UK & Ireland CIO Inner Circle

7 December 2023 | 113 Chancery Lane, London

7 December 2023
113 Chancery Lane, London

Collaborate with your peers

Join UK & Ireland's top CIOs for an intimate networking dinner and facilitated discussion on key business challenges. Enjoy a relaxed evening of dinner and drinks with your peers to share best practices, make new connections and build professional relationships.

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

Supporting Faster, Data-Driven Decisions

Building Advanced Capabilities in a Competitive Environment

Optimise capabilities to increase IT’s impact and show greater business value across the enterprise

UK & Ireland CIO Governing Body

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

Governing Body Co-Chairs


7 December 2023

16:30 - 17:30  Executive Networking Reception

17:30 - 18:45  Discussion Topics

Optimising Efficiencies Through Data, Automation and AI

Tony Battle headshot

Tony Battle

Group CIO

Jaguar Land Rover

Graeme Hackland headshot

Graeme Hackland

Vice President IT


Ed Hutt headshot

Ed Hutt

Group CIO

Impellam Group

Tracey Jessup headshot

Tracey Jessup

Chief Transformation Officer

De Montfort University

Samantha Liscio headshot

Samantha Liscio

Chief Information and Technology Officer


Euan Davidson headshot

Euan Davidson

Group Head of IT

KCA Deutag

Barrie Green headshot

Barrie Green

Regional Vice President, UK&I Broad Markets


With organisations facing headwinds due to economic uncertainties, it is essential for business leaders to improve efficiencies, lower costs, increase productivity and support business growth. Technology leaders who adapt the IT strategy to leverage data, automation and generative AI practices will ensure their company remains competitive amid rapid change.

As speed and agility become essential components for an enterprise to make smarter, quicker decisions, CIOs must empower the organisation with the right capabilities and information to maximise benefits and decrease time to value. Creating opportunities for speedy outcomes by providing accessible data, automating to make space for strategic work, and empowering leaders to make decisions with the support of AI models will ultimately lead to a more competitive enterprise.

Join your peers to discuss how CIOs are optimising capabilities to increase IT’s impact and show greater business value across the enterprise.

Supporting Faster, Data-Driven Decisions

  • What goals do you have around using data insights to create a more efficient business? What challenges are you facing when it comes to those goals?
  • How do you create new avenues for accessible data, while fostering data literacy for quicker and smarter business decisions?
  • Is your data environment mature enough to move forward with automation and/or generative AI models? What do you need to do to get there?

Building Advanced Capabilities in a Competitive Environment

  • What business processes are you currently automating and how do you identify the areas of the business that should be automated?
  • How do your future automation plans affect cost/resource optimisation and people productivity?
  • Have you identified small use cases or pilots for incorporating generative AI within the enterprise? Have you realised any benefits as of yet?
  • What does the future look like for generative AI in your enterprise? Are there pressures from the C-suite to implement this before your data environment is mature enough?

18:45 - 19:15  Networking Break

19:15 - 20:30  Summary Discussion & Dinner

20:30 - 21:30  Social Hour

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering

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Parking & Public Transport

The nearest underground stations are Chancery Lane on the Central Line and Temple on the Circle and District Lines. The mainland stations, Waterloo Station, Liverpool Street, Charing Cross and City Thameslink are all a short taxi or bus ride away. 

Parking outside the Law Society is not allowed during the normal working day. Visitors can be dropped off or picked up from outside the main entrance and there is some metered parking nearby.

Parking is free after 6.30pm.There are cycle parking stands on Bell Yard and cycle hire on Carey Street, for further information on the Barclays Cycle Hire please visit

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