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    11 - 12 December, 2017
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    Network Infrastructure: Talking SMAC

    Network Infrastructure: Talking SMAC

    Creating agile, integrated networks to accelerate transformation

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    About the Summit

    Senior executives no longer see network infrastructure, cloud services and analytics as a way to reduce overheads; it can drive revenues and boost experience. Big data has created amazing opportunities for businesses to understand customers and drive positive business change. With an agile infrastructure in place, it can power digital transformation.

    This dedicated summit, the biggest that looks exclusively at network infrastructure for enterprise, focuses on how to create an agile business. It looks at the synergies that can be created by using these SMAC tools in tandem, the competitive advantages that can be created and best practice implementation stories.

    With more than 50 expert speakers in innovative formats across the two days, this is the must-attend event for anyone involved in finding solutions to network challenges and accelerating digital transformation.

    Who attends the summit

    Who Attends from enterprises?

    • C-Level
    • IT Directors/Heads/Managers
    • Procurement Director/Heads
    • Marketing Director/Heads
    • DevOps professionals
    • Customer Experience Directors/Heads

    Who Sponsors or attends from vendors?

    • Tech giants
    • Operators
    • Cloud infrastructure services (public/private/IAAS etc)
    • Other gloud services (SaaS etc)
    • Infra hardware and software & storage
    • Analytics and applications
    • Data management platforms
    • Cross platform marketing automation
    • Brand/social analytics
    • Mobile analytics
    • Network security
    • Financial investors and R&D
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    Key topics include:

    • Building an agile infrastructure to support SMAC and business change
    • The importance of the network to SMAC: Driving cost and operational efficiencies
    • Driving the business forward: Meaningful analytics from big data
    • DevOps culture: Continuous improvement for business 4.0
    • The cloud ecosystem: SaaS, data centers and security

    Day 1 Agenda: Monday, December 11th, 2017

    Industry leader fireside chat: Embracing and exploiting enterprise transformation

    With technology reshaping how we work and live, the disruptive impact on companies has made digital transformation a business imperative. Digital is expected to add US $1 trillion to the world economy by 2020 and businesses that don’t evolve will no longer be competitive. ‘Digital Masters are 26% more profitable than industry peers’* and this gap looks set to increase. This session features intimate, strategic insights from industry leaders with interactive interview-style fireside chats.

    *Capgemini consulting research report

    • Planning effectively for digital transformation 
    • Seeing digital transformation as an opportunity not a threat
    • What will the secure digital workplace of the future look like?

    Chairman: Chris Taylor, Chief Information Officer, The Telegraph 

    9:00 Interview 1: Samsung Knox
    9:15 Interview 2: Clare Barclay, Chief Operating Officer, Microsoft UK
    9:30 Interview 3
    9:45 Ask the Leaders: Samsung Knox

    Your chance to interact with our C-level panel and pose your questions via our interactive Q&A system.  Delegates can vote for their favourite questions and get unparalleled industry insight.

    Clare Barclay, Chief Operating Officer, Microsoft UK 

    Samsung Knox

    Nick Williams, Managing Director, Consumer and Comercial Digital, Lloyds Banking Group

    10:20 Address from Government

    Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    10:30 Networking break and exhibitor demos

    Creating a customer-first culture to drive change

    Senior Executives no longer see cloud infrastructure and business culture as a way to reduce overheads. It can be a competitive advantage, driving revenues by creating more efficient business operations and enhanced customer service. Big data and technology innovations create vast potential for businesses but need to be smart and centered around customer demand.

