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CIO Institute: Oxford

March 31, 2022

CIO Institute: Oxford

Thursday 31st March 2022

08:30 - 17:30 GMT

Oxford Examination Schools, Oxford University, Oxford

Featured Attendees

Event Summary

CIO Institute Events (Offered on site and digitally) - 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.


Dr Beverly McCann

Senior Cyber Security Analyst





Fabian Libeau

VP of Sales, EMEA


Featured Partners

Institute Innovations: Tech Start Up

At the CIO institute we understand the speed of technology is evolving rapidly. New and innovative tech start ups have solutions to the challenges of our CIO community - but how does a CIO know they exist: Our Innovation session is born.
We have hand selected 4 tech start ups to present to our event attendees in our new Innovation session.

Hosted by Steve Janoo, Global CIO - Dyson, this session will allow you to hear from 4 innovative companies, ask questions and vote on the company you believe will add most value to your role and your organisation

Innovation Session Host:

Steve Janoo, Global CIO - Dyson

Introducing our Chair and Co-chair


Join our Opening Panel session moderated by Rick Farrow, Former CIO - NDA where RingCentral & Panellists will be discussing 'Innovation ; The Future of Business & Technology'.

Discussion points:

- How the shape and responsibility of the IT function will change in the coming decade: Last year, Gartner published a report that ‘As a service’ IT will be the domain of the business with direct relationships and IT will move more into Information management, Assurance, Quality & Risk.

- Thoughts on what the top two technologies are likely to be the most pervasive in the coming years, in relation to business transformation.

  • Rick Farrow, Former CIO - NDA
  • Kate Daly, CIO - Tullow Oil
  • Dax Grant, CEO - Global Transform
  • Steve Janoo, Global CIO - Dyson
  • Serena Anand, Head of IT delivery - Three
  • Niall Carter, Head of UK Enterprise - Ring Central

Join Chris Philp MP and Minister for Technology and the Digital Economy, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in this opening welcome address as he shares his thoughts on the future for the UK technology landscape and the digital economy.

Join this Keynote session in association with Laiye.

A holistic Intelligent AI-powered transformation strategy can change businesses forever find out more about how the game-changer is Artificial Intelligence (AI). The Al suite of intelligent solutions like Natural Language Processing (NLP), Chatbots, Intelligent Data Processing (IDP), and Machine Learning (MIL) can introduce unprecedented opportunities for companies to obtain compelling business insights into customers and drive towards operational excellence.

IDC estimates that global budgets for Artificial Intelligence will double in four years, to reach US$110 billion in 2024, in its Worldwide Artificial Intelligence Spending Gulde, "Companies will adopt Al - not just because they can, but because they must." said Ritu Jyoti, ID's Al program vice president. "Al is the technology that will help businesses to be agile, Innovate, and scale." According to Accenture Research, Al could double annual economic growth rates by 2035 by changing the nature of work and help create a new relationship between Man and Machines, increasing labor productivity by up to 40%.

Neil Parker, General Manager, EMEA - Laiye

Join this Keynote session with Victoria Higgin, Chief Digital & Information Officer and Executive Director - National Highways

Today's leaders are evolving their approaches to leadership and innovation in response to the huge shifts in how we work and live - shifts that have been accelerated by world events. In the midst of these disruptions to our normal working practices, leaders must build and lead their teams and organisations to be able to innovate again and again.

In this keynote Victoria Higgin will be outlining how she has built this culture throughout Highways England and why it has been so important for the growth and development of the company.

Join this interactive Boardroom in association with Schematiq.

Shadow IT, or put another way end user innovation, drives billions of pounds worth of business activity. It is often truly innovative, it is nearly always empowering, but is it too risky to be allowed to thrive?

Should Enterprise IT control everything? Or can there be bridges rather than barriers? Are there really platforms that empower the end user whilst giving oversight and control to enterprise IT, or is that too much to hope for?

This discussion will endeavour to examine the challenges of centralised versus distributed innovation in an increasingly regulated and audit compliant world.

Dan Crosby, CEO - Schematiq

Join this interactive Boardroom in association with Field Effect.

As more cyber security technology solutions are being pushed Infront of security teams to solve various issues, costs are beginning to spiral out of control, the noise from these individual solutions grows and security teams struggle to stay onto of things.

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was way to increase visibility of your environment, decrease the noise from all those point solutions and just have a single solution enabling actions to be taken through simple, prioritized, actionable reporting . A simpler proprietary approach (Actions, Recommendations and Observations) removes noise to show you the alerts that matter with the context needed to resolve them.

James Morgan, Cyber Security Specialist - Field effect

Join this interactive Boardroom with Nathan Marsh, CDO - Turner & Townsend.

