Secure your digital future
CIAO Event 2019
The world is evolving at the speed of technology and to live, learn and work in the digital age requires both left and right brain thinking. Are you ready to help shape the future? How can we create a safe environment with room for innovation and the freedom to make mistakes?
RightBrains organises the CIAO event yearly together with organisations that support our mission. The theme of this year’s event is “Secure your digital future” and will be hosted by our partner Infosecurity.nl, who will welcome us as their VIP guests. CIAO 2019 will form part of the Infosecurity.nl, Data & Cloud Expo.
CIAO stands for creativity, intuition, agility and an open mind. Join us on 30 October 2019 from 13:00 at Jaarbeurs in Utrecht to learn from and connect with your peers and industry thought leaders and get inspired to open your mind to new ideas and possibilities. Our first keynote speaker will take to the stage at 13:30. At 16:30 the nominees for the Digital Leadership & Diversity Award and the Digital Talent Award will join us on stage, followed by the winner announcement. We’ll close off with drinks and networking.Sign up
Our keynote speakers
Sukai is an experienced multinational corporate management veteran turned serial social entrepreneur. She’s an advocate for universal human values and during her speech, she will share some of the ways her companies use technology to do greater good as a responsible business. Sukai is a Global Ambassador & Outreach at the Princess Maxima Center for Pediatric Oncology and World Child Cancer and a board member at The Philips Foundation.Read her story
Chani is an award-winning cybersecurity leader and entrepreneur with over 15 years’ experience in the IT industry. Determined to raise awareness about the importance of having more emotionally intelligent cybersecurity leaders to bridge the skills, confidence and diversity gap, Chani founded SHe CISO Exec. global platform. This five-day boot camp and mentoring initiative were designed with a focus on offering 100% scholarships to individuals entering the cybersecurity sector for the first time.Read her story
Mabel de Vries
Mabel developed her career in IT, information security and business continuity over the past 30 years. Since 2007 she has been involved in securing information flows and implementing architectures for data classification for many different organisations and industries. Based on her personal and professional background, she will share her experiences and lessons learned with a dedication to inspire and create a positive impact on people. Mabel is also a board member and spokesperson for the Dutch Society for Data Protection Officers (NGFG).
Marleen is Professor at the Amsterdam School of Business and Economics (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) and director of the KIN Center for Digital Innovation. She will talk about the impact of Artificial Intelligence on our work and our organisations. With an ambition to contribute to a responsible digital economy, Marleen will build on the many rich cases from her embedded research to debunk frequently occurring biases related to the impact of AI in organisations and sketch avenues for more productive and responsible development and use of AI.
Mary-Jo de Leeuw
Mary-Jo is an entrepreneur with a purpose to contribute to a safer world. Bits and bytes have fascinated her ever since she got a Commodore 64 back in the ’80s. She’s the creator of the Dutch ‘think and do tank’ Internet of Toys, enabling scientists, toy manufacturers and politicians to meet and discuss the breaches within connected toys and the lack of privacy and legislation loops within it. Mary-Jo is a multi-advisory board member and has received many honourable mentions and awards, of which Opzij proclaimed her as one of 100 most influential women in the Netherlands.Read her story
RightBrains and Computable invite you to nominate digital talent and digital diversity leaders who have incorporated diversity as a mindset for success and innovation within their organisation.
Nominees and award winners will be selected by a professional jury consisting of Kay Formanek (diversity and performance expert), Prof. dr. Erik Beulen (professor of information management at Tilburg University), Raymond Hannes (digital innovator), Mary-Jo de Leeuw (multi-advisory board member) and Sander Hulsman (Computable).
The award winners will be announced at the event. The purpose of the awards is to share inspiring role model stories and best practices. Click the links below and nominate your favourite digital leader and talent. Deadline for nominations is 20 October.Nominate Digital Diversity Leader
Nominate Digital Talent
Contact Geke Rosier if you’d like to know more about RightBrains’ CIAO 2019 event.Contact
Our 2018 event
Our previous CIAO event was a great success! Click the button below to see photos from our 2018 event.Photos