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CIO Institute: Germany

March 29

CIO Institute: Germany

Location: Steigenberger Hotel, Munich

Date: Wednesday 29th March 2023

Time: 08:30 - 17:30 CET

Event Summary

CIO Institute Events - A day of world-class, end-user driven academia helping executives make the right decisions. Covering the latest trends and challenges, our flagship events provide a dynamic and agile mix of thought leadership, best practice, and networking sessions.

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Dr Beverly McCann

Senior Cyber Security Analyst





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Fabian Libeau

VP of Sales, EMEA


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Opening panel that will promote driving positive human change in your organisation.

  • How can tech leaders make transparency a key pillar in their businesses? 
  • Is a job for machinery finally too good? 
  • How can CIOs use data to provide pastoral support?  How can they retain the human element?
  • Toxic Positivity and how to stamp it out
  • How to partner with HR to meet the needs of your people
  • Slowing down with your employees, when work is speeding up

Michael Beaupre, Chief Information Security Officer, HAYS Recruitment

Andreas Schneiter, Global CTO, COFCO International

Sandeep Sen, CIO, Linde

David Malligan, Global Chief Delivery Officer, ERGO AG

In this session, Ricardo Rodrigues, Head of Data Governance for Stellantis, will share his data governance journey to drive his enterprise to embrace a single context of data. Following a large merger, Ricardo was faced with disparate data sets and inconsistent cataloging, a considerable barrier to innovation and efficiency.

  • Creating a common language through data catalogs across your enterprise to set the groundwork for innovation
  • Embedding data ontology to link data points together and drive decision-making
  • Making data easily accessible for all levels of your organization to empower your workforce
  • And obviously, being compliant!

Ricardo Rodrigues, Head of Data Governance, Stellantis

Over the last decade graph technology has grown from a promising niche into the enterprise mainstream. Graph databases and graph data science have been used across diverse industries from payments to pharmaceuticals and deliveries to data center management. The broad adoption of graph presents a tyranny of choice to the progressive CIO: for what should we use graph? This session aims to answer that question. It will provide a humane overview of the graph technology space and common use-cases. To emphasize how graphs are a natural way of reasoning about data, there will be a deep dive on supply chains which shows how intuitive and powerful graphs are for some of the most important and complex systems humans have built. We hope to stir curiosity and ambition in this session, and hope the audience will come brimming with their own ideas and questions to keep it lively! 
Dr. Jim Webber, Chief Scientist, Neo4j

Join this Keynote session - 

Key Takeaways Include: 

  • How can business leaders ensure data best practise, while keeping up with the ever-evolving complexity of information and IT processes?
  • How to ensure your employees have a deep, critical understanding of existing, overlapping and potential new technological ecosystems?
  • How best can this challenge be approached from individuals within an organisation and what are the requirements to perform as a team, as a leader and also as an organisation?
  • What parameters for change and innovation are necessary in order to keep up with industry developments in this area?
  • Top Tips for maximising 'People Power'

Mario Mueller, Senior Director / CPIM / CSM, Infineon Technologies

When you’re under attack, speed is everything. Today you can leverage AI-driven automation to accelerate numerous security operations tasks, investigations and reach a resolution. You need to have every aspect of day-to-day operations measured in order to identify new opportunities for automation and optimization. Let’s discuss how you can leverage AI in Cybersecurity.

Denis Rak, SOC Analyst, Open Systems

Businesses have embraced digital to engage with their customers. As quickly as brands have delivered digital experiences, bad actors have been just as fast in figuring out how to use credential stuffing, account takeover, and other types of attacks to their advantage.

Keeping pace in this rapidly evolving threat landscape requires businesses to look for innovative ways to build experiences that optimize both security and convenience. But, ensuring one doesn’t overshadow the other often requires multiple integrations and custom development that adds internal friction and slows down innovation.

A customer identity strategy that expands beyond access management, but includes fraud detection and identity verification capabilities that can seamlessly be orchestrated together can eliminate integration challenges and drive innovation. Join this session to learn Ping Identity’s drag-and-drop approach to customer identity that streamlines bringing together all the tools a business needs to rapidly build, test and optimize end-to-end customer journeys.

