CIO DACH Summit | September 20, 2018 | Villa Kennedy - Frankfurt, Germany

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Keynote Presentation

Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities

Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee." title="Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee.

Executive Visions

Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics

Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members." title="Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members.

Thought Leadership

Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities

Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community." title="Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community.

Think Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices

Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard." title="Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard.

Roundtable

Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue

Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done." title="Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done.

Case Study

Overview of recent project successes and failures

Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions." title="Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions.

Focus Group

Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area

Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions." title="Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions.

Analyst Q&A Session

Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research

Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst." title="Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst.

Vendor Showcase

Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services

Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences." title="Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences.

Executive Exchange

Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest

Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest." title="Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest.

Open Forum Luncheon

Informal discussions on pre-determined topics

Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch." title="Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch.

Networking Session

Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive

Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive." title="Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive.

 

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - CIO DACH Summit

7:30 am - 8:10 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

 

8:15 am - 8:25 am

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

 

8:25 am - 8:55 am

Keynote Presentation

Digital Transformation: A Journey Not a Destination

There are many forces that are driving companies to continue to transform how they do business. Technological advances such as IoT, AI, machine learning, virtual reality and augmented reality are creating demanding expectations from customers, employees and boards. Adding to the complexity of CIOs and CISOs is the increasing threats to the security of the data that is at the heart of digital transformation. This keynote presentation will focus on the realities that this transformation will never end and it is critical to implement both the mindset and processes to treat digital transformation as a journey...not a destination.

Takeaways: 

  1. It is critical to realize that digital transformation will never end, but will always be unfolding.
  2. CIOs and CISOs must implement processes to ensure that not only their departments are forward thinking, but that their entire company is aware of what new technologies can bring to bear for customers and employees.

Presented by:

Rudi Schmandt, Managing Director | CTO Infrastructure Operations and CTO EMEA, Deutsche Bank View details

 
 
 

9:00 am - 9:25 am

Solutions Spotlight

Deep dives into the latest and greatest technology solutions to today's business problems.

 

9:30 am - 9:55 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Designing the Digital Workplace

Employees are consumers of digital technologies such as IoT, AR and VR. The plethora of mobile devices has enabled them to work where they want and when they want which has raised the bar on employee expectations for tools and capabilities from their employers. In order for companies to retain the best and get the most out of their employees, it is vital to design and continually update the digital workplace. We will discuss the current trends as well as share case studies of successful digital workplace implementations.

Takeaways:

  1. Highly skilled employees will demand a mobile and efficient workplace.  
  2. Keeping these skilled employees fully engaged and passionate about your company is critical to achieving the desired digital transformation.

Think Tank

Designing a Digital Workplace: Balancing Security with Effectiveness

Employees are consumers of digital technologies such as IoT, AR and VR. The plethora of mobile devices has enabled them to work where they want and when they want which has raised the bar on employee expectations for tools and capabilities from their employers. In order for companies to retain the best and get the most out of their employees, it is vital to design and continually update the digital workplace. We will discuss the current trends as well as share case studies of successful digital workplace implementations including how to deal with the inherent security risks of expanded accessibility to company resources. 

Takeaways:  

  1. Highly skilled employees will demand a mobile and efficient workplace. 
  2.  Keeping these skilled employees fully engaged and passionate about your company is critical to achieving the desired Digital Transformation
 

10:00 am - 10:25 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Making Your Way Through the Haze of Cloud Computing

What have we learned from a decade of cloud computing? What are the best practices that we should be taking into account as we take the next step on the digital transformation journey? We will discuss the full range of data center to cloud to hybrid cloud to fog and everything in between.

Takeaways:

  1. Cloud computing has effectively been with us for a decade. There are clear learnings in the last ten years that we should leverage as we implement new solutions.
  2. One size does not fit all. Effective solutions can range from a state of the art data center to a hybrid cloud to a fully implemented cloud solution.

