Le Before

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Created in 2017, Le Before is a strategic gathering event for the cybersecurity market’s decision-makers.
Scheduled the day preceding Les Assises, le Before welcomes a very limited number of participants is invited to exchange and debate about the future of cybersecurity.








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Become a partner Guests The programme Roundtables The commissions  Meetups

Le Before’s guidelines

  •  Freedom of speech
  • Small groups to benefit the interaction between peers
  • Structured talks with the partners
  • Efficient networkingTalks about the evolution of the industry

Participate as a partner in Le Before 

  • Le Before is accessible to all Les Assises’ partners whatever their participation package
  • 4 participation offers for partners : 100% Networking and speaking opportunity for one or two member(s)
  • Table for 8 reserved for lunch for each partner (2 collaborators and 6 guests)
  • Partners’ collaborator(s) can participate to one of the 5 commissions as well as the Meet-up if registered
  • Le Before guest list is handpicked by the DG Consultants team. Guests could be invited at Les Assises afterhand.
  • A premium follow-up to prepare your participation and brand brand visibility 

They are already confirmed

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Le Before is marked by key moments

Have a look at the top 30 companies invited and confirmed at Le Before 2020

top 30 invités Le Before
Le Before gathers 200 cybersecurity experts: 
150 end-users: CISOs, CIOs and other IT decision-makers.

Number of guests at Le Before are very limited, please contact Lucile Seroussi if you wish to participate. Your request will be considered according to your profile, the number of registered participant per sector and the places available

The programme

 An intense day of high-level content: roundtables, commissions by sector and meetups.

At a glance Le Before Les Assises ENG


The Roundtables

The roundtables aim at giving an overview of the current issues in the industry and defines the main topics that will be addressed during the commissions.

The commissions

The commissions is where participants debates in small workgroups on transversal topics such as: data protection, cyber context, technology trends, compliance, governance, regulation, or providers’ management. Participants share their views and experiences. The result of the reflexion of each commission is synthesised and presented on the next day on Wednesday morning before the opening of Les Assises and available for all the participants throughout summary sheet.

This year the commissions will address the following themes:

  • Technology trends/Innovation
    Olivier Ligneul (Cybersecurity Director EDF Group) & Thierry Auger (Deputy CIO and CSO, Lagardère) 
    Moderated by: Cécile Desjardins, Financial journalist
  • Risk management (crisis organisation)/ Governance
    Patrick Menez (Deputy CSO Axa) & Malika Pastor (CIO, Colliers International)
    Moderated by : Annick Rimlinger, Safety and Security Director, Risk Management Department, Macif Group
  • Security management during crisis period
    Fabrice Bru (CISO, Mousquetaires) & Stéphane Tournadre (CISO, Servier)
    Moderated by: Mélanie Bénard-Crozat, Editor-in-chief S&D Magazine - Associate Director ESPRIT COM '
  • CISO after the crisis: the after click  
    Sébastien Bombal (ComCyber Adviser, Ministry of Armies) & Philippe Loudenot (FFSI, Ministry of Social Affairs)
    Moderated by: Jérome Saiz, Business protection expert
  • Supply chain/suppliers management
    Sabrine Guiheneuf (CISO Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Group) & Stéphane Joguet (Cybersecurity Director TF1 Group)
    Moderate by: Bénédicte Pilliet, CyberCercle President 


The meetups are very-small-grouped activities led by lawyers and experts. They tackle legal matters in a practical way.

More information coming soon