The 2017 CIO Summit took place at the May Fair Hotel in London, with well over 100 CIOs, CTOs, IT directors, and CIO direct reports signing up to join the gathering of the UK's business and technology leaders.
Speakers and panellists were open to discussions about everything from innovation, digital transformation, leadership, CIO career development, customer focus, emerging technologies in the enterprise and more.
Hosted by CIO UK Editor Edward Qualtrough, speakers at the 2017 CIO Summit included the CIOs from the British Council, Lloyd's of London, N Brown Group, the NHS, Places for People, Williams F1, Arsenal, the Science Museum and Addison Lee. Representatives from sponsors IBM and Salesforce also contributed to the discussion, along with legal expert Alistair Maughan.
We've put together some of the best insights from the conversation that took place on social channels.
Love this - “It’s not enough to tell the business what they should do, you need to build relationships throughout the business” #CIOSummit— Alex Farr CITP (@AlexFarr_TSC) September 28, 2017
ARVR tech for fans to feel they are at Arsenal during a game is fantastic. I can't wait for it to happen ( at Chelsea also plse!) #CIOsummit— Richard Moss (@RichardJohnMoss) September 28, 2017
Another sponsor session that doesn't focus on the sponsor's products. Well done Salesforce. Other vendors take note. #CIOsummit— Ian Cox (@ij_cox) September 28, 2017
CIOs from Williams F1 and the Science Museum were among those impressed with the transformation agenda Joanna Smith has been driving at Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.
Fascinating how elements of the NHS reacted to WannaCry - Joanna Smith doing an awesome job at Royal Brompton and Harefield trust #CIOsummit— Adam Bailey (@adambail) September 28, 2017
It wasn't only on Twitter that sparked some conversation, with the discussion also taking place on LinkedIn.
Gartner research director Ian Cox and IT director at the Transport Systems Catapalt Alex Farr enjoyed proceedings at the 2017 CIO Summit.
One of the best sponsor contributions to an event I have seen from IBM: used less than a minute to introduce a client. #CIOSummit— Ian Cox (@ij_cox) September 28, 2017
There is no "one" start up way.— IanCohen (@coe62) September 28, 2017
Experience new ideas, learn from them and then apply what works for you https://t.co/vWahFqpnpp
It's all about understanding your purpose... Not what you do or how you do it but why. Leaders describe "why" https://t.co/i40SiaFn36— IanCohen (@coe62) September 28, 2017
Lloyds of London CIO Jennifer Rigby discussed the innovation and transformation taking place at the centuries old insurance organisation.
Lloyds of London CIO Jennifer Rigby #CIOsummit saying how they recruited a Data Director to help exploit their big data & using it to aid AI— Richard Moss (@RichardJohnMoss) September 28, 2017
Thanks for joining, we look forward to welcoming you to the 2018 CIO Summit!