CIO Event - University of Oxford 27th March, 2018
Said Business School, Oxford University

Top Speakers

John Gibbs
John Gibbs Global CIO at Rolls Royce
Cathal Corcoran
Cathal Corcoran CIO at Gatwick Airport
Tony Scott
Tony Scott CIO EMEIA at WSP
Simon Iddon
Simon Iddon Group CIO at Restaurant Group plc.

Event Description

Join CIO's from all across Europe!

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


Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank

Travis Perkins

Travis Perkins



Brit Insurance

Brit Insurance





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08:30 - 08:45

Chair's Opening Remarks

Alan Morgans
Guest Speaker: Alan Morgans, Programme Director - NHS
08:45 - 09:30

Embracing 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 panel will show the major milestones in a digital business journey, provide attendees with 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.


John Gibbs
John Gibbs Global CIO at Rolls Royce
Cathal Corcoran
Cathal Corcoran CIO at Gatwick Airport
Dr. Sam De Silva
Dr. Sam De Silva Partner - CMS LLP (Moderator)
Adam Forde
Adam Forde CIO, Northern Europe - Elis
09:35 - 10:15

Capitalising on Cloud - Reimagining application & data for growth and innovation

IBM challenges conventions of architecture, technology, and culture to create an agile engine for your business growth and innovation. 

Our session will show you how you can do more with your data, to overcome data silos and to create new insights for your competitive edge.  Helping you avoid lock-in with flexible, open architectures that will scale and extend with the latest technologies, harnessing data in any form or state. 

We will show you how to securely manage and protect your existing workloads, data and investments whilst fuelling the innovation needed to leverage new technologies and skills to drive your own transformation journey. 

Andrew Brown
Guest Speaker: Andrew Brown, Vice President, IBM Cloud Software Europe
Words from our attendees
  • 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
  • "Another concise, factual and easy to follow course. Presentation was very good.” - Margaret Wearing (ATT)

  • 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
  • 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

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