The 2018 CIO Summit was host to over 100 CIOs, IT Directors and technology leaders at the beautiful five-star Shangri-La Hotel on the 34th floor of The Shard in London.
Led by CIO UK Editor Edward Qualtrough, the full-day event saw inspiring talks from 2018 CIO 100 leaders such as Global Radio Director of Technology and Operations David Henderson, News UK CTO Christina Scott, Global CIO at Unilever Jane Moran, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Chief Digital and Information Officer Richard Corbridge, Trainline CTO Mark Holt and Morrisons Chief Technology Director Anna Barsby.
Places for People Chief Data and Information Officer Norma Dove-Edwin, Royal Borough of Greenwich Director of Finance Kevin Gibbs, and Food Standards Agency Director of Openness, Data and Digital Julie Pierce also took to the stage to discuss putting data at the heart of an organisation's strategy.
CIO UK also presented an overview of its Workplace of the Future study and discussed some of the key findings in a panel moderated by Computerworld UK Editor Scott Carey.
The 2018 CIO Summit was supported by headline sponsors ANS Group, and partner sponsors Rackspace, Google and Silver Peak. ANS Group CTO Andy Barrow, Rackspace CTO Lee James, Silver Peak Director, Technical Sales EMEA Simon Pamplin and Google's Head of Chrome and Android Enterprise EMEA Michael Wyatt also delivered presentations.
Here's a round-up of the day's social conversation.
An engaging & inspirational #CIOSummit today with the wonderful CIO community and #CIO100 peers at @ShangriLaShard. Presentations and discourse complementing research study on designing and delivering the Workplace of the Future @CIOUK @computerworlduk. pic.twitter.com/PhTfx9iOhb— Greg Morley (@CIO_GM) September 20, 2018
Christina Scott kicked off proceedings highlighting her experience with startups and News UK's Startup Lab.
First up at #CIOsummit is @NewsUK CIO Christina Scott to talk about the challenges of driving innovation in the busy day to day news business, and how they established an in-house startup lab pic.twitter.com/Gd1GDG4Hsb— Scott Carey (@scarey102) September 20, 2018
Unilever CTO Jane Moran's talk on creating an Agile platform for innovation hit the right notes, as she offered insight into managing developers and innovating at scale.
Jane Moran has seen lots of changes and #transformation during her 17 years career as #CIO. "The most important thing is that #technology is allowing to create new business models". #CIOSummit #DigitalTransformation pic.twitter.com/7P2oXxnsVm— CIO Asia (@asia_cio) September 20, 2018
Andy Barrow took to the stage next to address the do's and don'ts of cloud adoption.
Good thought provoking quote “if you can be disrupted by a software company then maybe you need to start thinking like a software company” #CIOSummit— Gideon Kay (@gids) September 20, 2018
Next up, Computerworld UK Editor Scott Carey discussed the workplace of the future. Joined on stage by Jane Moran, Christina Scott and Andy Borrow who spoke about how their businesses are modernising.
How will the workplace of the future look like? Will corporations adopt the #startup culture, eliminate processes and maximise utility and speed? Fascinating conversation with @janedmoran, @c_scott75, @andybarrow_ans and @scarey102 at #CIOSummit pic.twitter.com/2D5qTEJuTI— CIO Asia (@asia_cio) September 20, 2018
Interesting workplace culture thoughts at the #ciosummit. Can everyone work remotely? How many bits of paper do your processes require you to sign? Skype vs phones?— David Jones (@davidjones) September 20, 2018
CIO 100 leaders from 2018 and 2017, David Henderson and Richard Corbridge, gathered on stage for a Q&A session hosted by Edward Qualtrough.
I enjoyed this thought at #ciosummit from @R1chardatron "Given the changing context around #DigitalHealth and new focus on technology in the NHS - will we soon have the first CEO of an NHS trust who comes from a CIO background?" #techforgood— Julie Dodd (@JulieDodd) September 20, 2018
Agreed ??— Anna Barsby (@redbanneranna) September 20, 2018
Speaking on authentic leadership and finding a purpose as a tech leader, Morrisons Chief Technology Director Anna Barsby delivered an inspiring and engaging talk.
“We’re DOING all this stuff, but what am I actually BEING?”— Claire Priestley (@ClairePriestl8y) September 20, 2018
Anna Barsby Chief Technology Director at Morrison’s talking about authentic leadership at today’s CIO summit @cio uk #ciosummit pic.twitter.com/Hymcc51QHt
Google's EMEA Head of Chrome and Android Enterprise, Michael Wyatt, disscussed the age of the cloud worker.
“Personal time is increasingly spent in the cloud” Michael Wyatt, Head of Chrome and Android Enterprise EMEA pic.twitter.com/EOLk4LJnjz— Claire Priestley (@ClairePriestl8y) September 20, 2018
Trainline CTO Mark Holt offered an excellent talk sharing his CIO principles.
Rackspace CTO Lee James also spoke about the comany's culture and ethos to the 2018 CIO Summit delegates.
Great to have our EMEA CTO Lee James discussing the business of continuous change and creating organisational readiness for #technology advancement at @ciouk’s #CIOSummit. Is your business ready for #digitaltransformation? pic.twitter.com/ci3PmU7jqk— Rackspace UK (@rackspaceUK) September 20, 2018
Following on from James, Director of Finance at the Royal Borough of Greenwich Kevin Gibbs, Chief Data and Information Officer at Places for People Norma Dove-Edwin and Director of Openness, Data and Digital at Food Standard Agency Julie Pierce took to the stage to discuss putting data at the heart of operations.
@doveedwin #ciosummit @ciouk “people don’t want to give up their data - so I always use the term ‘borrow’...”— Claire Priestley (@ClairePriestl8y) September 20, 2018
Norma Dove Edwin (my personal data guru) on how to get data from the reluctant information owner.....
A real life pilot for Blockchain - 1st I’ve really seen that looks to have genuine relevance - @JuliePierce77 mentions use in food chain. Can see it from an authenticity, tracking perspective #CIOSummit— Aline Hayes (@Aline_Hayes) September 20, 2018
Next up, Simon Pamplin, EMEA Director of Technical Sales at Silver Peak discussed how businesses can enable a business-first network.
EMEA Director of Technical Sales at our partner sponsor @SilverPeak, Simon Pamplin, speaks to us on enabling a business-first network and moving from software-defined to a self-driving wide area network. #CIOSummit @simonp68 pic.twitter.com/cXjOTfg7dJ— CIO UK (@ciouk) September 20, 2018
The event was concluded by Computerworld UK Editor Scott Carey discussing what's next for the role of CIO and the Workplace of hte Future.
Scott Carey, Editor @computerworlduk, is presenting the key findings of The #CIO and the Workplace of the Future report: 80% of respondents thought flexibility is vital to attracting new talent. #CIOSummit— CIO Asia (@asia_cio) September 20, 2018
Untill next time, thank you everyone for joining us.
Still digesting a wonderful 2018 #CIOsummit yesterday - could see, sense and almost hear so many of those moments of pricked up ears and delegates taking stock of something that particularly resonated. Thanks to all involved, speakers, sponsors, delegates and colleagues!— Edward Qualtrough (@QedwardRobert) September 21, 2018