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

8:40

Welcome from the Chair

Joan Mulvihill

Joan Mulvihill

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

8:50

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

Artificial intelligence, immersive experiences, digital twins, event-thinking and continuous adaptive security create a foundation for the next generation of digital business models and ecosystems. With innovation and change being the only constant, our opening speaker takes you through these strategic technology trends that will shape organisations over the next 5 years.

Peter Skyttegaard

Peter Skyttegaard

Research Director, CIO Research Group, Gartner

9:15

What do data-driven innovators do that others can’t?

This fast-passed session will explore how successful companies are using data and emerging technologies to help engage positively with their customers at the right moment in time. Through a series of industry examples, John will demonstrate how new predictive technology will help make the data talk so you can deliver the most appropriate outcome for your customers and employees.

John Abel

John Abel

Vice President of Cloud and Technology for Oracle UK, Ireland and Israel

9:35

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

9:55

Beyond Digital: Leveraging technology, people and insight

David will focus on the themes from our Digital IQ and CEO surveys and how CIOs who have made investments can deliver and gain advantage on the digital promise.

David Lee

David Lee

Partner - Technology Consulting, PwC

10:15

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?

John Ryan

John Ryan

CEO, Zinopy

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

Sharon O’Reilly

Sharon O’Reilly

IT-GRC Consultant at IT Governance Europe

Roundtable 4

Data Driven Decisions for Government – How data can help government make better, quicker and more insightful decisions

Martin Duffy

Martin Duffy

Director Data & Analytics, PwC

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

Roundtable 8

How to implement a user-centric approach to providing digital public services

Dr. Mihai Bilauca

Dr. Mihai Bilauca

Head of Digital Strategy & EU Programmes, Limerick City & County Council

Roundtable 9

Do companies treat AI/ML, Blockchain and Data as separate or together?

John Abel

John Abel

Vice President of Cloud and Technology for UK, Ireland and Israel

Roundtable 10

Agile, DevOps and Change Consultant currently leading a transformation project at Engage Hub

Laura McQuillan

Laura McQuillan

Agile, DevOps and Change Consultant, currently leading a transformation project at Engage Hub

Roundtable 11

How can Security as a Service enable and enhance your Digital Transformation Strategy?

John Ryan

John Ryan

CEO, Zinopy