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UK Jul 16, 2024 Country Members Physical english

Enterprise transformation – enabled by the ServiceNow platform

This Digital Leadership forum event will foster an engaging and interactive discussion on perceptions of ServiceNow and its applicability beyond the IT function as an enterprise-wide tool.

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UK Jul 24, 2024 Country Members Physical english

Gen AI – joint public versus private platform debate

The event will commence at 18.30 at The NED venue. Fujitsu will invite some of its clients to share their experiences with private solutions. Roger Camrass, Director of Research for CIONET International will moderate discussions. As with all CIONET events, delegates will benefit from the peer-to-peer exchanges.

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UK Jul 25, 2024 Country Members Physical english

Business challengers and customer engagement opportunities

Join us on the 25 th July at 8.30 am at the Soho Hotel (part of the Firmdale hotel group)and enjoy a discussion breakfast hosted by CIONET.

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Enabling business transformation through wi-fi deployment

This article was written by Mark Samuels, Chief Editor at CIONET UK, and Roger Camrass, Director of Research at CIONET International. The content is based on an event sponsored by Telstra and Cisco held on 12 June at the Savoy Hotel in London

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Managing Board Responsibility for Cybersecurity & Risk

This is a summary of the second Female Leaders Forum event held at Balthazar in London and sponsored by EY and CIONET. Lopa Ghosh, EY UK Cybersecurity Leader and Partner, introduced the event.

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The Game of Value in the AI-enabled organization.

Organizations are constrained because additional business value has to be delivered with the same resources. This pressure is increasing in both business and IT. Driving business value has become more important than ever before. Organizations are on a journey where they need to make value trade-offs in the backlog of use cases and projects. The challenge is to choose the most valuable backlog items, taking the perspective of all stakeholders into consideration, while (re-)using the data products and IT artifacts in the landscape in a clever way. Balancing short-term benefits and long-term contributions to a more sustainable business model provides an additional challenge.

alex bowles
Alex Bowles
Head of Infrastructure and Service Management
John Lewis
CIONET UK Advisory Board - Andrew Brammer - Group CIO, Allen & Overy
Andrew Brammer
Director - IT and Shared Services
Allen & Overy
Asheesh Malhotra - EY
Asheesh Malhotra
Lead Partner Technology Transformation, Microsoft and Servicenow portfolio
EY UK & I
CIONET UK Advisory Board - Breno Gentil - Senior Director Digital & Technology Europe -  The Heineken Company
Breno Gentil
SVP, Chief Digital and Information Officer
The HEINEKEN Company
Brian Gorman
Brian Gorman
Head of Consulting
Cognizant
CIONET UK Advisory Board - Charles Forte - Group CIO - Ministry of Defence)
Charlie Forte
DG CIO
U.K. Ministry of Defence
CIONET UK Advisory Board - Charlotte Baldwin - Global Chief Digital & Information Officer  - Costa Coffee, part of the Coca-Cola Company
Charlotte Baldwin
Global Chief Digital & Information Officer
Costa Coffee, part of the Coca-Cola Company
CIONET UK Advisory Board - Cindy Hoots - Group CD&IO, AstraZeneca
Cindy Hoots
Chief Digital Officer & CIO
AstraZeneca
Doug Crawford
Doug Crawford
Managing Director
Entelect UK
CIONET UK Advisory Board - Felipe Martinez -  CIO & Board member - Revolut Bank (EU) - Revolut
Felipe Peñacoba Martinez
CIO & Board member - Revolut Bank (EU)
Revolut
john m neill
John M Neill CBE
Chairman and Group Chief Executive
Unipart Group
Julie Woods-Moss
Julie Woods-Moss
Member of the Global Coordination Group (Exec Co) and Chief Marketing Officer
Thoughtworks
Kate Platonova
Kate Platonova
SVP & CIO for Downstream & Renewables
Shell
CIONET UK Advisory Board - Louisa Perry - Managing Director, Global Digital and Technology Practice Co‑Leader -  ZRG Partners
Louisa Perry
Managing Director, Global Digital and Technology Practice Co‑Leader
ZRG Partners
CIONET UK Advisory Board - Malcolm Whitehouse - CD&IO - NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care
Malcolm Whitehouse
CDIO
NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care
CIONET UK Advisory Board - Mark Foulsham - Ex COO
Mark Foulsham
EX COO
Mark Powell
Mark Powell
Independent Consultant, Author and Lecturer
Human Energy Company/PowellGifford.com
CIONET UK Advisory Board - Mark Smith - Chief Digital & Technology Officer - SSP
Mark Smith
Chief Digital & Technology Officer
SSP
CIONET UK Advisory Board - Martin Bellamy - CIO - Houses of Parliament Restoration & Renewal
Martin Bellamy
CIO
Houses of Parliament Restoration & Renewal
CIONET U Advisory Board - Maureen Wedderburn - Chair MMIC Supervisory Board - CPI
Maureen Wedderburn
Chair MMIC Supervisory Board
CPI
CIONET UK Advisory Board - Natasha Davydova - CIO - AXA UK
Natasha Davydova
CIO
AXA
Neil Patel
Neil Patel
CIO
Apex
CIONET UK Advisory Board - Pablo De Ayala - Global CIO - Dufry Group
Pablo De Ayala
Global IT Director, Global CIO (Chief Information Officer)
Dufry Group
CIONET UK Advisory Board member - Pravina Ladva - Chief Digital Transformation Officer - Swiss RE
Pravina Ladva
Chief Digital Transformation Officer
Swiss RE
CIONET UK Advisory Board - Que Tran - European CIO - DP World
Que Tran
Regional CIO / Head of IT, Europe
DP World
CIONET UK Advisory Board - Rajat (Raj) Dhawan -  Group CTO - Soho House
Rajat Dhawan
Group Chief Technology Officer
Soho House
CIONET UK Advisory Board - Sanjay Patel Group CIO
Sanjay Patel
Group CIO
Tate & Lyle
CIONET UK Advisory Board - Sarah Milton-Hunt - CIO, Digital and Transformation Leader @ National Grid
Sarah Milton-Hunt
Chief Information & Digital Officer
National Grid
CIONET UK Advisory Board - Stuart Birrell  - Group CIO -  EasyJet
Stuart Birrell
Chief Data and Information Officer
EasyJet
CIONET-UK-Advisory-Board-Member-tarun-kohli
Tarun Kohli
Managing Director & Head - New Propositions
Swiss RE
CIONET UK Advisory Baard - Tracey Jessup - CIO - De Montfort University
Tracey Jessup
Chief Transformation Officer
De Montfort University
Vivek Sharma
Vivek Sharma
CEO & Founder
Velocity Square Consulting Limited

