CISO Alliances Session Information

Date: Friday, 18th November 2022

Time: 12:30pm – 17:00pm 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

Open Forum

Session Leader: Kartik Krishnan, AVP – Global Cyber Security – Inspira Enterprise

Session Theme Title: Let’s create cybersecurity that adapts faster than the threat landscape.

Session Overview and Synopsis:

Evolving sophisticated threats are everywhere

Today’s security leaders are facing growing cybersecurity threats from all directions, and it’s becoming a more significant challenge than ever due to the modern hybrid workplace, cloud SaaS & IaaS transformations and combined with robust compliance, privacy, and regulatory mandates.

Session Outcome: 

  • Evolving Threat Vectors and multi-level Cyber Attacks
  • Market Trends / Business needs


Debate and Q&A

Networking Break

Session 2
Open Forum

Session Leaders:

Kartik Krishnan, AVP – Global Cyber Security – Inspira Enterprise

Nelson Juma, Group CISO – I&M Group

Session Theme Title: Path to Cyber Resiliency

Session Overview and Synopsis:

– Too many threats!

– Too many disconnected cybersecurity tools!

-Shortage of Cybersecurity skilled professionals!

One thing’s clear from the 2022 Cost of Data Breach report: today’s cybersecurity leaders need a partner to not only help stop today’s threats but to stay ahead of adversaries.

Session Outcomes and Takeaways:

– Where are you on the path to Cyber Resiliency?

– Smart and Matured Framework that assures Cyber Resiliency.


Debate and Q&A

End User Perspective

Session Moderator: Cephas Okal, CISO – Madison Group


– Laura Temesi, Head Cyber Partnerships and Communications – Standard Chartered Bank
– Joseph Okumu, IT Infrastructure and Services Manager – Savannah Cement
– Michael Michie, CTO – Solv Kenya
– Samuel Kahura Wachira, CISO – CIC Insurance Company

Session Theme Title: Data Protection and Privacy Transformation Program

Session Overview and Synopsis:

With the implementation of the DPA legislation,this now means that businesses are required to map their data flows, assess the risks in their data processing activities and identify where controls must be implemented.

Innovation therefore now carries a greater risk of sensitive data becoming lost, or even worse, stolen.

With the maximum fine for non-compliance standing at 5 million or 1% of annual turnover, the consequences of making mistakes are too great to be ignored.

Challenges : 

1) Technology to enable information security and other compliance initiatives, will need to be reconsidered, refocused and repurposed.

2)Privacy strategies, resourcing, and organisational controls

3)New Information management activities are required which specifically link to compliance demands.

Post Alliances Networking

Thank you