Digital Boardrooms

Created to meet the information and networking needs of on-the-go CIOs & IT leaders, our Digital Boardrooms will allow our community to learn, interact and engage with one another wherever they are. Our Digital Boardroom platform is completely interactive and is the ultimate digital networking tool.

We help our attendees: Learn, benchmark and exchange ideas with likeminded executives around the world as well as expand their personal network.


  • Meet the Analyst: Low-code and no-code: a new paradigm for software development.

    Led by Daniel Howard, Senior Researcher at Bloor Research

    20th September - 4 pm BST

    Daniel Howard

    Daniel Howard, Senior Research and Analyst, Bloor Research

    Low-code and no-code development products are designed to increase the speed and efficiency of application development by minimizing the amount of code that needs to be hand-written. In principle, this is achieved via large-scale code reuse, collaboration between developers and business users, and citizen development. The benefits are undeniable, but how can you take full advantage of them, and what are the pitfalls to watch out for?

    This Digital Boardroom will begin with a brief presentation highlighting some key issues, trends and approaches within the low-code and no-code development space, before opening up to the floor for discussion.


  • Meet the Analyst: Re-architecting IT for a Software-Defined World.

    Led by Paul Bevan, Research Director at Bloor Research

    30th October - 1 pm GMT

    Paul Bevan, Research Director, Bloor Research

    Big Software represents the start of a new technological era in which each of the major capabilities at the heart of contemporary cloud and data centre operations can be created and managed as software– data storage as software, data processing as software, data networking as software. Given a data management compute landscape (storing, processing, networking) that is a single continuum of software, innovative capabilities are now being developed to further transform data management operations and, in turn, further transform the delivery of the mutable enterprise.

    A 2015 report from Deloitte showed that, for their Fortune 50 clients, moving eligible systems to a Software Defined Data Centre (SDDC) can reduce spending on those systems by approximately 20%. They further stated that these savings could be realised with current technology offerings and may increase over time as new products emerge and tools mature. Individual Software Defined Storage (SDS) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) implementations are seeing TCO savings of around 50% over traditional approaches. Add to this the advantages of agility and faster deployment of new applications and the business case becomes compelling. Finally, according to Gartner, by 2020 the programmable capabilities of an SDDC will be considered a requirement by 75% of Global 2000 Enterprises..