Last chance to book for European CIO Conference

A new event for chief information officers and digital managers taking place next week will offer key insights on topical and emerging issues in IT innovation in the consultancy, engineering and infrastructure sectors. 

Chief information officers of engineering and construction firms involved in delivering large-scale physical infrastructure projects won’t want to miss the European CIO Conference 2017, a one-and-a-half-day summit from 30 November - 1 December designed to explore opportunities to drive business transformation and value through IT innovation.

The agenda for the event, entitled Embracing the Digital Revolution, has been developed in partnership with an advisory board of global leaders who are active in the technology and data sectors to ensure that the discussions and panel sessions are as relevant and up to date as possible and tackle the current issues facing industry professionals.

Speaking to Infrastructure Intelligence, the chair of the conference advisory board, Tony Scott, chief information officer for the EMEIA region at WSP, said: “I have been working with an excellent team of experts in the industry to produce an agenda full of key issues for any CIO that is involved with large infrastructure projects. Delegates will find out more about the business and financial implications of the strategic technology challenges facing our industry and be able to engage with and learn from key industry leaders currently developing and delivering cutting edge infrastructure projects.”

"Delegates will be able to engage with and learn from key industry leaders currently developing and delivering cutting-edge infrastructure projects."

Tony Scott, chief information officer, EMEIA region, WSP

Organisations with speakers at the event include Bentley Systems, Microsoft, Transport for London, Ramboll, BST Global, WSP, Arup, Mott MacDonald, Dar Group, Tyrens and MWH. The chair of the government’s BIM Task Group Mark Bew will also address delegates on the latest developments around BIM and the need for standards, transparency and collaboration in an insecure world.

Michael Wignall, national technology officer for Microsoft, will deliver a keynote session on the cloud. Wignall is responsible for all aspects of UK technology strategy at the tech giant, including supporting the implementation and use of technology by commercial and public sector organisations and acting as a catalyst for digital transformation. His thoughts on how the infrastructure industry is flourishing under the cloud should be well worth listening to.

Bringing together the collective knowledge and experience of leading CIOs from the industry should ensure that the networking sessions, panel discussions and breakout groups are especially informative. Delegates can also engage and network by attending a drinks reception and VIP conference dinner following the first day of the conference where they will hear from Andrew Wolstenholme, chief executive of Crossrail and co-chair of the Construction Leadership Council, on his thoughts on the key issues facing the industry.

All CIOs who register for the event will be asked to take part in a survey that will provide an industry-wide perspective on the key and emerging technology issues facing infrastructure firms. Highlights of the survey will be presented to delegates and discussed during the conference.

With key sessions on technology futures, the cloud, the client’s perspective, the role of the CIO, digital transformation, strategy, digital disruption in transport, augmented reality and cutting edge digital innovation, plus a wrap-up session from Transport for London commissioner Mike Brown, the European CIO Conference promises to be a must-attend event. 

Full details of all the speakers and sessions are available online below together with delegate options, including discounts for ACE members.

European CIO Conference
Thursday 30 November – Friday 1 December 2017
Prince Phillip House
3 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DG

Click here for full details and to book a place at the conference.

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