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The 2019 CIO Summit on Thursday 26 September at the Langham Hotel in London will feature CIO 100 leaders and those who have defined the CIO role in an agenda featuring the UK's formost CIOs and business technology executives. CTOs, CIOs, CDOs and IT directors are invited to register to attend the gathering of senior technology, digital and IT professionals. The full agenda and speaker line-up is below.

SGN Director of IT and Innovation Andrew Quail, the 2019 CIO 100 leader, joins HMRC Chief Digital and Information Officer Jacky Wright, Shell Energy CIO Clare Patterson, University of Exeter Chief Information and Digital Officer Alan Hill, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Associate Director of Digital Sarah Moorhead, Boots UK Director of Innovation Richard Corbridge, Rackspace EMEA CTO Lee James, Axelos Chief Product Officer Margo Leach and Head of Google Chrome Enterprise Michael Wyatt among the speakers. More speakers are set to be announced.

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Hosted by CIO UK Editor and IDG Head of Tech Communities Edward Qualtrough, the 2019 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, digital and workplace transformation, CIO and CISO relations, impacting on organisational culture outside of IT, emerging technologies, digital business leadership, facilitating cultures of innovation, and more.

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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.

The 2019 CIO Summit is supported by headline sponsors Rackspace, and partner sponsors Google Chrome Enterprise and Axelos.

2019 CIO Summit speakers

Jacky Wright, Chief Digital and Information Officer, HMRC

Jacky Wright is Chief Digital and Information Officer for HMRC, where she is driving one of the largest digital transformations in Europe. A transformational global leader and innovative technologist, Jacky is a passionate advocate for diversity, equal opportunities and access to education for all. A senior BAME Civil Service leader and HMRC's Disability Champion, Jacky champions diverse representation across all levels of government. She was named top UK tech influencer 2018.

Andrew Quail, Director of IT and Innovation, SGN

Andrew has recently been voted number one in the UK CIO top 100 list due to his team's work in delivering a major IT Transformation Programme which is fundamentally changing what IT is and does. He has been Director of IT and Innovation for SGN for 8 years and part of the executive leadership team of one of the leading Utility companies in the UK. SGN distributes natural and green gas to 5.9 million homes and businesses and 15 million customers across Scotland and the South of England and is part of the UK's critical national infrastructure.

Clare Patterson, CIO, Shell Energy

Clare Patterson is CIO of Shell Energy, accountable for the IT used in the company's gas, power, renewables and carbon emissions trading business. Recognised in the 2018 and 2019 editions of the CIO 100, Patterson is passionate about creating an inclusive and productive workplace of the future, where people can use technology to help them do their work quicker and better.

Alan Hill, Chief Information and Digital Officer, University of Exeter

Alan is the Chief Information and Digital Officer at the University of Exeter. His current focus is a major digital transformation alongside an IT modernisation programme. Part of this is improving cyber security to protect these new services, whilst ensuring that protection for commercial research, intellectual property rights and patents is continually improved to meet emerging threats.

Richard Corbridge, Director of Innovation, Walgreens Boots Alliance

Richard Corbridge is a globally recognised expert in healthcare strategy and digital technology, with over 20 years of experience in the Health and Clinical Research Information sectors. Richard has a passion for innovation, business change and benefits management. As a leader he insists on a focus on engagement and benefits being brought to all technology implementation. In 2019 he was appointed as the first Director of Innovation at Boots UK with a remit to deliver a transformed high street pharmacy and health and beauty experience for customers across the UK. The role also has accountability back to the wider Walgreens Boots Alliance for innovation across the group.

Sarah Moorhead, Associate Director of Digital Demand, Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust

Associate Director of Digital Demand at Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust With 16 years' experience working across a wide spectrum of stakeholders Sarah's experience has been pivotal in ensuring that the Digital Healthcare vision permeates professional and organisational boundaries to deliver transformational digital healthcare to any locality and sets an example for how to be successful with digital healthcare nationally and internationally.

Lee James, Chief Technology Officer, Rackspace EMEA

Lee is responsible for helping Rackspace's customers maximise their cloud investments across people, process and technology, as well developing new products and services.As the Chief Technical Officer EMEA Lee's experienced in developing and delivering industry-leading cloud, analytics and SAP services for global organisations. He is also previously been awarded for innovation after building BP's first multi-cloud platform.

