CIO Iberia Summit | 10 Sep, 2020 | Barcelona, Spain

↓ Agenda Key

Keynote Presentation

Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities

Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee." title="Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee.

Executive Visions

Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics

Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members." title="Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members.

Thought Leadership

Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities

Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community." title="Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community.

Think Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices

Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard." title="Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard.

Roundtable

Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue

Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done." title="Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done.

Case Study

Overview of recent project successes and failures

Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions." title="Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions.

Focus Group

Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area

Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions." title="Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions.

Analyst Q&A Session

Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research

Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst." title="Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst.

Vendor Showcase

Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services

Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences." title="Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences.

Executive Exchange

Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest

Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest." title="Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest.

Open Forum Luncheon

Informal discussions on pre-determined topics

Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch." title="Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch.

Networking Session

Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive

Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive." title="Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive.

 

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - CIO Iberia Summit

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

 

8:45 am - 8:55 am

Welcome Address & Opening Remarks

 

8:55 am - 9:20 am

Keynote Presentation

Accelerate Innovation
A successful business will hinge on the organisations ability to control disruption and uncertainty. Digital transformation puts pressure on CDO to guide innovation and growth. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Zero-emission aviation is Mission Possible 
  2. To get there, we need to cooperate and accelerate innovation together

 

9:20 am - 9:45 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

How Augmented Analytics Will Help Your Organization

Augmented Analytics focus on specific areas of augmented intelligence, using machine learning to enhance how data and analytics are presented and shared. As the capabilities of this technology advance rapidly, it is pivotal to understand these advancements. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Learn more about Augmented Analytics' role as a key feature of data preparation and management, process management, process mining and data science platforms 
  2. How to optimize the decisions and actions of all entire team, not just those of analysts and data scientists 
  3. Using Augmented Analytics to automate the process of data preparation, insight generation and insight visualization

 

9:45 am - 10:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Bringing Down the Barriers

With the role of the CIO expanding, CIOs are being pushed to increase digital business by using IT in ways that deliver cost saving methods and increased levels of productivity, as well as identifying new opportunities. However, many believe that current methods for these opportunities have reached their end. As a result, it is time to reconfigure these methods in new and unique ways.

Takeaways:

  1. Latest strategies to increase digital business
  2. How to confront resistance to new digital initiatives
  3. The different types of behavioral patterns or mindsets to confront
 

10:10 am - 10:30 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:30 am - 10:55 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

The Future of Autonomous Things

Today, we are seeing more Autonomous Things technology than ever before. As a result, functions formerly performed by humans are being replaced with AI. This technology's automation goes beyond the automation by using AI to deliver innovative behaviors that interact more efficiently and effectively with their surroundings and with their end-users.

Takeaways:

  1. Cover the latest innovations in autonomous and networked entities for 2019
  2. Learn how these innovations will shape the different industries and business landscapes
  3. Discuss the potential compromises to privacy and safety in the future of AI
 

11:00 am - 11:25 am

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Designing the Digital Workplace

Employees are consumers of digital technologies such as IoT, AR and VR. The plethora of mobile devices has enabled them to work where they want and when they want which has raised the bar on employee expectations for tools and capabilities from their employers. In order for companies to retain the best and get the most out of their employees, it is vital to design and continually update the digital workplace. We will discuss the current trends as well as share case studies of successful digital workplace implementations.

Takeaways:

  1. Highly skilled employees will demand a mobile and efficient workplace
  2. Keeping these skilled employees fully engaged and passionate about your company is critical to achieving the desired digital transformation
 

11:30 am - 11:55 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Changing role of CIOs and CISOs

The role of the modern IT Executive is more complicated than it has ever been before, not only because the technology landscape has become more complex, but also because IT execs have increasingly had to become more business-focused. The role has moved from being merely a technologist to being a business change, process and transformation instigator. 

Long have we talked about and pushed for IT to be seated at the top table. Now modern businesses are demanding that their technology executives join them to leverage technology thus allowing the whole organisation to better position itself for market-place success, while at the same time ensuring they streamline processes, increase the time to market, be agile and reduce costs. To be successful, CxOs need to invest in themselves, in their staff and the right technologies thus allowing them to position the IT department to proactively address business needs as an innovator and driver, rather than order-taker and enabler. 

Takeaways: 

  • IT leadership can no longer be directly technology focused, but must instead take their visibility into the business process and become business focused. 
  • A broader business-focus does not preclude maintaining technology excellence however and indeed may demand more of it than ever before. 
  • Success for CxOs will be measured, not in how they can enable enterprise decisions, but in how they can drive growth, seek out competitive advantage, and drive revenue.  
  • If the CIO doesn't keep up with market trends could they find themselves replaced by CITO, CDO, CMO, CTO, etc?
 

