CIO Summit Europe | May 13-15, 2018 | Paris, France

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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.

 

Sunday, May 13, 2018 - CIO Summit Europe

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Registration and Greeting

 

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Summit Happy Hour

 

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Networking Dinner

 

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

After Dinner Networking

 

Monday, May 14, 2018 - CIO Summit Europe

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

 

8:50 am - 9:00 am

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

 

9:00 am - 9:35 am

Keynote Presentation

Digital Transformation: A Journey Not a Destination

There are many forces that are driving companies to continue to transform how they do business. Technological advances such as IoT, AI, machine learning, virtual reality and augmented reality are creating demanding expectations from customers, employees and boards. Adding to the complexity of CIOs and CISOs is the increasing threats to the security of the data that is at the heart of digital transformation. This keynote presentation will focus on the realities that this transformation will never end and it is critical to implement both the mindset and processes to treat digital transformation as a journey...not a destination.

Takeaways: 

  1. It is critical to realize that digital transformation will never end, but will always be unfolding.
  2. CIOs and CISOs must implement processes to ensure that not only their departments are forward thinking, but that their entire company is aware of what new technologies can bring to bear for customers and employees.
 

9:40 am - 10:15 am

Keynote Presentation

Case Studies in Digital Transformation: Learnings Along the Journey

We will explore key learnings from various industries and verticals on the good, the bad and the ugly of digital transformation. We will have an opportunity to not only be exposed to successful use cases, but also ask the hard questions behind those successes.

Takeaways:

  1. One of the best ways to learn is to hear the stories of success (and failure) from companies similar to yours.
  2. Asking questions of HOW the journey unfolded are just as important as the end result.

Sponsored by:

Dell EMC - VMware View details

 
 
 

10:20 am - 10:45 am

Solutions Spotlight

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

 

10:50 am - 11:00 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

11:05 am - 11:30 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.

Think Tank

The Future of Business Intelligence & Analytics: Transitioning Towards Automated Insights Generation

The BI and analytics platform continues to evolve by offering more sophisticated analytics capabilities to a broader range of users, with easier and more automated self-service capabilities. From natural language processing to augmented data discovery, from data harmonization to automated predictive modelling, learn how the BI and analytics platform is evolving and how it can impact your business.

 

11:35 am - 12:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

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.

Sponsored by:

nearForm View details

 
 
 

12:05 pm - 12:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Share:

Thought Leadership

Cloud as a Foundation for Digital Transformation

Organizations that digitally transform are disrupting and reshaping markets and this is putting digital transformation at the top of Boardroom and management agendas. Doing nothing is not an option, so where do you start? This session will outline the digital transformation journey, starting with why cloud is a foundational step and take you through the next stages of digital transformation with real world customer examples. Attending this session will help you define your organization's digital transformation roadmap in terms of what, why, when and how. 

Key takeaways: 

  • Digital transformation: where do you start 
  • Learn about the digital transformation journey with real world customer examples 
  • Define your organization's digital transformation roadmap

Sponsored by:

Infor View details

 
 
 

12:35 pm - 1:30 pm

Networking Luncheon

 

1:35 pm - 2:00 pm

Solutions Spotlight

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

 

2:05 pm - 2:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Big Data, Little Data. Secure Data, Lost Data.

If digital transformation is a journey, then data is the fuel that will transport your company from here to there. What data do you have access to? How can you make sense out of the data and thus make decisions from it? How does a company use data to be a disruptor and not a victim? And how do you secure that data to ensure that the digital transformation journey does not end prematurely?

Takeaways:

  1. Digital transformation without constant access to usable and reliable data will be a slow and arduous journey.
  2. Digital transformation exposes increasing amounts of data potentially vulnerable to cyber attacks and must be addressed.

Think Tank

Is Human Intervention Required?

The rage against machine intelligence (AI) has begun. It is fueled by significant changes in technology automation in an attempt to transform to a data-driven, digital business while data and analytics leaders presses ahead at full speed. 

  • What are the critical competencies, new roles and responsibilities emerging thanks to the rise of machine intelligence? 
  • What skills need to be developed?  
  • What functional areas must advance?
 

2:35 pm - 3:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Where Are We on Our Journey? Effective Dashboards for Decision Making

How fast are we going? Are we going in the right direction? How much fuel do we have in the tank? These are common questions for those on the move.  Companies on a digital transformation journey need effective dashboards to help them understand the myriad data sources screaming for attention. We will discuss best practices for the various types of dashboards that can be used to make the most important decisions for your company.

Takeaways:

  1. Digital Transformation is providing an increasing amount of data to be understood and analyzed in order to make the right decisions.
  2. Effective dashboards are a key tenet of consuming this onslaught of data.

 

3:05 pm - 3:15 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:20 pm - 3:45 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

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 รข?" 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.

Sponsored by:

Dell Boomi View details

 
 
 

3:50 pm - 4:15 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom


Sponsored by:

CybelAngel View details

 
 
 

4:20 pm - 4:45 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.

Think Tank

The Cloud Journey: Before, During, & After

It is the dream scenario for many companies (especially after many hurdles, endless internal stakeholder meetings, and long hours with your project team) to finally complete the first large cloud migration and transition into the Happily Ever After stage of cloud migration. What happens now?  

  • What happens before, during, and after cloud migration? 
  • What are the ways you can leverage the cloud to successfully stay ahead of the curve?
 

