DACH CIO Executive Summit

27 November 2019, Hilton Frankfurt City Centre

27 November 2019
Hilton Frankfurt City Centre

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the DACH CIO Executive Summit.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CIOs today:

Investing in your people and the right technologies

Innovating with advanced technologies and new delivery models

Influencing business stakeholders and enterprise outcomes

DACH CIO Governing Body


The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CIOs, for CIOs.

Agenda


26 November 2019

18:30 - 21:00  Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body members host this dinner for attendees to launch the event with an evening of peer networking. Join us at the Holbein's Restaurant in the Städel Museum where attendees will enjoy dynamic discussions, fantastic wine and gourmet dishes as the kitchen lets their passion for cooking run wild. 


27 November 2019 - morning

08:00 - 08:45  Registration & Breakfast

08:45 - 09:00  Opening Comments

09:00 - 09:45  Keynote

Putting People First — How to Successfully Lead Through Digitisation

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Annicken Day

Founder & CEO

Corporate Spring

In a recent study, Gartner found that 82% of CEOs see CIOs as best able to either drive or contribute to their organisation’s digital business initiative.  IT leadership has stepped up and done exactly this with eager ambition which has been rapidly followed by implementation and the promise of ‘change’.

However, during the excitement of new technologies and innovative strategies many have forgotten they are not only dealing with technology, but with people. People are not machines, they cannot be programmed, they think and feel and require to be inspired to change.

Join Annicken R. Day as she shares her experience and thought leadership on how to build thriving, high performing team cultures in times of rapid change, including:

  • Adapting organisational design
  • New ways of leading
  • Creating people-centric cultures right for your business

09:45 - 09:55  Networking Break

09:55 - 10:40  Breakout Session

Managing Large Scale Programmes — Failure and Lessons Learnt

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Sandeep Sen

Group CIO

Linde Plc

The most dynamic, change-enabled executives know that failure is a necessary component to succeed. Managing large scale ERP programmes is no easy feat and mistakes are inevitable. CIOs should recognise that overcoming those failures and focusing on the learnings can help lead them to achieve business goals.

Join Sandeep Sen for an honest and interactive session as he shares:

  • Examples of his own learnings during his career
  • What not to do when managing large scale ERP programmes
  • The business and personal implications of learning from your mistakes

09:55 - 10:40  Breakout Session

Building a Digital Ready and Experience-Centric IT

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Friedrich Loeer

Partner

ISG

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Frank Wolfsteiner

AVP Advisory Services

HCL

Join this session to hear from your industry peers and HCL on:

  • Enabling and investing in a digital ready business
  • Achieving digital transformation and seamless customer experience persistently
  • Building an open, innovation centric & secure IT for your organisation 
  • Scaling digital execution through an experience centric operating model

09:55 - 10:40  Executive Boardroom

Articulating and Supporting Your Organisation’s Cyber Risk Strategy

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Christian Bungeroth

Regional Sales Manager

BitSight

The only certainty in cybersecurity is that it must be woven into the very fabric of your business, and as a CIO you must be part of the leadership working to stay ahead of a cyber disaster.

Join to discuss how to:

  • Effectively and efficiently manage third party risk and vendor relationships
  • Enable security teams to collaborate with the business in an ever-increasing threat landscape
  • Measure and communicate cyber risk to the board for greater understanding

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Lucy Guille.

10:40 - 10:50  Networking Break

27 November 2019 - mid-afternoon

10:50 - 11:45  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

This is your opportunity to pre-book private face-to-face meetings with executive peers attending the summit, using a private online portal running up to and during the event. Gain real, practical insights into what other companies and industries are doing to take back to your boardroom.

Please note: This is for CIO attendees only.

11:50 - 12:35  Breakout Session

Transform IT to Digitise the Business — A Lufthansa Technik Case Study

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Henning Krüger

CIO

Lufthansa Technik AG

When Henning Krüger became CIO at Lufthansa Technik, he was tasked to rebuild the existing IT and workshop landscape, but why? So, the IT function could become the driving force for the digitisation of a business that builds, services and maintains one fifth of the jets worldwide.

