2020 CIO Summit

Virtual Event
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Summary

This year’s CIO Summit will bring three days packed with masterclasses, networking opportunities and presentations in a virtual setting.

Between Tuesday 22nd and Thursday 24th September, industry leaders and their peers will have the opportunity to hear from high-profile CIO speakers, take part in masterclasses and tune in to interactive Q&A sessions and expert panel discussions.

This year’s CIO Summit will cover three core themes: navigating the 'new normal'; the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; and the ever-changing role of technology leadership and the CIO role.

The virtual format of this year’s CIO Summit will enable attendees to engage with their peers from any remote location through a dedicated platform. Delegates will also be able to network with their peers in real time in a virtual Networking Lounge.

CIO UK is pleased to announce that data-to-everything platform, Splunk, will be headlining the CIO Summit for 2020 with more exciting partners to be announced over the coming weeks.

Registrations close on Friday 18th September.

Agenda

Day 1 - Navigating the 'New Normal'
  • 09:30 – 10:00 – Virtual guest arrival and opening of Exhibitor Lounge and Networking Zone

    10:00 – 10:05 – Welcome remarks from Cristina Lago, Editor, CIO UK

    10:05 – 10:50 – Less bureaucracy, more digital transformation: Lessons from the NHS from Dan West, CDIO, Department of Health of Northern Ireland; Douglas Hamandishe, Chief Clinical Information Officer at ExtraMed and Expert Representative for IT & Digital Development, Royal College of; Lisa Emery, CIO & Chair London CIO Council, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust Dr Tamara Everington MBBS MRCP FRCPath PhD, CCIO, Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust

    10:50 – 11:10 – Survive or thrive – the Data Age is here from Mark Woods, Director of Innovation and Technology, Splunk

    11:10 – 11:30 – No way back: How CIOs can prevent reverting to old ways of working from Sonal Patel, Head of Alliances and Partnerships, Imperial College London

    11:30 – 11:40 – Networking break

    11:40 – 12:05 – How can CIOs help industries at risk survive? From Kevin Antao, CIO, Amnesty International; Alison Davis, CIO, Natural History Museum; Stuart Winter, Head of IT, Somerset House; Chris Weston, Principal, European Advisory, IDC EMEA

    12:05 – 12:15 – The autonomous digital enterprise and you from Ram Chakravarti, Chief Technology Officer, BMC Software

    12:15 – 12:45 – How the University of Exeter adapted to a post-pandemic reality from Alan Hill, CDIO, University of Exeter

    12:45 – 13:00 – Solving together for the New Normal from Mahesh Desai, Chief Relationship Officer, Rackspace Technology; Ursula Dolton, CTO, British Heart Foundation; Goran Andersson, Director, Worldwide Partner GTM, Microsoft

    13:00 – 13:05 – Closing remarks from Scott Carey, B2B Group Editor, IDG UK

    13:05 – 15:00 – Networking in the Exhibitor Lounge and Networking Zone

Day 2 – The Importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
  • 09:30 – 10:00 – Virtual guest arrival and opening of Exhibitor Lounge and Networking Zone

    10:00 – 10:05 – Welcome remarks from Cristina Lago, Editor, CIO UK

    10:05 – 10:50 – Why Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) are CIOs' business from James Dennis Jackson, Director of NXTGEN Learning, Co-Founder of #SpaceToTalk, UKAEA ED&I Partner to Oxfordshire Advance Skills (OAS), EPIC & Mental Health Advocate; Martin Stark, IT Strategic Sourcing Leader, Courage Champion, Inclusion Practitioner; Metra Rowe, People and Organisation Development Consultant; Kamran Mallick, CEO at Disability Rights UK

    10:50 – 11:00 – Networking break

    11:00 – 11:30 – It’s about impact, not intent: Black Lives Matters lessons to the C-Suite from Ola Otaiku, Founding Member of UK Black Tech and Founder of Xuntos; Kevin Gibbs, Executive Director of Delivery, Bracknell Forest Council

    11:30 – 11:45 – Networking break

    11:45 – 12:15 – Where is the working class in the tech sector? From Roger Harding, Chief Executive at RECLAIM

    12:15 – 12:55 – How CIOs can make teams inclusive and take bias out of the recruitment process from Khyati Sundaram, CEO, Applied; Natalie Whittlesey, Area Leader, EMEA Technology Officers Practice, Korn Ferry

