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CIO, & DIGITAL & DATA

2020 PROGRAMME

An effective board should not necessarily be a comfortable place. With challenge and confrontation comes disagreement and the potential for disruption. Simply avoiding politics often isn’t an option for CXOs, so developing the skills to effectively navigate them, is essential. James Robbins, CIO of Parcelforce...

SPEAKER(S): James Robbins, Chief Information Officer, Parcelforce Worldwide

Sandy Cotter, Director, Centaur Leadership Ltd

CHAIR: Patrick Dunne, Chairman, Boardelta

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Andrew takes a pragmatic and hype-free approach to explain artificial intelligence and how it can be utilised by businesses today. Andrew will introduce his AI Framework…

SPEAKER(S): Andrew Burgess, Director & Strategic Adviser, AJ BURGESS

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To paraphrase Thomas Edison, innovation is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration. Generating new ideas and solutions for complex problems is often the easy part, but how do you turn those ideas into value more quickly and how do you get the right people in place and support them throughout the process? In this session, we highlight...

SPEAKER(S): Nigel Watson, Chief Information Officer, Nortumbrian Water Group

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Digital has the power to change entire business models. Effective applications of Blockchain and artificial intelligence could revolutionise time consuming and complex processes and deliver significant competitive advantage. In order to position themselves as core to any strategy development, they must be seen by the top team as a business leader, not just the head of IT. This session looks at the examples...

SPEAKER(S): Mark Foulsham, Chief Operating Officer, Kensington Mortgages

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Launched in 2008 1st Central serves over 3 million customers and has a turnover of £100 million. Needing to adapt, adopt and work smarter resulted in a successful digital transformation of the their technology and operational capabilities in their call centres. In this meeting, Lisa Beeching from 1st Central will discuss how the implementation of a project management strategy, ‘Build it Small, Test it Quick’ in their Complaints Department, led to significant operational improvements...

SPEAKER(S): Lisa Beeching, Head of Supplier Management & Former Head of Operations, First Central

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Many CIOs struggle with discussing technology opportunity with Board colleagues, and yet technology is of the same fundamental importance in modern business as finance, operations, and other traditional board concerns. In this session Carl explains real world examples...

SPEAKER(S): Carl Stokes, Founder & Director, AMG Technology

Claire Koryczan, Founder, Beyond

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The digital battleground has shifted from nation-states to corporations. With cybercrime projected to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021, and with attacks causing damage in seconds, it’s critical that security technology can fight back. We know it’s not enough to merely rely on rules based, predefined playbooks to secure our digital and organisational assets...

SPEAKER(S): Martin Sloan, Chief Information Security Officer, Drax Group Plc

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In a conventional ‘top-down’ organisational structure, the business strategy guides the operational strategy which in turn, informs and develops the technical strategy. Or so the theory goes. But often, there is a conflict between corporate IT and the board’s drive towards innovation and direction. Chris White will explore some of these issues and discuss the role of the CIO in conflict resolution...

SPEAKER(S): Chris White, Former CIO at HFW LLP, Ashurst and Clyde&Co, HFW LLP

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Born in the software industry, the Agile philosophy emphasizes the need for flexibility in decision making and the ability to pivot from the path set down in a strategic plan. It carries risks at the executive and board level but should it be embraced? And if so, how?...

SPEAKER(S): Fin Goulding, Founder, CIO & CTO, The Flow Academy

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An opportunity to network and meet your peers at our social Christmas gathering…

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