CIO WaterCooler LIVE London

CIO WaterCooler LIVE London
20 November 2019
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Merchant Taylors Hall

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CIO WaterCooler exists as a portal to the CIO community. Community means collaboration, overcoming challenges and connection. Technology is shaping our societies, so it is imperative for technology leaders to work together to lead from a position of knowledge and solidarity.

CIO WaterCooler LIVE aims to provide a valuable delegate experience, conducive for meaningful knowledge growth and peer-centric networking - all in an interactive and dynamic environment.

Returning to London this November, the LIVE event will feature compelling talks, interactive roundtable challenges, specialised breakout and networking sessions.

Keynotes include:

Louis Brook, CIO, firstdirect

TOPIC: Shaping innovation for commercial business opportunity

Technology leaders today are increasingly being looked at to drive the future revenue opportunities for their businesses. The ability to turn innovation into commercial opportunity through more than just automation and cost reduction is a capability of increasing importance as the role that technology teams play shifts in the eyes of most CEOs.

Diarmaid Crean, Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

TOPIC: Transforming the NHS: Healthcare’s Technology Revolution

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust has 5000 employees, 9000 patient contacts per day, 150 locations and over 100 clinical services. The Trust is ambitious as it is vast. Technology powers these progressive services, but it’s only the beginning. Transforming a complex organisation, particularly where lives are on the line requires buy-in, up-skilling, and passion. In this session Diarmaid speaks about some of the cutting edge, life-saving services they’re delivering through technology.

Mark Ridley, Technical co-founder,

TOPIC: Tech trends 2019: Drones, Clones & Russian Hackers

The world of tech moves quickly - each year, Mark breaks down the biggest trends over the previous 12 months, looking at the largest tech firms, startup investments and technology breakthroughs. This talk ties together technology and business trends and points at how technology may impact us in the near future. In this session, we find out what's happened with robots, drones, machine learning, security and dog surgery.

Keynote previews

Event chair: Ruth Leak, Non-Executive Director, CIO, Technology Advisor

With a career that has taken her all the way to CIO, spanning operational and consultancy roles along the way, Ruth has delivered change for nearly 30 years.  Ruth has successfully given confidence at Board level, including in programme turnaround situations, bringing understanding, rigour and transparency to the management of risk and achievement of business outcomes. 

Join us for a day of compelling conversations on the issues dominating the CIO agenda.

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Merchant Taylors' Hall is an experience. It is the seat of the Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors, one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of the City of London surviving from Mediaeval times.

Over the last few years, the Hall has been the preferred venue for CIO WaterCooler LIVE.

Find Your Tribe

You'll be joined by CIOs and IT leaders from many of the UKs most dynamic companies.

20th century
Antony Nolan

Join us for a day of compelling conversations with your peers.

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