UK & Ireland CIO Executive Summit

19 June 2019 | London Hilton on Park Lane

19 June 2019
London Hilton on Park Lane

Collaborate with your peers

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

UK & Ireland CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Marina Bellini

BAT
Chief Information and Digital Officer, Director, Digital and Information

Diane Bitzel

Intertek
Group CIO

Claire Dickson

BP
CIO, Downstream

David Germain

RSA Group plc
Group CIO

Helen Walker

Department for Education
Chief Technology Officer

Craig Walker

Shell Downstream
VP & CIO

Agenda


17 June 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 Hilton Park Lane within the Wellington room, where attendees will enjoy dynamic discussions, fantastic wine and gourmet dishes whilst enjoying fantastic views of Hyde Park.

18 June 2019 - morning

08:00 - 08:45  Registration & Breakfast

08:45 - 09:40  Keynote

Thoughtfully Ruthless Secrets for Every Successful CIO

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Val Wright

Global Leadership & Innovation Expert, Author of Thoughtfully Ruthless

What is the greatest lesson Val Wright has learned from her research, writing, and speaking on the subject of innovation while working with executives from Starbucks, LinkedIn, Financial Times, and Google? Her experiences have shown time and time again that it’s not the economy, market conditions, or competition that’s holding your business back; the secret is locked inside how leaders ruthlessly, (in a thoughtful way,) manage their time, energy, and resources, in parallel.

Join Val for an interactive session where you will:

  • Learn how to magically invent more time and create additional capacity
  • Understand how to easily demonstrate your IT and technology brilliance
  • Become Thoughtfully Ruthless by focusing your time and energy on products, profits, and customers not internal energy black holes
  • Discover how to evaluate and act to create an organization that catapults profit, revenue, and market share

09:40 - 09:55  Networking Break

09:55 - 10:40  Breakout Session

Ask the Expert - Building Strategies in a Digital World

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Ian Cox

Senior Director, Analyst

Gartner

To succeed in digital business, organisations need a strategy that provides clarity about long-term direction while remaining flexible enough to deal with the dynamic and rapidly changing environment in which they operate. This requires a new approach to strategy creation.

This interactive session will answer questions such as how to:

  • Create strategy when business needs are changing so quickly?
  • Get the board interested in I&T strategy?
  • Showcase ROI on I&T strategies

Attendees must register for this session. Seating is limited to 50 people and priority is given to C-level attendees.

09:55 - 10:40  Breakout Session

Achieve 100% Analytics Adoption with a New Class of Enterprise Intelligence

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Rob Davis

Vice President, Product Management, International

MicroStrategy, Inc.

Despite having access to a wealth of data, enterprises still struggle to effectively deliver trusted insights to the entire workforce—preventing them from realising the full value of their data investments. Overcoming this challenge takes pervasive adoption of trusted analytics.

This session will cover:

  • Mastering the next wave of Enterprise Intelligence with zero-click analytics
  • Empowering your workforce to get more from tools they use, every day
  •  Using mobile productivity apps to impact every business role and function

09:55 - 10:40  Executive Boardroom

Articulating and Supporting Your Organisation’s Cyber Risk Strategy

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Graeme Hackland

Chief Information Officer

Williams F1

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Ewen O'Brien

VP EMEA Enterprise

BitSight Technologies

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 your digital supply chain risk
  • 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.

09:55 - 10:40  Executive Boardroom

Creating a Customer-Centric Strategy – Embrace a Digitally Enhanced Customer Experience

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Craig Walker

VP & CIO

Shell Downstream

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Adam Spearing

Field CTO and Head of Ecosystems, EMEA

Salesforce.com

As emerging technologies like AI reshape the digital landscape, businesses are exploring new ways to create smart and engaging digital customer experiences. Carve out some valuable face-to-face time with technology peers innovating around exciting new developments in this space.

You’ll discuss:

  • Investments your peers are making,
  • Early success stories and the benefits of connecting your enterprise to a more intelligent, digitally enhanced customer experience

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 your event Program Manager.

10:40 - 10:50  Networking Break

18 June 2019 - mid-afternoon

10:50 - 11:49  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

Empowering Leaders to Deliver Business Value

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Helen Walker

Chief Technology Officer

Department for Education

IT is no longer a separate entity in an organisation. A function that touches every part of the business requires strong leadership from frontline managers to middle management to director-level to drive value.

