IDC CIO Summit Defining Technology Leadership in a Digital-first World

In-Person Event | Vineuil-Saint-Firmin | October 9 - October 11, 2022


Join the IDC European CIO and Digital Leaders Summit and be part of the conversation from the 9th to the 11th October 2022 in France.

As technology becomes the key differentiator for all organizations operating in the digital-first world, the spotlight is being shone on the technology leadership function.

The theme of the summit will be Defining Technology Leadership in a Digital-first World with workshops, panels, and debates focusing on how European organizations will execute on their respective roadmaps and landmark use cases to become digital-native enterprises in which disruptive innovation is business as usual.

The summit is designed as an information-sharing forum and an intimate networking platform for a select group of 60 to 70 CIOs from the top 500 companies and largest enterprises in Europe. The event's exclusivity and personable format allows for the most engaging of conversations and in-depth discussions to take place in a stunning five-star environment. Every delegate will leave the summit enriched — whether it be with new lead projects for partners, or with innovative and forward-looking IT and business solutions for the CIO.

Led by our IDC CIO Excellence Team, the summit will also include analysts from across the world who are all keen to meet you based on your company's approach to customer service, innovation, and technology. Visionary and high-impact keynote speakers, together with our Summit Advisory Board, will drive discussions to leverage insight into cross-industry or regional challenges.

We are looking forward to connecting with you soon!

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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Key Topics

Sustainable ICT Driving the ESG agenda
AI & Automation
Employee Experience (EX) Driving the Hybrid Workplace
Digital Sovereignty
Connecting the Distributed Cloud – From the Edge to Core
FinOps for Multi-Cloud
Core Modernization
Vendor Ecosystems
Ramping up the Enterprise Intelligence Quotient
Securing the Dynamic Perimeter
Business Model Innovation
The Intersection of Customer Experience (CX) & Emerging Tech: Web3, NFTs and the Metaverse


Thomas Meyer

General Manager and Group Vice President of European Research, IDC

Philip Carter

Group Vice President, European Chief Analyst and WW C-Suite Tech Research Lead, IDC

Reto Urs Sahli

CIO, Asahi Europe & International

Tracy Keeling

CIO Advisor

Venugopal Pai

Chief Evangelist and VP Customer Experience, Nutanix

Carla Arend

Associate Vice President, Research, Cloud in Europe, IDC

Duncan Brown

Group Vice President, European Enterprise Research, IDC

Dr. Colin Seward

IT Transformation Lead, Cisco

Adele Trombetta

Vice President Cisco Customer Experience (CX) EMEA, Cisco

Sarah Swatman

Senior Director, Solution Engineers, End User Computing EMEA, VMware

Angela Salmeron

Research Director, Future of Work, European Region, IDC

Nick Burton

Technology Director, Screwfix

Duncan Brown

Group Vice President, European Research, IDC UK

Archana Venkatraman

Research Director, Cloud Data Management, IDC Europe

Christophe Bardy

Senior System Engineer and Technology Evangelist, Nutanix

Boris Krumrey

VP Automation Innovation, UiPath

Berke Menekli

Vice President, Global Head of Digital Platform Services, BSH Home Appliances Group

Neil Ward-Dutton

Vice President, AI and Automation European Research Practices, IDC

Neil Thacker

CISO, Netskope

Joel Stradling

Research Director, European Security, IDC

Hans Roth

Senior Vice President & General Manager EMEA, Red Hat

Jennifer Thomson

Associate Vice President, Services, AccAD and Cloud, European Region

Mike Hendrickson

Vice President of Technology and Developer products, Skillsoft

Leonardo Freitas

Research Manager, European Technology & Digital Skills Research, IDC Europe

David Clemente

Research Director, IDC

Dainis Lukasevics

Director of Business Development & Strategic Partnership, Gcore

Philippe Ly Cong Trinh

Country Managing Director, Tech Mahindra

Jagjit Dhaliwal

VP, Global CIO Industry Leader, UiPath

Ilona Simpson

Netskope Chief Information Officer, EMEA

Annette Hamann

CIO, Beiersdorf l Managing Director, BSS IT

Hamut H. Pascha

Director Cloud Economists EMEA, Nutanix Inc

Carla Arend

Associate Vice President, Infrastructure Software, European Region, IDC

Spencer Pitts

Chief Technologist Digital Workspace EMEA, VMware

Angelo Fienga

Director of Sustainable Solutions, Cisco EMEA

Dietmar Koch

Head of Strategy, M&A for IT, Siemens Healthineers


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Hyatt Regency Chantilly, France

The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Chantilly, France. Ideally located for an energizing break an hour away from Paris, Hyatt Regency Chantilly offers a memorable stay with wellbeing experiences, unique activities and culinary discoveries, a few minutes away from the Chantilly Castle and Senlis town.