UK & Ireland CIO Inner Circle

19 November 2019 | Trinity House

19 November 2019
Trinity House

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 Inner Circle.

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.


Marina Bellini

Chief Information and Digital Officer, Director, Digital and Information

Diane Bitzel

Intertek Group plc
Group CIO

Claire Dickson

Former CIO, Downstream

David Germain

RSA Group plc
Group CIO

Helen Walker

Department for Education

Craig Walker

Shell Downstream


19 November 2019

16:30 - 17:30  Executive Networking Reception

17:30 - 19:00  Discussion Topics

Beyond Buzzwords – Redefining Enterprise IT Strategy

Marina Bellini headshot

Marina Bellini

Chief Information and Digital Officer, Director, Digital and Information


Paul Brotzel headshot

Paul Brotzel

Global CIO - Risk


Ian Golding headshot

Ian Golding

Interim CIO

Natural History Museum

Graeme Hackland headshot

Graeme Hackland


Williams F1

Tracey Jessup headshot

Tracey Jessup


UK Parliament

Darren Martin headshot

Darren Martin

Group CTO


Guy Mason headshot

Guy Mason



Andrew Quail headshot

Andrew Quail

Director of IT and Innovation


Phil Scully headshot

Phil Scully



Judith van de Pas headshot

Judith van de Pas


Shell Global Marketing & Fleet Solutions

Richard Williams headshot

Richard Williams

Managing Director, IT (CIO)

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

In a business environment long driven by technology, once-refreshing ideas like “disruption,” “transformation” and “innovation” have begun to take on the drone of buzzwords. While these concepts show up everywhere, they still hold great meaning for the organisations and leaders able to embrace them. In this dinner conversation, you and your CIO peers will reclaim the future of enterprise IT strategy from jargon peddlers. You’ll examine the real-world impact of emerging technologies, the necessity of rapid change and the practical approaches to fostering innovation. Come prepared to share successes, ask questions and reimagine leadership for tomorrow’s tech-driven enterprise.

Topic 1: Redefine: The Digital Enterprise

  • What are your successes in building a roadmap for a digital strategy?
  • How do you secure organisation-wide support for digital initiatives?
  • How do you demonstrate ROI on digital initiatives?

Topic 2: Redefine: Innovation in a Digital Space

  • How do you balance the day-to-day while creating innovative practices?
  • What is your strategy on innovation — buy or build?
  • How do you steer your organisation toward new technologies (AI, machine learning, smart devices)?
  • What talent skillsets are needed in the new digital environment?

Topic 3: Redefine: Customer Engagement in a Digital World

  • What partnerships within the business are you leveraging to build a customer experience?
  • What are you doing to understand your current and prospective customers?
  • How can you influence the business to meet the needs of the digital consumer?

19:00 - 19:30  Networking Break

19:30 - 21:00  Summary Discussion & Dinner

21:00 - 22:00  Social Hour


Your Community Partners

Summary Discussion Partner
Global Thought Leader
Collaborative Partner

UK & Ireland CIO Programme Managers

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

Lucy Guille

Conference Attendance Manager

+44 (0)7701 308 981

Ryan Greig

Brand Director

+44 (0)1784 268 771