Krüger will share his insights and learnings during this session including his three steps to IT transformation:

  • IT architecture adaptation
  • Change management and people
  • Creating a culture of innovation

11:50 - 12:35  Executive Boardroom

Technology is Only as Good as the Value it Delivers

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Ricardo Diaz Rohr

CIO

Emil Frey Group

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Sasa Petrovic

Solutions Strategist

Citrix

Digital transformation is already well under way for many organisations and is generating significant new markets and opportunities. But the journey is not easy; many companies struggle as they seek to transition from the current static model, to an agile and modern operational setup. The automation and streamlining opportunities offered by fast moving technology developments as well as shifting workforce expectations challenge traditional working practices, putting the workspace at the centre of any successful digital transformation program.

In this session, you’ll have the chance to discuss:

  • The need for a new approach to the digital workspace, improving employee experience, productivity and engagement
  • Key considerations in laying the technology foundations for this culture shift
  • Ensuring that your organisation is future ready and able to derive true business value from this workplace evolution

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Lucy Guille.

11:50 - 12:35  Executive Boardroom

Developing IT Leaders

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Stefan Haverkock

Vice President IT, IT Corporate & EMEA

Brenntag AG

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Carolina Soto

Global Head of IT Change

Allianz Global Investors GmbH

Any digital strategy cannot be absent of a plan for IT talent and leadership development. Whether it’s retooling the skillsets of existing staff or attracting new leaders with the right stuff, IT is at the heart of any organisation’s ability to keep pace in a fast-moving digital era. This interactive session explores: 

  • Human capital strategies for building and developing the specialised talent required for innovation
  • Fresh approaches to leadership development
  • The challenges leaders may face from new ways of working to managing multi-generational teams

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact  Lucy Guille. 

12:35 - 13:25  Executive Networking Reception

13:25 - 13:30  Closing Comments

13:30 - 14:00  Keynote

Transforming Agility & Security in a Cloud World

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Tom Linckens

EVP & CIO

Bertelsmann

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Alex Teteris

EMEA Transformation & Strategy Leader

Zscaler

The cloud and mobility are powerful enablers of digital transformation, but many IT organisations are grappling with legacy architectures and processes that haven't evolved in over 30 years. When apps lived in the data centre, it made sense to invest in building a 'hub-and-spoke' network and to protect that network by employing a 'castle-and-moat' security model. But agility demands from both internal and external stakeholders in the new world of SaaS, cloud and mobility requires organisations to evolve their network and security architectures.

27 November 2019 - afternoon

14:00 - 14:15  Networking Break

14:15 - 15:00  Breakout Session

Become a Product & Engineering-Led Technology Organisation

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Atul Bhardwaj

EVP & CTO

MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group

MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group’s IT department was no stranger to transformations, yet it was only their fifth transformation that began to drive technology to be a strategic asset. Leading the charge was their newly appointed CTO, Atul Bhardwaj, who joined the executive board fundamentally change the organisation’s approach to digital and technology in just 18 months.

Join Bhardwaj as he shares:

  • The journey of a complete IT transformation
  • How to make the business think through the lens of technology products
  • Lessons learned and advice for other IT leaders going through similar transformations

14:15 - 15:00  Executive Boardroom

Re-Imagine the Future and Become a Data-Driven Company

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Mercedes Pantoja

Head of Technology & Architecture

LATAM

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Esteban Remecz

CIO

Maxion Wheels

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Minas Botzoglou

Regional Sales Director DACH

Delphix

Over 80% of a business’s data sits in Enterprise Applications, this data drives business critical operations and fuels new Application development which creates new digital experiences for customers.

However, many businesses struggle to move, manage and harness their data with the speed and efficiency needed to drive swift Application development. Application development life cycles are often long and resource intensive.