As businesses and governments undertake more projects and programmes to deliver growth, sustainability, performance improvement or major infrastructure assets, we see programme complexity, scale, duration and shape of the supply ecosystem, all increasing. This means investors, stakeholders, intelligent-clients and delivery agencies must design, set up and manage delivery operating models that are both Intelligent and Future Proof to help deliver value from these programmes.

In this session, Nathan will explore the fundamentals of getting this critical value enabler right, with a focus on:

  • Design and Set-Up – ensuring the appropriate Intelligent Operating Model architecture, systems, interfaces and governance is in place, early on.
  • Manage and Optimise – driving accurate, timely and efficient delivery of results…then optimising performance and pace through RPA, better analytics etc.
  • Secure - taking the ‘secure by design’ work done early on, ensuring the Operating Model manages the risks, scale, volume and duration of data, systems and threats across the timeline and overall delivery ecosystem.


Join our Keynote session in association with Imperva. 

Companies all over the world need security now more than ever. 2021 proved to be a year of global disruption on a variety of levels. 2022 will continue to see new security liabilities from digital transformation projects, supply chain disruption will become a playground for cybercriminals and data will continue to be highly targeted by attackers through increased ransom DDoS attacks, rising bad bots and various breaches through APIs and Applications. In this presentation we will explore the modern demands on security, the questions security teams are asking and why unifying defence-in-depth security across network, application, and data is essential in protecting your digital investments.

Karl Triebes, SVP Product and GM AppSec - Imperva

Join this Keynote session in association with Craft.

Recent front page cyber attacks like Kaseya and SolarWinds have proven that no matter how good your first party cyber defences are, you can still be vulnerable to attack via your digital supply chain. We will discuss this threat and share examples of how both militaries and companies in national defence are addressing it, including:

  • Leveraging how untraditional metrics for predicting and preventing risk
  • Acquisition and application of supplier intelligence
  • Supplier monitoring strategy

Matt Keyes, Commercial Director, EMEA - Craft

Join this interactive Boardroom in association with Darktrace. 

In this new era of cyber-threat, characterized by both slow and stealthy attacks and rapid, automated campaigns, static and siloed security tools are failing. Organizations need to urgently rethink their strategy – to ensure their people and critical data are protected, wherever they are. Powered by Autonomous Self-Learning AI, today’s self-learning defenses are capable of identifying and neutralizing security incidents in seconds – not hours.

Oakley Cox, Director of Analysis, Cambridge - Darktrace

Join this interactive Boardroom session with Diana Kennedy, CTO - Bupa

Digital skills play an enormous part in any transformation programme and given the global war on tech talent, there is a need to both re-skill an existing workforce as well as attracting and retaining new talent.

This session explores how to establish a Digital Skills programme within an organisation, focusing on the skills themselves, but also how this needs to be supported by the creation of a learning culture and innovation mindset that is vital to overall success.

Join us for this interactive Boardroom session in association with ForgeRock.

Just when we thought that digitisation couldn’t move any faster, it did. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic compressed years of change into less than two years. Consumer and citizen engagement has moved from physical to digital or, what some call, ‘phygital’ settings. Delivering first-rate services across online (web, digital) and offline (brick-and-mortar, call centres) settings is no longer a nice-to-have. Getting it right by serving-up personalised, relevant and delightful experiences can help to build long-lasting relationships and loyalty. Getting it wrong by failing to mitigate emerging cybersecurity threats and risks of identity fraud while serving-up disjointed experiences can drive your customers away forever. Modern digital identity and Identity and Access Management (IAM) helps organisations acquire, retain, and protect customers across their end-to-end journeys, while scaling at pace across an increasingly competitive economy. How have you leveraged modern IAM to help you achieve your strategic goals?

Adam Preis, Senior Product & Solution Marketing Manager - ForgeRock

Join us for this interactive Boardroom session in association with Connect.

Over recent years, organisations have invested time and money in creating an effortless customer experience. Processes in both the front and back office have been simplified. Systems have been reconfigured to be customer-centric. The whole ethos has been about eliminating friction and frustration.

Isn’t it time we applied the same principles to the day-to-day user experience of our colleagues?

Imagine a working life where instead of needing to recall multiple passwords for every platform, access is controlled in the network – and you just log in once.

Where common causes of calls to the IT helpdesk – like diminished in-office wi-fi connectivity or broken printers – are spotted and proactively addressed, before service to users is disrupted.

And where automation ensures an immediate response to other common issues, like password resets, without having to wait for a tech support advisor.

