Hear what attendees are saying

Don’t just take our word for it – hear from previous attendees to find out why CISOs, IT security and risk management leaders choose to attend the most important gathering of security leaders in Europe. Find out what value they took away with them and what they enjoyed most about the conference. 

What have you enjoyed about the conference? 

“I come back every year for the mixture of great theory and introduction of new solution providers, but most importantly it is the real-world implementation you can execute. It’s practical, useful and valuable to take these insights back into our organization.”
Head of Operational Risk, Standard Bank     

 “This is the third time I’ve attended Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit. It is a fantastic conference to be updated on security technology, latest trends and to see what other security professionals are doing across Europe.”
CTO and IS Security Officer, CNH Industrial           

“The summit is an annual event for me because you should always keep updated with the latest knowledge, trends and what’s happened in the past year.”
CISO, Greiner Holding

“The benefit of attending is to take time away from the office, immersing yourself in subjects and having the opportunity to meet others who are going through similar challenges.”
Security Architecture Manager, Motability Operations Ltd                

“My first impression about the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit is the brevity of the agenda, with so much variety, different speakers and topics covered in sessions”
Chief Security Officer, Veikkaus Oy

“As a first-time attendee coming to the conference certainly exceeded my expectations, both on the range of topics explored and the organisation”
Partner Manager, Allied Irish Banks

“I thought the opening keynote was fantastic. The transparency was great and the way they described pressure from the board and how to approach risk was a great story”
IT Associate, W.L. Gore & Associates

“The most important thing when planning your agenda is to pick topics that aren’t within your orbit. It’s very easy to fall into the trap of picking topical items that you’re dealing with, but you can learn more by attending sessions that you would have normally dismissed. That’s how you broaden your horizon.”
IT Risk, Governance and Information Security Specialist, Investec

Meeting with an expert one-on-one is a huge benefit because you’re able to ask an analyst anything. You have an analyst sitting opposite you that you can ask anything to. Their knowledge is rife, so you have dedicated questions you can ask and get immediate feedback on next steps”
CISO, Greiner Holding   

"Ask the Expert Sessions are great! You can ask very specific questions, get great insight and have time with an analyst.”
IT Risk, Governance and Information Security Specialist, Investec

“Attending the conference is invaluable. It gives insight into what’s happening in the market, not only now but how its changing and particularly in cybersecurity which is such a fast-changing environment.”
Partner Manager, Allied Irish Banks         

“I’ve attended before and we’ve always come back with interesting new ideas, concepts and strategies to put in place. Being new at the role of Security Officer in my organization, this has been the perfect place to start.”
Security Officer, Government of Belgium

“The biggest takeaway for me was how to manage risk management, especially based on what was explained in the opening keynote. I’ll share this with the board of directors in my company, it was very useful”
IT Quality and Security Manager Autoneum Holding AG   

 “The opening keynote was very interesting, and it was exciting to see so many security professionals all together in the same room, feeling the same problem and to understand what’s going on”
CTO and IS Security Officer, CNH Industrial