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Machines Are Friends Not Foes: Cognitive Computing Accelerates the Journey

Popular movies, books and television shows typically position advanced technology as a threat to humanity and all we hold dear. Yet cognitive computing technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Natural Language Processing and Augmented Reality (AR) are helping CIOs and CISOs make better decisions faster. We will discuss how cognitive computing can help us navigate the acceleration of activity and decisions that we are experiencing on our digital transformation journeys.

Takeaways:

  1. New cognitive computing technologies can be unnerving and difficult to trust
  2. Used properly, cognitive computing technologies such as AI, ML and AR can provide data to humans in such a way to enable us to better prioritize the decisions we must make and make those decisions more effectively
 

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Networking Lunch


 

1:30 pm - 1:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Going Mobile: Mobility as a Driver of Enterprise Transformation

Mobility has changed everything. Customers expect to engage and consume where and how they want. This power shift from company to customer has put increased pressure on on businesses to change. However, mobility can also be the beacon that drives a company's digital transformation due to its universality in experience and understanding.

Takeaways:

  1. Mobility is changing both how employees and customers think about and interact with a company
  2. Mobility can also be the overarching driver that enables a CIO to rally an organization to the next step on the digital transformation journey
 

2:00 pm - 2:25 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Driving Digital Transformation: Proactive Path vs. Reactive Response

Shakespeare wrote that we should be afraid of greatness as "some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them". This is true today as well for CIOs and CISOs. Digital transformation will happen, the only question being will the CIO drive it or will it be thrust upon them. We will discuss how to be a proactive voice in driving your company's digital transformation journey instead of waiting and responding to the voice of others.

Takeaways:

  1. Digital transformation is happening with or without our actions
  2. The most successful CIOs will drive this transformation from a proactive point of view instead of reacting to internal and external voices
 

2:30 pm - 2:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Immersive Experiences

Virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) are changing the way in which people perceive the digital world. This perception change and interaction experience presents unique opportunities for the immersive user experience. 

Takeaways:

  1. Discuss the shift from individual devices that have separated user interface technologies to a multichannel experience
  2. Discuss how immersive technologies provide benefits such as use, scalability, and new types experiences your organization, customers and employees.
  3. Learn more about the challenges facing the immersive technologies implications
 

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Afternoon keynote

Case Studies in Digital Transformation: Learnings Along the Journey
We will explore key learnings from various industries and verticals on the good, the bad and the ugly of digital transformation. We will have an opportunity to not only be exposed to successful use cases, but also ask the hard questions behind those successes. 

Takeaways: 

  1. One of the best ways to learn is to hear the stories of success (and failure) from companies similar to yours 
  2. Asking questions of how the journey unfolded are just as important as the end result

 

3:30 pm - 3:50 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:50 pm - 4:15 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Working in Smart Spaces

A smart space is an environment in which users and technology-enabled systems interact in increasingly open, connected, coordinated and intelligent ecosystems. The goal of a smart space is to come together and create a more immersive, collaborative and automated experience for a target set of people and industries.

Takeaways:

  1. Discuss the latest innovations of smart space in regards to smart cities, digital workplaces, smart homes and more
  2. The future of smart spaces as technology continues to be a more essential part of our daily lives
  3. Elements of smarts spaces that are important to be aware of
 

4:20 pm - 4:45 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Strategies to Manage and Reduce Costs

Deep dive into regulatory and economic factors to create a solid management strategy to help cost reductions in your business.

Takeaways: 

  1. Are there any new technological advancements that can contribute to the lowering of costs? 
  2. Identifying what plans we can be put into place to help manage costs 
  3. Reduction in maintenance and change costings, while maintaining customer service efficiency

 

4:50 pm - 5:15 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Implementing Integrated Systems to Improve Transparency and Analytics

Digital transparency is rapidly becoming a priority as many enterprises realize the advantages of having and sharing certain information with trading partners and consumers. By increasing digital transparency, companies can connect with consumers, build trust, achieve better visibility to all parts of the value chain to drive improvements, and react faster and more effectively when problems occur.

Takeaways: 

  1. Identifying ways to increase transparency to deal with consumer high demand
  2. Establishing better visibility and timely data sharing enabled by B2B connectivity and data flows 

 

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Summit Happy Hour