During this roundtable we will discuss the ‘why’, including:

  • What it takes to become a data-driven organisation; discussing the bottlenecks, organisational roadblocks and exploring ways to shorten Applications development life cycles.
  • The major barriers to harnessing data such as organisational, technical, legacy IT infrastructure, data silos, data security, and skills shortages


Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Lucy Guille.

14:15 - 15:00  Executive Boardroom

Connecting with the Digital Customer

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Harald Greiner

VP, IT - Technology & Sourcing

Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH & Co. KG

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Carsten Trapp

Vice President IT

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG

For many organisations, the digital ecosystem begins with the customer. To capture maximum value, CIOs must ensure that the customer experience is seamless – creating the right channels for connection, capturing and utilising the right data to innovate products or services, and enhancing the speed-to-delivery for new business lines.

In this interactive session, you’ll discuss:

  • The expectations of the digital-first customer
  • The CIO’s role in product development and design in a digital economy
  • How to evolve a data-centric approach to consumer insight and foster new business opportunities

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Lucy Guille.

15:00 - 15:30  Networking Break

15:30 - 16:15  Breakout Session

Designing a Sustainable Digital Culture in the Digital Era

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Bettina Tratz-Ryan

VP Analyst

Gartner

The execution of digital transformation strategies is requiring new leadership perspectives that open the empowerment for employees, users and citizens to be part of this journey. Change agility is required when leadership decisions bounce between technology and business innovation, as well as traditional organisational mentality. This presentation will introduce strategies that accelerate diverse and inclusive organisational culture while enforcing digital equity.

15:30 - 16:15  Executive Boardroom

The Convergence of IT and OT

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Henning Krüger

CIO

Lufthansa Technik AG

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Ralf Werner

CIO & CDO

Open Grid Europe GmbH

The Internet of Things and automation advancements have enabled manufacturing and other industries to modernize factories, reduce operational costs and raise efficiency. Due to these advancements, IT and OT need to be more aligned than ever. In this discussion you’ll cover:

  • Best practices to cultivate the relationship between IT and OT to drive execution
  • The inherent hurdles innovative projects create, such as change management and reskilling staff and security
  • What Industry 4.0 success looks like, and advice for those starting the journey

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Lucy Guille.

15:30 - 16:15  Executive Boardroom

The Future Role of a CIO

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Tom Linckens

EVP & CIO

Bertelsmann

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Esteban Remecz

CIO

Maxion Wheels

As the digital agenda becomes part of a business’ DNA, the CIO’s relationship with the business can only strengthen. But why stop there? With such expertise in business and technology there is a plethora of options for a CIO’s next step; including executive board positions.

Join this discussion to:

  • Explore the professional journey from technology leader to business leader
  • Bring the technology agenda to board level
  • Discover what is possible after the CIO role?

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Lucy Guille.

16:15 - 16:30  Networking Break

16:30 - 17:05  Keynote

Why People are Key and IT Matters to “Digitalise the Core”

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Dr. Stefan Henkel

CIO

Siemens Healthineers

Within the context of digitalisation, the dynamics of technological drivers and user behaviour accelerate constantly. Against this background, Siemens Healthcare’s IT strategic focus is to “Digitalise the Core”. This tackles four focus fields – “Innovation for Users”, “Cybersecurity”, “Applications and Processes”, and “Digital Transformation of IT (DigIT)”.

Join Dr. Henkel, as he expands on the following key takeaways and more:

  • IT is driver of and affected by digitalisation at the same time
  • Creating and cultivating a sustainable capability (digital) transformation is key
  • Digital transformation requires a special focus on change management and the people

17:05 - 17:20  Closing Comments

17:20 - 18:00  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Hilton Frankfurt City Centre

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Keynote Sponsor
Presenting Sponsor
Boardroom Sponsors
Session Host

DACH CIO Community Managers


For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program contacts.

Ryan Greig

Brand Director

+44 (0)1784 268 771

ryan.greig@gartner.com

Lucy Guille

Conference Attendance Manager

+44 (0)7701 308 981

lucy.guille@gartner.com

Chloe Stevenson

Programme Manager

+44 (0)7701 308 236

chloe.stevenson@gartner.com