Despite billions of dollars of investment in IT systems and applications over the past two decades, productivity in the UK has flatlined and has become a national focus for both industry and government. The introduction of citizen development tools, generative AI such as ChatGPT and related platforms could offer a radical breakthrough in this key area. 

We are privileged to have Charles Lamanna, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft responsible for business applications and platforms join us for a unique event where he will provide a personal view of how such developments could help close the productivity gap.

Charles will lead a discussion on the following key issues that are central to IT development in the coming years:

  • How will AI be incorporated into applications, and what will this mean for citizens development?
  • What are the current use cases that demonstrate a breakthrough in productivity improvements?
  • How might such applications contribute to new ways of working and what skills will be needed to drive their adoption?
  • What are the social and ethical considerations that could affect employment and policies within corporations?

EY invites you to attend a virtual ‘CIO Circle’ event at 18.30 on the 13th of April to hear from Charles Lamanna and to share your own perspectives and insights. Roger Camrass of CIONET will be the moderator and as with all CIONET events, we believe that this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role.


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Together, EY and CIONET combine to host a quarterly circle where Digital leaders are able to discuss their experiences of business and technology, joined by guest speakers, to equip one-another to break out of value traps and play a leading role in reinventing business for the digital era in the UK&I.


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