CIO Event - University of St Andrews 7th June, 2018

Top Speakers

Nigel Watson
Nigel Watson CIO - Northumbrian Water Group
Deryck Mitchelson
Deryck Mitchelson Chief Information Security Officer - Wood Mackenzie
Steve Watts
Steve Watts CIO - University of St Andrews
Adrian Tucker
Adrian Tucker CIO - Student Loans Company

Event Description

Join CIO's from all across Scotland!

The CIO Event brings together technology leaders from across the public, large enterprises & mid-market sectors.
 The CIO event will provide you with a strategic and practical toolkit to help drive transformation including:

•         A full day of leading CIO’s discussing the latest industry trends
•         Workshops, panel discussions & Round table sessions led by visionaries within technology
•         First-hand case studies on the challenges facing IT
•         Fantastic networking opportunities with peers throughout the day




Wood Mackenzie

Wood Mackenzie

Three UK

Three UK

Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley





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08:30 - 08:45

Chair's Opening Remarks

Steve Watts
Guest Speaker: Steve Watts, CIO - University of St Andrews
08:45 - 09:30

Leveraging Digital Strategies, Differentiation, and Future-proofing the Organisation and Industry

Digital business means many things to different people. Most enterprises struggle with understanding the overall journey, where the organisation is and what steps need to be taken.

This session will show the major milestones in a digital business journey, provide attendees an ability to understand where they are in the process and determine the next steps in the journey.

Key takeaways:

- opportunities (and challenges) of leveraging the digital ecosystem in your enterprise

- the metrics and how to measure business impacts relevant to digital business stakeholders

- digital business models that reach customers effectively enabling new products and services, and many more potential opportunities

- techniques to facilitate the executive team through a strategy review in the context of changes in market and competitive dynamics, in support of an increasingly digital future

Keith Dargie
Keith Dargie Director of IT - Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
Steve Watts
Steve Watts CIO - University of St Andrews
09:35 - 10:10


This engaging keynote sets the tone of the conference by challenging companies on the completeness of their Data Governance strategies. Anwar sets the foundation for Data as the new basic business imperative and presents

·         The outline of a Data Governance program, framework and methodology that is embedded into the core of a company’s foundation

·         How to prepare the HR function for all the ‘Data related’ roles within a business organisation

·         The positioning of and implementation of Data Governance within an organisation

·         The ‘must do’ practical Data Governance controls 

Customer Focused CIO

Powerful customer engagement via mobile and other digital channels has become a necessity today. The need to support high-performing mobile sites and apps and continuously evolve their full scope of digital initiatives to fend off competition, in an environment where customer experience trumps loyalty to traditional brands, especially among millennials.

Businesses must adapt to changing consumer habits and expectations. Customers want a fast, seamless, immersive, cross-channel digital experience that satisfies, and even anticipates their needs.

Words from our attendees
  • Congratulations on a superb event! A well worked agenda with relevant content and an invaluable opportunity to meet with a senior audience in an environment as stunning and inspiring as the Celtic Manor.Throughout my esteemed career I have attended more events than I care to recall, but this one really stands for me as being amongst the best! I would like to thank the team at GBE for their diligence and commitment to creating a outstanding event from start to finish. Thanks

    - Shane Stowells - Sales Director, Tangoe
  • This was our first experience with Global Business Events and first impressions are important. I was impressed by the level of seniority at the event. The venue worked well, the size of the event was good for networking and the 1−2−1 business
    meetings were strong. Well done and I look forward to the next event’.

    - Rob Simms - Sales Director, BOX
  • Having been a salesperson for over 20 years I have been to many networking events over the years and I have to say, this has got to be one of the best! It was well managed from the outset but the calibre of attendees was far superior and the timings of all meetings were kept. I would definitely recommend this event to anyone who is serious about networking and lead generation. Looking forward to the next one!

    - Greta Read - Business Development, Pickfords
  • The CIO Event is a truly global event with international perspectives on current IT trends. These include the usual Social, Mobile, Cloud, Security, 'Internet of Things', Big Data/Analytics, Etc. It's somewhat unique in its format in that it provides keynotes, one-to-one meetings, workshops and open areas for discussions. Its strength also lies in the networking of its attendees both at the events and between times through social media environments such as LinkedIn. 

    - Mal Postings - Global CTO - Quintiles

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Blog articles associated with this event:

Technology Transformation CIO 26
Technology Transformation by Stephen Ingledew - Chief Executive, FinTech Scotland
Technology and Collaboration CIO 31
Technology and Collaboration Stephen Ingledew - Chief Executive, FinTech Scotland
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