Discovery Event

Discovery Event

Discovery Event

November 5-6, 2020
IMD NEXUS members only
Digital Resilience: How to Thrive within the Cyber Threat Landscape


Most organizations today are busy with digital transformation and investing in data-driven initiatives to stay relevant for their customers. In these endeavors, cybersecurity, privacy and digital ethics implications of these initiatives are often an afterthought or seen as gaps to be patched after a cyber attack or data breach disaster. More often than not, treating these topics as secondary costs organizations more, financially and reputationally, than investing in them early on. This session discusses how to be proactive about cybersecurity, privacy and ethics to create digital resilience in the organization, and advantages of seeing these concepts as an opportunity rather burden.

Outcomes for participants

- Understand the cyber security threats that organizations are exposed to, and be able to communicate them effectively to the rest of the leadership team or the board.

- Recognize the new consumer trends in privacy and what the GDPR means for businesses.

- Learn about how to incorporate privacy into the design of products and processes, how privacy by design constitutes the core of GDPR.

- How to think about ethical dilemmas in case of a cyber incident, or during any digital initiative, and have strategies for responding.

Target audience

  • For executives and leaders who have the responsibility of digital & data-driven initiatives.
  • For marketing and business development professionals interested in using customer data for value creation.


Thursday, November 5th, 2020:

Session 1 – 9:00 to 10:15

Are you familiar with the cyber threat landscape of today? What are the most prevalent threat types? Who poses these threats and why? We’ll discuss these questions and some more on the prevention side.

Session 2 – 10:45 to 12:00

What are consumer trends telling us about the perceptions around security and privacy? Has GDPR achieved its design purpose? Let’s understand the consumer perspective of data privacy and implications of security breaches.

Friday, November 6th, 2020:

Session 1 – 9:00 to 10:15

Privacy by Design, also at the heart of the GDPR, is one of the strategic responses that organizations can pursue when it comes to being proactive in this privacy and security. In this session, we will discuss the seven principles of privacy by design and see a few application examples.

Session 2 – 10:45 to 12:00

What are the implications of emerging technologies, such as AI-powered automated decision-making applications, especially on cybersecurity and privacy? How can we ensure that our data, algorithms and applications are ethical? It is time for organizations to include digital ethics in their strategic discussions – so let’s discuss how this is possible in practice.

Oyku Isik

Professor of Digital Strategy and Cyber Security



Thursday, November 5th and Friday, November 6th, 2020 (CEST)


Virtual (Live, interactive sessions)

*This event is reserved for members of IMD NEXUS and is credited as part of the organizations’ membership.

Contact Us

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the IMD NEXUS team:

Email: [email protected]