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

14th May 2019, Zurich

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LocationBaur au Lac


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?

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.

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