    • Building an agile culture  to support business change
    • Best practice implementation and integration strategies
    • The role of the customer in digital transformation

    Chair: Mark Chillingworth, Editor, Horizon CIO Podcast 

    11:00 Becoming a digital-first business through an effective network

    Mayank Prakash, Director General, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Department for Work and Pensions

    11:15 The primacy of people in a digital world

    Don Langford, Senior Vice President, Technology, Virgin Atlantic

    11:30 From bricks and mortar to a digital-first startegy

    Celia Pronto, Chief Digital Officer and Member of Executive Board, Casual Dining Group

    11:45 Make experience your business

    Jamie Brighton, Product and Industry Marketing EMEA, Adobe

    12:00 Embracing disruption and technology to drive results

    James McClure, General Manager, Northern Europe, Airbnb

    12:15 Panel session: Creating a solid foundation to become digital masters

    Panelists:

    Mayank Prakash, Director General, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Department for Work and Pensions

    James McClure, General Manager, Northern Europe, Airbnb

    Celia Pronto, Chief Digital Officer and Member of Executive Board, Casual Dining Group

    Michael Tarbet, Vice President, Sales, Logic Monitor

    Jamie Brighton, Product and Industry Marketing EMEA, Adobe


    12:55 Networking lunch and exhibitor demos

    Ensuring security, efficiency and service throughout your digital network

    Driven by a solid and secure  network infrastructure, effective use of social, mobile, analytics and cloud technology can drive greater efficiency and service. What will the next-generation of the SMAC stack look like and how can it be integrated and secured to accelerate business insight and reduce costs? This session looks at strategies around how a secure network infrastructure can drive efficiency and service.

    • Enterprise mobility management as an efficiency tool  

    • Transforming business models with SMAC

    • From widgets to digits, staying ahead in an evolving market

    Chair: Mark Chillingworth, Editor, Horizon CIO Podcast

    14:00 From digital disruptor to bricks and mortar

    Damien Poelhekke, Country Manager, MADE.com

    14:15 Don’t fail to scale - the #7Cs of successful innovation

    Paul Excell, Executive Chairman, Global iLabs Ltd 

    14:30 The 5th wave of IT: Adapting to new digital paradigms to increase efficiency and service

    Tom Clark, Head of Common Platform, ITV

    14:45 Creating an integrated digital strategy to drive growth

    David Ivell, Chief Information Officer, The Prince's Trust

    15:00 Increasing productivity and efficiency with effective enterprise mobility management
    15:15 Panel session: Remaining competitive in an period of disruption and evolution

    Panelists:

    David Ivell, Chief Information Officer, The Prince's Trust

    Damien Poelhekke, Country Manager, MADE.com

    15:45 Networking coffee break

    Storyteller session: Success stories and lessons learned

    The Storyteller session is picture-slide only! Encouraging our experts to really tell the story of their successes and lessons learned so that you can get practical takeaways that impact your business!

    Looking at the most innovative success stories across IT digital transformation, storyteller sessions end the first day of the conference with some of the industry’s most innovative experts.

    Chair: Chris Taylor, Chief Information Officer, The Telegraph

    16:15 Successfully developing a company-wide IT strategy to drive change

    Adam Forde, Chief Information Officer, Berendsen

    16:30 Case Study: Putting security at the heart of the digital business

    Michael Wignall, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft UK

    16:45 Embracing a paradigm shift: The journey to becoming a digitally enabled business

    Neil Crockett, Chief Digital Officer, Rolls-Royce

    17:00 Shaping the 4th Industrial Revolution

    Mark Spelman, Head of Thought Leadership, World Economic Forum 

    17:15 Storyteller Q&A

    Panelists: 

    Adam Forde, Chief Information Officer, Berendsen

    Neil Crockett, Chief Digital Officer, Rolls-Royce

    Michael Wignall, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft UK

    Mark Spelman, Head of Thought Leadership, World Economic Forum 

    0:41 End of day one

    Day 2 Agenda: Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

    9:30 Cross sector industry panel: Roadmap for becoming a Digital Master

    The next-generation is here and enterprises embracing digital transformation and disruptive innovations are more profitable, have higher levels of customer satisfaction and are beginning to dominate fastest growing company lists. How do you create a business that welcomes transformation and adopts to new paradigms? Our cross-sector industry panel shares best practice on:

    • Creating a business culture that welcomes digital transformation
    • Creating processes and guidelines for implementation
    • Disrupt or be disrupted: Staying a step ahead of competitor

    Panelists: 