At this event, Connect’s experts will show you how you can provide this kind of effortless employee experience – through a combination of:

  • Advanced AI integration between Juniper and ServiceNow
  • IT Service Management from ServiceNow, to automate and accelerate resolution of up to 70% of IT support requests, and
  • SASE (Secure Access Services Edge), which puts ID and access management in the cloud.

On their own, these solutions can enhance the employee experience. Together, they can make it effortless – delivering a substantial impact on staff satisfaction and productivity. Join Connect for a game-changing insight into how you can deliver an effortless employee experience.

Adrian McCann, Director - Connect

Join this interactive Boardroom session with Peter Adams, CIO - Avant Homes

In this interactive boardroom session Peter Adams will address the importance of everyone's 'why' over 'what' when succeeding in transformation.

Join this session as Peter discusses:

  • Everyone’s WHY matters for the OUTCOME
  • WHAT we are doing is not important
  • HOW we do it is

Join this interactive Boardroom session in association with Redcentric.

Cloud, Covid-19, and now the return to the office have all disrupted what both customers and employees expect from IT. Always on and always available from anywhere. How does IT build an agile operating model to support this ever changing environment?

Paul Mardling​, Managing Director ‑ Industry Solutions - Redcentric

Join this interactive Boardroom session in association with Acquia.

Simon Elliot (Director of Technical Account Management, Acquia) and Matthew Castle (Head of Application Platforms at University of Oxford) will host the discussion, and share their experiences. Simon brings the perspective of a global Digital Transformation provider, and Matthew will share the experience of the University of Oxford in empowering researchers to update and publish websites without having to rely on developers. 

Simon Elliot, Director of Technical Account Management - Acquia

Matthew Castle, Head of Application Platforms - University of Oxford

Join this interactive Boardroom session in association with Gigamon.

Fact: You Can’t Protect What You Can’t See

You’ve carefully planned your network security architecture and purchased the latest, most advanced security tools. Are you sure that’s enough?

  • Up to 50 percent of traffic never reaches your security tools because of dropped packets or blind spots
  • Malware can hide inside encrypted SSL/TLS traffic.
  • Attackers now use port spoofing to elude perimeter detection
  • Cloud visibility more relevant than cost/skills?

An effective security posture based on zero trust principals requires seeing all traffic across your network — not just a portion. You also need to know what the threats are, and how best to respond.

Join the Gigamon boardroom to discover the foundational value of how our customers address these challenges within physical, virtual, hybrid and multi-cloud environments and optimise their network and security tools and how to create a single source of truth.

Adrian Rowley, Senior Technical Director - Gigamon

Hosted by Steve Janoo, Global CIO - Dyson, this session will allow you to hear from 4 innovative companies, ask questions and vote on the company you believe will add most value to your role and your organisation.

Tech Start Up Entries:

  • Jeremy Cooper, Founder, Balanced Life
  • Anil Mudumbi, Founder & CEO, Amalytics 
  • Dr David Day, CEO, Samurai Digital Security Limited
  • Dan Byles, CCO, UnifAI Technology

Join this boardroom session in association with Axonius.

We Know that gaining control over complex SaaS applications has become a major concern for IT & security teams. How do you do that with hundreds - or even thousands - of apps used across your company?

Reimagining the existing approach to SaaS management is now imperative for business success.

Join Fabian Libeau of Axonius to learn how to control the complexity, cost, and risk of SaaS with a single source of truth into the SaaS application landscape.

Fabian Libeau, VP of Sales, EMEA - Axonius

Join this interactive Boardroom session with Outsystems.

No question about it: Delivering new enterprise applications can be tough and time-consuming — and growing expectations for faster delivery make the job even more challenging. In this boardroom session, Nicolas Soum of OutSystems will discuss how the enterprise low-code approach can simplify and speed up projects for new digital experiences in the era of cloud-native applications.

You’ll learn to:

Understand what low code is and why it plays an increasingly important role in digital transformation.

Identify the situations best suited for low-code app development.

Use low code to support digital transformation and improve financial performance.

Nicolas Soum, Business Value Consulting Director - Outsystems

Join this interactive Boardroom session with David Ivell, Chief Product & Technology Officer - Team Tech

The last two years have been hugely disruptive for young people all around the world. New and emerging trends are appearing within children's behaviour; increased feelings of isolation, lack of engagement, loss of social skills and anxiety driven behaviour. How do we use advances in technology and data science to support our children at a time when they need our support the most?

Join this interactive Boardroom session with Ian Ellis, Founder - Enterprise Tech London.

