UK & Ireland CIO Virtual Executive Summit

19 May 2021 | 09:00 - 16:00 BST

19 May 2021 | 09:00 - 16:00 BST


Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the UK & Ireland CIO Virtual Executive Summit.

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

Seizing momentum – influencing and leading the enterprise

Thriving through uncertainty - empowering people and delivering value

Advancing and scaling strategic, outcome-based technologies


Debra Bailey

Telefonica UK

Marina Bellini

Chief Information and Digital Officer, Director, Digital and Information

Craig Charlton

Compass Group
Group CIO

Claire Dickson

Former CIO, Downstream

David Germain

Group CIO

Stuart Hughes

Rolls Royce

Robbert van Rutten

Royal Dutch Shell
VP & Downstream CIO


Virtual Summit Boardroom Sessions

Opportunities Abound for Digital Innovation

To maintain a competitive edge in the digital arena, organizations must keep an eye toward new business opportunities. With the rapid adoption of cloud platforms and a seemingly endless supply of data, CIOs are revamping their innovation strategies in the face of disruption.

Join this boardroom for a discussion on:

  • Evaluating emerging technologies to identify business opportunities that create value

  • Developing a roadmap to organizational alignment 

  • Creating and bolstering a culture of innovation rooted in measurable outcomes

CIOs Connecting Business, Data, and Technology

According to Gartner, the challenge for many IT and business leaders today is to instill a culture of data-driven decision making across the organization. Those who want to exploit the potential of new data and advanced analytics capabilities at scale typically face numerous challenges. As a CIO, it's critical to develop a strong, clear strategy connecting business, technology, and data and analytics to maintain your competitive advantage and mitigate these challenges.

In this session, CIOs will

  • Discuss best practices for designing data and analytics programs

  • Identify and define quick-win opportunities supporting the business data strategy

  • Brainstorm technology and resource alignment 

Virtual Summit Keynote Session

Strategic Drivers to Digital Business Acceleration

A CIO’s 2021 marching orders come straight from the top: In a Gartner survey, 7 out of 10 boards demanded digital acceleration in a disrupted global climate, while operational excellence through digital business topped the forward-driving agenda. How does your digital strategy measure up to the mission? Join your peers in an interactive session built around modern digital design. 

Among the key talking points:

  • What it means to be ‘digital-first’ – breaking down roadblocks and navigating roadmaps

  • What levers to pull to expand digital business and increase digital maturity

  • How CIOs create credibility to drive the enterprise in a digital direction 


Your Community Partners

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Program Partners

UK & Ireland CIO Community Manager

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

Lucy Guille

Senior Community Manager

+44 (0)7701 308 981