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Tuesday 24 May 2016, 12:15pm - 02:15pm
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Connect is IBM's annual and global conference, a thought leadership event on innovation in technology. Create your future before it's defined for you. Capitalize on disruptive, fast-moving transformations like cloud, mobile, cognitive and analytics that are changing how we connect and collaborate. Attend Connect 2016 to gain the strategies and solutions you need to focus on work that matters. Network with and learn from experts, practitioners and peers. See how to drive business results by making every moment count—connect your employees, partners and customers in the new ways that are redefining work.The IBM Business Connect events in the BeNeLux are IBM´s flagship events for its entire customer base and partner community. This year the events are dedicated to Cognitive Computing and will further explore this topic in various tracks centered on among others security, cloud, analytics and IT infrastructure.


Ulrich Seldeslachts, CEO of LSEC will moderate a CISO Round Table @ IBM Connect: To facilitate and ensure open discussions, attendance is upon invitation only and limited to ISACs (Sharing Information Sharing and Analysis Centers), CISO's representing Vital Sectors, and European Government - and CERT organizations. This roundtable will be chaired by the LSEC president Ulrich Seldeslachs and addresses the question what the advances in cognitive computing will mean for security organisations. Dr. Wespi will participate as subject matter expert. He has been running pilots, some with customers, using cognitive technology for security purposes.

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Subject Matter Expert: Dr. Andreas Wespi, Cyber Research Scientist, IBM Zurich Labs
Dr. Andreas Wespi is a Research Staff Member at IBM Research – Zurich working on various Cyber Security research projects. From 2011 to 2013 he was on assignment to the CTO Office, IBM SWG Europe, supporting customers in Cyber Security and related areas. From 2002 to 2011 he was managing the security research team at IBM Research – Zurich. He was leading projects in the areas of intrusion detection, data security, cloud security, security policy management, and privacy. In the mid 90s he was a member of IBM’s Global Security Analysis Lab (GSAL). The GSAL has made substantial contributions to IBM’s security product and service offerings. Among others it has developed the technology behind IBM Tivoli Risk Manager, the first commercial Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) product. Andreas Wespi is a steering committee member of the International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Basel, Switzerland, and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Bern, Switzerland.

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Chair: Ulrich Seldeslachts, CEO of LSEC

Ulrich Seldeslachts is the executive director of LSEC, a not for profit industry association focused on Information Security in Europe, based out of Belgium. Since 2012, LSEC has been leading industrial developments in transactional security and cyber security. This includes activities in the domain of industrial control systems and automation. 3IF, a collaboration with industry association Sirris for the automation of manufacturing, LSEC is spearheading activities and support for industrial internet, industry 4.0 and industrial IoT developments in Belgium and Flanders. Based upon its prior expertise in IT Systems Security and cyber security, LSEC is playing an active role in the development of security policies and practices in the domain. Prior to LSEC, Mr Seldeslachts was responsible for the corporate development of a US-European Broadband wireless operator, a broadband internet operator, a security engineering company, and many other innovative projects. He is a corporate advisor to various VC’s in security, telecoms, ICT and media. He works as an independent columnist for various professional publications. Mr Seldeslachts has an experience in business and corporate development, and company innovation. He holds a BA in Communication Sciences, postgraduates in Computer Sciences and Economics and an MBA from LBS. Within LSEC, Mr Seldeslachts is part of a team of 12 experienced professionals supporting the development of IT security in Europe, and paving the way for a more secure industrial internet


Practical details:
CISO Roundtable (during IBM Connect)
Wild Gallery, Brussels
24 may, 12.15 – 14.15 (lunch included)
Chair: Ulrich Seldeslachs
Subject Matter Expert: Dr. Andreas Wespi, Cyber Research Scientist, IBM Zurich Labs

The CISO Round Table consists of a select group of CISOs, discussing a key technological development which is set to shape the future of security departments: cognitive technologies. If you received an invitation, please register via the event page, and enter the password that you received. We will also take care of your registration for the overarching IBM Business Connect Conference, for you to access the event venue and attend other sessions of your interest during the day.

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