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More than 100 Chief Information Officers gathered at the Ritz-Carlton Vienna on April 25 and 26 to debate the hottest current technology and management topics and to learn from each other, IDC analysts, leading ICT vendors, and business gurus about the future of IT and leadership. The invitation-only Summit, organized by the global market research and advisory firm IDC, brought together CIOs from large companies and government organizations from around Europe, with most attendees from the Central and Eastern European region. Read more >>>
Budget cuts, "cloud" everything, data getting "bigger", more stakeholders than ever before and a rapidly evolving competitive landscape – the CIO’s world is not getting simpler. With CIOs striving to align IT objectives with those of the wider business and endeavouring to enhance business efficiency and agility, IDC’s CIO Summit 2013 will focus on a pressing theme – Seize the Moment: Transform, Innovate, and Collaborate. What are the strategies that the business-savvy CIO needs to consider? How they can demonstrate greater value to the business user and thereby increase the profile of IT in the boardroom?
Building on 5 years of successful IDC CIO Summits in the Middle East and Africa, IDC is now launching its CIO Summit Series in Europe. CIO Summit event provides thought provoking and actionable insights to CIOs and Senior ICT Executives through a mix of end user presentations and case studies giving CIOs the opportunity to hear about the latest global trends, learn from ICT best practices and become involved in general discussions with colleagues and peers during the dedicated networking breaks.
KEY AGENDA TOPICS
CIO Summit Value Proposition
The generation and dissemination of ideas is critical. But as an executive, your end goal is solving a problem or creating a new opportunity.
The daily grind requires the brain to be mostly analytical, to conform with the 'one right answer' requirements of business. But breakthrough innovations come from those who take the path less travelled.
Business as usual no longer exists. Examine current assumptions and explore the possibilities outside them. Compare and contrast how companies have achieved success in different ways, with different models, and different mind sets.
HP is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around the world. We explore how technology and services can help people and companies address their problems and challenges, and realize their possibilities, aspirations and dreams. We apply new thinking and ideas to create more simple, valuable and trusted experiences with technology, continuously improving the way our customers live and work.
No other company offers as complete a technology product portfolio as HP. We provide infrastructure and business offerings that span from handheld devices to some of the world's most powerful supercomputer installations. We offer consumers a wide range of products and services from digital photography to digital entertainment and from computing to home printing. This comprehensive portfolio helps us match the right products, services and solutions to our customers' specific needs. www.hp.com
VMware (NYSE:VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, delivers customer-proven solutions that accelerate IT by reducing complexity and enabling more flexible, agile service delivery. VMware enables enterprises to adopt a cloud model that addresses their unique business challenges. VMware’s approach accelerates the transition to cloud computing while preserving existing investments and improving security and control. With more than 480,000 customers and 55,000 partners, VMware solutions help organizations of all sizes lower costs, increase business agility and ensure freedom of choice.
KYOCERA Document Solutions is one of the world's leading office document solutions companies. Its range of products and services includes ECOSYS printers, MFPs (AIOs), high-quality consumables, a comprehensive portfolio of software solutions and Managed Document Services (MDS). KYOCERA Document Solutions provides innovative products built on a foundation of long-life components. Its customers benefit from low total cost of ownership and high efficiency. Its solutions portfolio and MDS help customers reduce costs and environmental impact at the same time as improving the efficiency and reliability of common business processes. For further information, visit: www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.eu.
Panasonic Corporation is one of the largest electronic product manufacturers in the world, comprised of over 634 companies. It manufactures and markets a wide range of more than 15.000 products under the Panasonic brand to enhance and enrich lifestyles all around the globe. Panasonic Toughbook PC and Toughpad tablets are built to perform where other mobile technology fails. Designed to give mobile workers access to data and applications in places where it was never before possible, Toughbook are transforming the way organisations operate.
Today’s Dell is a customer-inspired end-to-end solutions provider. Dell goal is to provide technology solutions that enable customers to drive results, create competitive advantage and expand their opportunities. We recognize that when our customers succeed, we succeed.
Dell enables organizations to drive efficiency by delivering open, capable and affordable solutions. Dell business is aligned to address the unique needs of large enterprises, public institutions (healthcare, education and government), small and medium businesses, and our consumer customers.
