Huddle Zones

One of the key challenges for any event organiser is how much detail do you get into? Some delegates really want to get into the nuts and bolts, while others just want the broad strokes big picture. We have addressed this problem at the CIO & IT Leaders Summit by introducing ‘Huddle Zones’. The agenda sessions (with the exception of the round table discussions) will be broad strokes with the speakers then making themselves available in the ‘Huddle Zone’ for anyone who has any questions or wishes to get into the subject in greater depth.

CIO & IT Leaders Summit

September 12th 2018

Morning Plenary Session

8:50

Welcome from the Chair

Joan Mulvihill

Joan Mulvihill

Centre Director, Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4)

9:00

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: What’s the next big thing? The strategic technology trends that will shape business and government over the next 5 year

The future is filled with disruption. But, the pending disruptions are taking on new forms. The relationship between people and machines are changing forever and our expectations for how the world will evolve are changing too. This presentation explores top predictions that herald the change we all see coming but few understand.

Peter Skyttegaard

Peter Skyttegaard

Research Director, CIO Research Group, Gartner

9:25

Digital business transformation: Lessons for leaders

Three things are essential to the success of digital transformation: creating, sharing, and rolling down measurable KPIs; choosing the right-sized project; and giving IT teams the opportunity to innovate. Here are ways to help your journey to digital transformation go as smooth as possible.

HP Enterprise

HP Enterprise

9:45

CASE STUDY: Getting everyone on board for the journey to successful digital transformation

John discusses Ryanair’s digital progress over the past few years and the most important success factors including engaging the whole business and changing mindsets.

John Hurley

John Hurley

Chief Technology Officer, Ryanair

10:10

Q & A with speakers

10:25

PANEL DISCUSSION: A seismic shake-up of the workplace is under way as emerging technologies and employment dynamics are reshaping workforces and organisations alike.

– How will artificial intelligence impact on jobs and the workplace?
– How can CIOs prepare for the impact of AI?
– How should CIOs and other leaders prepare their organisations for the changes to come?

Barry Lowry

Barry Lowry

Government of Ireland CIO, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Niamh Bushnell

Niamh Bushnell

Founder and CEO, TechIreland

Martin Curley

Martin Curley

Chief Information Officer, the Health Service Executive and Chief Officer, eHealthIreland

11:10

Morning Break

Stream 1: Artificial and Augmented Intelligence

Deep learning, machine learning, AI or augmented intelligence: What does it all mean?

Stream 2: Government 3.0

Technology and the public sector transformation agenda

1:20

Lunch

Roundtable Discussions:

Get answers to your specific questions

Each table has a specific theme and is hosted by an expert in the field. Sign up to the discussion you want when you arrive on the day and come prepared with your questions!

Roundtable 1

Challenging the culture – the barriers to digital transformation

Tim Willoughby

Tim Willoughby

Head of Digital Services and Innovation, An Garda Siochana

Roundtable 2

Sharing best-practice on the people and organisational issues of digital transformation

Clodagh O’Donnell

Clodagh O’Donnell

Independent Consultant & former CIO in Aer Lingus and RTÉ

Roundtable 3

Challenges and practical applications of AI and machine learning

Allan Beechinor

Allan Beechinor

Chief Technology Officer, Advanced Meta Data

Roundtable 4

Which third-party do you trust?

Stephen Reidy

Stephen Reidy

CIO, Three Ireland

Roundtable 5

Robotic Process Automation(RPA) and the role of the CIO

Jonathan Kidd

Jonathan Kidd

Head of Digital Operations and Robotics, Bank of Ireland

Roundtable 6

Winning with the Internet of Things

Ken Finnegan

Ken Finnegan

Director of Technology and Innovation, Harbour Innovation Campus and Chief Technologist, IDA Technology, IDA Ireland

Roundtable 7

Doing privacy right v doing privacy rights : The challenges involved in balancing the tensions between data use and data privacy

Valerie Lyons

Valerie Lyons

Chief Operating Officer and Senior Consultant, BH Consulting