IDC CIO Summit Re-shaping Organizations for the New Era

DIGITAL Event | October 5, 2021

Nothing could have prepared the world for the unprecedented chain of events in 2020. It is now in our power and our responsibility to re-think and re-build organizations better suited to the future challenges and prosperous in the technology dominated world.

We prefaced 2020 saying anything is possible, but no one saw this level of hyper volatility that completely disrupted business and life as we knew it. Our own research confirms that recent events have accelerated global digital transformation by over two years. While we used to say "transform or be left behind" in past iterations of these events, in our new reality, the call is transforming or risk the complete closure.

Those who have made early inlays into DX are acclimatizing well in this changed world. But the horizon that awaits will separate market leaders from everyone else based on which organizations are able to build business resiliency: the ability to adapt to changing circumstances while maintaining their central purpose.

The IDC European CIO Digital Summit 2021 will offer guidance on the roadmap to re-building organizations for the post-pandemic, post-globalization era: the gold standard of a digitally-transformed organization navigating and creating their own new realities in a changed world.

Event Highlights

We would like to thank all the delegates and the partners who participated at this event.

A selected group of IT and business leaders came together to network and learn from IDCs analysts, inspiring speakers and dedicated advisory board members, who were at the forefront of the lively and interactive discussion.

If you missed the event or if you would like more information on any of the topics we discussed, click the button below to watch a recording or access the post-event content.

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October 5th, 2021


10:00 CET (09:00 BST)



The event's dynamic agenda will take you through a series of presentations, panel discussions, real-life use cases, and dedicated industry tracks, giving you a bird's eye view of the current market situation, the latest technological innovations, and strategies for propelling your organization to meet the unique challenges of these unprecedented times.

Please note: Agenda Timings are CET!

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CIO ThinkTanks

The imperatives for the CIO have changed; just as the world we live in has changed. At IDC our research looks at the different behaviors of the companies thriving in this new environment and the ones who only hope to survive.

The IDC European Digital CIO ThinkTanks is a Series of Events which are designed to be small-scale and personal and interactive, with sufficient time for our CIOs to connect with their peers and to learn on topics that are of specific interest to the CIO Community.

The structure of the event aims to be simple and effective. Following IDC’s overview of the challenges CIO’s can expect to face, we will undertake guided and curated discussions.


IDC European Digital CIO ThinkTanks Dates 2021 (CET: 11:00/ GMT: 10:00)

Please select during the registration process for the IDC European CIO Digital Summit the ThinkTank Dates which are most convenient for you. Topics will be announced closer to the dates.



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Previous Event 2020

Last year we moved our annual European CIO Summit online! Hosted on Hopin, we brought together over 130 CIOs from across Europe to participate in a day of expert keynote presentations, interactive and communicative exhibitions from our sponsors, and collaborative roundtable sessions.

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Kathrin Hopkins

Conference Director

+49 172 628 4771

Nadja Bayraktar

Senior Sales Director

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