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Italy CIO Executive Summit

28 May 2024 | Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel

28 May 2024
Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Italy's top CIOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

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

Create Alignment with Business to Demonstrate IT & Security’s True Value

Unlock AI’s Potential through Trust, Leadership Buy-In and Governance

Converging IT & Digital Transformation to Increase Operational Efficiencies

Italy CIO Governing Body


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

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CIO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your Italy CIO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

Agenda


27 May 2024

28 May 2024

18:00 - 21:00  Networking

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Exclusive to Governing Body members and select guests, this dinner is a can’t-miss opportunity to connect with your peers prior to tomorrow’s Executive Summit. Please join your colleagues for an evening of good food, wine, and lively networking.

08:30 - 09:30  Registration & Breakfast

09:30 - 10:15  Keynote

Empowering Leadership and Diverse Perspectives in Digital Transformation

Joanna Pamphilis headshot

Joanna Pamphilis

Global Head, Investments & Securities Digital Products, CD&IO

UniCredit

Join Joanna Pamphilis, CDIO at Unicredit as she shares how organisations can leverage the power of women in leadership to achieve sustainable digital transformation. By highlighting actionable steps to foster change management and cultivate a culture that celebrates varied viewpoints, this keynote will aim to provide you with the tools you need as a leader to transform your digital objectives.

In this session, Joanna will share how to:

  • Identify, develop and foster digital leadership qualities for transformation
  • Create an inclusive culture that encourages diversity of thought for innovation
  • Understand the future of digital leadership and the crossroads of emerging technologies, empowering leadership and diverse perspectives

10:15 - 10:45  Break

10:45 - 11:30  Breakout Session

Manage Business Expectations on AI to Deliver True Value

Roberto Tundo headshot

Roberto Tundo

Group Chief Technology, Innovation & Digital Officer

Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane

 More details coming soon!

10:45 - 11:30  Breakout Session

Case Study on Incident Response by Iveco Group

Guido Barbero headshot

Guido Barbero

ICT Chief, CISO

Iveco Group

 More details coming soon!

11:30 - 12:35  Networking Break

11:40 - 12:25  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a one-on-one setting through Evanta’s Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

12:35 - 13:20  Executive Boardroom

AI Deployments — How CIOs Must Balance Strategy and Security with Fast Adoption

Haider Pasha headshot

Haider Pasha

Chief Security Officer, EMEA & LATAM

Palo Alto Networks

Pierantonio Azzalini headshot

Pierantonio Azzalini

Group CIO

Fincantieri

The potential of Generative AI to drive IT leaders faster and securely towards their business goals is clear. While these innovations promise to bring tremendous efficiency, protecting organisations during the era of AI will become increasingly difficult. How can IT Leaders better use these technologies to achieve enterprise-wide goals? How can they ensure the adoption of such technologies does not expose the business to unanticipated risks and consequences?

Join this session to explore:

  • Leveraging generative AI to drive business transformation
  • Updating legacy security controls to accelerate use of generative AI
  • Collaborating with business units to formulate user policies, training and guidance

12:35 - 13:20  Breakout Session

If You Have a Brain, You Have Bias — The Neuroscience of Decision Making

Marcia Goddard headshot

Marcia Goddard

Chief Culture Officer

The Contentment Foundation

As IT and Security leaders within your organisation, making the optimal decisions based on the data and metrics available is imperative to accelerate digital initiatives and ensure the ongoing security of the business. However, the impact our unconscious biases have in the decisions we make may well affect the overall outcome, as well as the performance of your teams. Join Marcia Goddard as she shares how to address your internal biases to make better decisions in your role.

Specifically, Marcia will cover:

  • How to overcome unconscious bias within your teams to make better-informed, data-driven decisions
  • Addressing biases in recruitment to ensure diverse, effective IT and Security teams
  • Building a sustainable high-performance culture to enable digital business

13:20 - 14:30  Lunch Service

14:30 - 15:15  Keynote

Lunchtime Keynote

 More details coming soon!

15:15 - 15:30  Break

15:30 - 16:15  Breakout Session

Case Study by Gartner

15:30 - 16:15  Executive Boardroom

Analysing Your Application Infrastructure Strategy to Enhance Efficiency

Francesca Porta headshot

Francesca Porta

EMEA CIO & Global Head of IT Strategy

Autogrill

Andrea Ciccolini headshot

Andrea Ciccolini

Global CIO

Amplifon

Applications can make or break an organisation’s growth. Too many and you create opportunity for inefficiencies; too few and you risk being behind the curve. How can CIOs evolve their application infrastructure to streamline processes and maximise business value?

Join this session to discuss strategies to:

  • Build a business case to rationalise technology and increase resource allocation
  • Create agile IT architecture to evolve with ever-changing business objectives
  • Communicate change and value of applications to senior stakeholders

16:15 - 16:30  Networking Break

16:30 - 17:15  Keynote

Bridging the gap Between IT, Security & Business

Gilberto Tosca headshot

Gilberto Tosca

Chief Technology & Information Officer

Gucci

Daniele Dal Re headshot

Daniele Dal Re

CISO

Gucci

Join Gilberto Tosca, Gucci Chief Technology and Information Officer, and Daniele Dal Re, Gucci Chief Information Security Officer, as they share their experience in bridging the gap between IT, Security, and Business by engaging the CEO in the conversation. By providing real-life examples of their experience in leading technology in diverse and specific business environments, Gilberto and Daniele will help you onboard your executive teams on this journey.

