IT Leaders' Summit

Reflection and Forward Planning
 


Six months on from our inaugural IT Leaders’ Festival, Deskflix IT Leaders’ Summit is a chance to take stock and reflect on the first quarter of 2021. How did you overcome the obstacles of 2020? Was progression as expected? What were your biggest threats and biggest growth opportunities?

In this episode of Deskflix, IT Leaders will be able to share and learn best practices from peers and industry experts. Not only reflecting on the ‘year of tech’ but taking a forward look to what 2021 has to offer for organisational growth empowered by technological developments. How can the IT department gain a seat at the board as a genuine organisational partner? What tech trends should be on your radar to enable you to make a business case, and to ensure you’re keeping the organisation secure from cyber-threats? With a continuation in remote working, how can you ensure culture that is diverse, inclusive, and motivational?

Join us for this exclusive episode of Deskflix to join our interactive roundtables, panel discussions and keynotes, led by IT Leaders for IT Leaders



For information including the registration and agenda will be announced soon. Please contact Vanessa Aguilar for enquires.


*The event is for qualifying IT C-Level decision makers from end-user organisations only. We are not able to accept registrations from employees from software vendors and registrations from sales, marketing, recruitment or consultancy professionals.


Why attend?


>> Connect with 200 UK IT leaders from around the UK

>> Join us from anywhere on your desktop or tablet, for free

>> Ask industry experts your burning questions, in real time

>> Network with sponsors in the virtual exhibition

>> Earn certification through CPD

>> Enter our competitions to win great prizes!

Programme

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Opening Remarks

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing and Delta

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Delta Research

John Leonard, Research Director, Incisive Media

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Keynote: Delivering the Police National Digital Strategy

Policing does not operate in a vacuum and cannot stand still in the increasingly digital world we work and live in. The challenges and opportunities that digital disruption present to policing are rapidly becoming defining issues for the service. We must move now and move quickly. While it may feel like the pace of technology change is already overwhelming, it is only going to get faster.

In the last few years we have made progress, particularly around mobile technology and migration to cloud services. In 2020 we moved over 100,000 police officers and staff, and half of the UK police forces to a common blueprint for cloud technology and access managed, all proactively protected by our National Cyber Security Service.

In this keynote Wayne will share:

  • How policing have begun to address the challenges of working across dozens of separate organisations, to deliver the Police National Digital Strategy.
  • How we can maintain local flexibility within a national blueprint.
  • How we are inspiring significant digital transformation in local business units in forces whilst sharing best practice.

Wayne Parkes, National Enabling Programmes Director, National Police Chief’s Council

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Roundtables

In this section delegates are invited to join one of the below roundtable discussions. There will be 10-15 delegates in each session, discussing the topics below. We are running the topics 3 times in the day, so you can chose a time that suits you, or join multiple roundtable sessions throughout the day.

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Equinix: Digital leaders your time is now

Battle-tested by the pandemic, digital has emerged with flying colours, presenting a unique opportunity for IT heads to lead their organisations to the next stage of modernisation. This next stage requires looking at the way IT infrastructure is evolving to become more distributed, decentralised and interconnected and considering how the business can align itself to take full advantage. Join us for a roundtable session to discuss the critical steps that leading organisations are taking to consolidate their successes, how they are gaining buy-in from the board and what choices they are taking to ensure their IT architecture will support their plans.

Matthew George, Director: Field Development EMEA, Equinix

Chair: John Leonard, Research Director, Computing

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Darktrace: AI Powered Cyber-Resilience

Today, 94% of cyber-threats still originate in the inbox. ‘Impersonation attacks’ are on the rise, as artificial intelligence is increasingly being used to automatically generate spear-phishing emails, or ‘digital fakes’, that expertly mimic the writing style of trusted contacts and colleagues. Humans can no longer distinguish real from fake on their own – businesses are increasingly turning to AI to distinguish friend from foe and fight back with autonomous response.