    12:55 – 13:00 – Closing remarks from Scott Carey, B2B Group Editor, IDG UK

    13:00 – 15:00 – Networking in the Exhibitor Lounge and Networking Zone

Day 3 – The Ever-changing Role of Technology Leadership and the CIO Role
  • 09:30 – 10:00 – Virtual guest arrival and opening of Exhibitor Lounge and Networking Zone

    10:00 – 10:05 – Welcome remarks from Doug Drinkwater, Director of Content, IDG UK

    10:05 – 11:00 – Pivoting business models in a crisis from Christopher Adjei-Ampofo, CIO and Head of Procurement, Uphold Inc; Graeme Hackland, CIO, Williams F1; Aline Hayes, Director of Technology, Experian, EMEA

    11:00 – 11:10 – Findings from a Covid Impacted World from Ian Pitt, CIO & SVP, LogMeIn

    11:10 – 11:30 – Reskilling for the cloud from Mark Woods, Director of Technology and Innovation, Splunk

    11:30 – 11:45 – Networking break

    11:45 – 12:05 – How CIOs can take organisations out of their comfort zone from Richard Corbridge, CIO at Boots UK, and Caroline Gorski, Group Director - R² Data Labs, Rolls-Royce

    12:05 – 12:15 – Becoming an intelligent enterprise is easier than you think from Dr. Mark Darbyshire, CTO, SAP UK Platform & Technologies

    12:15 – 12:45 – From CIO to business leader from Victoria Higgin, CIO at Highways England; David J Harding, Digital Manager Mentor & Coach; Marc Dowd, Principal, Leadership Advisory Europe, IDC

    12:45 – 13:00 – Closing remarks from Cristina Lago, Editor, CIO UK

    13:00 – 15:00 – Networking in the Exhibitor Lounge and Networking Zone

Speakers

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Alan Hill, Chief Digital Information Officer, University of Exeter

Alan is an experienced leader with over 30 years background in the delivery of highly complex IT agendas in challenging environments. Before joining the University, Alan was in the British Army.

Alan’s previous roles include running the Ministry of Defence’s global national security network and defending it from cyber risks; driving digital innovation and business process management in the Army; Brigade commander for 3,000 troops preparing to operate under very stressful combat and technical situations; and planning the digital and IT support for UK global operations.

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Aline Hayes, Director of Technology, EMEA, Experian

Aline is an experienced senior technology leader, having worked in higher education, local government, banking and financial services, including five years as a non-executive director (NED) and serving on external boards as an advisor. Recent major activities include leading big data, machine learning and data strategy in banking and enabling business transformation, especially relating to credit bureau acquisitions. Out of work Aline enjoys photography, cooking and (usually) travelling.

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Alison Davis, CIO, National History Museum

Alison is a former lab chemist who made the transition to IT early in her career. Prior to joining the Natural History Museum, Alison was the VP-CIO for GE Life Sciences, where she was the IT workstream lead for the US$21bn divestiture of the GE Biopharma (now Cytiva) business to Danaher.

Alison has also held CIO positions at the Francis Crick Institute, the MHRA, Bristol Myers-Squibb and DuPont. As the Crick’s inaugural CIO, Alison led the team in successfully establishing its core and scientific computing capabilities, for which she was recognised with the 2018 Women in IT CIO of the Year Award.

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Caroline Gorski, Group Director - R2 Data Labs, Rolls-Royce

Caroline is group director of R2 Data Labs, charged with developing the strategy and implementation of data innovation technologies and capabilities for Rolls-Royce that lead to new insights, new solutions and new business models, generating substantial value for the group. R2 Data Labs was formed in 2017 to be a catalyst and accelerator for Rolls-Royce data innovation.

Having graduated from Oxford University with an MA, Caroline previous roles include head of internet of things (IoT) and digital manufacturing for Digital Catapult, part of the UK Government’s innovation support network. Currently, she holds NED and board advisory positions for CENSIS and Sensing Feeling as well as roles advising and supporting regional and national governments around the world in digital strategy development.

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Chris Weston, Principal, European Advisory, IDC EMEA

Chris works with IDC’s CIO clients across Europe to help them build, refine and execute their IT strategies, drawing on his experience as a leader of technology teams and business change, and as a consultant to businesses from startups through to worldwide organisations. Chris was previously a member of the CIO 100.

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Christopher Adjei-Ampofo, Chief Information Officer & Head of Procurement, Uphold Inc.

Chris is an experienced entrepreneur and technologist with over 20 year’s industry experience. He has managed and deployed global solutions for leading investment banks including Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, HSBC and Barclays Capital.

Prior to joining Uphold, Chris served as director of data privacy and information security officer for Ipreo Holdings LLC.