Join Helen to learn more about:

  • 1:1 coaching and positive role models as strategies to improve the IT talent pipeline
  • How to understand your people’s motivations, how they perform and how they like to be rewarded
  • How to challenge the status-quo and keep a culture of empowerment, delegation and distributed leadership

11:50 - 12:35  Breakout Session

Transforming the IT Value Chain

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John Sullivan

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Virgin Trains

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Chris Pope

VP Innovation

ServiceNow

As technology continues to be the primary driver of business capability, CIOs have stopped being looked to as simply providers of internal technical support. IT executives must modernise the enterprise to move to value-based, iterative approaches to technology implementation and utilisation while also driving cultural change. This session explores:

  • Enterprise platform strategy vs. siloed, single-purpose technology stack
  • How do CIOs align IT investments to business top priorities?
  • How does IT make smarter decisions across the entire IT value chain?

11:50 - 12:35  Executive Boardroom

Accelerate Digital Transformation – What’s Next

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Oliver Ogg

Head of Digital Transformation and Strategy

Apigee

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Tom Linckens

EVP & CIO

Bertelsmann

In an increasingly competitive landscape, new thinking, new technology and new ways of doing business are essential. But to fully embrace and leverage innovation, CIOs must be fully aligned to the strategy and execution of the organisation whilst driving the evolution of digital products at pace.

Take this opportunity to discuss methodologies for defining new opportunities through technology, including:

  • Exploring APIs to expose key business assets to make faster, better decisions
  • Giving your people the right techniques & tools to foster a digital culture
  • Powering the next set of innovative solutions and customer experiences with APIs

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

Designing Organisations to Flex for the Future

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David Germain

Group CIO

RSA Group plc

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Harry Winstanley

Group CIO

Unipart Group Limited

The rapid pace of change in the world today will mean that one in six organisations will fail in the next five years because they can’t keep up. Surviving and thriving in today’s industries requires creating innovative ways to respond and evolve at speed. This means moving away from the legacy systems and process rigidity associated with traditional business models. It means finding ingenious ways to drive and sustain growth in the face of rapid technology and customer changes.

In short, it means fundamentally re-imaging your organisation's entire set-up, including your approach to digital. It’s no longer plausible to adopt a ‘digital at the edge’ approach. Today’s organisations must be digital at the core. Yet, it’s not easy for organisations – particularly the big, legacy ones – to pivot at speed.

Under Chatham House Rule, this conversation will cover:

  • What are your war stories when transforming your firm to a digitally driven enterprise? 
  • Share your lessons and make new connections

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 - 13:20  Lunch & Comments

13:25 - 14:00  Keynote

Transforming Agility & Security in a Cloud World

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Alex Teteris

EMEA Transformation & Strategy Leader

Zscaler

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Tom Linckens

EVP & CIO

Bertelsmann

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Dave Lynch

Group Chief Information Officer

FirstGroup

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. 

In this session, senior IT leaders will: 

  • Explore real-world scenarios and best practices 
  • Share how to successfully navigate the journey to the cloud

18 June 2019 - afternoon

14:00 - 14:15  Networking Break

14:15 - 15:00  Breakout Session

Collaborating to Solve Client's Biggest Challenges

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Darren Martin

Group CTO

Wood

Wood had pockets of brilliance, but it was locked deeply within sectors, geographies and client contracts hindering collaboration. It was necessary to start again, and build a new team of collegiate, globally connected leaders to drive transformation in an accelerated and purposeful way. 

Wood’s CTO will share how to:

  • Harness engineering domain expertise with digital disruption to optimise total expenditure
  • Bring great minds together to create solutions impacting client’s total expenditure
  • Persuade the board to increase investment in innovation and link it to business cases 

14:15 - 15:00  Breakout Session

Implementing and Adapting a Cloud Strategy

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Christian Reilly

VP, Chief Technology Officer

Citrix

CIOs are continuing to look toward the Cloud to deliver true business value through flexibility, cost optimisation and empowering users to be as productive as possible. This session will focus on a discussion of how to move past “lift and shift” approaches to the Cloud and how to generate competitive advantage as you adopt more Cloud technologies and services.