Sponsored by:

Virtustream View details

 
 
 

10:30 am - 10:40 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:45 am - 11:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Executive Boardroom

The Technology Learning Platform

Recent studies show that business leaders see the growing technology skills gap within their organization as one of the top focus priorities for the coming years. Many technology leaders report a skills shortage in their organizations and acknowledge that digital technologies will disrupt their industry. 

Pluralsight is THE technology learning platform for organizations that need to enhance the expertise of their employees to keep up with the pace of technological change and deliver key innovations on time, on budget and securely. We support companies evaluate the technical abilities of their teams, align learning to key business objectives, and close skills gaps in critical areas like cloud, mobile, AI, information & cyber security and data. We help technology leaders succeed in the digital age by helping them drive business growth through technology, empowering their organization to evolve at the pace of technological change and enabling them to close skills gaps to meet business objectives. 

Please visit our Executive Boardroom presentation and learn how you and your organization can benefit from the Pluralsight Technology Platform and successfully transform your business at scale.

Sponsored by:

Pluralsight Europe Ltd View details

 
 

Executive Boardroom

Security and Compliance; Chicken and Egg or Chalk and Cheese?

Since regulatory (and industry) compliance became a notable thing in the early-mid 2000's it has been intimately linked with information security and often times has been the lever (or hammer) by which enterprises made necessary investments in security. But being compliant and being secure aren't the same thing, and in too many cases enterprises that were perfectly compliant have been perfectly breached. A new focus is needed; one that respects that while security and compliance are not the same thing, they are working towards the same goal (a reduction in overall enterprise risk exposure) and sees that compliance flows from security. 

Takeaways: 

  • While a secure company is likely a compliant company, the same cannot be said of the reverse situation  
  • Just because compliance has loosened the purse strings doesn't mean it takes a pre-eminent position on security investments 
  • Reducing enterprise risk is the goal of both practices but without appropriate focus on both is a goal that will never be achieved
 

11:15 am - 11:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Digital Transformation: Cure-all, Placebo or Poison Pill?

Are you really ready for Digital Transformation? While the business benefits are clear, technology adoption, the escalating threat landscape and compliance to any number of standards and legal requirements are all challenges to any DX efforts. If your organization is moving into the Digital future, you need to make sure that your security infrastructure isn't stuck in the past. 

This session will provide the insight towards a comprehensive and adaptive security architecture that can support your organization's changing objectives and more importantly, evolve as the cyber threat challenge evolves as well.

Sponsored by:

Fortinet View details

 
 
 

11:45 am - 12:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Are You Digitally Ready? The State of Digital Transformation

To thrive in a digitally disrupted world, organisations need to have access to the right technology and tools that enable them to keep pace with changing industry, business and customer trends. In this keynote, Tom Homer from Telstra will share the latest digital transformation trends along with Telstra's expertise in shaping organisations' transformation. Get insights from Telstra's research in partnership with The Economist Intelligence Unit, to find out how organisations can influence their digital transformation success.

Sponsored by:

Telstra View details

 
 

James Harrison, Head of Northern Europe, Telstra View details

 
 

Thought Leadership

Navigating Security and Risk In a Changing IT Landscape

Agile, DevOps, containers, microservices, the cloud are all seeing increased adoption across the enterprise. But, while there are valid business reasons to embrace these new models, there is potential risk in implementation. Is this change necessary? If so, how can this change be accommodated effectively, safely? This session will cover some common elements of the risk of change - and of not changing - and suggest approaches to minimize risk as you adopt these new technologies. 

Takeaways:  

  1. The IT Landscape will continue to change leading to new processes, new technologies and new "standard" ways of doing IT business 
  2. This changing Landscape will present security challenges where you will need to balance the "pain of same" vs the "pain of change"
 

12:15 pm - 1:25 pm

Working Lunch & Panel

CIOs/CISOs as the Consummate Communicator

Digital transformation is changing how you equip your employees and how your company interacts with customers. It is also changing the role of the CIO and CISO to be a business leader and internal sales leader for transformation. CIOs are now responsible for communicating strategies and recommendations to CxOs, boards and key stakeholders within a company. Join us, during lunch, for a passionate panel discussion with your peers as they share how they are successfully communicating internally to accomplish the company's goals.

