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The CIO in 2020: Time for the Orchestrator to Shine

Wicklow - Ireland, September 15-17, 2019

What's It About?

Join the IDC CIO Leaders Forum and be part of the conversation from the 15th to the 17th September 2019 in Ireland.

The summit is designed as an information-sharing forum and an intimate networking platform for a select group of 60 to 70 CIOs from the top 500 companies and largest enterprises in Europe. The event's exclusivity and personable format allows for the most engaging of conversations and in-depth discussions to take place in a stunning five-star environment. Every delegate will leave the summit enriched — whether it be with new lead projects for partners, or with innovative and forward-looking IT and business solutions for the CIO.

The theme of the summit will be The CIO in 2020: Time for the Orchestrator to Shine - Executing on the Blueprint for the Future Enterprise, with workshops, panels, and debates focusing on how European organizations will execute on their respective roadmaps and landmark use cases to become digital-native enterprises in which disruptive innovation is business as usual.

Led by Thomas Meyer, group vice president, EMEA Research, the summit will also include analysts from across the world who are all keen to meet you based on your company's approach to customer service, innovation, and technology. Visionary and high-impact keynote speakers, together with our Summit Advisory Board, will drive discussions to leverage insight into cross-industry or regional challenges.



  • Creating an organizationwide DX platform strategy
  • Ecosystem-enabled business models
  • Building the Intelligent Core
  • Delivering on digital trust
  • Implementing a new IT foundation on cloud
  • Avoiding the skills dilemma: the rise of the digital assistant
  • Time for a new security conversation: the digital risk framework
  • AI becomes the new UI
  • Why Attend?

    The IDC European CIO Summit is as a key forum where leading European executives can meet, engage, and discuss key business issues. The summit brings together insights and interactions on the main issues through thought leadership sessions, panel debates, and peer-to-peer networking. The senior-level attendees will benefit from:

    An agenda covering critical issues, candid closed-door boardroom discussions, and practitioner-led sessions providing unvarnished perspectives

    Learning and guidance on how to improve operations and collaborate most effectively

    The opportunity to meet with peers to discuss common challenges and share concrete experiences

    A summit agenda that brings a mix of expert case studies, interactive debates, and roundtables over one-and-a-half days


    2 nights’ accommodation at Powerscourt Hotel


    Roundtrip flights from a European destination arranged by IDC


    Transfers to and from Dublin airport

    VIP Package

    All networking breakfasts, refreshments, lunches and gala dinner included

    Access to the sessions

    Full access to all agenda sessions with complimentary one-to-one meetings with analysts and partners


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    Executing the Platform Strategy: Integrated, Open and Secure

    Sukhbinder Gill

    VP, Fellow and CTO UKIIMEA, DXC Technology

    Neil Ward-Dutton

    Vice President, AI and DX European Research Practices, IDC

    Chris Swan

    VP, CTO Global Delivery, DXC Technology


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    Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa

    Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

    The event will take place at the Powerscourt Hotel in Wicklow, Ireland. Here you will find a luxury hotel that stands out with its uniqueness. The newly renovated rooms and suites and engaging conference facilities offer the highest standards with the latest technology and overlook the gardens or the private lake.
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