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Global CIO Institute: Munich (October 2023)

October 18

Global CIO Institute: Munich

Wednesday 18th October 2023

08:30 - 17:30 CET

Event Summary

CIO Institute Events - A day of world-class, end-user driven academia helping executives make the right decisions. Covering the latest trends and challenges, our flagship events provide a dynamic and agile mix of thought leadership, best practice, and networking sessions.

Featured Attendees


Dr Beverly McCann

Senior Cyber Security Analyst





Fabian Libeau

VP of Sales, EMEA



The Evolving Role of CIOs and IT Leaders in the Digital Age" explores the dynamic transformation of Chief Information Officers and IT leaders in the modern era of digitalization. In an increasingly interconnected and technology-driven world, businesses are realizing the crucial importance of effective IT leadership in achieving their strategic objectives and staying ahead of the competition.

  • Shifting from Traditional IT to Digital Innovation
  • Strategic Business Alignment
  • Embracing Agile and DevOps Methodologies
  • Building High-Performing IT Teams

CIOs and IT leaders, and executives have a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities presented by the digital era. By embracing their evolving roles as catalysts for digital transformation, IT leaders can drive innovation, enhance operational efficiency, and position their organizations for long-term success in the ever-changing digital landscape

Today’s enterprises are more hybrid than ever, which continually represents new challenges for cyber security leaders.

This session will explore best practices for keeping your attack surface as small as possible to protect against all vulnerabilities.

  • Managing your risks effectively through rigorous and continuous auditing and best practice cyber hygiene checks
  • Attracting and retaining high quality talent to help create and manage increasingly complex IT environments
  • Keeping up to date with changing regulations and working cross-functionally to ensure compliance
  • Why is Sustainability essential for business resilience?
  • What different types of sustainability are crucial to promote in the workplace in 2023?
  • How are current, societal social themes redefining ideals of trust and reliance between businesses, users, markets and partners? What opportunities does this present for big business and tech leaders alike in terms of transformation, security and overall growth?
  • How can CIOs use human insight and connection together with analytics tools to contextualize and solve digital business challenges?
  • CIOs have the communication and analytics tools to contextualize business and corporate activities in social terms for ecosystem partners, customers and employees. That is mitigating regulatory risk and challenges in the supply chain while increasing the employee value proposition. 

Data quality management becomes more challenging as the volumes and types of data largely increase, where do we start to address the issues within our data sources and improve the workflow automation to enhance overall efficiency

Bad and poor quality data can have a significant negative impact on organisations. As data processing becomes increasingly linked to business operations and data analytics is more frequently used to drive business decisions it becomes imperative that the data held in the IT systems is accurate and of high quality

Measuring the levels of quality data is key to quickly identify inaccuracies that need to be resolved, this will enable you to assess whether your data is fit for purpose. How can we do this effectively?

Organisations using AI are reporting increasing customer satisfaction year on year whilst making huge savings in operation costs.

This session will help you navigate the challenges faced to drive growth.

  • Real time decision analysis for predicting behaviour
  • Enhance customer profiling using your unique data
  • Balancing self service AI chatbots and human interaction for convenient and efficient service

Join the session to Discuss the challenges of identifying the right technology to suit your specific business needs that will support in maximising your growth.

Explore ways to leverage your enterprise technology to increase performance and the value added to your organisation.

Effectively managing compliance and governance within the IT department is vital for organizations to safeguard data, mitigate risks, and maintain regulatory compliance.

By implementing the strategies and best practices outlined, companies can establish a robust compliance framework, ensure adherence to industry regulations, and create a secure and trustworthy digital environment.

CIOs and security leaders are challenged with increasingly complex network security challenges. How can you securely connect anything and everything to bring your entire ecosystem together?

  • Accessing a suite of network connectivity capabilities across your cloud, users and data centres
  • Finding cost-effective and flexible solutions to deliver an immediate ROI
  • Taking a digital-first approach to network security and using tech to augment human behaviours

In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, businesses are increasingly turning to cloud computing as a means to streamline their operations, enhance scalability, and improve overall efficiency.

