Programme List - IT Leaders Summit 2018


8.30 – 9.00


9.00 – 9.15

Welcome and opening remarks

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

9.15 – 9.30

Introducing Delta

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

9.30 – 10.00

Driving innovation across any business

Steve Capper, Group CIO, Royal BAM Group nv
  • Creating value with innovation - practical examples
  • How to leverage your data and think differently

10.00 – 10.30

Leadership in the digital age and the role of CIO

Jos Creese, CEO, CCL
  • The role of CIO has changed - have you kept up?
  • The tensions and business function management is maturing, but there are risks
  • Consider your option as CIO with care - professionally and personally - innovate and be innovative

10.40 – 11.00

Caveat emptor - Deploying the latest security solutions

James McDowell, Director, BlackBerry Cybersecurity Consulting
  • This session will examine the plethora of new security solutions on offer and how to evaluate which are suitable for your business.
  • We will also look at the importance of ensuring robust security controls are in place before deploying new technologies

11.00 – 11.30

Morning break

11.30 – 12.30

Discussion Roundtables

How 2018 will change cloud strategy, and how to adapt

Hosted by Calligo in partnership with Intel

  • What is your starting point when building your cloud strategy? For many, there simply isn't a single answer. The debate rages on over whether to start with wider business objectives or a checklist of features. But then where do absolute requirements such as availability, security and data privacy fit in? In what ways will 2018 herald changes to how cloud strategies need to be defined, and how prepared are businesses for these? Is it a case of making minor amends, or is it enough to warrant starting from scratch? What will the impact be on businesses that aren't prepared? How much is their cloud strategy holding them back, and what can they do about it?


A new approach to security in a new era of cyber threats

Hosted by Darktrace

  • 2017 was the year of ransomware. Large profile organisations including the NHS, Reckitt Benckiser and more lost money, productivity and reputation during the attacks. No firm is completely safe from ransomware, and attacks are highly likely to continue throughout 2018. What are the best-practise tools and techniques to ensure that your organisation isn't the low-hanging fruit that many hackers are looking for? What other threats are likely to rise to prominence in 2018? What are the best ways to educate users against the dangers of ransomware, phishing and social engineering techniques? How can we gain total visibility of our networks? How can AI and machine learning help defend organisations better? Why is autonomous response becoming increasingly necessary?


Data driven organisations

Hosted by Workday

  • It's now a cliché to say that data is the new oil, so accepted is the idea. But recognising the value of data is only the first step of the journey. How do leading organisations capture all of this data and then what do they do with it? How do they ensure that it is accurate and timely and then categorise, organise, store and interrogate data in order to unlock its potential? How do you avoid the trap of keeping data in silos, making it harder for disparate teams to use it, if they even know that their organisation owns it at all? What skills are needed in the data age, and is it better to recruit or train them?

12.30 – 13.20

Lunch break

13.20 – 14.00

Closing keynote: Maxine de Brunner, Executive Security Expert, Transformational Change Director, and International Speaker

14.00 – 14.10

Closing remarks

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing V3 & The Inquirer
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