CIO Event - Manchester 2020 4th November, 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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08:30 - 08:35

CHAIR'S OPENING REMARKS

08:35 - 09:05

HOW DO WE REMAIN VIABLE IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY

COVID-19 has the potential to be as disruptive, if not more, to an organisation’s continuity of operations as a cyber-attack or even a natural disaster.
Hear how CIOs are preparing IT systems to safely and reliably handle a vast increase in remote workers whilst also delivering digital fulfilment of market demand.

09:05 - 09:45

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.

Ben Turner
Ben Turner CTO - L&G
Terry Makewell
Terry Makewell CTO - UK Hydrographic Office
Joanna Drake
Joanna Drake CIO - The Hut Group
Words from our attendees

  • I thought the quality and mix of contributions and the engagement from the audience was excellent. 

    It felt more like an interactive team exercise in some respects, than a sit back and listen conference, and for me was more enjoyable and genuinely helpful for that. Similar folks, passionate about their brands and their work, but with different best practice to share – very collaborative, which I personally like.

    So all good and thanks for the chance to take part. It’s always a drain on time, which none of us have, but it was worth it.
     

    - Tim Sinclair - Marketing & Retail, Alrayan Bank
  • 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
  • A very informative and insightful day. Would highly recommend this event to any progressive procurement professional/organisation

    - David Golding - Head of Procurement, JLL
  • 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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