Conflict of corporate IT and Innovation
14 Oct 2020
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...
SPEAKER(S): Chris White, Former CIO, HFW LLP, Ashurst and Clyde&Co | Paul Excell, Former COO, Innovation & Group Technology Officer BT
CHAIR: Saira Khan, Innovation & Partnerships, HSBC
The University CIO Gathering
02 Nov 2020
Winmark's first University CIO network meeting will focus on an open conversation about the challenge's colleagues have faced in terms of teaching that has flipped from on-campus classroom to virtual classroom, and how colleagues have tackled remote application.
CHAIR: Dr. Mark Ferrar, CIO, Newcastle University
Bringing ‘Agile’ to the Board
11 Nov 2020
Born in the software industry, the Agile philosophy emphasises 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 | Haydn Shaughnessy, Co-creator Enterprise, The Flow Academy
CHAIR: Darren Goldsby, Digital Business & Product Transformation Expert, Learn By Do
How Digital Transformation can shape company culture & customer experience
19 Nov 2020
Covid has redefined how companies create and deliver value. Digital technology in particular, is driving transformative change at an unprecedented rate across entire industries.
SPEAKER(S): Dr. Geraint Evans, former marketing and digital lead for ODEON Cinemas Group & Virgin Media, now Consultant, Speaker and Author | Lisa Beeching, Head of Supplier Management and Quality Assurance, (Former Head of Operations), First Central Insurance | Sean Gilchrist, Chief Digital Officer, The Co-operative Bank plc | Robert Zampetti, Digital HR Transformation and Workforce Experience, EY
Leading Non-Technical Boards through IT Transformation
10 Dec 2020
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.
SPEAKER(S): Carl Stokes, Interim IT Director, Care UK | Claire Koryczan, Founder, Imagine Beyond
CHAIR: Bryan Foss, Digital Non-Executive Director, Risk & Audit Chair, FRC, aSource Global Group, Risk Coalition & Boardroom Ready
Creating a Digital Business
27 Jan 2021
The digital economy goes much further than simply using the new technologies; it is a way of re-thinking the company. According to a report by Gartner (“Six key steps to build a successful digital business”), by 2017, 25% of companies would have...
SPEAKER(S): Sean Gilchrist, Chief Digital Officer, The Co-operative Manchester
CHAIR: Andrew Marks, Chief Information Officer, The Paragon Group of Companies
University CIO Network Meeting
28 Jan 2021
Winmark's next University CIO Network Meeting will provide an open conversation about the challenge's colleagues are facing due to the pandemic. The agenda will be confirmed shortly and announced soon. The last meeting discussed blended learning, remote applications, remote working and virtual open days.
SPEAKER(S): Greg van der Gaast, CISO, University of Salford
CHAIR: Dr. Mark Ferrar, CIO, Newcastle University
CIO Career Paths: Transitioning to a COO Role
27 Apr 2021
What’s the next step on the career path for ambitious CIOs? As businesses adapt to the digital economy, any COO must be able to demonstrate significant IT leadership skills in order to be successful. Businesses of all sizes are now scrambling to digitise their legacy business models and leverage data to improve operations and customer experiences. This large scale...
SPEAKER(S): Mark Foulsham, Chief Operating Officer, Kensington Mortgages
Digitalisation: How the speed of innovation is changing business
27 May 2021
The world of work changed dramatically in 2020, with the pandemic forcing companies to embrace technology more than ever before. Businesses need to have the right processes in place to help support productivity internally, with many already sighting improvements in the culture. With this comes the increased capability of supporting customers who's...
SPEAKER(S): Andrew Rear, Non-Executive, Chairman Buckle | Dax Grant, CIO - Global Operations, HSBC Bank
Effective optimisation of the workforce: Tech enablers for your people & clients
07 Oct 2021
Changes in the way we work and developing new skills throughout the workforce is integral to the future success of organisations as organisations evolve their internal capability. In this session we will explore how technology is enabling businesses to better optimise the way they work, bringing their...