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CIOs, CTOs, CDOs and IT directors will gather at the 2017 CIO Summit which will take place on Thursday 28 September at the May Fair Hotel in London.

Following on from the successes of previous editions, the 2017 CIO Summit will focus on innovation, leadership, CIO career development, disruption, digital transformation, customer-centric approaches and the implementation of emerging technologies in the enterprise.

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Hosted by CIO UK Editor Edward Qualtrough, the 2017 CIO Summit will include a series of CIO presentations, masterclasses and panel discussions related to the role and provide an opportunity for the delegates to showcase their successes, troubleshoot problems, share challenges, opportunities and best practice. It will close with a formal networking reception and debrief to give CIO delegates a more informal platform to engage with your peers.

Speakers include British Council CIO Laura Dawson, Williams F1 CIO Graeme Hackland, Arsenal CIO Hywel Sloman, Addison Lee CIO Ian Cohen, Lloyd's of London CIO Jennifer Rigby, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust CIO Joanna Smith, Places for People Chief Data and Information Officer Norma Dove-Edwin, Science Museum IT Director Jason Oliver, N Brown CTO Tim Price, Salesforce executive Adam Spearing and Alistair Maughan, partner at legal firm Morrison & Foerster.

The 2017 CIO Summit headline sponsors are IBM; and partner sponsors are Salesforce.

2017 CIO Summit speakers

Laura Dawson, CIO, The British Council

Laura joined The British Council as CIO in October 2013. Laura has worked as a leader of effective Technology and Service Delivery teams for over 25 years in both public and charitable sectors including six years in RSPB. Her objective is to make sure the British Council gets the value it expects from our investment in Information and Technology. Laura's role is about making it easy for everyone else in her team to do their jobs, making sure they are influencing in the right places, getting the right resources and maintaining our expertise. Starting as a systems analyst in the MOD, Laura has a passion for data and wants to make sure her teams provide the tools that put the right data in the right hands at the right time.

Graeme Hackland, CIO, Williams Group

Graeme Hackland is the Williams Group Chief Information Officer, joining in January 2014, this is Graeme's 20th season in Formula 1. Graeme serves on the company's Executive Committee and leads the IT Risk Committee. Williams brought Graeme on board to drive the digital and information technology transformation programme.
An acknowledgement of the work of the men and women of Williams and our dedicated sponsors and technical partners saw Graeme recognised in the CIO 100 in 2017.
Graeme is a Fellow of BCS, a member of the IEEE and IEEE Computer Society and holds a National Diploma in Electronic Engineering (LC) from Natal Technikon, South Africa. Outside of work Graeme is a husband, father, and ultra-marathon runner.

Jennifer Rigby, CIO, Lloyd's of London

Jennifer Rigby is CIO at Lloyd's of London having joined the organisation in May 2017. At Lloyd's, as well as running the IT function, she is leading technology transformation, cyber security and supporting innovation as part of the insurance market's overall strategy.
Jennifer spent 12 years at the BBC before joining the National Archives as Head of IT Strategy. She has held senior IT roles at the Home Office and was CIO at the Department of Energy when she was appointed Climate Change Chair of the Green Delivery Unit responsible for leading the delivery of the Government Green ICT strategy. Before joining Lloyd's of London Jennifer was Head of IT Channels at Telefonica UK with responsibility for providing technology solutions for online, retail and voice channels, and for overseeing the O2 Innovation Lab and Business Intelligence units.

Norma Dove-Edwin, Chief Data and Information Officer, Places for People

Norma Dove-Edwin is a strategy-focused executive with considerable experience in driving global business transformation and change programmes, which she has gained from working in top FTSE multinational organisations such as BAT, Shell, Unilever, HBOS, QBE Insurance, Labatt, and BP.
Norma has been working in the field of enterprise data and information management and governance for over 16 years and is currently Chief Data and Information Officer at Places for People. Prior to this role, she was Head of Global Data Services at British American Tobacco.
Building on her technical background and embracing the core values of integrity, honesty and collaboration, Norma has a deep understanding of the partnership required between information technology and the business functions to unlock the strategic value of data to deliver a competitive advantage and power digital platforms.

Hywel Sloman, IT Director, Arsenal Football Club

Hywel Sloman has been IT Director at Arsenal Football Club since February 2011. He is responsible for all technology for the club including football operations, fan services, ticketing, retail, CRM, stadium management, hospitality management and club-wide functions.
A high-flyer in the 2017 CIO 100, Hywel has driven a technology transformation since joining Arsenal, overhauling business processes and applications to generate significant commercial growth and improve fan services, while undertaking a three-year infrastructure overhaul.
Prior to joining Arsenal, Hywel worked in professional services at both Deloitte and Accenture, working on major IT projects such as BBC iPlayer.

