The Before

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200 decision-makers meet for the second edition of the before!

The exclusive exchange meetings, the sharing of experience and market vision promised to a rich program:

- Participative content through 5 sectoral committees:

  • Bank and Assurance
  • Industriy
  • Retail
  • Public sector
  • Governance

- Sectoral round tables
- Priviledged networking moments
- Meet-up sessions in small committees animated by experts  
- Restitution of the commissions in plenary 

Introducing the Sector Committees: 

Chairs of the Public Sector Committee 

  • Sébastien Bombal, Advisor
  • Philippe Loudenot, CISO, Ministry of Social Affairs

Moderator: Bénédicte Pilliet, Director of CyberCercle

Chairs of the Retail Committee

  • Thierry Auger, Deputy CIO and CSO, Lagardère
  • Pascal Basset, Chief Transformation Officer, Les Mousquetaires

Moderator: Cécile Desjardins, Journalist

Chairs of the Governance Committee

  • Gilles Berthelot, CISO, Groupe SNCF
  • Jean-Claude Laroche, IS Director, Enedis

Moderator: Annick Rimlinger, Director General, CDSE

Chairs of the Industry Committee

  • Mahmoud Denfer, Global Information Security Officer, Vallourec
  • Stéphane Tournadre, ISS Director, Servier

Moderator: Mélanie Benard-Crozat, Editor, S&D Magazine

Chairs of the Banking and Insurance Committee

  • Patrick Menez, CISO, Axa
  • Thierry Olivier, CISO, Société Générale Group

Moderator: Jérôme Saiz, Corporate Protection Expert


About the meet-ups:

  • Choosing tried and tested solutions with ANSSI Security Visas led by Mathieu HENTZIEN and Philippe BLOT, ANSSI
  • Managing incidents led by Christophe Vivent, Security & Privacy Expert Engineer, CNIL
  • ISO 27000 standards: what benefit to business? led by Alexandre FERNANDEZ TORO, RSSI
  • 2019 … developing a forward-looking legal approach – a 360° view led by Garance MATHIAS, Advocate of the Court,
  • Managing digital transformation projects: what are the security constraints? led by Diane Mullenex, solicitor, Partner at Pinsent Masons LLP


Tuesday 9 October 2018

10:30am - 11:15am : Arrival at Le Sea Club

11:30am - 12:30pm : Roundtables by Commission
12:30pm - 01:45pm : Lunch (seated, placed and served). Partner table.
02:00pm - 04:00pm : SESSION A of Commissions and meet-up
04:00pm - 06:30pm : Break & networking
04:30pm - 06:30pm : SESSION B of Commissions and meet-up
06:30pm - 06:45pm : Break & networking
06:45pm - 07:30pm : Closing conference, with  Guillaume Poupard, Directeur général de l’ANSSI et Frédéric Verger, DSI Groupe Saint Gobain
08:30pm : Prestige evening at the Deck du Monte-Carlo Beach

Wednesday 10 October 2018

09:00am : Welcome Coffee
09:30am - 10:30am : Plenary conference 
11:30am : Opening of Les Assises

Frequently asked questions 

Guests: Do you have questions about the Before? Visit our F.A.Q: here

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