CIO Event - Manchester 2020 21st May, 2020
Old Trafford, Manchester

Event Description

Join CIO's from all across Europe!

The CIO was first introduced to lead the Data Processing and Information Systems departments of the past. Today, the job is a much different role. The skill set and responsibilities are worlds apart from what they were a decade or two ago. And the role continues to adapt to the changing face of the modern business enterprise. 

 

Discussing key topics such as the Cloud, Digital Transformation, Data & Analytics and the use of AI and IoT, CIO Event gives you the opportunity to meet leading decision makers under one roof at one time, to be part of the discussions that are shaping the future of security and to network and develop contacts that will strengthen your business.

 

The programme is driven by our senior level Advisory Board including representatives from TNT, Henley Business School, Fox Networks Group, US Department of Defense and Wyndham Group.

 

The CIO Event brings together 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

 

Event Includes:

  • Over 50 Senior Level IT Directors
  • Keynotes, Interactive Round-tables and Lively Panel Discussions
  • Industry leading topics around IoT, AI, Cloud, etc
  • Networking with Industry Leaders
Schedule
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09:00 - 09:10

CHAIR'S OPENING REMARKS

09:10 - 09:55

The Future of Work is not all plain sailing

As the demand for digital skills in the UK continues to grow there are two main challenges. How do we reskill our current staff and how do we increase the size of the pipeline of digital skills overall? Perhaps more challenging is how the working paradigm is changing. The workplace can enforce ways of working which is alien to millennials. Their expectations are different to people who have been in the workforce for longer. Getting the most from new joiners to the workforce is now the major challenge to the on-going success of any business.

Terry Makewell
Guest Speaker: Terry Makewell, Chief Technology Officer - UK Hydrographic Office
10:00 - 10:35

ROBOTICS: THE VIRTUAL WORKFORCE

What opportunities does the Virtual Workforce present, and why are organisations choosing them to facilitate better service, faster growth and to react more quickly to market opportunities? Hear how RPA can increase both the job satisfaction of human workers and transform the way that enterprises and global service providers deliver value.

Words from our attendees
  • I just wanted to say congratulations on a great event and thank you all for your help, especially Ceri and Sarah who have spent time in advance and at the event with me to help me get the most out of the days here.I have really enjoyed the event, and made some good new contacts as well as insights into common challenges we are all facing in the CIO community. It’s been run superbly so thank you, and I look forward to the future events.

    - John Nother - Group CIO, Card Factory
  • The event followed in the high quality style that we have grown accustomed to at these events. The location was fabulous, matched by a high quality delegate list and superbly organised by the team who ably helped me with any question or request promptly and without fuss. I am already engaged with one of the delegates in helping to present and position ECX to his US management. Looking forward to the Heathrow Conference already!

    - Sarah Palmer - Marketing Director, EQUINIX
  • Just a quick note to say thanks for a great event over the last two days. You and your colleagues did a great job. It was a pleasure to meet and work with you all. We’ll be doing the October event too.

    - Phil Holt - Sales and Alliances, ABinitio
  • 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

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