Mehmet Yaliman, Senior Solutions Architect, Ping Identity

Georgio Mosis, Next Generation AI and Data Lead, Philips

  • The case for a simple organisation
  • Best practice examples of successful simplification
  • How to get simple – some concrete steps
  • How to get the organisation mobilised
  • What leadership skills are required

Dr Viktoria Danzer, Head of Digital Governance, UniCredit Bank

After two years of intensive investment in their digital infrastructure, most companies are in a phase of consolidating their IT landscape and optimizing their outward-facing processes. On top, in today’s economy, pressures to optimize business spend grow every day and IT leaders now look for technology partners that can streamline work across the organization and enable a digital-first business.

So, how do you balance optimizing costs and previous investments in point solutions, while staying ahead of the competition with digital-first solutions? It’s a conversation that happens in nearly every C-level meeting, and as a result, businesses are taking every precaution they can to reduce redundant or under-utilized IT spend.

In this boardroom discussion we want to evaluate how IT organizations can reduce complexity and costs to increase efficiency and support business growth in times of economic uncertainty.

Questions for Discussion:

  • What makes managing multiple technologies challenging? Why is it complex?
  • What are the cost drivers of IT? E.g. cost of managing software/hardware, increasing labour costs, pressure to consolidate, duplicative solutions, cyber security threats etc.?
  • Cloud - How can a cloud-first strategy help reduce unnecessary IT complexity?
  • Cost factor IT security - how can secure and efficient infrastructures be created and business governance be streamlined?
  • Savings potential applications - how can costs be saved and productivity increased by consolidating and renewing common business applications?

Carmen Grosse, Industry Lead, Box

Jord Swart, Sr. Staff Solutions Engineer, Box

  • Learn just how multi-faceted the yield from digital transformation can be; whether it be financial or social
  • In order to achieve this level of well- rounded success, find out how business leaders must cultivate their digital teams and their organizational elements
  • What is the true meaning of innovation process/culture?  How can industry leaders ensure their innovation ecosystem thrives?
  • The sheer power of network effects
  • How to ensure value enforcement

Minori Hara, Chief Digital & Information Officer, Santen Pharmaceutical

Networking Lunch

Most companies have already actively embraced OpenSource - not just from a pure consumer perspective. Active OpenSource participation helps to better attract developers, have more roadmap influence on software components they rely on, get community support and visibility for their own strategic projects.

Companies like Mercedes-Benz, SAP, Zalando, Paypal or Bosch went even further and adopted the collaboration practices that made OpenSource so successful within the bounds of their own commercial software development - calling it InnerSource and achieving faster time to market.

In this interactive session, we will first explore the key pillars of successful OpenSource and InnerSource practices and what benefits they could bring to your organization. We will then discuss the common pitfalls and challenges implementing those practices, what crucial role your APIs play in this and whether any practice needs to be adopted to best deal with API-first products. 

Johannes Nicolai, Enterprise Solutions Engineer, Postman

Did you know that 8 out of 10 tech leaders prioritize upskilling, even during an uncertain economy? In fact, 65% of tech executives have been asked to look for cost efficiencies in response to today’s economy, yet 72% still plan to increase their tech skill development this year. So why isn’t skilling up getting cut with budgets?

In this presentation, we’ll share the current state of the tech landscape—and how that relates to tech skill development and the skills gaps and barriers found in today’s macroeconomic environment. We’ll also explore how you can build the teams you need from the talent you have.

Marc Matthews, Senior Enterprise Account Executive, Pluralsight

In the face of cyber warfare, cryptojacking, rising DDoS attacks and Ransomware-as-a-Service - cybersecurity is no longer a problem that can be dealt with by human teams alone. Organizations must take proactive steps to prevent threats before they happen, and to recover if compromised.

In this session, Darktrace unveil an ambitious new approach to security, with core engines powering AI technologies to prevent, detect, respond, and ultimately heal from attacks across all areas of your digital environment.

Together, these engines combine to strengthen your security posture in a virtuous AI feedback ‘loop,’ which provides powerful end-to-end, bespoke, and self-learning solutions unique to your organization.

Sophia Lelew, Account Executive, Darktrace

Join this discussion to identify and exchange best practice with senior security & IT leaders. An open conversation examining the pain points, roadblocks and nuances of a comprehensive digital security strategy

Ali Baccouche, Information Security & Data Privacy Officer - EMEA, Texas Instruments

Michael Beaupre, CISO, Hays Recruitment

  • Learn best practices and their effects on real life projects that created business impact
  • Learn a possible framework how to come WHY to WHAT accross the employee journey
  • What happens when you strive to be the Earth's most talent-centric company?
  • When culture eats strategy for business, then how to change culture quickly?

Carsten Priebs, CIO, Randstad

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