Date: Friday, 30th June 2023

Time: 12:00pm – 17:15pm EAT

Venue:  Nairobi (Disclosed to participants only)

Location:  Nairobi, Kenya

The Alliances chapter is a gathering consists of business risk, information and cyber security leaders who have been highlighted as being able to offer value in terms of content and influence. It is designed to form alliances and to drive progressive change in the business world and beyond.

The content and format is designed to talk together, learn better and experience more. 

Format: Invite only Security Leaders debating pertinent, real life issues through the form of open forums, workshops and  Panels.

Chatham House Rule will be applied


  1. Depth achieved around business objectives where the opportunity of experience within the attendees is leveraged
  2. Benchmarking and verification of thought processes outside of existing networks i.e. the broader CISO Alliances community
  3. Industry progression and unity in impacting the challenges of the common business objectives
  4. Not corporate flag waiving or sales pitches.  We insist, do that elsewhere.


Chapter Order of the Day

Registration and Networking


Chapter Partner:

Group Networking lunch


Welcome Remarks and Housekeeping

Session Leader: Phil Manny, Director – CISO Alliances

Session Outcome: Understand the purpose of the session, order of the day and your role throughout the afternoon

Session 1

Group Workshop

Session: Group Workshop

Session Theme Title: “ZT or Not ZT…. That is the question….”

Session Overview and Synopsis:

We will kick start the day with a group workshop where we divide into sub-groups. The objective of this workshop is to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the Zero Trust security model and its implementation in an organization. Through interactive discussions and exercises, participants will learn about the principles, benefits, and key components of Zero Trust, as well as how best to develop a Zero Trust strategy for their organization.

Networking Break

Session 2
Open Forum

Session Leader: Edwin Sutherland, Principal Architect – Cloudflare

Session Theme Title: Are your offices becoming Internet cafes?

Session Overview and Synopsis:

In the wake of Covid-19, many businesses shifted their operations from having employees in offices to working from home. Remote Access VPNs proved cumbersome for users and, on the contrary, a threat vector to businesses. The emergence of Zero Trust Access quickly caught CISO’s attention, and many are now in the adoption phase of SASE and Zero Trust solutions. This session explores the transformation of corporate networks from location-based access to a borderless Zero Trust Access model.

Session Outcomes and Takeaways:

The following core themes will be covered:

  • Always on Security
  • Location awareness but not location dependent
  • Device-agnostic access
  • Least privilege access
  • Performance optimized access


Debate and Q&A

End User Perspective

Session Theme Title: “The Journey to Zero Trust”

Session Moderator:  Cephas Okal, Head of ICT – Sumac Microfinance Bank Ltd


– Eric Ngei, Senior Manager, Cybersecurity – KCB Bank Group

– Edwin Sutherland, Principal Architect – Cloudflare

– Joan Mburu, CISO – Airtel Kenya

– Ferdinand Ragot, IT Manager – Inchcape Kenya

Session Overview and Synopsis:

In this session, we will embark on a journey to Zero Trust, a paradigm shift in cybersecurity that challenges traditional perimeter-based security models. Our panellists will discuss  through the key stages of this transformative journey, highlighting and debating the necessary steps, considerations, and best practices for successfully implementing Zero Trust within an organisation.

Post Alliances Networking

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