4:50 pm - 5:30 pm

Governing Board Executive Visions

CIOs/CISOs as the Consummate Communicator

Digital transformation is changing how you equip your employees and how your company interacts with customers. 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.

 

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Summit Happy Hour

 

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Networking Dinner

 

8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

After Dinner Networking

 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - CIO Summit Europe

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Networking Breakfast

 

8:05 am - 8:40 am

Keynote Presentation

CIOs & CISOs: One Foot on the Gas & One Foot on the Brake?

CIOs are facing increasing pressure to guide their companies to rapidly adopt new technologies and solutions to keep their companies competitive in their industry. CISOs are facing increasing pressure to keep their company and its data safe and secure from all threats. Without great vision and cooperation these goals can appear to be at cross purposes.

Takeaways:

  1. CIOs and CISOs are both facing pressures that could seem to be at cross purposes.
  2. CIOs and CISOs must work very closely together to accomplish both their individual organizational goals, but also the overarching company goals to thrive.

 

8:45 am - 9:20 am

Keynote Presentation

The Power of Big Data: Energizing the Customer Experience

Customer intimacy is an imperative for companies who are struggling with increasing commoditization of goods and services and an explosive growth in the channels of engagement. Digital organizations have a head start and have disrupted traditional customer interfaces to gain competitive advantage. As a result, organizations across industries are now exploring ways to energize the customer experience and fill the digital gap. This session will present practical ways in which leaders in digital customer experience are leveraging big data to harvest customer insights, create new business applications and enable digital transformation within sales and marketing.

Takeaways:

  1. Discuss how CIOs and CMOs need to interact to enable effective operating models to monetize on big data.
  2. Discover how new data ingestion techniques and Big Data Lake are used to drive customer intimacy.

 

9:25 am - 9:50 am

Solutions Spotlight

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

 

9:55 am - 10:05 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:10 am - 10:35 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Planning for a Multi-Cloud Future

The promise of the cloud is almost beyond compare - infinite computing resources, unmatched reliability and uptime, instantaneous service availability, simplistic self-service and provisioning, and the low-low prices of a buy-by-the-drink model. These are the reasons behind the rush to the cloud that we are currently experiencing. However, the wholesale adoption does bring a downside as more and more capability is moved to the cloud. Also, more and more cloud providers are utilized since, and for the most part, each provider offers only a limited suite of services. The multi-cloud environment creates a new set of challenges that IT leaders need to overcome such as resiliency, interoperability/integration, and security and compliance through careful planning and the lessons learned from building complex on premise distributed systems. 

Takeaways: 

  • As enterprises move to the cloud, multi-cloud environments will increasingly become the norm, not the exception. 
  • Consistent planning and thoughtful architecture will be essential to efficient and effective cloud deployments.

Think Tank

Using IoT to Enhance Your Data & Analytical Capabilities

How large, complex and fast-paced is Big data really? Explore how billions of devices, outside your line of sight and generating oceans of events, are going to put pressure on your ability to ingest, store and process data. Digital business and IoT hold massive promise for innovation, new business models and advanced analytics.  

  • How does the IoT create new data and analytics challenges?  
  • What must data and analytics leaders do to drive adaptation for the IoT?  
  • Which new capabilities will be critical to success?
 

10:40 am - 11:05 am

Executive Exchange

 

Share:

Thought Leadership

Are You Digitally Ready? The State of Digital Transformation

To thrive in a digitally disrupted world, organisations need to have access to the right technology and tools that enable them to keep pace with changing industry, business and customer trends. In this keynote, Tom Homer from Telstra will share the latest digital transformation trends along with Telstra's expertise in shaping organisations' transformation. Get insights from Telstra's research in partnership with The Economist Intelligence Unit, to find out how organisations can influence their digital transformation success.

Presented by:

Tom Homer, Managing Director EMEA, Telstra View details

 
 

Telstra View details

 
 
 

11:10 am - 11:35 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

The Importance of Engaging CISOs in Digital Transformation

The digital transformation challenge is significant for all CIOs, but CIOs need to understand the importance of engaging their CISO as well. Capturing IoT data from capital assets is a challenge on its own; however, many also struggle with the workforce's preference for entrenched processes as well as the executive team's expertise for managing physical assets, which is contrasted by their discomfort with digital transformation.

Think Tank

The Wait Is Over: GDPR is Finally Here

In just a month, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect. It will have an impact on over twenty-eight million companies on how they store, process, and track personal data from customers and employees. This session will explore what you need to know about GDPR and data privacy. 

  • What are the consequences of GDPR on the processing and management of data?  
  • How it will impact businesses on a practical level?
 

11:40 am - 12:15 pm

Governing Board Executive Visions

CIO as Driver of Digital Disruption

Digital transformation is causing Digital Disruption.  Companies are faced with new competitors using new technologies to change how industries work.  The CIO is in the best position to understand the limitations of legacy systems and processes and the opportunities that come with new technologies and capabilities.  We will discuss in this panel the best practices for CIOs to be the drivers of Digital Disruption for their company.

Takeaways:

  1. CIOs are in the best position to know how new technologies and thought processes can help their company be Digital Disruptors.
  2. Because of this, CIOs should be one of, if not THE, driver of Digital Disruption for their company.

 

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm

Governing Board Summary

Next Steps on the Digital 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.

 

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Grab and Go Luncheon