In this session, we will discuss: 

  • Real email or Fake email? Does it even matter?
  • Your workforce is getting creative, are you keeping up?
  • How to gain 100% visibility across the digital business.
  • Augmenting your human team with AI.

Mariana Pereira, Director of Email Security Products, Darktrace

Tom Allen, Site Editor, Delta

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Enterprise DB: Open Source in Enterprises supporting new ways of working

Organizations are waking up to the realization that open source database solutions like Postgres offer greater capacity, flexibility and support that isn’t entirely dependent on any one company or developer. Postgres, like Linux before it, has been (and continues to be) engineered by dedicated users solving day-to-day business problems who choose to return their solutions to the community. In this session, we will discuss

  • How and Why organisation should consider a move to open- source 
  • The Impact of COVID 19 on the Enterprise
  • How Postgres supports Enterprises and how Open source is secure - busting myth on security & open-source

Jan Karremans, Director of Sales Engineering, EMEA, Enterprise DB

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing and Delta

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Coffee, Networking, and Movement Break!

Go grab a coffee, visit our partners in the exhibition hall, and chat with peers.

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Equinix: Digital leaders your time is now

Please see 11:00 - 11:40 for session details.

Matthew George, Director: Field Development EMEA, Equinix

Chair: John Leonard, Research Director, Computing

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Darktrace: AI Powered Cyber Resilience

Please see 11:00 - 11:40 for session details.

    Mariana Pereira, Director of Email Security Products, Darktrace

    Tom Allen, Site Editor, Delta

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    Enterprise DB: Open Source in Enterprises supporting new ways of working

    Please see 11:00 - 11:40 for session details.

    Marc Linster, CTO, EDB

    Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing and Delta

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    Panel Discussion: The view from 2021
    • What were the unexpected areas that technology was accelerated?
    • What were the main challenges and how were these overcome?
    • How was culture impacted by remote working? What are the plans to improve culture this year.
    • Growth opportunities harnessing lessons and developments from 2020.

    Jos Creese, Former CIO and CDO, Hampshire County Council

    Diana Kennedy, Chief Technology Officer, BUPA
    Umesh Parekh, Global Head of Technology, Education Development Trust
    Sudip Trivedi, Head of Data and Analytics, London Borough of Camden
    Moderator: Tom Wright, Executive Director, Incisive Works

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    Lunch Break

    Grab some lunch, visit our partners in the exhibition hall, and chat to peers.

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    Equinix: Digital leaders your time is now

    Please see 11:00 - 11:40 for session details.

    James Maudslay Senior Manager, Segment Marketing, Equinix

    Chair: John Leonard, Research Director, Computing

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    Darktrace: AI Powered Cyber Resilience

    Please see 11:00 - 11:40 for session details.

    Mariana Pereira, Director of Email Security Products, Darktrace

    Tom Allen, Site Editor, Delta

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    Enterprise DB: Open Source in Enterprises supporting new ways of working

    Please see 11:00 - 11:40 for session details

    Jan Karremans, Director of Sales Engineering, EMEA, Enterprise DB

    Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing and Delta

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    Closing Remarks

    Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing and Delta

    Speakers

    Enterprise Account Executive, EMEA
    EnterpriseDB
    Chief Technology Officer
    Bupa
    Senior Account Director
    EnterpriseDB
    Senior Manager, Segment Marketing
    Equinix
    Director of Sales Engineering, EMEA
    Enterprise DB
    Research Director
    Incisive Media
    Former CIO and CDO
    Hampshire County Council
    Chief Technology Officer
    Enterprise DB
    Director of Email Security Products
    Darktrace
    Director: Field Development; EMEA
    Equinix
    Enterprise Account Executive, EMEA
    EnterpriseDB
    Editorial Director
    Computing and Delta
    Head of Data and Analytics
    London Borough of Camden
    Executive Director
    Incisive Works
    Global Head of Technology
    Education Development Trust
    National Enabling Programmes Director
    National Police Chief's Council

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