Now available on demand: CIO 100 2020

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The CIO 100 recognises the most transformational and disruptive CIOs and technology leaders in the UK, performing a central role in modernising and driving business change in their organisations.

Register now to view the watch the sessions from this year's CIO 100 on demand. Hear from esteemed technology leaders and peers through a variety of panels and keynote presentations as they discuss leading transformation across a diverse range of markets and the initiatives to be implemented for 2021.


CIO 100 2020 Ceremony - Thursday 19th November 2020
  • 17:30 – 18:00 – Guest arrival, networking in Exhibitor Lounge and Networking Zone

    18:00 – 18:10 – Welcome remarks from Scott Carey, Group Editor, Enterprise, IDG UK

    18:10 – 18:45 – CIO 100 2020 Headline Panel featuring Danny Attias, CDIO, Anthony Nolan; Charlotte Baldwin, Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Phil Jordan, Group CIO, Sainsbury's & Abhy Thomas-Joseph, Global IT Director, Pentland Brands

    In this headline panel, we bring together the top four CIOs from this year’s 100 to discuss their recent successes, the challenges they have overcome during a hugely disruptive year and how they maintain and leverage talent during a global pandemic.

    18:45 – 19:15 – Retooling for the New Normal panel with Google Chrome Enterprise featuring Jo Drake, CIO, The Hut Group; Graeme Howard, CTIO, Covéa Insurance; Rosie Slater-Carr, COO, Church of England & Michael Wheeler-Wyatt, Head of Chrome Enterprise EMEA, Google

    In this panel we bring together three high-flying CIOs to discuss lessons learned this year when it comes to the importance of building agile and resilient organisations, preparing for disruption and unearthing great talent, with our sponsor Google Chrome Enterprise.

    19:15 – 19:30 – Closing remarks from Scott Carey, Group Editor, Enterprise, IDG UK

    19:30 – 20:30 – Networking and close


CIO 100 2020: The Conference - Friday 20th November 2020
  • 08:30 – 09:00 – Guest arrival, networking in Exhibitor Lounge and Networking Zone

    09:00 – 09:05 – Welcome remarks from Scott Carey, Group Editor, Enterprise, IDG UK

    09:05 – 09:35 – Fireside chat with the CIO 100 2020 leader - We sit down with this year’s leading CIO, Danny Attias from Anthony Nolan, for an intimate fireside chat, where we discuss how he has modernised systems and changed the culture to help match more donors with patients suffering from blood cancers.

    09:35 – 09:55 – Beyond 'Workplace': Thriving in a boundless world with the cloud workforce from Michael Wheeler-Wyatt, Head of Chrome Enterprise EMEA, Google - In this talk, Google Chrome Enterprise takes a look at the evolution of the workplace toward a distributed model and introduces the technology that can empower the modern cloud workforce.

    09:55 – 10:35 – Panel: Tech for good with Slack featuring David Henderson, CTO, Global Radio; Andrew Quail, Director of Information Technology, SGN; Sarah Winmill, CIO for Business Functions, Ministry of Defence & Chris Mills, Head of Customer Success EMEA, Slack - In this panel, leading CIOs from this year’s CIO 100 join our sponsor Slack to discuss their efforts to use technology for good but within and outside of their organisations, including efforts to build diverse and inclusive teams, and push forward sustainability efforts.

    10:35 – 10:45 – Mimicking Human Intuition: The Cyber AI Analyst - During this presentation, Darktrace’s Global CiSo, Mike Beck, will outline the capabilities of world-first technology, the Cyber AI analyst, and discuss how automated investigation and triage is helping to uplift and augment human teams across the globe. He will also demonstrate how an apT using a zero-day was caught weeks before public attribution using cyber ai analyst technology.

    10:45 – 11:20 – Panel featuring leading CIOs in Industry with Graeme Hackland, CIO, Williams F1; Gareth Hetheridge, Global Head of IT – Defence, Rolls-Royce and Clare Patterson, CIO, Shell Energy - In this panel, Scott Carey, IDG Group B2B Editor is joined by leading CIOs from across the energy, defence and automotive industries to discuss how they are turning to AI, quantum and cloud technologies to drive their organisations forward sustainably.

    11:20 – 11:30 – Networking break

    11:30 – 12:05 – Panel featuring leading CIOs in Education with Laura Dawson, CIO, London School of Economics; Andrew Proctor, Pro Vice Chancellor – Digital, Staffordshire University & Alex Denley, Director of Innovation & Transformation, London South Bank University - In this panel, the top CIOs in Education from this year discuss how they have adapted to a world where learning is mostly remote and how technology is helping staff and students adapt to a year like no other.

    12:05 – 12:15 – The Importance of Decision Velocity in Powering Change from R "Ray" Wang, Principal Analyst, Founder, and Chairman, Constellation Research - As the CIO’s role continues to evolve, technology has also changed post-pandemic, along with the transformation models now essential to ensure business success. Join us for this session provided by Aerospike as renowned Constellation Research analyst Ray Wang discusses what an innovation reset means for all businesses. You’ll discover how great analytics and insight must be combined with decision velocity to help companies transform faster and drive acceleration in the coming year.

