Programme List - IT Leaders Summit 2019


08.30 – 09.00

Registration and Breakfast

09.00 – 09.10

Opening Remarks

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing and Delta

09.10 – 09.30

Delta Research

09.30 – 10.00

Keynote: VUCA – Volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity

  • How can your strategy overcome the rapidly evolving technical landscape?
  • Coping with unrealistic time-frames and how to create a business case for continued investment in tech?
  • Effectively managing business investment.

10.00 – 10.25

You’re Hired!

The skills shortage within the tech industry is not a new phenomenon. With technology changing so rapidly, it’s hard enough just to keep up-to-date with the necessary skills. It’s hard to predict what skills will be needed in 5 years’ time, or what your team will even look like. This session will cover:

  • How to recruit the right people for your organisation.
  • How to retain those star employees.
  • How can you continue to upskill existing and new employees.

10.25 – 10.55

Morning Break, Networking and Visit to Exhibition Area

11.00 – 12.15


Break-out discussion tables with a member of the Computing editorial team, and a representative from the roundtable sponsor. Discuss the benefits, challenges, and peer experiences of the following topics:


Digital Workspace

Employees expectations of technology has changed as rapidly as the technology itself. When their personal tech works seamlessly, they expect to find the same ease-of-access when they get to work. This roundtable will focus on what the workspace of the future looks like and how you can develop and secure seamless access and services through an integrated digital workspace.


Darktrace: Cyber-Security

Security threats are developing far faster than many CIO’s can keep up with. It’s essential to use tools that can not only protect you whilst you’re in the office but can also keep your system safe whilst you’re not. This roundtable will explore your main cyber-security concerns and the tools that can help to predict and protect your organisation.


Exit Stage Left – Career Options

Even if you’ve been at the top of your IT career for 15 years, you will still rarely be ahead of the curve. Technology changes so rapidly that to remain an IT Leader you must be constantly learning. This roundtable will explore some of the career options post-CIO-life to help you create your own diversification strategy.


Data, Data, Data

Data is essential to virtually all aspects of business. This roundtable will explore how new technologies such as AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning can help you get the most out of your data to improve employee efficiency and customer experience.

12.15 – 12.40

Case Study: When two become one

  • The core challenges of acquisitions: suppliers, finance, culture.
  • How can suppliers be streamlined and managed effectively?
  • The best approach for managing cultural differences.

12.45 – 14.10

Lunch with guest speaker Rob Price, COO Worldline: Leading the charge: Digital cultural change

Digital transformation is a necessity to survive. With rapid technological change it's inevitable that cultural change has to work in parallel. This session will look at:

  • Whose role is it to lead cultural change and workforce transformation?
  • How to encourage employees to update their working practices and become more efficient using new tools and ways of working
  • The building blocks of creating, developing, and maintaining hybrid performing teams - melding legacy knowledge with digital thinking
  • Rob will illustrate using the work in the rail industry which won Computing 2019 awards for DevOps Test Automation and Digital Technology Leaders Enterprise Digital Transformation

14.10 – 14.15

Closing remarks



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