This session will explore:

  • Design considerations for delivering applications in the Cloud
  • How to think and operate in the world of hybrid multi cloud
  • Tools and techniques focused on optimising Cloud strategies

14:15 - 15:00  Executive Boardroom

What's Next for a CIO?

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Andrew Quail

Director of IT and Innovation

SGN

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Gian Fulgoni

CIO

Intu Properties plc

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
  • Discuss why the role of the CIO opens up the pathway to other c-level positions

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

Real-Life Applications of Artificial Intelligence

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Diane Bitzel

Group CIO

Intertek

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Phil Le-Brun

VP - Global Technology Development

McDonald's Corporation

Deep neural networks are bringing new capabilities to AI, creating smart systems that can outperform human labor at many tasks. These new systems bring business advantage to successful implementers. But success is not easy to come by.

This session gives an opportunity for you and your peers to discuss and share:

  • Progress and challenges in implementing AI-based initiatives to advance your business
  •  Best practices from the AI and ML space

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

Creating an IT Committee at Board Level

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Mark Hall

Group IT Director

Legal & General

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Bryan Littlefair

CEO

Cambridge Cyber Advisors

Join Mark Hall from Legal and General for this thought leadership session on communicating with the board. 

15:30 - 16:15  Breakout Session

Reaping the Benefits of Digital Transformation and Reducing Risk – What Is Your People-Centric Security Program?

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Ryan Kalember

EVP, Cybersecurity Strategy

Proofpoint

Digital transformation is remaking every aspect of modern business, not only creating business value, but also changing the risk landscape. Capitalising on this opportunity, threat actors have adjusted their tactics, but interestingly, all attacks share a common trait: they target people.

Most organisations have little visibility into which of their people receive sophisticated threats, targeted threats, or large volumes of threats. We call these targets: VAPs (Very Attacked People). In this presentation we will cover:

  • How organisations can identify which people and departments are highly targeted
  • How to design a people-centric security program for highly attacked, vulnerable, and privileged users

15:30 - 16:15  Executive Boardroom

The Intertwined Future of Talent and Tech

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Richard Williams

Managing Director of IT (CIO)

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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Judith van de Pas

CIO

Shell Global Marketing & Fleet Solutions

 CIOs globally are struggling with the primacy of technology outpacing the availability and skill development of their talent. This interplay is complex, and a failure to act by schools, universities and the enterprise organisations themselves is only going to worsen the technology skills shortage.

In this session you’ll have the chance to:

  • Evaluate retraining your workforce vs. recruiting those with the right skills
  • Discuss what it takes to create opportunities for the next generation to thrive in a technology career
  • Understand how the education sector and businesses can work together to engage the talent of the future

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

From Project to Product

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Daniel Marion

Chief of Information and Communication Technology

UEFA

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Haig Tyler

CIO

Herbert Smith Freehills

 Disruption is threatening businesses in every market; leaders must come together to solve the problems posed by digital transformation. The IT function needs to move from being product-orientated and restricted by legacy systems to be product-centric and ready to innovate.

Join this discussion to explore how to:

  • Build a multi-facetted team able to reorient quickly to business priorities
  • Reduce end-to-end cycle time
  • Measure the effectiveness and success of agile ways of working  

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 - 17:20  Keynote

Diversity and Inclusion in Technology – Moving from the Why to the How

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Debbie Forster MBE

CEO

Tech Talent Charter

Diversity and inclusion are no longer fringe topics or a “nice to have”. They’re now 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. Debbie Forster is CEO of Tech Talent Charter, a fast-growing and award-winning organisation bringing companies together to drive diversity in tech. Through her work with hundreds of companies, she is discovering and sharing the keys to moving the dial on diversity in tech.

Join Debbie for an interactive and practical session where you will:

  • Understand the value of diversity to your company and how striking to the heart of inclusion will put it at the core of your company to drive effectiveness and innovation
  • Learn the essential building blocks of a diverse and inclusive tech team (and how to avoid the pitfalls!)
  • Understand how to take your existing programmes to the next level of effectiveness

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

Location


Venue & Accommodation

London Hilton on Park Lane

Your Community Partners


Keynote Sponsor
Presenting Sponsors
Global Thought Leader
Boardroom Sponsors
Session Hosts
Luxury Prize Sponsor

UK & Ireland CIO Community Managers


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

Laura Morris

Client Services Partner

+44 (0)7701 376839

laura.morris@gartner.com

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