IDC CIO Summit Agenda

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!

Time Event & Speakers
10:00

Virtual Event Platform opens for delegates and partners

10:15

IDC Welcome On Stage and Virtual Event Platform Navigation Guidance

10:20

Start Your Day Right: Morning Coffee Session or CIO Summit Workout

10:30

IDC Opening Keynote: Innovating in a Digital-First World

Meredith Whalen

Chief Research Officer, IDC

As we emerge from the global pandemic, we find organizations firmly planted in a digital-first world. Operating a software-driven “digital innovation factory” will be at the core of your enterprise’s ability to differentiate and compete. How does your organization effectively lead with innovation? Join Meredith Whalen, IDC’s Chief Research Officer, as she shares IDC’s latest research, insights and customer examples exploring:

  • The Digital-First Trends Consumers Are Driving
  • The Requirements for Running a Digital Innovation Factory
  • How to Effectively Lead with Innovation in Your Organization
10:45

CIO Session

Antonietta Mastroianni

Chief Digital & IT Officer, Proximus
11:00

Platinum Partner Session: Accelerated Growth: How to Scale Your IT Infrastructure for the Future

Katrin Schulenburg

Senior Director IT, AMD

 

As a multi-national, engineering company, AMD is experiencing rapid growth – revenue up 99 percent year-over-year in Q2 2021 – combined with a potential major acquisition that would include integrating IT infrastructure and adding approximately 5,000 employees. Facing a compressed timeline, coupled with requirements for long-term business agility, AMD is facing a challenge to take a strategic approach in how it implements an IT infrastructure, policies and processes to support today’s hybrid work environment at a global scale.

Given AMD’s position as an innovator redefining high performance computing, Katrin Schulenburg has a unique perspective on the technologies that best support today’s infrastructure as well as insight into future IT directions. In this session, she will outline her approach to scale the organization with the right combination of technology, people, and processes, including:

·         Determining where on-prem vs cloud is best for your organization and how to optimize for it

·         Considerations for cybersecurity as you build out your IT infrastructure

·         Working with partners across the software and hardware ecosystems for scalability

11:10

Platinum Partner Session

Chris Taylor

Chief Transformation officer, ServiceNow
11:20

Platinum Partner Session: Addressing the Impact of a “Working from Anywhere” World on the Customer Experience

Kumar Ramachandran

SVP of Products for SD-WAN and Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), Palo Alto Networks

Sverrir Jonsson

Sr. Enterprise IT Architect, ThyssenKrupp

Pradeep Singh

VP, Global Infrastructure & Operations, Palo Alto Networks

Secure real-time collaboration among employees demands seamless connectivity across both cloud and legacy environments. 

 

With corporate resources distributed across public clouds, SaaS and corporate data centers, IT teams struggle to quickly identify and diagnose performance issues. Working from anywhere presents additional challenges as the plethora of home routers, Wi-Fi networks and internet service providers introduce additional points of impact that affect the user experience. How do you both secure and maintain the optimal user experience in such a heterogeneous digital world?

 

To be able to identify and remediate user experience issues, IT needs visibility into the extended enterprise; it shouldn’t be a choice of security or the user experience. How do you deliver both and scale optimal use of connectivity amidst a growing number of connection points?

 

In this fireside chat, Kumar Ramachandran, SVP of Products, SD-WAN and SASE at Palo Alto Networks, will talk to Sverrir Jónsson, Sr. Enterprise IT Architect of ThyssenKrupp, to find out how they have increased visibility into their network and reduced manual intervention. They will be joined by Pradeep Singh, VP of Global Infrastructure & Operations at Palo Alto Networks, who will share how the Palo Alto Networks in-house IT team addressed bandwidth and connectivity issues in order to protect their own customers’ experience in a “working from anywhere” world.  

11:30

Platinum Partner Session

Oliver Cronk

Chief IT Architect, EMEA, Tanium, Tanium
11:40

Moderated Q&A with Platinum Partner 1-4

Greg Day

VP and Chief Security Officer for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Palo Alto Networks

Matt Foley

Director, Field Applications Engineering, AMD

Oliver Cronk

Chief IT Architect, EMEA, Tanium, Tanium

Chris Taylor

Chief Transformation officer, ServiceNow
11:55

CIO Session

Nick Burton

Technology Director, Screwfix

John Mewett

CEO, Screwfix
12:10

Networking: O2O Meetings & Expo

12:25

CIO Session

Allan Cockriel

VP, CIO Global Functions, CISO, Shell
12:40

Moderated Roundtable Discussions (Platinum Partner 1-4) (Parallel Sessions)

Moderated Roundtable Discussions Platinum Partner 1
12:40 - 13:00

Moderated Roundtable Discussions Platinum Partner 1

Moderated Roundtable Discussions Platinum Partner 2
12:40 - 13:00

Moderated Roundtable Discussions Platinum Partner 2

Moderated Roundtable Discussions Platinum Partner 3
12:40 - 13:00

Moderated Roundtable Discussions: 4 key considerations before investing in secure access service edge (SASE)

Moderated Roundtable Discussions Platinum Partner 4
12:40 - 13:00

Moderated Roundtable Discussions

13:00

Screen Break & Lunch Break (for CIOS: Your Lunch is on us!)

