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The European CIO in 2018: Orchestrating Business Transformation and Digital IT

For the 5th time IDC convenes top CIOs from around Europe to discuss the issues most critical to their success in 2018 and beyond. The CIO Summit provides two days of learning, peer interactions and exploring the latest IT, Digital and Business trends that will help to shape and improve your business. Furthermore you will gain new impulses to drive your IT Initiatives in the right direction all year long.

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The theme of the summit will revolve around “The European CIO in 2018: Orchestrating Business Transformation and Digital IT” with workshops, panels and debates focusing on how European Organizations will execute on their respective roadmaps and landmark use cases to becoming “Digital-Native Enterprise” where disruptive innovation is “business as usual”.

IDC European CIO Summit 2018 will be held from September 16th to 18th at the Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel in Cascais, Portugal (close to Lisbon). Join us and discuss the most challenging business and technology issues with your peers in marvelous surroundings.

Key Themes

  • Accelerating DX - Technology-centric transformation altering business and society
  • Pace of change - Technology capabilities enable sustainable change at the speed of digital business
  • DX delta- Leaders and disruptors widen performance gap
  • Human versus machine - The impact of AI and automation
  • Sense, compute, actuate - The new data-centric paradigm
  • Platform disruption - Unleashing digital innovation's power for scale
  • Cyberthreats - Theft, ransomware, and cyberattack on the rise
  • Shifting economics - Changing value structures and the rise of digital capital
  • The future workforce - Global demand for digital talent
  • Innovation impasse - Legacy systems constraining transformation
  • Advisory Board

    We work closely with a chosen panel of leading experts from the Retail sector to put together a timely, relevant program that truly reflects today’s key industry concerns. The Advisory Panel continually helps to review and mold our conference program, drawing upon their wealth of experience to advise on current industry developments and potential speakers


    There will be up to 10 vendor partners attending the summit with IDC. In order to keep the summit at an exclusive level and encourage open dialogue and business challenges, both the numbers of partners and attendees are being strictly limited.

    Join the Exclusive IDC European CIO Summit 2018 as a Partner!

    Review 2017: Photogallery

    Thank you for a wonderful summit. I learned a great deal and had a marvelous time.

    From my perspective the CIO Summit delivers a good mix of peer-to-peer collaboration between CIOs, discussion with senior vendor executives, and IDC sharing of insights and market developments. The Innovation Challenge adds a vital element to teamwork and collaboration.

    Great event and a wonderful location. Cleanwave was well received by all and was a great inclusion. Information nature is second to none and continues to help IDC to stand above the crowd.

    Great experience. Great Insights and takeaways.


    Innovation Challenge was really good. AI topics were interesting.


    Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa *****

    R. Frei Nicolau de Oliveira 100, 2750 Cascais, Portugal

    Hotel Website

    Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and Sintra Hills, the Cascais area has been, one of the best-loved Portuguese tourist destinations since the end of the 19th century.

    The Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa is a 5 star hotel in Cascais, facing the beaches of the City of Lisbon and 30km from the city centre. The perfect haven for an unforgettable stay. Within an environment where the classical and the contemporary blend into a single scenery, the Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa derives from the recovery of the former residences of the last King of Italy - Humberto II.

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    Contact Us

    Kathrin Hopkins

    Kathrin Hopkins
    European CIO Summit
    +49 69 90502 104

    Helena Chappell

    Helena Chappell
    European CIO Summit
    Sales Director
    +44 208 987 7161

    Thomas Meyer

    Thomas Meyer
    Group Vice President,
    European Research, IDC

    Irina Rosensaft

    Irina Rosensaft
    European CIO Summit
    +49 69 90502 117

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