Team

Candice Baptiste - Membership Director
Candice Baptiste
Membership Director
Isabel David _ Marketing Director _ CIONET UK
Isabel David
Marketing Director
Roger Camrass_Research Director_CIONET UK
Roger Camrass
Research Director
Sean Foley_CEO_CIONET UK
Sean Foley
CEO

Testimonials

Trevor Didcock  _ Futurice _ Affinity Water

Trevor Didcock

NED Affinity Water, ACOG and Futurice,

I am certain that I will speak for all members of the advisory board in applauding your fantastic thought leadership through the last year. Plotting a path through everything that has gone on, and continues to go on, is no easy task and yet you and the UK and European team have done a brilliant job in researching key topics, facilitating quality debate and writing thought provoking papers. There is no doubt in my mind that CIONET is the premier networking and thought leadership vehicle available to technologists. I know we have the likes of Gartner and Forrester etc but in terms of getting smart people together to talk about important and prescient things – nobody does it better!
Mark-Parr

Mark Parr

Global Director of Information Technology, HFW

Being able to continue to attend CIONET events over the last year, has been invaluable.  The topics discussed are always insightful, with the added benefit of hearing from peers across various sectors.  For me, having the opportunity to be involved in a conversation that can provide perspectives I hadn't considered and that allows me to connect with other digital leaders who are facing similar challenges is vital. From joining the very many CIONET discussions, I have be able to share experiences and ideas and to learn about new technologies and concepts.  With events being conducted in such a way as to promote conversation (ably chaired by Roger Camrass), I am able to make better informed decisions that will allow me to help shape the delivery of technology across my organisation.
Keith-Baxter

Keith Baxter

CIO, Anthony Nicholas Group

“Being a member of CIONET has been a great journey. The knowledge share and access to various webinars and the wider tech community has given me greater opportunities and helped me be more successful in driving technology change”
CIONET UK - Natasha Davydova

Natasha Davydova

CIO, AXA

“The CIONET discussion on ‘Company as a Platform’ reinforced my decision on the career move from the banking industry to Salesforce, one of the most innovative, industry-leading customer success platform companies, providing the world’s leading enterprise cloud ecosystem. This is where I see the core of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

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