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CEO / CIO / CDO: navigators of digital change within the 4th industrial revolution

30th October 2019, Manchester

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Location: Manchester


We lead (and live) in a unique time. Welcome to the 4th industrial revolution, where evolutions in business that may have taken 50 years happen in five, and what took five years happens in five months. Companies are transforming, yet two things remain the same: according to Gartner’s recent CEO Survey, growth and profit are still the number-one priorities. The question is: has how we achieve them also changed?

To find out, Forbes, together with Dell EMC and Intel, surveyed 461 executives from a range of large organisations in a variety of industries. One result is clear… for transformation to succeed, a strong collaboration between CEOs and CIOs is critical.

CIOs that establish good collaboration with the CEO are:
* 5X more likely to focus IT transformation goals
* 2X more likely to increase sales and profits
* 2X more likely to see significant improvement in competitive position
These CEOs and CIOs are the connected leaders. Together, they communicate their vision more clearly, and more effectively connect the dots between the business and IT, between stakeholder and customer. They also have different priorities and different investment plans. Connected leaders are 5X more likely to be focused on customer experience, and 1.6X more likely to see reduced costs. Connected CEOs and CIOs are the best navigators of digital change.

Are you a connected leader? What are their key strategies and tactics? How are you maximising your own CEO/CIO relationship?

Join Dell Technologies, Intel, Microsoft and a select group of business, information and technology leaders to identify and explore how you take your organisation to the next level, challenge your ideas of effective collaboration, and discuss how you better align IT and business for success in 2019 and beyond


6:00 – 6:30 pm – Welcome Drinks Reception
6:30 – 6:40 pm – Introduction from Master of Ceremonies
6:40 – 7:00 pm – Keynote Speaker
7:00 – 9:00 pm – Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion points
9:00 – 9:30 pm – Wrap up and closing remarks from Dell Technologies

Discussion Topics

  • How are you creating and enabling a connected, collaborative leadership team? How do you connect this to your workforce? What does best practice actually look like?
  • If every company is becoming a technology company, what does this mean for the CIO, CDO and CEO partnership? How can you make it stronger and more effective?
  • Security is becoming increasingly vital, for customers, employees and IP. Can the CEO, CIO, CDO partnership turn a traditional roadblock into a competitive advantage?

Keynote Speaker:


Claire Vyvyan, Senior Vice President at Dell Technologies

Claire assumed the role of Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Commercial Business in the UK and Ireland for Dell EMC in February 2017 and is responsible for business and strategy, leading a team of sales, solutions and services professionals serving customers across the UK and Ireland.

Previously, Claire was Senior Vice President of Dell EMC’s EMEA Compute & Networking Group, having previously been Director and General Manager of Dell’s UK Public Sector & Large Enterprises Business between 2011 and 2013, and before then, Dell’s multi-national business group in Northern Europe between 2002 and 2008.

A serving board member of Dell Corporation Limited, Claire supports Dell’s Diversity Agenda across the UK business by executive support for the LGBT group and also co-ordinates Dell’s charitable giving agenda for the UK.

Prior to re-joining Dell in April, 2011, Claire was the Global Client Director for BT Group at Microsoft Corp, responsible for Microsoft’s overall business relationship with BT globally, spanning go to market partnerships to consumers around TV, Music and Gaming, and provision of both on premise IT solutions and cloud services to both Government, Enterprises and small and medium businesses.

In her earlier career, Claire also held management roles in the Public Sector and Commercial businesses for Compaq, and held several sales, marketing and IT positions at Mars Group and ICI Plc.

Claire is married with three children, has a BSc in Mathematics and Sports Sciences and an MSc in Computer Sciences, both from Loughborough University of Technology. Claire played both National League hockey and International Rugby before having children and retains an active interest in all competitive sports.

About Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies enables your digital transformation, organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage, data analytics and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. Dell Technologies services its customers – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with the industry’s broadest, most innovative infrastructure portfolio from edge to core to cloud

About Intel

Intel makes possible the most amazing experiences of the future. You may know us for our processors. But we do so much more. Intel invents at the boundaries of technology to make amazing experiences possible for business and society, and for every person on earth. Harnessing the capability of the cloud, the ubiquity of the internet of things, the latest advances in memory and programmable solutions, and the promise of always-on 5g connectivity, intel is disrupting industries and solving global challenges. Leading on policy, diversity, inclusion, education and sustainability, we create value for our stockholders, customers and society.

About Microsoft

At Microsoft our mission is to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more.

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