Nordic CIO Executive Summit

22 October 2020, Sheraton Stockholm

22 October 2020
Sheraton Stockholm

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Nordic 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

Nordic CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

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Mats Hultin

Ericsson
Group CIO

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Åshild Hanne Larsen

Equinor
CIO & SVP, Corporate IT

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Alf Otterstad

DNB
EVP, IT Group

Agenda


21 October 2020

18:30 - 21:30Governing 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. Please join us at a beautiful venue in the heart of Stockholm where attendees will enjoy an evening of dynamic discussion, fantastic wine and gourmet dishes. 

22 October 2020 - morning

08:00 - 09:00Registration & Breakfast

09:00 - 09:15Opening Comments

09:15 - 09:45Keynote

Transforming Legacy Organisations

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Kris Østergaard

Chief Learning & Innovation Officer, and Co-founder

SingularityU Nordic

Larger, established organisations have very complex systems, which challenge their innovation powers. Therefore, they need to transform their status quo cultures into cultures full of innovators. CIOs must lead the way to identify the individual, organisational and societal patterns that create barriers towards innovation and conduct optimising, augmenting and mutating innovation simultaneously to become the innovation champions of the future. 

Open the day with a thought-provoking keynote from the Co-founder of SingularityU Nordic on how to: 

  • Identify barriers of innovation 
  • Create the correct culture for your organisation to succeed in the future 
  • Pinpoint key metrics to measure success 

09:45 - 10:00Networking Break

10:00 - 10:45Breakout Session

From Grocer to Disruptor

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Morten Holm Christiansen

CIO/CTO

Coop Danmark

Customer behaviours, needs and expectations are constantly evolving, putting traditional businesses in jeopardy. Developing new customer-centric digital offerings was vital for Coop Denmark to survive the hostile retail industry devastated by e-commerce and new eating habits. 

Join this session as Coop Denmark's CIO shares how to: 

  • Leverage data to provide personalisation, convenience, and fulfilment to customers 
  • Transform legacy systems to allow for continuous digital experimentation and innovation
  • Balancing digital and physical offerings to compete with global disruptors 

10:00 - 10:45Executive Boardroom

Diversity and Inclusion in IT

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Jaakko Virevesi

VP, Group IT

Andritz

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Eva Listi

CIO

Systembolaget

Diversity and inclusion are no longer a “nice to have” for organisations. They’re now a recognised as part of a core strategy to attract and retain great talent and to ensure your company will thrive in the midst of disruption. Discuss the key components to help you move the dial on diversity in tech, including: 

  • Bringing the diversity conversation to the board 
  • Creating a culture of inclusion across the IT function 
  • Moving from the "why" to the "how" 


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 CIOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Ingvild Hokstad at Ingvild.Hokstad@gartner.com

10:00 - 10:45Executive Boardroom

The Convergence of IT and OT

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Niklas Osslen

Group CIO

IKEA

The Internet of Things, data and analytics, and automation advancements have enabled manufacturing and other industries to modernise factories, reduce operational costs and improve security efficiency. Due to these advancements, IT and OT need to be more aligned than ever.

In this discussion you’ll discuss:

  • Best practices to cultivate the relationship between IT and OT to drive execution
  • How to align IT and OT security and manage OT security costs
  • The inherent hurdles innovative projects create, such as change management and reskilling staff

 

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 CIOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Ingvild Hokstad at Ingvild.Hokstad@gartner.com

10:45 - 11:15Networking Break

22 October 2020 - mid-afternoon

11:15 - 12:00Breakout Session

Danske Bank's Journey to Digital

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Fredrik Lindström

Group CIO, Executive Vice President

Danske Bank

During the last few years, the environment in which banks operate has undergone significant changes and continues to do so at an increasing pace. New entrants compete with strong digital offerings, and traditional banks ramp up their digital efforts in response. The technology and digital experience that Danske Bank delivers to customers and employees must be first-class and delivered at speed. Hence, the ability to react and respond to the ever-increasing customer expectations is key for the future success of Danske Bank.

In this session, Danske Bank’s CIO will share:

  • How banks’ operating environments have undergone significant changes putting the traditional development model of banks under pressure
  • How the banking industry has leveraged technology and its unintended side effects
  • How Danske Banks reacts and responds to the customers’ ever-increasing and changing expectations and needs including speed and digital experience

11:15 - 12:00Breakout Session

IT at the Heart of Telia Company’s Change Journey

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Anders Candell

CIO and Head of IT

Telia Company

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Anna Granö

Managing Director, Sweden

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Telia Company’s journey as the new generation telco continues. They are currently changing their ways of working, their structure and steering. By working smarter together, Telia Company can deliver more value to customers and stakeholders faster and more efficiently.

