CIO Event - November 2019 7th November, 2019
London Heathrow Marriott Hotel

Top Speakers

Killian Faughnan
Killian Faughnan Group CISO - William Hill
Yogesh Babbar
Yogesh Babbar Chief Data Officer, Government Property - Cabinet Office
Lara Burns
Lara Burns CDO - The Scouts, Digital transformation leader, CIO100 2019, CXO50, Digital Leader of the year

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

Our Partners


Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Tesco Stores

Tesco Stores

Barclays Plc

Barclays Plc

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08:35 - 08:45

Chair Welcome Address

Lara Burns
Guest Speaker: Lara Burns, CDO - The Scouts, Digital transformation leader, CIO100 2019, CXO50, Digital Leader of the year
08:45 - 09:30


As digitisation and the pace of change transform everything we know about business, it’s imperative that CIOs respond to market trends and build the next-generation workforce. It’s no small task, but the key to IT talent is understanding skill shifts and knowing when to retain, retrain, recruit or even outsource.

This discussion will look at the skills IT organisations must possess to respond to the business and the shifts that can propel IT from a technology culture to a business culture that executes technology.

Lara Burns
Lara Burns CDO - The Scouts
Sanjay Patel
Sanjay Patel Group CIO - Tate & Lyle
Killian Faughnan
Killian Faughnan Group CISO - William Hill
Ricky Santos
Ricky Santos Global CIO - Williams Lea Tag
Adam Forde
Adam Forde Group CIO - Spectris plc
09:40 - 10:15

3 ways to lead real change and transform your business

Rapid changes in both technology and business mean that the IT department is constantly overwhelmed with new projects. Whether it’s delivering the systems that keep the business running or implementing new infrastructure for enterprise applications. It’s a challenge to keep up, let alone take the time to demonstrate that your department is capable of more than simply providing support.

To best demonstrate and lead transformational change, your team needs proven processes, and new ways of working that deliver successful outcomes. In this presentation, you’ll see three ways Workfront customers have successfully modernised the way they manage work to be more productive, collaborative, and transformative, while better demonstrating their value as an organisation.

Join Neil Bacon, Transformation Advisor at Workfront, where he will share the importance of:

? Connecting global teams

? Tracking and prioritising work requests

? Quantifying and measuring real business outcomes

? Effectively allocating resources

 Neil Bacon
Guest Speaker: Neil Bacon, Transformation Advisor - Workfront

Enabling A Business First Network

Go Beyond the ‘Software Defined’ and move to ‘Self Driving Network’, tell the network what the business wants, then use automation and machine learning to just make it work.

Not all SDN Solutions are created equal

Automation is key to the Self Driving Network

Machine to Machine learning is critical for Cloud based application success

The Network is now a Business Enabler.

Chris Collier
Guest Speaker: Chris Collier, Sales Engineer - SilverPeak
Words from our attendees
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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