  • Explores the benefits of cloud computing
  • Outlines key considerations for cloud strategy
  • Discusses efficient infrastructure design
  • Highlights effective cloud management practices

In this session we will discuss: 

  • The Evolution and Importance of DevOps in the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Key Principles and Benefits of Adopting a DevOps Culture
  • Personalization: Implementing personalized experiences tailored to individual customer preferences and needs, leveraging data analytics and customer insights to offer targeted recommendations, product suggestions, and customized communication.
  • Proactive Engagement: Anticipating customer needs and proactively addressing them by providing timely and relevant information, assistance, and support. 
  • Omnichannel Integration: Creating a seamless and consistent customer experience across multiple channels 

This senior-level discussion will explore the advancement of Generative AI, the opportunities it might offer for enhanced decision-making, content creation and value generation.

Join CIOs and other pre-qualified leaders to understand the potential of this powerful technology, and how it might work within your organisation.

  • Augmenting creativity by embracing generative AI and breaking down traditional barriers
  • Examining simulation opportunities can help enhance your decision-making
  • Realising the true value of AI by identifying new opportunities across your network

Join this discussion to explore the latest trends in strengthening network security and operational resilience.

Building a strong security culture through advanced security technologies and adopting a risk-based approach to your entire IT strategy.

  • The key principles and benefits of Zero Trust Security, and how it can be implemented to protect networks and ensure operational resilience
  • The latest trends and best practices in Cloud Security, including CASBs and CSPM tools
  • How AI and Machine Learning are being used to detect and respond to cyber threats in real-time, and provide valuable insights into network activity
  • Best practices for Identity & Access Management, including IAM solutions and how to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive data and applications.

Join this discussion to discover how to succeed with technological progress and secure business choices.

  • Enhanced efficiency and productivity: Digitally-driven outcomes leverage technology to automate processes, streamline operations
  • Improved customer experience: By leveraging digital tools and platforms
  • Data-driven decision making: Digitally-driven outcomes enable businesses to gather and analyze vast amounts of data from various sources.

Join this discussion to get a CEO's perspective on the IT field and how it fits into his vision to grow the business.

  • Recognizing the CEO's Influence on IT Department's Strategic Importance
  • Key Factors Shaping the CEO's Consideration of the IT Department

This boardroom discussion will bring together CIO’s and other pre-qualified cloud & tech leaders to identify the fundamental considerations to ensure success within the Cloud.

  • Aligning your cloud strategy with organizational objectives to identify quick wins and a visible ROI
  • Deep-diving into your IT systems to ensure a comprehensive cloud migration blueprint
  • Streamlining workflows and collaboration amongst teams to increase agility
  • Assessing how Cloud can protect against key security vulnerabilities to help optimise your risk management

Identifying vulnerabilities: In this increasingly digital era, organizations face a multitude of security threats. We will highlights the importance of reevaluating and identifying vulnerabilities within your organization's existing security infrastructure.

Proactive approach: Focus on the need for implementing advanced threat intelligence, conducting regular risk assessments, and developing incident response plans to stay ahead of potential threats.

Embracing emerging technologies:  highlights on the integration of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automation into security practices to enhance detection, response, and overall resilience against evolving threats.

Balancing trust and usability is crucial, prompting ongoing evaluation and adaptation of zero trust principles. 

Although presented as an effective approach to cybersecurity, its rigid implementation can be a barrier to productivity and user experience.

Regularly challenging the zero-trust model ensures its relevance and adaptability to evolving security threats, while balancing trust and usability for organisations and their users.

Recent trends show that the majority of digital initiatives are taking too long to implement and to realize value.

Join this discussion of CIOs and other pre-qualified senior Digital leaders to explore growing concerns around digital transformation efforts during periods of economic slowdown and uncertainty.

  • Transform your approach from big picture to smaller victories to see immediate value
  • Embracing agile development methodologies to speed up enterprise initiatives and accelerate time to market
  • Educating your IT team on key business objectives and drivers to align tech with your senior leadership’s priorities
  • Increasing digital literacy across the enterprise and democratising access to technology

Securing and maintaining top talent is a critical objective for organizations, prompting the need for effective strategies in recruitment and talent acquisition to attract and retain highly skilled professionals.

Join the discussion to discuss: 

  • The Importance of Recruitment and Talent Acquisition in Driving Organizational Success
  • Trends and Challenges in the Competitive Talent Landscape

In an increasingly interconnected world, safeguarding critical assets and ensuring the security and resilience of data centres is crucial for organisations to protect sensitive information and maintain business continuity.

Join the discussion to discuss: 

  • The Vital Role of Data Center Security in Protecting Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability
  • Understanding the Evolving Threat Landscape and Regulatory Requirements

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