UK CIO Executive Summit

15 December 2020, Royal Lancaster London

15 December 2020
Royal Lancaster London

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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 UK 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 CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Debra Bailey headshot

Debra Bailey

Telefonica UK
CIO

Marina Bellini headshot

Marina Bellini

British American Tobacco
Chief Information and Digital Officer, Director, Digital and Information

Craig Charlton headshot

Craig Charlton

Compass Group
Group CIO

Claire Dickson headshot

Claire Dickson

BP International Limited
CIO, Downstream

David Germain headshot

David Germain

RSA Group plc
Group CIO

Stuart Hughes headshot

Stuart Hughes

Rolls Royce Civil Aerospace
CIDO

Robbert van Rutten headshot

Robbert van Rutten

Royal Dutch Shell
VP & Downstream CIO

Agenda


14 December 2020 - Welcome Reception

18:30 - 21:30Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Ahead of the CIO Executive Summit, the Governing Body members host a reception for attendees to launch the event with an evening of peer networking. Join us on 23rd June for an evening of dynamic discussions, fizz and canapes — all hosted at the beautiful and historic venue, St. Paul’s Cathedral.

14 December 2020 - afternoon

18:30 - 21:30Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Ahead of the CIO Executive Summit, the Governing Body members host a reception for attendees to launch the event with an evening of peer networking. Join us on 23rd June for an evening of dynamic discussions, fizz and canapes — all hosted at the beautiful and historic venue, St. Paul’s Cathedral.

15 December 2020 - morning

08:00 - 09:00Registration & Breakfast

09:00 - 09:15Opening Comments

09:15 - 09:45Keynote

ADAPT — Surviving and Thriving through Business Transformation

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Gus Balbontin

Investor, Advisor, Explorer

Guest Speaker

Colleagues like to say Gus Balbontin comes from the future — which can only help — but the Patagonia-born, former CTO and executive director of Lonely Planet has arrived in London with practical words of wisdom, like — “Spend less time speculating about the future and more time doing something about it.” 

After guiding one of the world’s most recognisable brands through significant business transformation, Balbontin shares what he continues to learn about thriving amid the relentless pace of disruption, including:

  • Transforming businesses, teams and individuals to successfully adapt in rapid-changing markets
  • Simplifying the often-vague concept of innovation by moving from unsolved to solved problems
  • Building a culture of trust and accountability to go beyond limitations and meet the future head-on

09:45 - 10:00Networking Break

10:00 - 10:45Breakout Session

Embedding Digital into BAT's Strategy

Marina Bellini headshot

Marina Bellini

Chief Information and Digital Officer, Director, Digital and Information

British American Tobacco

More details to come!

10:00 - 10:45Breakout Session

Putting AI to Work — How Natural Language Understanding Unleashes the Knowledge Worker

Bhavin Shah headshot

Bhavin Shah

CEO and Co-Founder

Moveworks

While AI makes everything instant for consumers, getting tech support at work still takes three days.

Bhavin Shah will share how CIOs are finally making AI work in the enterprise—thanks to breakthroughs in natural language understanding. You’ll learn:

  • Why AI that understands language is unleashing knowledge workers
  • How to transform your “small data” into “big data” that can power AI
  • Where CIOs are implementing AI to cut workloads by 40%

10:00 - 10:45Executive Boardroom

Executive Boardroom with Bitsight

Join this discussion moderated by Bitsight. More details to come!

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 at Lucy.Guille@gartner.com.  

10:45 - 11:15Networking Break

15 December 2020 - mid-afternoon

11:15 - 12:00Breakout Session

From CIO to Non-Executive Director

Cathryn Riley headshot

Cathryn Riley

Non-Executive Director

Various Organisations

There has never been a better time to be a CIO, especially for someone looking for a non-executive career. With technology, digital and cyber so critical to organisations, Boards often lack understanding and experience of such issues and opportunities.