In this session, Gilberto and Daniele will discuss:

  • The complexity behind the business and the underlying technology applied in their company environment
  • Their respective professional experiences and how these played a role in realizing their technology objectives

17:15 - 18:00  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

18:00 - 21:00  Networking

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Exclusive to Governing Body members and select guests, this dinner is a can’t-miss opportunity to connect with your peers prior to tomorrow’s Executive Summit. Please join your colleagues for an evening of good food, wine, and lively networking.

08:30 - 09:30  Registration & Breakfast

09:30 - 10:15  Keynote

Empowering Leadership and Diverse Perspectives in Digital Transformation

Joanna Pamphilis headshot

Joanna Pamphilis

Global Head, Investments & Securities Digital Products, CD&IO

UniCredit

Join Joanna Pamphilis, CDIO at Unicredit as she shares how organisations can leverage the power of women in leadership to achieve sustainable digital transformation. By highlighting actionable steps to foster change management and cultivate a culture that celebrates varied viewpoints, this keynote will aim to provide you with the tools you need as a leader to transform your digital objectives.

In this session, Joanna will share how to:

  • Identify, develop and foster digital leadership qualities for transformation
  • Create an inclusive culture that encourages diversity of thought for innovation
  • Understand the future of digital leadership and the crossroads of emerging technologies, empowering leadership and diverse perspectives

10:15 - 10:45  Break

10:45 - 11:30  Breakout Session

Manage Business Expectations on AI to Deliver True Value

Roberto Tundo headshot

Roberto Tundo

Group Chief Technology, Innovation & Digital Officer

Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane

 More details coming soon!

10:45 - 11:30  Breakout Session

Case Study on Incident Response by Iveco Group

Guido Barbero headshot

Guido Barbero

ICT Chief, CISO

Iveco Group

 More details coming soon!

10:45 - 11:30  Executive Boardroom

Threat Intelligence and Third-Party Risk — Doubling Down on Critical Vulnerabilities

Rigo Van den Broeck headshot

Rigo Van den Broeck

EVP, Cyber Security Product Innovation

Mastercard

Alessandro Paglione headshot

Alessandro Paglione

Group CyberSecurity Coordinator

MBDA

Guido Bagnasco headshot

Guido Bagnasco

Information Security Officer

Randstad Italia

The complete entanglement of cyber risk with business risk is becoming increasingly visible. CISOs now have an opportunity to better pinpoint third parties that present a threat to the organisation. Yet the increasing complexities of third party, and even fourth party, risk management, prompted by a wide range of evolving threats, demands heightened attention. How can CISOs ensure they have a clear overview of the threat landscape and vulnerabilities across ecosystems and supply chains?

Join this session to discuss:

  • Identification of vulnerabilities across your vendor landscape to prioritise response efforts
  • Best practices for mitigating a new wave of sophisticated attacks to keep assets safe
  • The role threat intelligence plays in risk management strategies to safeguard your digital ecosystem

11:30 - 12:35  Networking Break

11:40 - 12:25  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a one-on-one setting through Evanta’s Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

12:35 - 13:20  Breakout Session

If You Have a Brain, You Have Bias — The Neuroscience of Decision Making

Marcia Goddard headshot

Marcia Goddard

Chief Culture Officer

The Contentment Foundation

As IT and Security leaders within your organisation, making the optimal decisions based on the data and metrics available is imperative to accelerate digital initiatives and ensure the ongoing security of the business. However, the impact our unconscious biases have in the decisions we make may well affect the overall outcome, as well as the performance of your teams. Join Marcia Goddard as she shares how to address your internal biases to make better decisions in your role.

Specifically, Marcia will cover:

  • How to overcome unconscious bias within your teams to make better-informed, data-driven decisions
  • Addressing biases in recruitment to ensure diverse, effective IT and Security teams
  • Building a sustainable high-performance culture to enable digital business

13:20 - 14:30  Lunch Service

14:30 - 15:15  Keynote

Lunchtime Keynote

 More details coming soon!

15:15 - 15:30  Break

15:30 - 16:15  Breakout Session

Case Study by Gartner

15:30 - 16:15  Executive Boardroom

Best Practices for Maintaining Resilience in the Cloud

Marco Ortolani headshot

Marco Ortolani

Head of Information Security & Business Continuity

Open Fiber

When users are everywhere and you are balancing cloud, on premise and SaaS environments, being able to have a clear view of your security posture is critical. CISOs must collaborate with business units to streamline technology and foster a security-aware mindset to improve resilience.

Join this Executive Boardroom to discuss how to:

  • Collaborate with business units to optimise technology costs and improve security across cloud environments
  • Implement, manage and communicate a security first approach across the business
  • Increase automation to identify vulnerabilities quicker and protect assets in the cloud

16:15 - 16:30  Networking Break

16:30 - 17:15  Keynote

Bridging the gap Between IT, Security & Business

Gilberto Tosca headshot

Gilberto Tosca

Chief Technology & Information Officer

Gucci

Daniele Dal Re headshot

Daniele Dal Re

CISO

Gucci

Join Gilberto Tosca, Gucci Chief Technology and Information Officer, and Daniele Dal Re, Gucci Chief Information Security Officer, as they share their experience in bridging the gap between IT, Security, and Business by engaging the CEO in the conversation. By providing real-life examples of their experience in leading technology in diverse and specific business environments, Gilberto and Daniele will help you onboard your executive teams on this journey.

In this session, Gilberto and Daniele will discuss:

  • The complexity behind the business and the underlying technology applied in their company environment
  • Their respective professional experiences and how these played a role in realizing their technology objectives

17:15 - 18:00  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

27 May 2024

28 May 2024

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering


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Location


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling +39 06 35091. Please mention Evanta Italy CXO Executive to ensure the appropriate room rate.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of €550 EUR (plus tax) is 6 May 2024.

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+44 (0)7701 308 236

chloe.stevenson@gartner.com