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.
CHAIR: Dr. Mark Ferrar, CIO, Newcastle University
Better Data & Decisions: How to understand & manage your data to maximise insights & reporting
11 Feb 2021
There's value in data, but there are also costs and risks. Who should be involved in managing data; from capture through to storage, analysis and, ultimately, its commercial and strategic use? In this discussion a CFO, CIO and COO explore where responsibilities lie and what works best.
SPEAKER(S): Benay Sager, COO, Intelligent Debt Management Group, South Africa | Nina Tatsiy, Regional CIO, British American Tobacco
CHAIR: Mike Aspinall, Chief Financial Officer, Exonar
Tech Governance & Risk
09 Mar 2021
Technology and data is now at the heart of most organisations and the governance, risk and compliance challenges its presents are material. It is no longer sufficient to treat technology as a distinct function of a business, to be treated in isolation. As it is vital to almost every business function, board and C-Suite members must be not only...
SPEAKER(S): Alexia Maas, SVP General Counsel, Volvo Financial Services | Christian Fahey, VP Legal Affairs, Inmarsat
CHAIR: Michael Harte, former Chief Operating Officer, Barclays plc and Santander UK
CIO Career Paths
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 | Caroline Sands, Partner and Head of CIO & Technology Officers Practice, Odgers Berndtson
CHAIR: Jeffrey Tan, Head Group Corporate Development & Group Technology, YCH Group
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 | Indhira Mani, Vice President, Barclays UK | Ed Greig, Chief Disruptor, Deloitte Digital
CHAIR: Katie Fuhrman, Head of Partnerships, Multiverse
Resilience, Agility & Building Stronger Defences Against Cyber-Attacks
11 Jun 2021
With complicated IT environments and a complex cyber threat landscape, becoming a cyber resilient organisation and delivering the services your organisation needs, can feel like an unattainable goal. We want robust IT systems and services to support the organisation but it can be difficult to feel it is secure and reliable. We need to manage...
SPEAKER(S): Paul Davies, CISO, Harrods
CHAIR: Mark Brown, Managing Director, Cyber Security & Information Resilience, Consulting Services, BSI
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...