Stockholm & Copenhagen

CISO 360 Lunch Exchanges: Bridging Security and Transformation

13:00-15:30 – 2.5 hours out of your day and you’ll be home in good time – with a box of kvällsmat / aftensmad to share with the family!

  • Tuesday 8 November, Grand Hôtel – Stockholm
  • Wednesday 9 November, Hotel d’Angleterre – Copenhagen
    * Two Dates, Two Cities – please register below and select the date/city that best suits you.

Benchmark and network with CISO, DevOps, Architects, App Sec and Security Engineers in your City

Join Pulse and peers for the Nordics CISO-DevOps Lunch Exchanges in Stockholm or Copenhagen for the final leg of what has been a successful 9-City tour across Europe!

Hosted by Pulse Conferences and kindly sponsored by Contrast Security, the networking lunches will be co-led by fellow guests – CISO, Architect, App Sec, DevOps, Transformation practitioners from the region – and by Larry Maccherone. Prior to joining Contrast Security, Larry was the Distinguished Engineer, DevSecOps Transformation at Comcast, where he built and scaled their transformation programme. Larry will happily share his practical experiences and learnings with you in these stunning settings over an informal lunch where all guests are encouraged to input.

Get to know peers with similar interests in securing digital transformation to compare what works and what doesn’t with other organisations. 

Talking Points

  • What are our most pressing questions and biggest challenges when dealing with DevOps/Security?
  • What are we doing already and what new things are we considering?
  • How are we collaborating internally to improve agile and secure initiatives?


13:00-13:15  Guests arrive and arrival drink
13:15-15:15 Discussion with peers over lunch
15:15-15:30 Conclusions, goodbyes and guests depart with a kvällsmat /aftensmad box to take home and share with your family!

All discussion is conducted under The Chatham House Rule on non-attribution as to who said what but you can still use the lesson. Pulse Conferences will be your Master of Ceremonies for the evening.

There is no cost to attend. 

We hope that you can join peers for what promises to be a fascinating afternoon discussion with great cuisine and company.

Yours sincerely,
Team Pulse

About Contrast Security

Contrast Security enables developers to speed application development cycles while writing more accurate, secure code. Contrast embeds security instrumentation within software that eliminates code halts and the need for expensive security experts by automatically identifying vulnerabilities and verifying their fixes while developers write code. In doing so, Contrast observes the routes of an application while it is running, thereby exposing all of the different points of entry into the application. Delivering highly accurate and always-on protection, Contrast also eliminates time-consuming and frustrating false positives that create alert fatigue as well as false negatives that can pose serious risk to applications in runtime and moreover incur significant development time remediating. Finally, as the industry’s only DevOps-native AppSec Platform, Contrast delivers comprehensive coverage from development to production, dramatically reducing the number of AppSec toolsets developers need to manage. More information can be found at or by following Contrast on Twitter at @ContrastSec.

CISO 360 Exchanges – Part of a 9 City Tour across Europe!

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Hosted by

Discussions are co-led by a CISO from the City, alongside Larry Maccherone, DevSecOps Transformation, Contrast Security, Formerly with NSA and Comcast

Co-Lead CISOs:
Stockholm, 8 November – Brian O’Toole, Head of Security Engineering, Ericsson (Formerly CISO of Ericsson)
Copenhagen, 9 November – To be announced shortly

About Larry Maccherone, DevSecOps Transformation, Contrast Security
Formerly NSA and Comcast

Larry Maccherone is a thought leader on DevSecOps, Agile, and Analytics. At Comcast, Larry launched and scaled the DevSecOps Transformation program over five years. In his DevSecOps Transformation role at Contrast, he’s now looking to apply what he learned to guide organizations with a framework for safely empowering development teams to take ownership of the security of their products. Larry was a founding Director at Carnegie Mellon’s CyLab, researching cybersecurity and software engineering. While there, he co-led the launch of the DHS-funded Build-Security-In initiative. Larry has also served as Principal Investigator for the NSA’s Code Assessment Methodology Project which wrote the book on how to evaluate application security tools, and received the Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Labs Fellow award.  Looking at Larry Maccherone’s career, you might think he can’t figure out what he wants to be when he grows up – Serial entrepreneur? Agile transformation coach? Open-source developer? Data scientist? Dev[Sec]Ops thought leader? However, the underlying theme is that Larry has constantly been striving to create the highest performing software engineering teams. At Comcast, Larry built and scaled the DevSecOps Transformation program over five years, and he’s now looking to apply what he learned doing that to help all Contrast customers and prospects. Larry hails from Raleigh, NC, where his wife and four daughters make sure there is never a dull moment!

Feedback from guests of our recent CISO-DevOps 360 Dinner Roundtables!

