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Masterclass on Cybersecurity – Southern Europe

22nd October 2020 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Masterclass on Cybersecurity

Exclusive Live Digital Masterclass Led by Dr. Arthur Langer & Robert Duncan, Director at Columbia University Center for Technology Management

 Event Overview

CEO.digital, Nutanix and Columbia University Center for Technology Management are proud to bring you another exclusive experience in the Masterclass series on 22nd October 2020. This time, the live masterclass webinar turns its attention to cybersecurity – but places are limited! Sign up now to secure your spot.

Cybercrime has reached pandemic proportions across the globe, with the global cost reaching $600 billion, or about 0.8 percent of global GDP. And cybercrime’s scale is rapidly accelerating. Across the world on a daily basis, cybersecurity breaches have wreaked havoc on businesses, organisations and individuals.

With technology advancements in Cloud, IOT, and 5G, the need for an effective cybersecurity strategy is even more critical.

This Masterclass will discuss topics including the tools needed to build, deliver and implement a cybersecurity strategy; How to obtain executive and board-level consensus around the proposed strategy; and How to develop an associated “cyber playbook” to respond to security incidents.

You’ll hear from and interact directly with some of the industry’s leading experts on cybersecurity including Dr. Art Langer (Columbia University Center for Technology Management), Robert Duncan (Direct Line Group) and EJ Bodnar (Nutanix). In addition, you’ll have the chance to build new and meaningful business relationships with your peers. RSVP now to secure your place and avoid disappointment!

Join your peers and receive a Certificate of Completion from Columbia University Center for Technology Management (CTM).
You will also benefit from post-Masterclass access to CTM papers, research and assistance.


The CXO Focus Masterclass is an ongoing series of VIP educational experiences for senior executives. Hosted by Dr. Art Langer, the masterclass is a deep dive into the world of cybersecurity.

The masterclass will take place over the course of two hours, with opportunities to hear from a selection of expert speakers and to get your questions answered.

  • 14:00 WEST/ 15:00 CEST Introduction
  • 14:15 WEST/ 15:15 CEST Opening discussion
  • 15:00 WEST/ 16:00 CEST How to develop an assosciated “cyber playbook”
  • 15:30 WEST/ 16:30 CEST Q&A Panel & Discussion with CISOs
  • 16:00 WEST/ 17:00 CEST Wrap-up & Conclusion

 Who’s Attending

This is an exclusive invitation-only Masterclass specifically designed for C-Level, Senior-Level Executives in IT, and Chief Information Security Officers within Europe.

 Guest Speakers

Robert Duncan
CISO, Direct Line Group plc

Robert Duncan is Lecturer at Columbia University Center for Technology Management and serves as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Direct Line Group plc, a FTSE 100 constituent and the largest general insurer in the United Kingdom.

Duncan is responsible for the overall Information Security Strategy as well as Technology Risk and has oversight of various core teams including Security Architecture, Security Engineering, Security Enablement and Awareness, and Cyber Intelligence. Robert teaches Cybersecurity at Columbia University and has also run cybersecurity courses for c-level and senior executives for companies including the Financial Times.

Dr Art Langer
Director – Columbia University Center for Technology Management

Director of Columbia University Center for Technology Management; Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia University; Former CIO, Best-Selling Author, Board Member, and Advisor to C-Level Executives. As a researcher and author, Dr. Langer has written a number of papers and books on cybersecurity, digital transformation, information systems and organizational learning. Dr. Langer holds a B.A. in Computer Science, and M.B.A in Accounting/Finance, and an Ed. D. from Columbia University.

Ej Bodnar
Global CXO Leader, Nutanix

EJ Bodnar, Nutanix Global CXO Leader; Board Member and Advisor to C-Level Executives. EJ is a former Vice President with Hewlett-Packard and has an MBA from Northwestern University. EJ is a graduate of Columbia’s University’s Master of Science Cybersecurity Program. EJ has delivered Masterclasses to hundreds of c-level and senior executives around the world covering topics including Digital Transformation, Authentic Leadership, Cybersecurity and DevOps.

 Your Hosts

Nutanix enables IT teams to build and operate powerful multi-cloud architectures. Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software melds private, public and distributed cloud operating environments and provides a single point of control to manage IT infrastructure.

RSVP 20 places available


Best two hours spent! Had to stop internal strategy to re-align the thinking again!

CIO, Hong Kong


 Event Details

Digital Masterclass on Cybersecurity

Thursday, 22nd October 2020
2.5 hour session

Hosted by CEO.digital, Nutanix
& Columbia University Center for Technology Management



Professor Langer is an outstanding educator and lecturer… I definitely recommend attending one of these classes

CIO, Americas Masterclass



22nd October 2020
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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