13:40

Welcome Back on Stage

13:45

CIO Session

Reto Urs Sahli

CIO, Asahi Europe & International
14:00

Platinum Partner Session: Automation for good: The future is a human and digital workforce going forward in harmony

Renzo Taal

Senior Vice President & Managing Director, UiPath
14:10

Platinum Partner Session: Rethinking ERP Modernisation: The Art of the Possible

Emmanuelle Hose

GVP & Theatre General Manager, EMEA, Rimini Street

Ingo Paas

CIO, Green Cargo
14:20

Platinum Partner Session

Todd Lieb

Vice President, Performance Consulting Center of Excellence | Global Sales Learning and Development, Dell Technologies
14:30

Platinum Partner Session: The Public Cloud! And the beginning of True Hybrid Cloud!

Glenn Fitzgerald

Chief Data Officer, Fujitsu Product Business Europe

As the business environment continues to evolve, organisations are adapting and prospering by adapting increasingly rapidly. Technology is a key enabler for that functional flexibility, with hybrid operations as a critical component. Glenn will use real-life examples from the Fujitsu portfolio to examine a hybrid approach, supporting application and service provision through an ecosystem of technology providers, to optimise business responsiveness.

14:40

Moderated Q&A with Platinum Partner 5-8

Todd Lieb

Vice President, Performance Consulting Center of Excellence | Global Sales Learning and Development, Dell Technologies

Renzo Taal

Senior Vice President & Managing Director, UiPath

Glenn Fitzgerald

Chief Data Officer, Fujitsu Product Business Europe

Martin Canning

Group Vice President, European Digital Leadership Advisory & Consulting, IDC
14:55

CIO Session

Miao Song

Chief Information Officer, GLP
15:10

Networking Break: O2O Meetings & Expo

15:25

CIO Session

15:40

Moderated Roundtable Discussions (Platinum Partner 5-8) (Parallel Sessions)

Moderated Roundtable Discussions Platinum Partner 5
15:40 - 16:00

Moderated Roundtable Discussions Platinum Partner: 6 actionable insights to accelerate your journey to becoming a fully automated enterprise

Moderated Roundtable Discussions Platinum Partner 6
15:40 - 16:00

Moderated Roundtable Discussions Platinum Partner 6

Moderated Roundtable Discussions Platinum Partner 7
15:40 - 16:00

Moderated Roundtable Discussions Platinum Partner 7

Moderated Roundtable Discussions Platinum Partner 8
15:40 - 16:00

Moderated Roundtable Discussions: Re-shaping Organisations with Next-Gen Hybrid Cloud for the New Era.

16:00

Networking Break: Chatroulette & Expo

16:15

Welcome Back on Stage

16:20

Red Hat Customer Best Practices

16:35

Tech Talk Gold Partner 1

Wolfgang Platz

Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Tricentis
16:45

Tech Talk Gold Partner 2

Drew Firment

SVP of Cloud Transformation, A Cloud Guru
16:55

Tech Talk Gold Partner: Becoming an ‘Anywhere Organisation’: The Next chapter… Going Beyond Working Remotely

Spencer Pitts

Digital Workspace Chief Technologist, EMEA, VMware

We’ve all become used to the pandemic-driven shift to working from home. Many organizations have gone even further to systematize what was initially an emergency response. But many are starting to wonder what lies beyond even this – how can remote working be turned into a business advantage for organizations? VMware believes that the answer is to become an ‘Anywhere Organization’: a business in which it no longer matters where work takes place - the user experience is the same, the level of security is the same or better, and managing it all can be done consistently, simply and transparently, wherever it’s happening. At this session, find out more about what’s required to become an Anywhere Organization, how doing so can improve your competitiveness and bottom line, and get some practical guidance and tips on how to get there.

17:05

CIO End-User Keynote: Five steps for a successful IT transformation

Michal Paprocki

Group CTO, Euroclear
17:20

Summary & Conclusion

17:25

Networking: Chatroulette & Expo

17:30

Official End

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