DACH CIO Virtual Executive Summit

18 November 2020 | 09:00 - 14:30 CET

18 November 2020 | 09:00 - 14:30 CET


Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Munich CIO Virtual 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


Vijay Rathnaparkhe

Robert Bosch GmbH


18 November 2020

09:00 - 10:00 CET Virtual Summit Keynote

Performing in 2021 – Executing the New Normal

A paradigm shift has occurred in the last few months, positioning IT as agile superheroes. CIOs now must plan for a new wave of business expectations and quickly develop revenue generating innovations, while balancing employee workloads and resource capacity. In this keynote, CIOs will share how they intend to capitalise on their new position as a strategic business driver.

10:00 - 11:00 CET Virtual Summit Boardroom

IT Strategy Shift – Pivoting with the Digital Customer

The spring pandemic only accelerated the growing trend of building out engaging digital experiences that meet your customers where they live. In this boardroom discussion, CIOs collaborate over new and innovative ways to connect digital-first consumers with the brands they follow. 

In this virtual boardroom discussion, CIOs will discuss:

  • Strategies to partner across the organisation to drive digital offerings

  • How to identify and execute digital priorities

  • Best practices for implementing on an accelerated timeline

10:00 - 11:00 CET Virtual Summit Boardroom

Accelerating Digital Business Initiatives

As a CIO, it is crucial to enable the digital agenda while connecting technology with business value. During this unprecedented time, organisations can leverage digital offerings to alleviate impacts on operations and business performance. 

In this virtual boardroom discussion, CIOs will discuss:

  • How to reprioritise digital projects to meet new needs

  • Strategies to communicate value to your board

  • New and existing partnerships to push objectives forward

14:00 - 14:30 CET Networking

Community Discussion

 An informal and interactive opportunity for you to network with peers in small groups. 

16:00 - 17:00 CET Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

 Meet 1-to-1 with peers in your community for in-depth conversations. 

11:45 - 12:15 CET Break

Midday Break

Midday Break

12:15 - 13:00 CET Virtual Summit Keynote

Closing Keynote

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13:00 - 14:00 CET Virtual Summit Boardroom

Redefining the Role of the CIO

Increased demand and truncated timelines have ushered in a new vision of technology leadership in the enterprise. CIOs will have to adjust their focus to coordinate and advance digital initiatives that are increasingly defined and led by leaders throughout the enterprise. While this may reduce the breadth of CIOs’ responsibilities over time, their influence and impact within their organisation will not change. 

In this session, you will discuss how to:

  • Manage new digital foundations with more speed to market

  • Redesign the IT operating model to allow IT and business teams to collaborate more closely

  • Evolve from digital evangelists to catalysts of other leaders’ digital ambitions

13:00 - 14:00 CET Virtual Summit Boardroom

The Real Value of AI

Management boards and CIOs alike talk at length about the potential impact of artificial intelligence and machine learning on business processes, proficiency and performance. This session aims beyond the AI hype to target real world results in the enterprise. 

Join your peers to discuss:  

  • Building AI awareness and capabilities to move from POCs to production 

  • Practical use cases that drive successful outcomes  

  • The right tools and suppliers for your business 

11:00 - 11:45 CET Virtual Summit Keynote

Let’s Get Personal | The Evolving CIO

If the past several months has done one thing for the CIO, it’s caused these executives to reflect on how to lead up, down, and across the organisation. In this keynote, CIOs will discuss how and why they have had to select new tools in their leadership toolkits, including trust, empathy and increased communication, in order to lead the organisation through disrupted times. 


DACH CIO Programme Manager

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

Lucy Guille

+44 (0)7701 308 981