CIO Digital Summit
As the post-pandemic work and digital marketplace consolidate, people are starting to expect better quality and more consistent experiences from IT. With this “normalization” the mega trend of ESG now takes center stage and big questions will be asked of IT in the not-too-distant future. Senior leaders will have to consider ITs impact on a company’s environmental, social and governance credentials, especially as they become more important to key tech talent. As IT becomes increasingly responsible for these key elements of strategy and the experience enjoyed by all stakeholders, it will be key for technology leaders to create innovation driven links to the business and wider community.
9 HrsIndustry Insights
Chief Data & Emerging Technology Officer
Senior Managing Director Technology at Deloitte (On academic retirement)
Head of Trustworthy AI at IBM Research and an IBM Fellow
Advisor and Senior Manager
Founder and Principal Researcher
VP of Global Product Marketing
Managing Partner, Hybrid Cloud Transformation, IBM Consulting
VP of Data Science
Head of Sustainable Energy & Corporate Strategy
Group Product Line Manager
Distinguished Engineer, Global CTO for SAP Services, IBM
VP of Strategic Industries
EVP & Head, Alphabet & HCL Google Cloud Ecosystem Unit
Dr. Steele G Arbeeny
Senior Director of Product Marketing
Shriprakash R. Pandey
Founder, Chairman, and Managing Director
Head of the AI and Digital Transformation Business Unit
VP of GTM for Conversational AI
Director of Product Development and Innovation
Vice President - Product Management and Strategy, IBM Cloud
Connect with 70+ senior IT leaders for a curated agenda focused on tackling your current business critical challenges and driving industry forward. Our summits are designed to help you:
Build new connections with likeminded senior leaders
Stay current with emerging business trends
Understand the impact new technology can make
De-risk new projects by gaining a broad range of insights
Accelerate key projects through meaningful new partnerships
Downloadable and actionable takeaways
09:00 - 09:20
Intro & Challenger Panel
09:20 - 09:50
Creating Total Experiences In A Post-Pandemic Landscape Where ESG Takes Centre Stage
The pandemic is now fully normalised in most peoples lives. As a result the excuse it offered for IT to provide sub-optimal IT experiences is no longer available. No matter where people work or how they work, they expect a frictionless experience. The stakes are even higher now given that as the pandemic has waned and it has given rise to the great resignation.
09:55 - 10:35
The CIO's Dream for Digital Transformation – Enabling the Boring Go-Live
As businesses scramble to accelerate their digital transformations, migrate their ERP platforms, move to the cloud, implement artificial intelligence, and acquire or divest, winners and losers will inevitably emerge. This was just as true before the pandemic as it will be after. Given that digital transformation requires a strong digital core, it is critical for companies running multiple disparate, outdated, and highly customized SAP systems to select the optimal migration path. The end goal isn’t simply to upgrade systems to the latest release or embark on another digitalization project, the ultimate goal is to generate new business value. Companies that take multiple years to transform risk becoming obsolete. To gain a competitive edge, companies need to reduce the timeline of their digital transformation projects from years to months.
10:35 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:45
Track 1: Critical Links – Different Approaches To Getting Closer To The Business
What emerging leadership skills are required of CIO’s to create fusion teams that do not have traditional reporting lines?
Track 2: The key to a sustainable future - Driving ESG through technology
There is no question that the responsibility to improve the environment, social and governance metrics is becoming one of the most important features of corporate strategy. Yet how does this need conflict with the call for even faster digital transformation? One of the biggest governance issues impacting AI and ML is bias together with how already fragile communities are protected through reskilling in the transition to a tech first economy.
Track 3: Leading A Frictionless Total Experience
This roundtable explores how CIO’s are increasingly being called on to take responsibility to provide a frictionless experience now that workplaces, digital channels and post pandemic operating processes become more standardised. One thing is for sure, the pandemic can no longer be used as an excuse for a poor experience.
11:50 - 12:20
Balancing Transformation, Sustainability and Financial imperatives With Cloud at Core
Progressive organizations have leveraged the cloud as a critical ally to address their digital transformation journey and are harnessing power of cloud to balance the need to increase quarter-on-quarter growth and profitability while transforming their business and meeting board level ESG commitments to the street. A Forbes 2020 report mentions that 90% of consumers have a positive image of a company that supports sustainability physically or socially. Enterprises have big transformation plans for 2022 and beyond and Cloud will be a key element to future organizational strategies and plans to enable growth and business agility. HCL and Google Cloud are developing and delivering services in a sustainable manner while helping enterprises balance their transformation and sustainability agendas.
09:00 - 09:10
09:10 - 09:40
Building a Successful and Sustainable Cloud Center of Excellence
The biggest challenges of scaling a cloud environment often involve aligning people and processes to manage the organization-wide impact on financial management, operations, and security and compliance. Many organizations establish a cross-functional team of stakeholders responsible for addressing these challenges, often referred to as a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE). However, a CCoE will only be effective if it is aligned on core objectives, priorities, and KPIs to track progress. This session will walk through a framework based on proven best practices in cloud management to help you identify areas for improvement and maintain alignment on cross-functional efforts.
09:45 - 10:25
Unlikely alliances in Ai, deconstructing a success story
A session exploring an