By listening to our customers, we continue to identify areas to expand our offerings, and continue to invest in our own capabilities and add to our Intellectual Property through strategic acquisitions and partnerships. In the past two years Dell acquired a number of companies to address customers’ needs for next-generation computing solutions, intelligent data management, services, security and cloud offerings like Compellent, SonicWall, SecureWorks, KACE, Wyse, Force10, Quest and many others.
Oracle - The Information Company Oracle's business is information-how to manage it, use it, share it, protect it. For nearly three decades, Oracle, the world's largest enterprise software company, has provided the software and services that let organizations get the most up-to-date and accurate information from their business systems. With over 275,000 customers -including 98 of the Fortune 100 -Oracle supports customers in more than 145 countries.
NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business breakthroughs. Our commitment to living our core values and consistently being recognized as a great place to work around the world are fundamental to our long-term growth and success, as well as the success of our pathway partners and customers. Discover our passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at www.netapp.com.
Canon is a world-leading innovator and provider of imaging solutions for businesses and consumers. The company now develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of copying machines, printers, cameras and other products to meet a diverse variety of customer needs. Canon`s printing and scanning equipment, as well as document management solutions, support various industry sectors to achieve business efficiencies. Today, the Canon brand is recognized and trusted throughout the world.
AirWatch is the leader in enterprise-grade mobility management and security solutions. More than 5,300 customers across the world trust AirWatch to manage their mobile devices. From deployment through support, our highly scalable solution provides a real-time view of an entire fleet of corporate and employee-owned Apple iOS, Android, Windows, BlackBerry and Symbian devices. As the largest MDM provider with more than 1,000 employees, 330 focused on R&D, AirWatch offers the most comprehensive mobility management solution.
Check Point Software Technologies, the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, provides customers with uncompromised protection against all types of threats, reduces security complexity and lowers total cost of ownership. Check Point first pioneered the industry with FireWall-1 and its patented stateful inspection technology. Today, Check Point continues to develop new innovations based on the Software Blade Architecture, providing customers with flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization. Check Point is the only vendor to go beyond technology and define security as a business process.
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$30 billion personal technology company – the second largest PC maker worldwide and an emerging PC Plus leader – serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. For more information see www.lenovo.com.
Fleishman-Hillard is one of the world’s leading strategic communications firms. It has built its reputation on creating integrated solutions that deliver what its clients value most: meaningful, positive and measurable impact on the performance of their organizations. Based in St. Louis, the firm operates throughout 82 offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Latin America.
The Confederation of Industry of the Czech republic
ASSOCIATION FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS - ICT UNIE o.s.
ICT UNIE is a professional association of enterprises operating in the information and electronic communication technologies sector and other businesses and educational subjects, with the objective of increasing the importance of the introduction and the use of modern technologies in society, including the creation of the optimal conditions for the development of public telecommunication networks in the Czech Republic, as a necessary precondition for the creation of an information company.
The Czech Association of Chief Information Officers (CACIO) was established in 1998 and currently has 103 members representing the top IT management of individual companies. The purpose of CACIO is to establish a professional discussion platform for sharing experiences and know-how among IT managers, and for supporting more effective use of information and communication technologies in the society.
The Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency aims to increase Foreign Direct Investment by encouraging international companies to invest in Poland. PAIiIZ guides investors through all the necessary administrative and legal procedures along the way to setting up their business in Poland. The Agency promotes Polish goods and services abroad by organizing conferences, visits for foreign journalists and investment trade missions.
HMA was founded in 1962 and rates among the five largest Management Associations worldwide in terms of Membership and Activities.
The Hellenic Management Association incorporates five Institutes, specialising in particular functions of Management and four Sectors that deal with general business issues. Its strategy and action have developed in the following pillars: Education, Information, Networking, Communication, Community Programs, Certifications and Researches.
HMA has members, both corporate - enterprises and organisations of the private and public sector - and individuals - medium and top-level executives, entrepreneurs, professors and students.
The Greek Institute of Information and Communications of HMA was founded in 1985. It is the main collective expression and representation of those who believe in the critical role of information and work systematically in the development and application of information technologies. It aims to increase the effectiveness of Management and its functions as well as the improvement of business practices through the use and application of information technologies in the Greek businesses and organizations.