“Very constructive debate and fine exchanges with experts. Fine place with a pleasant animation”
CISO, Klesia (France)

“I appreciated the face-to-face meeting and the open discussion. Good exchanges on CISO-DevOps challenges during the dinner roundtable. Very good!”
Cybersecurity Transformation Director, Solvay (France)

“A great opportunity to meet, share and learn from experienced people in security and engineering”
Engineering Excellence Lead, AXA (France)

“Food, Drink. Enjoyable with each time a new story”
Director Product Security, Philips (The Netherlands)

“A varied collection of specialisms around the dinner table which gave rise to some interesting practical insights and experiences. We all made sure our Michelin dinner was not getting cold whilst participating
in the discussion”.
CIO, British Medical Association (UK)

“Talking and listening to colleagues from different businesses across the sectors in a fun, yet carefully curated evening is unique and very much appreciated – thanks!”
CISO, Fern Trading (UK)

“CISO DevOps 360 Dinner Exchange was very useful to get an insight into DevOps and challenges to have security baked into development cycle. It was great opportunity  to network with professionals from both DevOps and security
backgrounds. Everyone actively participated in discussions which was helpful to understand the cultural shift /mindset changes to meet the business requirements from both developer and security personal”
Senior Manager Cyber Security, Essentra plc. (UK)

Fantastic evening discussing the challenges in the DevSecOps arena with experienced Security Professionals. The food was amazing, but more importantly I got to engage and learn a great deal about the challenges we face and what
potentially we should be doing to encourage that culture of secure development. Thank you! These events are absolutely worthwhile and positively engaging.
Cyber Security Principal / Technical, British Medical Association (UK)

“It was a welcoming environment and I was kept very engaged throughout the evening”
Head of Security Strategy & Transformation, AXA Health (UK)

About the Venues

Grand Hôtel Stockholm – Carl Larsson Rummet

The Grand Hôtel in Stockholm has been home to celebrities, high-profile events and everyday bon-vivants since 1874. Situated in the best waterfront location imaginable, the hotel overlooks the Royal Palace and Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s old town.

The CISO-DevOps 360 Lunch Exchanges will be hosted in Carl Larsson Rummet, named after the famous artist who also painted some of the murals in the building, at that time, he was still an unknown academy student. Much of the original interior of this cultural heritage building remains.


Grand Hôtel
Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8,
103 27 Stockholm, Sweden

Closest Tub & Train Stations

Kungsträdgården station: 2 min walk
Östermalmstorg station: 9 minutes walk
Nybrokajen: 5 min minutes walk
Central station: 16 min walk / 6 min taxi

Hotel d’Angleterre – Salon I – II

Hotel d’Angleterre is located at Kongens Nytorv in the heart of Copenhagen – Northern Europe’s cosiest capital, with neighbours such as the colourful Nyhavn, the Royal Theatre and Kongens Have (The King’s Garden). Established in 1755, the 5-star hotel d’Angleterre is an icon and a historic landmark in Copenhagen and Denmark and it is rated as one of the best hotels in Copenhagen and indeed Northern Europe. Celebrated for its elegance, luxury and style, hotel d’Angleterre embodies the perfect balance between the stately Victorian architecture of the historic building and the graceful simplicity of contemporary Nordic design.

The CISO-DevOps 360 Lunch Exchanges will be hosted in the grand Salon I – II.


Hotel d’Angleterre
Kongens Nytorv 34,
1050 København, Denmark 

Closest Stations
Gammel Strand station: 7-minute walk
Marmorkirken: 7-minute walk
København H: 9-minute drive


Hotel Amigo – Roccoforte Hotels

Found in the historic heart of Brussels, moments from the Grand Place, Hotel Amigo, a Rocco Forte hotel, sits where every aspect of Brussel’s culture meets. 

Several of the original 17th-century flagstones remain,  worn smooth by time, they remain part of the fabric of the building that became Hotel Amigo, built in the 1950s by the Blaton family to host the world’s royalty and visiting nobility.

Hotel Amigo seamlessly blends art, culture, heritage, and creativity and has been a home away from home for the world’s great and good, who have flocked to Brussels for its world-class contemporary art, historic and cultural sights, the financial district, and the European Parliament.

The CISO-DevOps 360 Dinner Exchanges will be hosted in the stunning Hergé room with an amazing partial view over the iconic Grand Place of Brussels.


Hotel Amigo – Rocco Forte Hotels
Vruntstraat 1/3,
1000 Brussel, Belgium

Closest Tub & Train Stations

Beurs Metro Station: 4 min walk
Brussels-Midi station: 10 min taxi
Brussels Airport (BRU): 20 min taxi

National Museum of Scotland Board & Bute Rooms

Originally designed by Benson & Forsyth Architects to replicate the ancient Iron Age Scottish broch, the tower at the National Museum of Scotland houses a suite of Boardrooms combining traditional Scots architecture with twenty-first-century luxury, offering a totally unique perspective for daytime and evening events as well as wedding ceremonies and receptions.