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Dan West, Chief Digital Information Officer, Department of Health of Northern Ireland

Dan’s role is about seizing the opportunity to use data and technology to improve health and care experiences and outcomes in the region, and to create an economically sustainable service for future generations. The CDIO post is a new part of the Department of Health board, bringing responsibility and leadership for digital into the centre and concentrating six key levers into one place -strategy, policy, funding, governance, decision making and system-wide design. Dan comes to the Department of Health with over 20 years’ experience of technology led transformation in central government and healthcare organisations around the world. Most recently he led the release of the StopCovidNI Proximity App.

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Professor David J Harding, Digital Manager Mentor & Coach

David has over 25 years’ experience of leading and managing technology enabled change. Under public scrutiny, within highly regulated environments, he has delivered complex, multi-country high risk flagship initiatives across FTSE 100 organisations and HM Government.

Owner/founder of DJHarding Ltd., David is a leadership mentor, university professor, accredited programme manager, high-risk programme assurance reviewer for HM government, a Chartered Engineer and Chartered IT Professional and is a Fellow of CMI.

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Douglas Hamandishe, Chief Clinical Information Officer at ExtraMed and Expert Representative for IT & Digital Development, Royal College of Nursing

Douglas has successfully delivered large scale Digital Transformation projects within the NHS and private sectors. Douglas is a practicing Mental Health Nurse with 12 years' experience working in leadership positions across inpatient and community settings. He has successfully combined this with his strong background in engineering and technology, and this allows him to add that extra validity and clinical expertise to consultancy and engagement with clinicians and technical staff. This is underpinned by passionate curiosity to understand and overcome the humanistic drivers and resistances to change, to create an environment to support frictionless transformation.

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Gøran Andersson, Director, Worldwide Partner GTM, Microsoft

Gøran Andersson is a Partner Development Director at Microsoft Corp responsible for Modern Workplace and with a focus on Teams success with the Global Services partners. Gøran has 20 years of IT, Software and Telecoms experience from holding various Sales and marketing roles at Ingram Micro, Claranet and for a total of 11 years at Microsoft split across Western Europe and Redmond, USA.

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Ian Pitt, Chief Information Officer, LogMeIn

Ian Pitt serves as Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer at LogMeIn. In this role, he is responsible for Cyber Security, Governance, Corporate IT, Business applications and Product Operations for the global company. With more than 20 years of experience leading business process management and optimization, industry compliance/governance processes and cyber security, he joined the company in 2016. Prior to joining LogMeIn, Ian has held a number of CIO and CTO roles in transformational companies and has lead On-prem to SaaS conversions of products and industry solutions teams on a global basis.

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James Jackson, Director NXTGEN Learning LTD, ED&I Partner to UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) & Oxford Advanced Skills, Founding Member of BlackLeaders.co.uk, Co-creator of #spacetotalk

With over 14 years’ experience working in HR, learning and development (L&D), customer experience, and equality, diversity & inclusion (ED&I), James believes in showcasing passion for your work, developing people and that positive business relationships are key to success. He has transformed UK programmes of learning and workplace culture. He has strategy and project led the creation/build of learning academies for technical training; as well of having worked internationally to re-introduce L&D work streams back into the UK.

James is the former BAME UK lead and founded the 1st BAME Steering Group & Employee Network within E.ON UK. He is also a member of the Inclusive Companies D&I Leaders consortium & founding member of the BlackLeaders.co.uk. James has coordinated ED&I actions across industry forums and received national award recognition for my work in this space.

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Kamran Mallick, Chief Executive, Disability Rights UK

Kamran joined Disability Rights UK as its chief executive in July 2017. He is the former chief executive of Action on Disability, the Hammersmith-based disability organisation, where he worked for 12 years.

Kamran serves on the boards of the Lyric Hammersmith, Wheels for Wellbeing and Lloyds Bank Foundation. He is a former chair of Candoco dance company and board member of Inclusion London. He is also a member of the Gatwick Independent Disability Advisory Group and former member of Transport for London’s Independent Disability Advisory Group.

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Lisa Emery, Chief Information Officer & Chair London CIO Council, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Lisa has been CIO at the Royal Marsden since August 2018, overseeing a comprehensive programme of digital transformation having previously been CIO at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust from 2014. Lisa started her career as a Biomedical Scientist (Microbiology) before moving into a variety of technology roles.

Lisa is currently Chair of the London CIO Council and a member of the Digital Health CIO Advisory Panel.