In this session, Cathryn Riley will share her personal experience and outline:

  • The role of a NED and the road to becoming one
  • What do Boards want from CIOs?
  • Building a relationship with the Board

11:15 - 12:00Breakout Session

Thought Leadership led by Adarma

 Join this case study session with Adarma and a customer. More details to come soon!

11:15 - 12:00Executive Boardroom

Executive Boardroom with Apptio

Join this discussion moderated by Apptio. More details to come!

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 at Lucy.Guille@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 and available ahead of time. Gain real, practical insights into what other companies and industries are doing to take back to your boardroom.

12:45 - 13:40Lunch & Comments

13:25 - 13:30Lunch & Comments

15 December 2020 - afternoon

13:45 - 14:15Keynote

The CIO Mandate for Secure Cloud Transformation

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 cybersecurity approach that prioritizes 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 minimizing risk
  • Drive revenue and scalability while controlling costs

14:15 - 14:30Networking Break

14:30 - 15:15Breakout Session

Turning Products into Services with Digital and Data

More details to come!

14:30 - 15:15Executive Boardroom

Business Continuity - Actions for CIOs

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread globally, organisations are faced with the challenges of employee immobilisation and supply chain disruption. CIOs will play an important role in how to respond to the emergency outbreak of COVID-19, develop and manage robust business continuity plans and increase business resilience for the future. 

In this boardroom, you will discuss how to:

  • Develop a digital workplace strategy including remote working guidelines, endpoint security and supporting network connections
  • Identify and implement technologies empowering employees to continue to communicate, support clients and learn
  • Increase resilience to prepare for any major disruptions in 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 at Lucy.Guille@gartner.com.  

14:30 - 15:15Executive Boardroom

CIOs at the Forefront of Cultural Transformation

At the core of any digital transformation are the people who are driving it. CIOs not only need to embrace and leverage new technologies, but they must also galvanize new ways of thinking and working within IT and across the business. 

Discuss strategies for:

  • Fuelling a culture of innovation and agility
  • Driving the methodical adoption of new technologies
  • Fostering a business-first mindset within IT

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 at Lucy.Guille@gartner.com.  

15:15 - 15:30Networking Break

15:30 - 16:15Breakout Session

Delivering Value at the Speed of Business

In an increasingly competitive landscape, new thinking, new technology and new ways of doing business are essential. Yet CIOs are asked to continuously improve productivity, pace to market, service quality and reduce costs in tandem. How do CIOs embed innovation into the organisation whilst also ensuring efficiency and effectiveness don’t drop and costs don’t rise.

This session will focus on:

  • Engaging the business and linking their strategy and objectives to IT
  • Striving for standardisation of systems and processes across the organisation
  • Defining new business opportunities through technology

15:30 - 16:15Executive Boardroom

Sustainability in Technology

Organisations are expected to play a part in helping the world shift to zero carbon emissions and a sustainable future in the next decade. 

Join this session to discuss how:

  • Technology enables businesses to become more sustainable
  • Insights from advanced analytics can provide opportunities to reduce environmental impacts 
  • CIOs can influence their organisations to make the changes needed

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 at Lucy.Guille@gartner.com.  

15:30 - 16:15Executive Boardroom

Drive the Business Forward with Data at the Core

Today’s enterprise has access to endless amounts of data and CIOs must continually find true meaning and value in the data. This peer-to-peer discussion will consider ways to mature your data and analytics program to provide accurate, real-time data. 

In this session, you'll discuss: 

  • Implement data strategies that align with desired business outcomes
  • Leverage data to gain greater insights and drive value
  • Define clear data ownership and standardisation

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 at Lucy.Guille@gartner.com.  

16:15 - 16:30Networking Break

16:30 - 17:05Keynote

Creating a Culture of Innovation

Join our final speaker to close out the day with a thought-provoking keynote. More details to come!

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

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

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Royal Lancaster London

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UK CIO Program Managers


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

Lucy Guille

+44 (0)1784 267 397

lucy.guille@gartner.com

Ryan Greig

+44 (0)1784 268 771

ryan.greig@gartner.com