    Lisa Barrett, Director, Ministry of Justice

    Michael Natusch, Global Head of AI, Prudential

    Amer Mohammed, Head of Digital Innovations, Stena Line

    Andrew Isenman, Head of Innovation, Heathrow 

    Louise McCarthy, Digital Transformation Director, Various Financial Organisations

    10:30 Networking break and exhibitor demos

    Managing data: From data to actionable analytics

    Data is growing exponentially, bringing about a whole range of opportunities and challenges that modern digital businesses must solve and exploit. For data to be optimised it needs to be transformed into actionable analytics. It requires the right infrastructure, technologies, process and strategy to create a competitive advantage.

    • Using data effectively to understand customers and drive revenue.

    • Accelerating business agility with integrated business management

    • Collect, store, analyse & action: A roadmap for data management

    Chair: Mark Chillingworth, Editor, Horizon CIO Podcast

    11:15 Accelerating business agility: A roadmap
    11:30 Becoming a mobile-first company in the travel sector

    John O’Donnell, Chief Technology Officer, HostelWorld

    11:45 Using digital data for better buildings, with lessons from the Defence Infrastructure Organisation

    Tony Gosling, Chief Digital Officer, RSBG Investments, former DIO Director Data, Analytics and Insight, Ministry of Defence

    12:00 Managing data to create smart and connected cities

    Paul Copping, Chief Innovation Officer, Digital Greenwich

    12:15 Simplifying and integrating infrastructure to drive change and enhance service
    12:30 Panel session: Capitalising on data growth through enterprise mobility

    Panelists: 

    Tony Gosling, Chief Digital Officer, RSBG Investments, former DIO Director Data, Analytics & Insight, Ministry of Defence

    Dave Shepherd, Digital Innovation Lab Lead, Syngenta Global

    John O’ Donnell, Chief Technology Officer, HostelWorld

    Paul Copping, Chief Innovation Officer, Digital Greenwich

    13:00 Networking lunch and exhibitor demos

    Driving continuous improvement: A DevOps culture

    As the digital transformation journey gathers pace, continuous improvement and DevOps becomes crucial to accelerate deployments and permeate a digital culture. Systems and operations must be as agile as the network itself, to get the full benefits of disruptive technology. This session celebrates the growth of DevOps in delivering digital enterprise transformation and looks at lessons learned from DevOp devotees.

    • Accelerating quality cross-function software delivery

    • Removing fear of change and building teams without silos

    • A multidisciplinary approach to accelerate transformation and drive revenues

    14:15 Extending agile development to ensure successful project delivery

    Rick Allan, Head of Delivery Capability, Zurich Insurance

    14:30 High performance the ITV way

    Tom Clark, Head of Common Platform, ITV

    14:45 Communication, collaboration and integration: Creating a competitive advantage through and integrated digital culture

    Mark Evans, Head of IT, Rider Levett Bucknall

    15:00 Supporting continuous delivery: A DevOps culture at Paddy Power Betfair

    Steven Armstrong, Principal Automation Engineer, Paddy Power Betfair

    15:15 Panel session: The role of DevOps in developing agile enterprises

    Panelists:

    Rick Allan, Head of Delivery Capability, Zurich Insurance

    Steven Armstrong, Principal Automation Engineer, Paddy Power Betfair

    Mark Evans, Head of IT, Rider Levett Bucknall

    Tom Clark, Head of Common Platform, ITV

    15:50 Networking Coffee Break
    16:10 Creative and Marketing Efficiency: A masterclass session

    The masterclass session will provide a deeper look at the creative & marketer workflow. It will demonstrate ways in which Adobe can help businesses meet the rising content production and complex delivery challenges that characterise the modern digital era. It will showcase mechanisms to assist with both creative productivity and marketer channel delivery, enabling businesses to efficiently scale a greater number of marketing campaigns and deliver upon their customer experience objectives.

    Ben Hutchinson, Senior Solutions Consultant, Adobe 

    16:55 End of Network Infrastructure: Talking SMAC
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