The CISO-DevOps 360 Dinner Exchanges will be hosted in the stunning circular The Bute Room with a beautiful tapestry carpet, which adds color and depth to the dramatic and imposing setting.


National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street
EH1 1JF 

Closest Tub & Train Stations
Edinburgh Waverley station: 9 minutes walk

The Ivy Dawson Street Dublin – The Jonathon Swift Room 

The Ivy Dawson Street houses a private dining venue with a difference. The CISO-DevOps 360 Dinner Exchanges will be hosted in The Jonathan Swift Room, named after the Dublin-born author, is still very much rooted in the local landscape, featuring a stunning image of Dublin’s horizon c1800. Meanwhile, the ceiling celebrates another of the city’s famous writers, James Joyce.  His famous fictional hero, Leopold Bloom, is pictured alongside a host of multicolored, exotic flying birds, pairing perfectly with the room’s colourful collection of art


The Ivy Dawson Street
13-17 Dawson St, Dublin,
D02 TF98, Ireland

Closest Tub & Train Stations
Dublin Pearse Station: 12 min walk / 4 min taxi
Busáras Central Station: 18 min walk / 9  min taxi
Tara Street Station: 12 min walk / 5 min taxi

Ship Chandlers Warehouse

A unique private dining room in the heart of Amsterdam filled with antiques from the 17th-century. The shop is one of the very scarce 17th-century interiors in the Netherlands where authentic details can still be seen. Painter Rembrandt van Rijn worked and lived nearby (Rembrandthuis) and used to drop in during the afternoon. 1624 is the date engraved on a stone in the cellars, but since then the house has been altered many times. The shop opened its doors during the seventeenth century and served victuals and beverages for the sea-going ships. The captains could order and taste the samples downstairs, upstairs in the warehouse the goods were neatly arranged and brought to the ships by small boats.


Ship Chandlers Warehouse
Geldersekade 8,
1012 BH Amsterdam, Netherlands

Closest Tub & Train Station
Amsterdam Centraal station: 4 minutes walk
Nieuwmarkt metro station: 6 min minutes walk
Metro En Tram: 3 minutes walk

Rosewood Villa Magna – Las Brasas de Castellana

Rosewood Villa Magna is situated on the grand boulevard Paseo de la Castellana, steps from prestigious Calle Serrano with impressive architecture and minutes from Art Triangle museums. This urban oasis, surrounded by lush gardens, originally opened in 1972 and has been lovingly restored to the finest standards of modern, elegant style Reopening in 2021. 

The CISO-DevOps 360 Dinner Exchanges will be hosted in a private section of Las Brasas de Castellana, an elegant and vibrant restaurant within Rosewood Villa Magna that offers a memorable culinary experience. The restaurant’s cuisine focuses on local, seasonal products, while also offering a visual spectacle for guests, as the chefs cook over charcoal grills.


Rosewood Villa Magna
Paseo de la Castellana 22,
28046 Madrid, Spain

Closest Tub & Train Stations

Rubén Darío station: 6 min walk
Alonso Martínez station: 10 min walk
Serrano station: 9 min walk

Restaurant Drouant  –  Salon Goncourt

The new Drouant still has the view of peaceful Place Gaillon, the spectacular Ruhlmann staircase, the famous private salons and the warm atmosphere that has made it a success since the late 1920s. But it is also a reinvented, redesigned, refreshed space, respectful of its history but looking resolutely to the future, combining the past with the present.

A history that began nearly 120 years ago. Originally a simple “bar-tabac” (tobac- conist-bar), Drouant hit the big time when the Académie Goncourt chose it as the venue for its literary awards. In the late 1920s, Jean Drouant commissioned Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann, “the Pope of Art Deco”, to bring the establishment into line with contemporary tastes. At the time it was only a bistro, but soon developed into a genuine gourmet institution, frequented by all the best-known Parisian artists and personalities.

 The CISO-DevOps 360 Dinner Exchange will be hosted in the beautiful Salon Goncourt.


Restaurant Drouant
16-18 Rue Gaillon,
75002 Paris, France 

Closest Tub & Train Stations
Quatre-Septembre station: 2 min walk
Opéra station: 3 min walk

Event Completed
Brown’s Hotel – The Roosevelt Room

In the heart of London’s elegant Mayfair, Brown’s Hotel is an iconic luxury hotel where history and 21st-century sophistication come together. The retreat of choice for royalty, presidents and literary greats over the centuries, Brown’s Hotel is an enduringly distinguished destination in London.

The CISO-DevOps 360 Dinner Exchanges will be hosted in the beautiful Roosevelt Room, located on the 1st floor.


33 Albemarle St,
London W1S 4BP

Closest Tub & Train Stations
Green Park Tube station: 4 minutes walk
Piccadilly Circus Station: 8 min minutes walk
Charing Cross Station: 17 minutes walk / 6 min taxi.

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