CIO UK Summit | November 6, 2018 | London, UK

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Keynote Presentation

Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities

Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee." title="Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee.

Executive Visions

Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics

Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members." title="Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members.

Thought Leadership

Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities

Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community." title="Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community.

Think Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices

Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard." title="Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard.

Roundtable

Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue

Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done." title="Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done.

Case Study

Overview of recent project successes and failures

Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions." title="Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions.

Focus Group

Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area

Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions." title="Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions.

Analyst Q&A Session

Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research

Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst." title="Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst.

Vendor Showcase

Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services

Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences." title="Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences.

Executive Exchange

Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest

Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest." title="Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest.

Open Forum Luncheon

Informal discussions on pre-determined topics

Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch." title="Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch.

Networking Session

Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive

Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive." title="Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive.

 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - CIO UK Summit

7:30 am - 8:10 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

 

8:15 am - 8:25 am

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

 

8:25 am - 8:55 am

Keynote Presentation

Digital Transformation: The Evolution of Cyber Crime and Risk Perception - a Research Analysis

A presentation on the evolution of cybercrime and risk perception in the digital age. We will also take you on a journey across real-life stories, the industrialisation of cybercrime and the compelling impact security can have on business transformation and growth. The evolving threat landscape is outlined in great detail but the goal of the presentation is to discuss our research findings demonstrating how strong cyber security is a powerful enabler for business success. Today, security is challenging original business mind-sets and changing risk perception. It can no longer be viewed as an inhibitor on an organisation.

 

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Keynote Presentation

Digital Transformation: Cure-all, Placebo or Poison Pill?

Are you really ready for Digital Transformation? While the business benefits are clear, technology adoption, the escalating threat landscape and compliance to any number of standards and legal requirements are all challenges to any DX efforts. If your organization is moving into the Digital future, you need to make sure that your security infrastructure isn't stuck in the past. 

This session will provide the insight towards a comprehensive and adaptive security architecture that can support your organization's changing objectives and more importantly, evolve as the cyber threat challenge evolves as well.

 

9:35 am - 10:00 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

GDPR is Coming - Ready or Not!

Time is running out to get ready for GDPR.

How is your GDPR compliance programme coming along? 

The ICO has stressed that "there will be no 'grace' period" for compliance, "there has been two years to prepare and we will be regulating from May 25th". 

The recent DCMS/IPSOS study has found that the majority of organisations in private and third sectors have never even heard of soon-to-be-implemented EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and far fewer still have done any work to prepare for the incoming legislation. 

Figures published by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) reveal that just 38 per cent of companies and 44 per cent of charities in the UK are currently aware of GDPR, which introduces much more stringent rules around use of personal data - along with heftier fines for breaches. 

Of those that have heard of the legislation, only 27 per cent of businesses and 26 per cent of charities have made any changes to their operations in response to the new regulation. 

This means that about nine in ten organisations are yet to do any preparation for GDPR, just four months ahead of its implementation date of 25 May.

 

10:05 am - 10:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Everywhere You Connect, We Give You an Edge

According to our customers, one of the single largest barrier to digital transformation is their existing infrastructure and its ability to cope with the demands that are placed upon it. Organisations now require fully flexible networks that can support them in creating competitive advantage and reducing costs right at the boundary of their organisation. At Cradlepoint, we believe that this transformation requires an Elastic EdgeTM, a single solution combining wired, wireless, cloud and software-defined technologies that can stretch to complement, augment, extend, or replace legacy infrastructure holding organisations back and deliver applications securely across the entire WAN - regardless of size, location, or connectivity medium. In this presentation Hubert Da Costa, Cradlepoint VP and GM of EMEA, will demonstrate how Cradlepoint's innovative approach is delivering secure, simple, scalable, consumption-based networking solutions to meet the needs of customers in a critical time of digital transformation.

 

10:30 am - 10:40 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:45 am - 11:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Making Your Way Through the Haze of Cloud Computing

What have we learned from a decade of cloud computing? What are the best practices that we should be taking into account as we take the next step on the digital transformation journey? We will discuss the full range of data center to cloud to hybrid cloud to fog and everything in between.

Takeaways:

  1. Cloud computing has effectively been with us for a decade. There are clear learnings in the last ten years that we should leverage as we implement new solutions.
  2. One size does not fit all. Effective solutions can range from a state of the art data center to a hybrid cloud to a fully implemented cloud solution.

 

11:15 am - 11:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Designing the Digital Workplace

Employees are consumers of digital technologies such as IoT, AR and VR. The plethora of mobile devices has enabled them to work where they want and when they want which has raised the bar on employee expectations for tools and capabilities from their employers. In order for companies to retain the best and get the most out of their employees, it is vital to design and continually update the digital workplace. We will discuss the current trends as well as share case studies of successful digital workplace implementations.

