2018 CIO Summit agenda and speakers at Shangri-La Hotel in The Shard


The 2018 CIO Summit on Thursday 20 September at the Shangri-La Hotel in London will feature three CIO 100 leaders, a number of CIO 100 high-flyers and those who have defined the CIO role - CTOs, CIOs, CDOs and IT directors are invited to register to attend the gathering of business technology leaders. The full agenda and speaker line-up is below.

CIO 100 leaders David Henderson from Global Radio, Morrisons Chief Technology Director Anna Barsby and Richard Corbridge from Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, will be speaking, as well as Unilever CIO Jane Moran, Trainline CTO Mark Holt and News UK CTO Christina Scott.

On a panel discussing putting data at the heart of an organisation's strategy, Royal Borough of Greenwich Director of Finance Kevin Gibbs, FSA Director of Openness, Data and Digital Julie Pierce, Oxfam UK CIO Amber Burke, and Places for People Chief Data and Information Officer Norma Dove-Edwin will share their experiences at the luxury five-star hotel on the 34th floor at The Shard, a venue which offers some of the best views across the capital. Andy Barrow, CTO of headline sponsors ANS Group will also be joining the speaker line-up at the ninth annual summit, alongside Lee James, Michael Wyatt and Simon Pamplin from partner sponsors Rackspace, Google and SilverPeak respectively.

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Hosted by CIO UK Editor Edward Qualtrough, the 2018 CIO Summit is an exclusive event for CIOs by CIOs and will include a series of CIO presentations, masterclasses, interactive Q&As, and panel discussions focusing on innovation, change management, end-to-end transformation, engaging with startups, impacting on organisational culture outside of IT, emerging technologies and digital business leadership.

The event will also include an 'open mic' troubleshooting session, with CIOs invited to share their challenges, and solicit advice and expertise from their exclusive group of peers.

Including a welcome breakfast and lunch, the CIO gathering will close with a networking reception and debrief to give CIO delegates a more informal platform to engage with their peers and reflect on the day's discussions.

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CIO UKwill also present an overview of its Workplace of the Future study and discuss some of the key findings in a panel moderated by Computerworld UK Editor Scott Carey.

The 2018 CIO Summit will be supported by headline sponsors ANS Group, and partner sponsors Rackspace, Google and Silver Peak.


Jane Moran, Global CIO, Unilever

As CIO for Unilever, Jane leads the global IT organisation, driving strategy, implementation and support, for the internal and external business technology applications, platforms, networks, and data centers.

A multiple CIO 100 high-flyer, Moran has over 30 years of IT experience, and joined to Unilever from Thomson Reuters where she was Group CIO. Prior to Thomson Reuters, Jane consulted for a number of years on large-scale enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management system implementations and provided IT portfolio management expertise to financial institutions. She began her technology career as a developer, building financial portfolio management and trading software applications and platforms.

David Henderson, Director of Technology & Operations, Global Radio

David Henderson is the 2018 CIO 100 leader and is responsible for technology, operations and broadcasting at Global, the music and entertainment group who run radio brands from Capital, Classic FM, LBC and Heart as well as more than 20 music festivals.

Reaching a UK audience of 29 million, David has led a digital transformation that has delivered state of the art studios and award-winning apps together with a cloud based infrastructure and an extensible data analytics platform for audience data. David has written for CIO UK on the importance of talent management, the antics of technology vendors and the need to increase opportunities for women in IT.

Anna Barsby, Chief Technology Director, Morrisons

Morrisons Chief Technology Director Anna Barsby has been focusing on the technology opportunities which provide business growth, and has been encouraging key skills and people to the supermarket retailer as part of her ambitious improvement plans.

The 2015 CIO 100 leader and her team are initiating major moves into cloud, digital and data - acutely aware of the need for the supermarket's back-end systems and infrastructure to support its front-end, customer facing touchpoints. A new technology innovation team has been set up, with Morrisons the first of the big four supermarkets to integrate online grocery shopping with Amazon's Alexa voice recognition personal assistant.

Christina Scott, CTO, News UK

Christina Scott joined News UK as Chief Technology Officer in February, 2016 and is responsible for overseeing Technology and Product teams. In May 2017 Christina was appointed News Corp Deputy Chief Technology Officer, maintaining her UK CTO responsibilities. Christina has more than 20 years' experience in the IT industry, having previously worked in technology teams at a number of companies including the BBC, FT and ITV Digital, where she specialised in digital transformation. In 2016 Scott was awarded the CIO of the Year award in the Women in IT awards and previously has been highly recognised in a number of top technology and female executive rankings. In 2018 Christina was ranked third in the 2018 CIO 100 which recognises the most transformative and disruptive CIOs in and from the UK.

Richard Corbridge, Chief Digital & Information Officer, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Richard Corbridge is a globally recognised expert in healthcare strategy and technology, with over 20 years experience in the Health and Clinical Research Information sectors. Richard has a passion for business change and benefits management in health and very much insists on a focus on engagement and benefits being brought to technology implementation.

Corbridge was the 2017 CIO 100 leader, a former CIO Summit speaker as well as a valued guest CIO UK contributor. You can see the daily ins and outs of his work and life by following him on twitter at: @R1chardatron.