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Mahesh Desai, Chief Relationship Officer, EMEA, Rackspace Technology

As Rackspace Technology™ Chief Relationship Officer for EMEA, Mahesh leads Application & Data Services and Public Cloud Partnerships and GTM. Mahesh is responsible for strategic alliances and customer relationships across Rackspace Technology’s European portfolio.

Mahesh builds high-performance teams that propel reinvention and growth. Throughout his career, Mahesh has unlocked impact and development by empowering consumers and communities. He also takes great pride in championing inclusion and embedding this in the DNA of organisations. Mahesh is a board member of Xynteo, a strategy and leadership consulting firm, who sit at the vanguard of transforming companies to drive a new kind of growth.

Mahesh has over 20 years of experience at global consulting and technology services firms. He has held leadership positions at Infosys, CGI/Logica and Tieto.

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Marc Dowd, Principal, Leadership Advisory Europe

Marc is the principal advisor for IDC serving CIO's of government entities and large and medium-sized enterprises based in Europe. He uses his understanding of business challenges coupled with technical expertise to assist leaders refine their strategy and business value creation.

Marc has helped over a hundred C-level clients identify new opportunities and develop successful competitive strategies based on the creative application of leading-edge technologies.

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Dr Mark Darbyshire, CTO, Platform and Technologies, SAP UKI

Mark helps customers understand the benefits of the intelligent enterprise – digital connectivity, APIs, real-time intelligent analytics – can bring to organisations as they become data-driven businesses.

Mark was previously SAP’s UKI Chief Technology Adviser and has held CTO positions at TIBCO Software and Software AG. Mark has a PhD, MSc and BSc in Physics from the University of Bristol.

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Mark Woods, Director of Technology and Innovation, Splunk

Mark provides advice and guidance to executive teams, policy makers and boards; helping organisations to get more value from data. Before joining Splunk Mark co-founded AMPLYFI and as CTO created and scaled the start-up’s proprietary AI analytics technology. He has also worked commercialising novel integrated hardware/software solutions at British Telecom (BT), Bentley and for various energy firms. Mark spent the first decade of his career as a British Army Engineering Officer, specialising in new technology introduction, strategic planning and spending time in hot and cold places that would not be on most people’s bucket-list.

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Martin Stark, IT Strategic Sourcing Leader, Inclusion Practitioner and Courage Champion

Mark provides advice and guidance to executive teams, policy makers and boards; helping organisations to get more value from data. Before joining Splunk Mark co-founded AMPLYFI and as CTO created and scaled the start-up’s proprietary AI analytics technology. He has also worked commercialising novel integrated hardware/software solutions at British Telecom (BT), Bentley and for various energy firms. Mark spent the first decade of his career as a British Army Engineering Officer, specialising in new technology introduction, strategic planning and spending time in hot and cold places that would not be on most people’s bucket-list.

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Metra Rowe, People and Organisation Development Consultant, Co-creator of #spacetotalk

Metra is a people and organisational development consultant experienced in delivering transformation and inclusive culture change.

Metra believes that people are critical to the success of any organisation’s performance. That’s why it’s important to create an environment where individuals are inspired and have working practices that empower them: a place where the culture is such that everyone is encouraged to be themselves and supported to work at their best towards a common goal.

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Natalie Whittlesey, Area Leader, EMEA Technology Officers Practice, Korn Ferry

Natalie is an area leader within Korn Ferry’s EMEA technology officers' practice, which is part of a global centre of excellence.

The majority of Natalie’s career has been as a functional expert hiring transformative technology leaders into a range of clients, large and small and pan-industry.

Natalie has presented at events across the UK and Europe and has contributed to various articles sharing insights about technology and talent trends. She is passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging.

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Ola Otaiku, Software Developer Sky UK | Founder of Xuntos - Let's Get Together

Ola Otaiku is a software engineer at Sky. He builds and maintains APIs for their flagship digital products including Sky Go, NOW TV and Peacock, used by millions of customers across the world. He is also the founder of Xuntos, a community for students and graduates, from under-represented groups, pursuing careers in tech.

Ola is also the co-founder of UKBlackTech, an innovation group that is on a mission to make the UK the most ethnically diverse tech ecosystem in the world.

Ola enjoys discovering how to use new technology to solve problems and teaches Computer Science lectures at the University of Hertfordshire. The Financial Times featured Ola as one of the UK's top 100 Black and ethnic minority leaders in the tech industry. Ola is a public speaker, who has also been recognised by Tech Nation as one of the 50 most inspiring, prominent, and influential Black voices in the country.