Takeaways:

  1. Highly skilled employees will demand a mobile and efficient workplace.  
  2. Keeping these skilled employees fully engaged and passionate about your company is critical to achieving the desired digital transformation.

 

11:45 am - 12:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

De-risking Digital Delivery

How do you build repeatable transformation projects quickly and effectively? How do you ensure your investment in new technology results in sustainable, scalable and cost effective solutions? 

nearForm has a proven methodology to quickly move from requirements to delivery engaging with stakeholders and transferring skills along the way to your IT teams. We'll share our success criteria for re-engineering existing business models, transforming legacy operations or adopting new technology that changes how you service your customers. We will discuss the successful outcome on a recent nearForm project with EY, marking the development of a software platform for virtual business advice.

 

12:15 pm - 1:25 pm

Working Lunch and Panel

CIO and CISO as Consummate Communicator

It is also changing the role of the CIO and CISO to be a business leader and internal sales leader for transformation. CIOs are now responsible for communicating strategies and recommendations to CxOs, boards and key stakeholders within a company. Join us, during lunch, for a passionate panel discussion with your peers as they share how they are successfully communicating internally to accomplish the company's goals.

Takeaways:

  1. CIOs must be great communicators, not only with their teams, but the rest of the organization.
  2. CIOs must learn the best ways to communicate clarity and urgency with boards and CXOs.

 

1:30 pm - 1:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Solutions Spotlight

Deep dives into the latest and greatest technology solutions to today's business problems.
 

2:00 pm - 2:25 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Building the Connected Business

In an age of unprecedented digital and technological advancement, the pace is disruptive and businesses need to move faster with increased agility and be smarter with actionable insights. To thrive in today's competitive marketplace, enterprise organizations are adopting innovative technologies that promise a competitive advantage. But new technologies can disrupt established workflows and operational processes. The challenge is integrating the latest cloud SaaS applications with existing legacy systems - whether its on premise, in the cloud or both while trying to meet the dynamic business needs. 

In this session, you will learn about the journey with Dell Boomi to become a Connected Business and how IT organizations can connect everything and engage everywhere. Attend this presentation to hear how leading organizations are building the connected business to drive pervasive connectivity with people, processes, applications, data, devices and things in a low code, cloud-native unified platform.

 

2:30 pm - 2:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

The Cloud Journey


 

3:00 pm - 3:25 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

CIO's Got Talent: Finding, Growing & Retaining the Best People

While new technology and solutions can help CIOs make more, faster and better decisions for an organization, nothing will take the place of a highly talented workforce. CIOs need to be great recruiters of talent but even more importantly growing the skills and capabilities of their team providing engaging and challenging opportunities for people. Competitive compensation is important for retaining great talent but so is a work environment where individual growth and development are front of mind and not an after thought.  

Takeaways:

  1. Highly skilled employees want an environment where they can grow their skills and feel appropriately challenged.
  2. Finding the best people, inside and outside of your company, and then providing a path to individual excellence is a key responsibility of CIOs.

 

3:25 pm - 3:35 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:40 pm - 4:05 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Strategy, Security, Sales and Stretch: Getting a handle on the demands faced by the modern CIO

The scope of the CIO role is broadening by the day. We no longer receive approbation for politely and efficiently implementing the technical aspects of the organisation's plans and keeping the data safe and tidy: that's now a given. We'll need much, much more than technical knowledge and obedience to be a hero in future.  

Takeaways:  

  1. So what will our role be in future, How will we need to think differently? 
  2. How will we bring everyone along with us and where will we sit on the new organisational map?
  3. How will we ensure that everyone sees us as the hero?
 

4:10 pm - 4:35 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Disrupt or Be Disrupted: The Digital Transformation Journey Has No Parking Lots

The seemingly ever expanding cadre of technological tools available to incumbent industry leaders are also available to myriad start-ups. Start-ups are using these new technologies to disrupt industries of all types, changing how customers think about tried and true industries. Disruption is found on every corner and it is critical for CIOs to lead their organizations in a way that make them as nimble as their competitors.

Takeaways:

  1. Technology enables companies, especially start-ups with no legacy infrastructure, to disrupt industries overnight.
  2. CIOs need to lead their companies in ways that disrupt before they are disrupted by others.

 

4:40 pm - 5:00 pm

What's the Next Stop On the Transformation Journey?

Our Governing Board will summarize the learnings from the day and discuss the path forward for building an ongoing community of CIOs where common issues can be addressed and success stories can be shared.

Takeaways:

  1. Building an ongoing community with your peers can be an invaluable resource for tackling the digital transformation projects ahead of you.
  2. Sharing stories of success (and failures) is not reserved to a one-day CIO Summit, but should be shared on a regular basis with your peers.

 

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Summit Happy Hour