In this session you'll learn:

  • The need for transformation to drive the business forward
  • Why and how IT should be at the heart of this journey driving change in all dimensions – technology, organisation, people and culture
  • Reflections of the journey so far and next steps for success

11:15 - 12:00Executive Boardroom

Managing Cloud Migration the Right Way

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Hans Blomgren

Group CIO

Sandvik

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Kjell Rune Tveita

CIO

If P&C Insurance

The cloud is often the vehicle for new technology — digital business models, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. However, how do you keep the same level of governance and operational management during a cloud migration? Interact with your peers on: 

  • How architectures and techniques evolve to get maximum value from the cloud
  • Balancing IT-lead and business-lead operations 
  • Vendor management, risk assessments and security reviews 


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 CIOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Ingvild Hokstad at Ingvild.Hokstad@gartner.com

12:00 - 12:10Networking Break

12:10 - 13:05Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

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

12:45 - 13:40Lunch & Comments

13:40 - 13:45Networking Break

22 October 2020 - afternoon

13:45 - 14:15Keynote

The CIO Mandate for Secure Cloud Transformation

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Kavitha Mariappan

SVP, Customer Experience and Transformation

Zscaler

The new way of work is remote, mobile-first, and cloud-based. Employees expect instant, secure access to applications, information, and resources. Meanwhile, threats proliferate, VPNs lag, hardware costs rise, and little is truly secure. Hub-and-spoke networks employing castle-and-moat security are no longer tenable, and technology leaders that cling to legacy architectures put enterprises at risk. Secure Cloud Transformation is a practical cyber security approach that prioritises security and user performance to align with today’s way of working.

In this session, we'll discuss how enterprise IT leaders can:

  • Improve customer digital experience while safeguarding sensitive information
  • Increase user performance while minimising risk
  • Drive revenue and scalability while controlling costs

14:15 - 14:30Networking Break

14:30 - 15:15Breakout Session

Interactive Roundtables

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Alf Otterstad

EVP, IT Group

DNB

 This roundtable session will give you the chance to interact with peers in small groups facing similar challenges and opportunities on a specific topic. Engage with fellow CIOs on any of the following topics: 

  • Executing While Moderating
  • Improving the Pace of IT
  • Developing IT Leaders
  • Customer-Centric Strategies 
  • The Talent Challenge
  • Leveraging Artificial Intelligence
  • Convergence of IT & OT

14:30 - 15:15Executive Boardroom

Bring IT and Business Together with Agile

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Ulrica Holmgren

CIO

Länsförsäkringar

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Annika Rådeström

CIO

ICA Sverige AB

In the burgeoning space of agile development and delivery, if technology leaders aren’t setting the pace, they are scurrying to keep pace with nonstop business-wide demand. 

In this closed-door session discuss how: 

  • CIOs can achieve a collaborative mindset to iterate faster and show value
  • To set up cross-functional teams focused on products/outcomes over process
  • To consider the future state delivery model and agile’s transforming capabilities at scale


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 CIOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Ingvild Hokstad at Ingvild.Hokstad@gartner.com

14:30 - 15:15Executive Boardroom

The Real Value of AI

Management boards and CIOs alike talk at length about the potential AI could have on their business processes, proficiency and performance, yet how can you separate fact from hype and fiction?

In this Executive Boardroom you'll discuss:

  • Building AI awareness and capabilities to move from PoCs to production
  • Practical use cases that drive business results
  • The right tools and suppliers for your business


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 CIOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Ingvild Hokstad at Ingvild.Hokstad@gartner.com

15:15 - 15:30Networking Break

15:30 - 16:15Breakout Session

If You Want to Succeed at Innovation, Define Failure Not Success

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Peter Skyttegaard

Sr Director, Analyst

Gartner

It's all well and good to say: Fail fast! Fail forward! Fail often! But you’re not a Silicon Valley start-up, and therefore you’re up against organisational antibodies that are stealthy and insidious. In most cases, there is an incompatibility between the failure required for successful innovation and the failure-phobia that inhabits corporate cultures.

In this interactive session, you’ll learn:

  • The difference between good and bad innovation failure
  • How your peers are approaching failure and innovation
  • How to get around the innovation-killing antibodies that lurk in every enterprise

15:30 - 16:15Executive Boardroom

The Strategic Approach to Security

The threat of a cyber attack on organisations is constantly evolving, what protected you in 2019 may not be enough to protect you in 2020. Thus CIOs need to think about cybersecurity from a strategic perspective. 

Discuss best practices and challenges with your peers on how to: 

  • Achieve a level of understanding from the board on cybersecurity 
  • Bring together IT, security and the business in a centralised way
  • Prioritise your security controls


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 CIOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Ingvild Hokstad at Ingvild.Hokstad@gartner.com

16:15 - 16:30Networking Break

16:30 - 17:05Keynote

IT Transformation — Setting an Example for the Business

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Henrik Amsinck

CIO

Lego

The realities of becoming a digital business when you have a decades long legacy as a traditional enterprise is a daunting challenge. In many ways you have to jump in the water and start learning to swim. Henrik Amsinck will tell you his CIO story on jumping into the digital void and learning to swim. Henrik has transformed the traditional IT function into a digital product organisation paying quite a few personal sacrifices, but he is now rewarded by seeing other business units to follow suit - inspired by his highly motivated technology organization.

In this interactive keynote, Amsinck will share:

  • LEGO's digitalisation history
  • How to upgrade a legacy platform to a digital enterprise platform
  • How to inspire the business to organise development into a product approach

17:05 - 17:15Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

17:15 - 18:00Closing Comments

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

Ingvild Hokstad

+44 (0)1784 268 045

ingvild.hokstad@gartner.com

Ryan Greig

+44 (0)1784 268 771

ryan.greig@gartner.com