Ian Cohen, CIO, Addison Lee

Ian Cohen is Chief Information Officer at Addison Lee having joined the London-based company in July 2017 to lead its transformation and global expansion.
Ian has held Group and Global CTO, CIO and digital leadership roles at some of the UK's biggest brands including Lloyds Bank, The Financial Times, Associated Newspapers and insurance leader Jardine Lloyd Thompson. Ian is a Non-Exec Director to a variety of startup and scale-up companies, and has been a digital and corporate advisor to several more established firms.
A former high-flyer in the CIO 100, Ian has been a member of the CIO 100 judging panel and a popular CIO UK columnist.

Joanna Smith, CIO, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

Joanna started her career in the global Pharmaceutical industry with international roles at Roche and Takeda. In her current role as CIO for the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust she is leading the organisation through a major transformation programme with significant investment in new systems and technologies including a complete overhaul of the IT and telecoms infrastructure, including VOIP and migration to the Cloud; and the introduction of major new clinical solutions including the digitisation of patient casenotes, replacement patient administration system and a new electronic prescribing and medicines administration solution

Jason Oliver, Director of ICT, Science Museum Group

Jason Oliver is the Director of ICT at the Science Museum Group. In this role, he has delivered an impressive technology transformation agenda which has reimagined the way that its five national museums engage with their audiences and meet their Groups' remit of inspiring people and enriching their lives. He began his career at Sky and the Home Office, before leading an Urban Development Corporation in his role as Chief Information Officer. Here he built an award winning ICT department before being appointed at Royal Opera House, where he successfully delivered the biggest technology modernisation programme in the history of the organisation.

Adam Spearing, Senior AVP Platform & Communities EMEA, Salesforce

Adam has been responsible for all aspects of the Salesforce Platform across EMEA since 2012. He spends time helping Executives understand the power of the Salesforce Platform and how to get the most value from it.
Spearing's move to in 2012 follows a 20-year career in the technology industry. Spearing started his career selling applications to laboratories; was involved in the formation of the Hewlett-Packard software business; ran parts of the IBM software business in Business Intelligence, Websphere and Tivoli and ran Sun Microsystem's Java and Identity businesses. More recently he was involved in a series of start-ups, including time at Opsware (Andreessen/Horowitz) before its sale to HP.

Alistair Maughan, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Alistair Maughan is a partner in the London office of international law firm Morrison & Foerster. He leads the firm’s UK outsourcing team and is co-chair of the firm-wide Technology Transactions Group. Maughan focuses on outsourcing and technology-based projects for major companies and public sector organisations. Described in legal guides as "the best outsourcing lawyer ever when it comes to acting for the customer end of the market". Alistair joins the CIO Summit for the second consecutive year to discuss the legal implications of dealing with disruptive, emerging technologies.

Edward Qualtrough, Editor of CIO UK

Edward is the Editor of CIO UK and has a particular interest covering digital strategy, leadership, enterprise culture, and diversity. Previously the CIO UK Online Editor, Edward meets regularly with Chief Information Officers and other business technology executives to discuss C-level issues and keep on top of industry trends and disruptive threats.

2017 CIO Summit agenda

This full-day summit, which will be held at the 5* May Fair Hotel in London, will include a networking breakfast on arrival, followed by expert speaking sessions, panels and presentations. With multiple networking opportunities, the day will be packed with debates, seminars, workshops and expert speaking sessions.

All timings are subject to change.

8.30am - 9am
Registration and networking breakfast

Innovation session
9am - 9.10am

Introduction, Edward Qualtrough, CIO UK Editor

9.10am - 9.30am
Laura Dawson, British Council CIO - The voice of the customer: Are you listening?

9.30am - 9.50am
Jennifer Rigby, Lloyds of London CIO - Using technologies to innovate and transform at Lloyd's

9.50am - 10.10am
Tim Price, N Brown Group CTO - Innovation and staying competitive in online fashion

10.10am - 10.40am
Panel discussion - The next wave of transformation

10.40am - 11am

Leadership session
11am - 11.20am
Joanna Smith, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust CIO - Our journey towards transformation - cloud first

11.20am - 11.40am
Norma Dove-Edwin, Places for People Chief Data and Information Officer - The Information Brief

11.40am  - 12 noon
Adam Spearing, Salesforce AVP Platform and Communities EME - Transforming the employee experience

12pm - 12.20pm
Panel discussion - Leadership and the CIO role

12.20pm - 12.45pm
Williams F1 CIO Graeme Hackland and Arsenal IT Director Hywel Sloman - CIO challenges in a competitive sporting environment

12.45pm - 2pm

Afternoon session, Masterclass
2pm - 2.10pm
Introduction to afternoon sessions, Edward Qualtrough, CIO UK Editor

2.10pm - 2.35pm
Alistair Maughan, Morrison & Foerster - Legal implications of dealing with new disruptive technology

2.35pm - 3pm
Jason Oliver, Science Museum IT director - Reinventing the IT department and what’s next at the Science Museum, Q&A

3pm - 3.25pm
Ian Cohen, Addison Lee CIO - Thinking like a startup in a corporate environment

3.25pm - 3.30pm
Round-up and close

3.30pm - 5pm
Close and networking drinks reception

The 2016 CIO Summit

2016 CIO Summit reception