Margo Leach, Chief Product Officer, AXELOS

Margo joined AXELOS in 2016, bringing a diverse experience in leading new product delivery, product management and digital and business transformation. Having previously worked at global organizations such as CEB Global, CABI and Reed Elsevier, Margo brings a global knowledge and diverse range of industry knowledge to AXELOS.

Margo has been instrumental in the development and management of AXELOS' PPM and ITSM products since joining the company. Leading the entire Product function, recent successes include the release of PRINCE2 2017, the ongoing evolution of the ITIL 4 program, and the further development of our global markets in Australia with key partners and the opening up of our 'Friends of PRINCE2' opportunity in Canada.

Laura Friend, Technology Strategist, Slack

Laura Friend is a Technology Strategist, and leading subject matter expert for media industry at Slack UK. Slack is the leading global collaboration hub that makes people’s working lives simpler, more pleasant and more productive. From global Fortune 100 companies to corner markets, businesses and teams of every kind use Slack to bring the right people together with all the right information.
She has 10 years' experience in the enterprise technology industry and has held roles at Zendesk, MongoDB and Meltwater.

Michael Wyatt, Head of Chrome Enterprise EMEA, Google

Michael Wyatt has been at Google for 5 years and started driving Android into the Enterprise - after success in this Go To Market role he then moved on to the head up the drive into the workplace for ChromeOS. His experience spans Cloud Solutions, PC’s, Networking, Software, Apps, Mobile Devices and MiddleWare, He has successfully founded and sold 2 IT start-up companies and regularly delivers keynote presentations and participate in panel discussions across EMEA. He now runs the go to market for Chrome across EMEA - digital Transformation, Growth and Productivity across EMEA He is also a Google Artist in Residence.

Edward Qualtrough, Editor of CIO UK

Edward is the Editor of CIO UK and has a particular interest covering digital strategy, leadership, enterprise culture, and diversity. Previously the CIO UK Online Editor, Edward meets regularly with Chief Information Officers and other business technology executives to discuss C-level issues and keep on top of industry trends and disruptive threats.

2019 CIO Summit agenda

Agenda is subject to change.

8.30am - 9am
Registration and networking breakfast

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

9.10am - 9.35am
Innovation in risk-averse organisations
Andrew Quail, SGN Director of IT & Innovation and 2019 CIO 100 leader

9.35am - 10am
How to build your teams of the future
Lee James, Rackspace CTO

10am - 10.25am
HMRC's technology and operating model transformation
Q&A with Jacky Wright, HMRC Chief Digital and Information Officer

10.25am - 10.50am
Panel - The cultural side of technology transformation and facilitating innovation agendas
Jacky Wright, HMRC Chief Digital and Information Officer
Andrew Quail, SGN Director of IT & Innovation
Simon Crawley-Trice, VP Global Solutions and Services, EMEA

10.50am - 11.10am

11.10am - 11.35am
Mindset training and awareness in the technology function
Clare Patterson, Shell Energy CIO

11.35am - 11.50am
Michael Wyatt, Google Head of Chrome Enterprise EMEA

11.50pm  - 12.20pm
Innovation in the public and private sectors
Sarah Moorhead, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Chief Digital Officer
Richard Corbridge, Boots Walgreens Alliance Director of Innovation

12.20pm - 12.50pm
A sustainability call to arms - Can digital technology save the planet?
Adam Turner, HMG and Defra Sustainable Technology Lead
Mattie Yeta, UK Government Sustainability ICT Lead

12.50pm - 1.05pm
Technology Leadership in the Age of Climate Crisis
Joe McFadden, HealthUnlocked CTO

12.50pm - 2pm

2pm - 2.10pm
Introduction to afternoon sessions, Edward Qualtrough, CIO UK Editor

2.10pm - 2.35pm
War Gaming cyber security in the education sector
Brigadier Alan Hill, University of Exeter Chief Information and Digital Officer

2.35pm - 2.50pm
ITIL 4 and Spotify: Using IT best practice in the digital age
Margo Leach, Axelos Chief Product Officer

2.50pm - 3pm
Introducing CSO UK

3pm - 3.30pm
The CIO the CISO panel - Cybersecurity from the edge to the boardroom
Sabah Carter, CIO Global Operations, News Corp
Brigadier Alan Hill, University of Exeter Chief Information and Digital Officer
Margo Leach, Axelos Chief Product Officer

3.30pm - 3.45pm
Choose a better way to work
Laura Friend, Slack Technology Strategist

3.45pm - 3.50pm
Round-up and close

3.50pm - 5pm
Networking drinks reception


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