and prepare their businesses from major disruptions in the future, as well as other wide-scale changes. Transformations to the cloud and increased cyber attacks have required from our leaders to develop additional capabilities, as organizations go completely digital. Also, CISOs more commonly now sit alongside our CIOs in the boardroom. The relationship between the two became pressurised, to ensure execution of strategies and well-planned alignments, in the race to overcome roadblocks and drive organisations to success. Join this session to gain insight on leadership experiences and how these two primary roles have had to adapt, transform, develop and adapt their responsibilities to accommodate the demand of a fast-paced tech age and an unprecedented global environment, to ensure their businesses excel with the most optimal outcomes.

Mouhamad Omar

Regional Head of IT Security

TUI Group

Nuvin Goonmeter

Group Chief Information Security Officer


Christian Oster

Chief Architect - Digital Customer Experience Software

Schneider Electric

Closing Remarks

4:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Summit Happy Hour

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM