Programme List - IT Leaders Summit 2019


08.30 – 09.00

Registration and breakfast

09.00 – 09.05

Welcome and opening remarks
Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing, V3 & The Inquirer

09.05 – 09.20

Delta Research
Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing, V3 & The Inquirer

09.20 – 09.50

Opening keynote: Enabling the Future of Digitalisation
  • The evolution of digitalisation in the workplace
  • Does digitalisation compromise security in the workplace?
  • What is the long term impact of automation?

09.50 – 10.20

Sponsor keynote

10.20 – 10.45

End-user case study: Agility and Stability: How to create an effective culture of innovation
Mark Holt, Chief Technology Officer, Trainline 
  • How to make agility a reality in larger tech teams 
  • Why focusing on innovation and agility doesn't need to mean sacrificing stability 
  • Defining and overcoming the challenges that come with an agile transformation 

10.45 – 11.15

Networking break

11.15 – 12.25

Discussion roundtables

Darktrace: AI

Today we are seeing a greater adoption of automation than ever before. As a result, business processes formerly carried out by employees are being replaced with AI. IT leaders are constantly integrating AI to increase efficiency both in terms of workload and cost. This session will give you an insight on how IT leaders can apply AI to their infrastructure, covering self-learning technologies, unique patterns of life and autonomous response.  


Security is, and will continue to be, an issue with the ever-changing IT landscapes. The constant implementation of new cloud computing and AI requires IT leaders to ensure that data security is never compromised. After GDPR came into effect, an increase in responsibility has been placed on organisation to manage their data compliantly as they continue to transform digitally. Here you will be able to delve into conversation exploring how regulations impact on the future of cloud, digitalisation and security.


Industry experts have forecasted that over the next few years, there will be an explosion of new cloud solutions and services as software-as-service (SaaS), infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) are expected to dramatically grow. This session will cover the future of cloud developments and highlight how organisation can make the most out of cloud.


Many organisations struggle to successfully deliver big data initiatives. Big data and analytics have the potential to transform the enterprise when IT leaders make the right investment in the right area. This session will focus on how to use data and analytics to drive optimal business success.

12.25 – 12.55

End-user case study: Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence-driven development
Tom Castle, Head of Artificial Intelligence Practice & Development, NatWest
  • Making artificial intelligence a business reality 
  • Using machine learning to optimise your business processes
  • Tackling challenges facing machine learning and artificial intelligence 

12.55 – 14.25

Three-course lunch with guest speaker

14.25 – 14.30

Closing remarks
Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing, V3 & The Inquirer


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