CIO Vision: Next Generation Security

CIO Roundtable Meeting

11th December 2014
Den Breckpot, Mechelen
16:00 - 21:00

Peter Berghmans
Trainer, Thomas More & Data Protection Institute and Data Protection Officer, GZA Ziekenhuize
As a Data Protection Officer (DPO), Peter Berghmans advises the information security board on how to optimise Information Security and Privacy in internal processes and products. His main focus is health care organizations such as GZA, a major hospital in Antwerp. He also acts as a DPO for the Flemish Government (health care and social welfare department). Taking into account the growing need for Data Protection Officers, Peter started different training programmes, both in private (Data Protection Institute) and public (Thomas More University College) sector. Peter also participates in the research agenda on this topic, together with Mobilab and the Business Intelligence Competence Center of Thomas More.

Dirk Beynaerts
Security Business Leader, IBM
Dirk Beynaerts is Security Business Leader BeNeLux for IBM Integrated Technology Services. Dirk has more than 25 years of IT experience in internal IT and customer-facing roles with a track record in several managerial roles in IT infrastructure & operations. Dirk has worked for 6 years at Verizon (Cybertrust/Ubizen) in their security department where he was Managing Director EMEA Security Consulting Services & Global Security Integration Services. Dirk joined IBM in June 2014 in his current role.

Nick Coleman
Global Head of Cyber Security Intelligence, IBM
Nick Coleman is Global Head Cyber Security Intelligence Services at IBM and prior to this was Global Cloud Security Leader across IBM delivered cloud platforms. Previous to his time at IBM he was the UK National Reviewer of Security with the UK government where he led the review on whether the government infrastructures and information were adequately protected. His report ‘The Coleman Report’ was published in the UK Houses of Parliament.

Coleman is an Honorary Professor at Lancaster University. He is an appointed advisor to the Executive Director of the EU Cyber Security Agency (ENISA). He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and a Fellow of the British Computer Society (BCS). He also sits on the policy panel of the IET. He holds an MBA with Distinction.

Dirk De Bevere
Integrated Technology Services Director Benelux, IBM

Dirk is the Business Line Executive for Integrated Technology Services (ITS) in Benelux. ITS serves customers in various industries and provides solutions ranging from smaller, short-term consultancy assignments to large, long-term managed services engagements and specializes in the domains of Business Continuity & Resiliency, Security, IT Services Optimization and Cloud Computing.

Dirk has 22 years of experience in the IT industry, and is now with IBM since 12 years. Today he leads a cross-functional team spanning sales, solutioning, local and off-shored delivery. He is member of the IBM Benelux Senior Leadership Team and the IBM Belgium Executive Committee. Next to that he serves as boardmember for IBM Services Financial Sector Luxembourg and was the chairman of the board of Skillteam prior to its integration in IBM Belgium.

Before taking up his current role Dirk held several management roles in IBM"s Global Technology Services Department and prior to that in Software Group. Dirk holds a University Degree at Antwerp University and an MBA at Henley Management College.


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Jesper Lillelund
Partner & Co-Founder, CorporateLeaders

Jesper Lillelund has been engaged in building valuable business networks on the international scene for over 15 years. Jesper combines his in-depth industry knowledge, access to a wide network of business leaders, and market development skills focusing on making business transformation and corporate excellence part of the business agenda.

Prior to co-founding CorporateLeaders, Jesper was instrumental in building a leading independent business transformation association from an informal business community to a global player. He also served as the Marketing Director at The Wall Street Journal Europe where he was responsible for managing brand, direct and on-line marketing. In his career at the Journal Europe, Jesper was also responsible for developing new revenue generating businesses. This included launching The Wall Street Journal Europe’s conference operations starting with the highly sought after European CEO Summits to the regional Central European Economic Review conferences. Prior to the Journal Europe, Jesper held market analyst roles at MAN B&W Diesel and Danisco in Denmark.

Jesper holds an MBA in International Management from the University of Dallas and a BBA in Management and International Business from Baylor University in Texas.


Ian West
Chief, Cyber Security, NATO Communications and Information Agency

Ian West is the Chief of Cyber Security within the NATO Communications and Information Agency - the primary provider of ICT solutions and services for the Alliance.

He leads an integrated team of experts which provides a broad range of whole-lifecycle, cyber security services: from service design, through to implementation and the operation of the NATO’s cyber security defences. From 2004 until his current appointment in January 2014, West was the Director of the NATO Computer Incident Response Capability (NCIRC) Technical Centre. From the initial declaration of the NCIRC’s operational status in 2004, he led the development of operational cyber defence within the Alliance, helping to transform the NATO Nations’ strategic vision for improved cyber defence into an effective capability.

West’s appointments with the NCI Agency follow around 30 years’ experience in the military security arena. He was formerly a law enforcement and security officer in the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom and later responsible for INFOSEC policy, inspections and security accreditation for NATO’s Allied Command Operations.


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