The Hellenic CIO Forum is an initiative of Greek CIOs, under the auspices of the Greek Institute of Information and Communications of HMA, by analogy with similar networks in other countries organized component EuroCIO Network.
Its mission is to develop relationships, collaboration and creative communication between CIOs, in order to:
The mission of the Ministry of Economy is to create the most business-friendly environment in Europe.
Vision of the Ministry of Economy
The Ministry of Economy is an professional, effective and reliable institution based on new technologies which implements, in dialogue with social partners, the Government economic policy, including through active part in the activities of the EU and international organizations.
Strategic priorities of the Ministry of Economy:
Austrian Airlines is Austria’s largest carrier and operates a global route network of round 130 destinations. That route network is particularly dense in Central and Eastern Europe with 41 destinations. Thanks to its favourable geographical location at the heart of Europe, the company’s hub at Vienna International Airport is the ideal gateway between East and West. Austrian Airlines is part of the Lufthansa Group, Europe’s largest airline group, and a member of the Star Alliance, the first global alliance of international airlines. The flight operations of the Austrian Airlines Group has been bundled at its 100% subsidiary Tyrolean Airways since 1st July, 2012.
The Lider press is the publisher of one of the most renowned magazines on the Croatian market, the business weekly magazine LIDER (LEADER). Soon after it was first published in 2005, Lider established itself as an influential and a very significant source of information and advice for the business community. Today, Lider can be found in offices of all important Croatian companies, government, financial, consulting, and at higher education institutions.
Serving chief information officers and other IT leaders, CIO Business World is trade magazine and an online portal produced by IDG Czech Republic, a business unit of International Data Group. IDG also produces sister publications CFOworld, Computerworld, HD World, ChannelWorld, Smart World, and PC World. Since 2001, CIO Business World‘s portfolio of properties has grown to provide technology and business leaders with insight and analysis on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT's role in achieving business goals. The magazine and the website currently publish news, analyses, editorials, white-papers, as well as best-practices and solutions catalogs pertaining to cloud computing, enterprise mobility, big data and business analytics, infrastructure, virtualization, enterprise software applications, and IT security.
BANKA is the leading financial business magazine in Croatia. It holds this prominent place among the Croatian media thanks to a direct and professional writing style and recognizable identity. We follow all sectors of Croatian and world economy, offering insight, expertise and analyses. Renowned authors and experts write for Banka – economist, philosophers, political scientists and sociologists from Croatia and abroad.
Standard Publications Ltd are the publishers of The Malta Independent on Sunday (since1992), The Malta Business Weekly (since 1994) and The Malta Independent Daily (since 1997), apart from various magazines including First, Taste and Flair. The latest milestone was the launch of The Malta Independent news portal on www.independent.com.mt last November.
Manager Magazine is the only magazine of its kind targeting Bulgarian managers, entrepreneurs and proprietors. It guards their interests and makes an effort to offer them help in their business. Our magazine is independent, private, it observes the ethics code of Bulgarian journalists and was created with Bulgarian capital only.
With the business magazine Report (+) PLUS Report Verlag provides added value for managers. The monthly magazine is, together with Report's specialist magazines, firmly established in the energy and manufacturing industries, in telecommunications and IT as well as construction and real estate. The magazine for telecommunications and IT (Telekommunikations & IT Report) addresses commercial and technical decision makers: CEOs, team managers, purchasing managers as well as CIOs in all industries. It is distributed within Austria by means of subscriptions and at special events and exhibitions. This specialist magazine focuses on the change of the economy and the working environment through information and communication technology.
The 45 years old Computerworld is the B2B unit of the Project/029, the exclusive IDG license partner in Hungary. The Computerworld magazine, together with the www.computerworld.hu online portal and the conference unit provides deep-analysis for supporting decision making, helping the Hungarian companies to develop a competitive edge.
IT-BUSINESS is a B2B weekly magazine that provides IT and telecommunication decision makers with useful ICT background information. A free daily electronic newsletter is also related to the magazin: IT-BUSINESS TODAY contains the most important national and international ICT news of the past 24 hours.
49 Years | 1100 Analysts | 110 Countries
International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, data and marketing services company. To learn more about IDC, please visit www.idc.com.