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Ram Chakravarti, Chief Technology Officer, BMC Software

Ram Chakravarti is chief technology officer for BMC Software, Inc. In this role he oversees the BMC Innovation Labs as well as the company’s overall technology strategy, common architecture, corporate development, and shared services including user experience design, quality assurance, and cybersecurity. Prior to joining BMC, Ram was a director at KKR Capstone focused on value creation in KKR’s technology investments in private equity and growth equity.

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Richard Corbridge, CIO, Boots UK

Rich is CIO of high-street health retailer and pharmacy chain Boots, where he previously held the role of director of innovation.

A seasoned healthcare CIO, digital transformation speaker and CIO 100 veteran, Corbridge’s former roles include chief digital and information officer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and CIO and CEO (eHealth) at Ireland’s Health Service Executive.

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Roger Harding, Chief Executive, RECLAIM

Roger is chief executive of RECLAIM, the working-class youth leadership charity. RECLAIM fights to ensure working class people are represented and heard wherever decisions are made that affect their lives.

After being raised by a single mum in a council house, Roger began his career fighting for social justice at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation before becoming director of communications, policy and campaigns at Shelter. Since 2017 he has been a non-exec board trustee of Victim Support, and in 2019 was selected to join the Mayor of London's new equality, diversity and inclusion advisory group.

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Stuart Winter, Head of IT, Somerset House Trust

With over two decades of technology experience, Stuart currently holds the role of Head of IT for Somerset House, a leading cultural organisation in London.

Passionate about the non-profit sector, Stuart places a strong commercial focus on IT strategy, with a belief that technology must act as a key enabler for driving business performance, despite the sector’s tight cost and resource constraints.

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Dr Tamara Everington MBBS MRCP FRCPath PhD, CCIO, Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust

Tamara is a Haematology consultant and CCIO at HAMPSHIRE Hospitals Foundation Trust. Tamara’s belief is that the next step in patient healthcare will come with rapid development of simple intuitive digital systems built iteratively with staff on the ground. She works closely within partners in Hampshire to ensure this becomes a reality soon.

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Victoria Higgin, CIO, Highways England

Vicky is the CIO for Highways England, the government owned company charged with operating, maintaining and improving England’s motorways and major A roads. Formerly the Highways Agency, they became a government company in April 2015.

Vicky is used to working for purpose driven and ‘mission critical’ organisations, given her previous role in National Grid, a multinational energy and utilities company where she held the position of VP IT transformation and CIO. As well as technology, she also has experience of customer service, process excellence and transformational change and is passionate about encouraging young people into STEM subjects and building diversity in IT.

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Sponsors

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Headline sponsor

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) turns data into doing with the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk technology is designed to investigate, monitor, analyze, and act on data at any scale. Our powerful platform and unique approach to data have empowered companies to improve service levels, reduce operations costs, mitigate risk, enhance DevOps collaboration, and create new product and service offerings.

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Partner sponsor

GoTo by LogMeIn is a recognized market leader in Unified Communications and Collaboration. It has the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of UCC solutions that create simpler, more intelligent ways for people to meet, connect, market, sell, and train, to deepen relationships and drive better outcomes. These include award-winning products under the GoTo portfolio brand, such as GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, GoToTraining, GoToConnect, and GoToRoom solutions. LogMeIn’s combined UCC products support over 28 million users per month, with over 1.5 billion conferencing minutes a month contributing to over 8 million meetings per month, and nearly 20 billion voice minutes per year.

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From core to cloud to edge, BMC delivers the software and services that enable over 10,000 global customers, including 84% of the Forbes Global 100, to thrive in their ongoing evolution to an Autonomous Digital Enterprise. www.bmc.com

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As the Experience Management powered by the Intelligent Enterprise, SAP is the market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best: 77% of the world’s transaction revenue touches an SAP® system. Our machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics technologies help turn customers’ businesses into intelligent enterprises. SAP helps give people and organizations deep business insight and fosters collaboration that helps them stay ahead of their competition. We simplify technology for companies so they can consume our software the way they want – without disruption. Our end-to-end suite of applications and services enable more than 437,000 business and public customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and make a difference. With a global network of customers, partners, employees, and thought leaders, SAP helps the world run better and improve people’s lives. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

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Rackspace is modernising IT in today’s multi-cloud world. By delivering IT as a service, they help customers of all industries, sizes and locations realise the power of digital transformation without the complexity and expense of managing it on their own. Their comprehensive portfolio of professional and managed services across applications, data, security and infrastructure on the world’s leading public and private cloud platforms enables them to provide unbiased expertise. Rackspace has been honoured within the top 100 Great Places to Work for the past 12 years. Learn more at www.rackspace.co.uk.

Who should attend

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