The role of IT coupled with the needs, expectations and capabilities of non-IT business functions continues to be disrupted at pace.   What might have been historically labelled “shadow IT” has a new, and more palatable, moniker as business and IT collaborate at unprecedented levels.  Citizen-X (development/visualisation/automation etc) is growing and cannot be ignored by traditional IT functions. So how do Senior IT Leaders ensure their IT function is fit-for-purpose in supporting this evolution whilst at the same time ensuring the appropriate guard-rails are in place?   In this session we will discuss the opportunities and challenges that Citizen-X brings for our organisations as well as sharing our journeys and experiences to date.

Key Takeaways:

- Understanding what Citizen-X capabilities are in place/planned in other organisations

-Understanding what Opportunities are being realised from Citizen-X

- Understanding the Challenges that Citizen-X may bring to businesses and IT functions

- Understanding how IT functions are adapting (or not) to support Citizen-X

Join this interactive Boardroom in association with Ring Central.

Our latest study tells us that 40% of UK employees feel that working hybrid or remotely during COVID has made them feel more lonely and isolated at work. On top of this, we’ve also found that 25% of workers will look for a new job if their employer forces them to go back into the office every day.

This tells us that while employees are craving more in-person connection, they still want flexibility.

How can technology help businesses get the balance right?

During this boardroom session we’ll discuss:

  • The options businesses have when transitioning to hybrid
  • Why making the switch to new communications tools that support hybrid working doesn’t need to be an administrative headache
  • Common challenges related to hybrid work and how to overcome them
  • Strategies that are working well for other businesses
  • The benefit of having all communications in one place

Niall Carter, Head of UK Enterprise - Ring Central


Join this Keynote session in association with WSo2.

New technologies such as cloud services support innovation and improved customer experience but introduce new complexities and skill set challenges that can slow down projects. Enterprises often invest in building development and deployment platforms to simplify the job But a modern digital experience platform can cut through the complexity, improving productivity. With the standardization of Docker and Kubernetes in particular, the capabilities are in place for simplifying the job of innovation.

Eric Newcomer, CTO - WSo2

Join this interactive Boardroom session with Nick Woods, CIO and Ryan Cant, CDO - MAG

In a world where consumers have come to expect digital experiences as standard, how can we deliver best in class experiences in a physical environment – like an airport? Crashing the world of digital technology, engineering assets and physical infrastructure together is going to be crucial, as is taking an “outside in” approach to design.

Join this interactive Boardroom in association with OwnBackup.

For most companies, data is the lifeblood of the organisation. Its loss or compromise would significantly affect their ability to do business. By securing and backing up SaaS CRM data like Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics, companies can have peace of mind that their data is protected against loss and theft, while shrinking costs and simplifying compliance.
During the boardroom session, we’ll discuss how CIO’s are approaching data security and protection in 2022 and what they should really be thinking about given today’s challenges of volume, variety and velocity of data.

Graham Russell, Market Intelligence Director - OwnBackup

Join this interactive Boardroom session in association with Origina.

Traditional IT solutions are a legacy of a pre-cloud era and act as a handbrake to digital transformation and adoption of cloud native solutions.

Are they necessarily expensive to run, consume valuable resources and no longer align with strategic direction, or are they potentially your biggest untapped asset?

This discussion will centre on a variety of perspectives to examine whether thinking differently about this can allow organisations to unlock budget and take control of the entirety of your roadmap rather than be beholden to the whims of the mega vendors.

Mark O’Neill, Head of Sales - Northern Europe - Origina

Join this keynote session in association with Akamai.

Fallen victim to a data breach yet? If not, your organisation is one of the lucky ones – for now. Cyber attackers are using ever more sophisticated attempts to execute cyber-attacks on a daily basis. In today's day and age, the chances of swerving an attack without robust cyber security measures already in-place to detect, prevent and mitigate against threats are second to none.

A new tranche of mobile workers emerging from the pandemic within your organisation need protecting in today’s increasingly connected and mobile world, powered by new 5G networks that give them more scope to break away from wifi. For mobile users, IoT and IIoT SIMs can be the gateway to disaster or freedom, and it’s evident that prevention supersedes cure.

Hear from Akamai’s EMEA Director of Security Technology and Strategy Richard Meeus and:

  • Discover cyber security strategies to protect your data and estate and learn how to build a solid cyber resilience plan for your organisation’s infrastructure and mobile assets.
  • Hear about mobile security solutions that will safeguard workforce devices from attacks, whilst improving efficiency and enhancing experience.
  • Understand how to fully protect your organisation from compromising risks such as ransomware
  • Uncover fundamental solutions for use when your organisation falls victim to an attack.

Richard Meeus, Security Technology and Strategy Director - Akamai

Join this closing speech with our event chair, Joanna Drake, CIO - THG

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