Julie Pierce, Director Openness, Data & Digital, Food Standards Agency

Julie Pierce has been Director Openness, Data and Digital since 2015. The post was established to drive for the use of modern digital approaches and technologies, taking an open approach, within the agency but also across the food system. Exploitation of Data is driving change within the Agency, but also within the global food system, whether food safety, efficiency of supply or crime. Previously Julie was the Chief Information Officer at Defra. She spent much of her career in the private sector implementing change programmes as a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in financial services, pharmaceuticals, defence and central government in the UK and Europe.

Norma Dove-Edwin, Chief Data and Information Officer, Places for People

Norma Dove-Edwin is a strategy-focused executive with considerable experience in driving global business transformation and change programmes, which she has gained from working in top FTSE multinational organisations such as BAT, Shell, Unilever, HBOS, QBE Insurance, Labatt, and BP. Norma has been working in the field of enterprise data and information management and governance for over 16 years and is currently Chief Data and Information Officer at Places for People. Prior to this role, she was Head of Global Data Services at British American Tobacco. Building on her technical background and embracing the core values of integrity, honesty and collaboration, Norma has a deep understanding of the partnership required between information technology and the business functions to unlock the strategic value of data to deliver a competitive advantage and power digital platforms.

Mark Holt, CTO, Trainline

Mark joined Trainline in March 2014 with a career spanning over 20 years. Mark founded Europe's first secure eCommerce site in 1995 and since then has led innovative teams at companies such as Capital Radio, FT.com, GE Capital, Trayport and CPA Global.

Mark has made multiple appearances as a high-flyer in recent editions of the CIO 100, scoring recognition with his team for rolling out technology innovations at scale and shifting the company's positioning to being "wonderfully predictable".

Amber Burke, CIO, Oxfam

Working in collaboration with other IT leaders across the Oxfam confederation, Amber is making an IS success of the biggest internal change that Oxfam has ever been through. This means effective integration of the IS systems of 17 international affiliates into a single confederation, with a global shared service approach. Amber has set up a global service desk that allows any of 10,000 confederation staff to phone up IT support and walk into any Oxfam office around the world, accessing IT services as if working from home. She has delivered key enablers for better supporter engagement through new CRM technology and re-engineered customer experience journeys. Oxfam helps 25 million people around the world and holds information on millions of supporters in CRM systems. Secure data access, storage and data led decision making are central to accomplishing Oxfam's aims around privacy and compliance.

Kevin Gibbs, Director of Finance, Royal Borough of Greenwich

Kevin's portfolio has expanded over the years from having operational and strategic responsibilities for the customer interface, through ICT, HR and Financial Operations; to now being the Director of Finance and CIO for the council. Kevin has worked in Local Government since 1990, and has developed award-winning customer-centric services for a number of authorities, having won the National Customer Service Award, for 'Best Contact Centre under 100 Seats' and the Channel Network Award for best telephony implementation. In 2008, under his leadership, Contact Islington won the global Consona CRM award, for best CRM. In 2013, Greenwich was named, Council of the year in the LGC awards.

Andy Barrow, CTO, ANS Group

As the industry witnesses the mainstream adoption of big data, cloud native application development and IoT solutions, Andy is responsible for driving the overall strategy and technical vision that enables our customers to navigate all of these new services with ease. Regarded as an industry-thought leader across the Cloud market, Andy spends most of his time working closely with customers to develop and deliver transformational solutions to help drive innovation. Andy is a regular speaker at a range of industry and sector specific events.

Lee James, Chief Technology Officer, Rackspace EMEA

Lee James is the Chief Technology Officer at Rackspace EMEA, responsible for business growth, as well as initiating and driving relationships with our key customers. He comes with over 20 years of experience across largescale multinationals and agile-based environments, delivering industry leading cloud, analytics, digital strategy and transformation. His extensive background includes senior roles across FTSE 10 and 250 organisations like BP, Betfair and GlaxoSmithKline. Charged with moving the Rackspace proposition forward, Lee owns the go-to-market propositions for our products and services, making sure they’re directly aligned with customer requirements and future market trends. His previous role was Cloud and Analytics Service Enablement Director at Computacenter, where he was responsible for transforming the brand, building professional and managed service offerings, and growing the £1bn+ services business.

Simon Pamplin, Director, Technical Sales - EMEA, Silver Peak

Simon Pamplin is the EMEA Technical Sales Director for Silver Peak and a regular speaker at events on topics ranging from the latest storage technologies and server virtualization to the current shift in Data Networking towards SD-WAN. With over 20 years' experience in enterprise IT Simon has worked for IP, SAN and hyper-convergent companies and is driven by new technology and the business benefits it can bring.

Michael Wyatt, Head of Chrome and Android Enterprise EMEA, Google

Michael Wyatt has been leading the go to market drive for Android and Chrome in the enterprise for over four years at Google. After more than 25 years of experience in IT Sales and Marketing, he has successfully brought new, and grown existing technologies from start-ups and major IT vendors such as Ingram Micro, Avaya, Microsoft and Nokia. His experience spans Cloud Solutions, PCs, Networking, Software, Apps, Mobile Devices and MiddleWare, He has successfully founded and sold two IT start-up companies and regularly delivers keynote presentations and participates in panel discussions across EMEA. He now runs the go to market for Chrome across EMEA. He is also a Google Artist in Residence.

2018 CIO Summit agenda

All timings subject to change

8.30am - 9am
Registration and networking breakfast

9am - 9.10am
Introduction, Edward Qualtrough, CIO UK Editor

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