Takeaways:

  1. CIOs must be great communicators, not only with their teams, but the rest of the organization.
  2. CIOs must learn the best ways to communicate clarity and urgency with boards and CXOs.

 

1:30 pm - 1:55 pm

Solutions Spotlight

Deep dives into the latest and greatest technology solutions to today's business problems.

 

2:00 pm - 2:25 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Big Data, Little Data. Secure Data, Lost Data.

If digital transformation is a journey, then data is the fuel that will transport your company from here to there. What data do you have access to? How can you make sense out of the data and thus make decisions from it? How does a company use data to be a disruptor and not a victim? And how do you secure that data to ensure that the digital transformation journey does not end prematurely?

Takeaways:

  1. Digital transformation without constant access to usable and reliable data will be a slow and arduous journey.
  2. Digital transformation exposes increasing amounts of data potentially vulnerable to cyber attacks and must be addressed.

Think Tank

Which "Friends" Do I Trust? Realities of 3rd Party Risk

It is not a matter of if, but a matter of when. Organizations, more and more, and are outsourcing business activities to 3rd-parties because of cost-savings, revenue opportunities, expertise, etc. Thus collaborating with our business partners early to select the right 3rd-party vendor(s) with the appropriate security posture is essential, especially for vendors hosting, processing and/or transmitting sensitive/regulatory information, or having access to our IT assets. 

Takeaways:  

  1. Regardless of the reasons, outsourcing some business functions to a 3rd party seems inevitable in today's world 
  2. It is critical to have a proper vetting procedure of 3rd parties before engaging them as business partners who have access to company systems and data
 

2:30 pm - 2:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Driving Digital Transformation: Proactive Path vs. Reactive Response

Shakespeare wrote that we should be afraid of greatness as "some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them". This is true today as well for CIOs and CISOs. Digital transformation will happen, the only question being will the CIO drive it or will it be thrust upon them. We will discuss how to be a proactive voice in driving your company's digital transformation journey instead of waiting and responding to the voice of others.

Takeaways:

  1. Digital transformation is happening with or without our actions.
  2. The most successful CIOs will drive this transformation from a proactive point of view instead of reacting to internal and external voices.

 

3:00 pm - 3:10 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:15 pm - 3:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

CIO's Got Talent: Finding, Growing & Retaining the Best People

While new technology and solutions can help CIOs make more, faster and better decisions for an organization, nothing will take the place of a highly talented workforce. CIOs need to be great recruiters of talent but even more importantly growing the skills and capabilities of their team providing engaging and challenging opportunities for people. Competitive compensation is important for retaining great talent but so is a work environment where individual growth and development are front of mind and not an after thought.  

Takeaways:

  1. Highly skilled employees want an environment where they can grow their skills and feel appropriately challenged.
  2. Finding the best people, inside and outside of your company, and then providing a path to individual excellence is a key responsibility of CIOs.

Think Tank

Disrupt or Be Disrupted: The Digital Transformation Journey Has No Parking Lots

The seemingly ever expanding cadre of technological tools available to incumbent industry leaders are also available to myriad start-ups. Start-ups are using these new technologies to disrupt industries of all types, changing how customers think about tried and true industries. Disruption is found on every corner and it is critical for CIOs to lead their organizations in a way that make them as nimble as their competitors. 

Takeaways:  

  1. Technology enables companies, especially start-ups with no legacy infrastructure, to disrupt industries overnight 
  2. CIOs need to lead their companies in ways that disrupt before they are disrupted by others
 

3:45 pm - 3:55 pm

Closing Remarks


 

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Summit Happy Hour