IT Leaders Summit Agenda Day 1

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Registration and Networking lunch
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Welcome and Opening Chairperson’s Remarks
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Presentation: Top five tech priorities in 2024

With AI seemingly everywhere, agility still high on agenda, and skilled cybersecurity professionals commanding a king's ransom, what are IT leaders' spending intentions as they draw up budgets for 2024? Based on exclusive Computing research, John looks at IT leaders' priorities over the coming year, and the thought processes that went into them.

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Executive address: The Purpose of Endpoint Security: Stopping cyber threats or making you feel good?

The plethora of security vendors operating in today's marketplace can be overwhelming. With so many options, it's easy to be distracted with the latest, greatest, shiny tool. Join Seamus Lennon for a deep dive into the purpose of cybersecurity and how you can use that to your operational advantage today.

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Panel Discussion: Machine learning & AI in the workplace: Unleashing the power of AI and analytics

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are transforming industries worldwide, and software development is no exception.

  • How to effectively harness the potential of AI and analytics in the workplace, and the impact of these technologies
  • How to leverage ML and AI to boost productivity, streamline workflows, and develop smarter applications
  • Practical tips on what needs to be done to unlock the full power of AI and analytics to drive innovation and success
  • What are the ethical considerations associated with AI systems, enabling them to make responsible and unbiased decisions?
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Networking Break & Refreshments
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Keynote: Customer Experience and Digital Transformation

Customer experience (CX) is critical driving successful digital transformation. Business process often shape the customer experience, but shouldn’t it be the other way round? Great customer experience can not only reshape processes but sometimes transform the ways in which we engage with our customers. So, how do we get there? In this presentation we’ll discuss:

  • How do we define customer experience?
  • How crucial role is the of customer experience (CX) in driving successful digital transformation?
  • What’s more important customer data or customer insight?
  • What is human centred design and why is it important?
  • How can we build systems around a great customer experience?
  • How can we build an organisational culture that is aligned around great CX?
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Networking Break & Exhibition Hall
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Track 1: Boardroom Appointments

Attendees are assigned into peer groups of 8-10 based on business focus and technology interests. Vendors select and meet with the boardrooms for 25 minutes with a ten minute buffer between each session. Sponsors will then present new products, programs, and opportunities – in an environment conducive to spirited conversation and constructive feedback.

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Track 2: Keynote Address: Spectacular speaking

“You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” - Lee Iacocca, American Automobile Executive.

Speaking with impact, whether at a conference representing your company, an in-house event, or with an individual client, is a crucial element of leadership. These trainings will help you communicate with confidence and credibility. Your comfort zone will be stretched. Your self confidence will surge. Get ready!

I’m Olivia your trainer. I bring 10 years theatre experience, 20 years media experience and 10 years coaching experience. I’ve worked at the BBC and Reuters in TV production so really understand the digital arena. As an Executive Coach and International Keynote Speaker I’m privileged to have worked on five continents in 24 countries. I founded Spectacular Speaking, bringing a team of top trainers together to support and unleash talent. My clients include American Express, BNP Paribas, Gore-Tex, Lenovo, Hoffman La Roche, Shell, Zalando, IBM, Microsoft. 

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Fireside Chat: Do you know how to secure IT budget in this current recession? R U OK?

The session will focus on addressing the challenges IT professionals face in securing budget, and will provide practical strategies and insights to ensure the continuity of IT initiatives in spite of financial constraints. We will explore strategies for securing IT budget, and look at how to align IT objectives with business goals - demonstrating how IT initiatives contribute to overall business resilience, cost savings and operational efficiency.

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Networking / Leisure Time
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Drinks Reception
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Networking Dinner & Entertainment

IT Leaders Summit Agenda Day 2

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Networking Breakfast
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Welcome and Opening Remarks
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Keynote Address: Harnessing data for Online Safety: Tackling the new challenge of regulating online platforms

Online platforms have become a central part of many people's lives. Alongside the enjoyment and conveniences that they offer, these services can also put users at risk of harm. Ofcom is soon set to take up a new role regulating online services. The online industry is huge and constantly evolving: so how are we using data analytics and technology expertise to inform our policies and decisions? What tools can we build to help us keep pace with this innovative sector? And how can we use cross-disciplinary teams to help make the online world safer?

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Track 1: Boardroom Appointments

Attendees are assigned into peer groups of 8-10 based on business focus and technology interests. Vendors select and meet with the boardrooms for 25 minutes with a ten minute buffer between each session. Sponsors will then present new products, programs, and opportunities – in an environment conducive to spirited conversation and constructive feedback.

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Track 2: Keynote Address: Spectacular speaking

“You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” - Lee Iacocca, American Automobile Executive.

Speaking with impact, whether at a conference representing your company, an in-house event, or with an individual client, is a crucial element of leadership. These trainings will help you communicate with confidence and credibility. Your comfort zone will be stretched. Your self￾confidence will surge. Get ready!

I’m Olivia your trainer. I bring 10 years theatre experience, 20 years media experience and 10 years coaching experience. I’ve worked at the BBC and Reuters in TV production so really understand the digital arena. As an Executive Coach and International Keynote Speaker I’m privileged to have worked on five continents in 24 countries. I founded Spectacular Speaking, bringing a team of top trainers together to support and unleash talent. My clients include American Express, BNP Paribas, Gore-Tex, Lenovo, Hoffman La Roche, Shell, Zalando, IBM, Microsoft. 

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Networking Break & Refreshments
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Keynote Address: The impact of Opening up our technology - from AI to Cyber Security: Is openness the answer to AI?
  • Why are global regulators so concerned about Open Source Software?
  • How is it impacting our world?
  • What are the challenges faced by the modern security leader and how are they met?
  • What impact does AI openness have?
  • What are the risks and challenges versus the benefits of openness.
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Fireside Chat: Exploring Cybersecurity Strategy & Best Practices - Safeguarding Assets and Navigating the Challenges of the Modern World
  • Do you know the assets that must be protected?
  • Who is responsible for cyber decision-making?
  • How do we build a cybersecure culture?
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Closing remarks
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Networking Lunch