Koen Gijsbers

Major General (retd.) Netherlands, former GM NATO Communications and Information Agency, former CIO of Netherlands Ministry of Defense

Koen Gijsbers is a leading IT and cyber executive, now advising governments and companies at the board and executive level on strategies. He brings 40 years of working experience in the public sector, as a military leader and as a civil senior executive. He led NATO’s cyber innovation from the US (Allied Command Transformation), drove change in the NLD Ministry of Defence as CIO and optimized NATO’s IT and Cyber capability as General Manager of NATO Communications and Information Agency in Brussels.

“What Can the Industry Learn from 40y of Command & Control and Cyber Experience?”

General (ret) Koen Gijsbers will discuss what his main principles of organizing IT and cyber security are, based on his extensive experience build in the defense domain, in the government and with NATO. He will discuss how the principles of war apply to this domain, even more relevant now all our IT is under constant attack. Is the technology the weakest link, or the human that designs and operates it?