    12:15 – 12:55 – Panel featuring leading CIOs in Healthcare with Michelle Kearns, CIO, Caredoc; Neil Perry, Director of Digital Transformation, Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust & David Walliker, Chief Digital and Partnerships Officer, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - The top CIOs in Healthcare from the 2020 CIO 100 join us for a discussion around leadership in the healthcare sector and working towards technology change with limited budgets.

    12:55 – 13:10 – Fireside chat with Jon Hyman, CTO, Braze

    13:10 – 13:15 – Closing remarks from Scott Carey, Group Editor, Enterprise, IDG UK

    13:15 – 14:00 – Networking in exhibitor lounge and networking zone


Scott Carey

Scott Carey, Group Editor UK B2B - IDG UK

Scott is an experienced enterprise technology journalist, as comfortable writing analysis as he is hosting industry events and appearing on broadcast media. He has a keen interest in big IT and cloud vendors, deep knowledge of the SaaS market and digital transformation at some of the UK’s biggest companies, and a contacts book that covers the industry from top to bottom.


Michael Wheeler-Wyatt

Michael Wheeler-Wyatt, Head of Chrome Enterprise EMEA, Google

Michael has been at Google for almost 6 years. After successfully driving Android into the Enterprise, he moved on to the head up the drive into the workplace for ChromeOS. With 30+ 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, Intellisync, Radialpoint,Spinvox, Avaya, Microsoft and Nokia. 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 participates in panel discussions across EMEA. He now runs the go to market for Chrome Enterprise across EMEA. He is also a Google Artist in Residence.

R "Ray" Wang, Principal Analyst, Founder, and Chairman, Constellation Research, Aerospike

R “Ray” Wang (pronounced WAHNG) is the Principal Analyst, Founder, and Chairman of Silicon Valley based Constellation Research, Inc. Ray’s the co-host and co-founder of the widely watched DisrupTV, a weekly enterprise tech and leadership webcast. He’s the author of the popular business strategy and technology blog “A Software Insider’s Point of View”. Wang has held executive roles in product, marketing, strategy, and consulting at institutions such as Forrester Research, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. His best selling book, Disrupting Digital Business, published by Harvard Business Review Press provides insights on why 52% of the Fortune 500 have been merged, acquired, gone bankrupt, or fallen off the list since 2000. Wang is a prominent dynamic keynote speaker, research analyst, and industry commentator working with clients to transform their business models using exponential technologies. He’s spoken around the world at almost every tech related conference including keynotes for tens of thousands of people and intimate executive settings such as Davos. Ray’s clients include a majority of the Fortune 500 and Global 200.

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Leveraging the popular Chrome browser as its principle user interface, Chrome OS is the easy-to-use and easy-to-manage computing platform for high-level functionality in virtualized work environments. Built specifically for the cloud, Chrome OS powers a new generation of business ready devices, enabling organizations of all sizes to transform the way they work and maximize the benefits of cloud technology. With always-on, multilayered security and automatic updates, Chrome browser and Chrome OS allow businesses to securely mobilize employees while reducing IT support burden and the associated costs.

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Darktrace is the world’s leading cyber AI company and the creator of Autonomous Response technology.

Its self-learning AI is modelled on the human immune system and used by over 3,000 organizations to protect against threats to the cloud, email, IoT, networks and industrial systems. This includes insider threat, industrial espionage, IoT compromises, zero-day malware, data loss, supply chain risk and long-term infrastructure vulnerabilities.

The company has over 1,000 employees, 40 offices and headquarters in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK. Every 3 seconds, Darktrace AI fights back against a cyber-threat, preventing it from causing damage.

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Braze is a comprehensive customer engagement platform that powers relevant and memorable experiences between consumers and the brands they love. Context underpins every Braze interaction, helping brands foster human connection with consumers through interactive conversations across channels that deliver value quickly and continuously. The company was named a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Marketing Platforms and was recognized as one of Inc. Magazine's Best Workplaces for the second year in a row. Braze is headquartered in New York with offices in Chicago, London, San Francisco, and Singapore.

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Aerospike® is the global leader in next-generation, real-time NoSQL data solutions for any scale. Aerospike overcomes seemingly impossible data bottlenecks to compete and win with a fraction of the infrastructure complexity and cost of legacy NoSQL databases. Aerospike’s patented Hybrid Memory Architecture™ delivers an unbreakable competitive advantage by unlocking the full potential of modern hardware, delivering previously unimaginable value from vast amounts of data at the edge, to the core and in the cloud. Aerospike empowers customers to instantly fight fraud; dramatically increase shopping cart size; deploy global digital payment networks; and deliver instant, one-to-one personalization for millions of customers. Aerospike customers include Adobe, Airtel, Barclays, DBS Bank, European Central Bank, mBank, PayPal, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Wayfair and Verizon Media. The company is headquartered globally in Mountain View, Calif. and in EMEA in Bank, London.

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Slack is where work happens. Slack is a new layer of the business technology stack that brings together people, applications and data – a hub for collaboration where people can effectively work together, access critical applications and services, and find important information to do their best work. People around the world use Slack to connect their teams, unify their systems and drive their business forward.

Who should attend

Registrations are now open for UK senior IT executives, including CTOs, CIOs, CDOs and IT directors.