UK July 10, 2024 Country Members Physical english

Ensuring Application Resilience in the Cloud

Join Hitachi Digital Services, and Amazon Web Services for an exclusive event where we will explore strategies and best practices for ensuring resilience and cost efficiencies - before, during and after the cloud transformation journey of your applications.

UK July 4, 2024 Country Members Physical english

From stifling to thriving : modernization made easier using GenAi

Join us on July 4th at an exclusive London venue and hear from Thoughtworks how you can turn your IT legacy into the supercharger of your business by accelerating your legacy modernisation and delivering rapid benefits.

UK July 3, 2024 Country Members Physical english

The Fabric of Future-proof Organisations

Join us on the evening of 27 June for dinner and discussion in the company of experts from Google Cloud and Cognizant. Hosted at an exclusive London venue, this is the perfect opportunity to network, exchange ideas with your peers and leave with actionable insights.

UK June 27, 2024 Country Members Physical english

Shaping the Future of Payments: Open Ecosystems and Value Creation

Join us on the evening of 27 June for dinner and discussion in the company of experts from Google Cloud and Cognizant. Hosted at an exclusive London venue, this is the perfect opportunity to network, exchange ideas with your peers and leave with actionable insights.

UK June 25, 2024 Country Members Physical english

AI-Powered Retail Odyssey: Navigating the Next Frontier in Customer Experience

A unique roundtable dedicated to unravelling the transformative potential of Generative AI in Retail & CPG and its impact on customer experiences.

UK June 20, 2024 Public Virtual english

Elite roundtable discussion on CIONET GBS Survey

Join us for the virtual GBS survey debrief on June 20th at 15:00 (BST). Roger Camrass, Research Director at CIONET International and Scott Morgan, Senior Partner at EY will deliver the findings.

UK June 19, 2024 Country Members Physical english

CIONET UK Business Community Program: Cyber and Operational Risks

Join us for our 4th community event of 2024 on 19th June in London. Sponsored by Business Partners EY, Hitachi Vantara, Infogain, CloudBees, Entelect & Thoughtworks.

UK June 13, 2024 Country Members Physical english

CISO Roundtable - Managing Cyber Risk & Enhancing Operational Resilience

A unique roundtable dedicated to managing cyber risk and enhancing operational resilience powered by IBM and Smarttech247.

UK June 12, 2024 Country Members Physical english

Enabling business transformation

Join us on the 12th June to tour the Royal Opera House, speak to the technical staff and enjoy a discussion dinner at one of its exclusive dining rooms. Telstra will discuss the challenges and opportunities relating to this wi-fi project. Roger Camrass will chair the event.

UK May 14, 2024 Country Members Physical english

Implementing the CIO Playbook for Gen AI: Strategies, Policies and Frameworks

Join us on the evening of 14 May for dinner and discussion in the company of experts from Google Cloud and Cognizant. Hosted at a London, this is the perfect opportunity to network, exchange ideas with your peers and leave with actionable insights.

UK April 24, 2024 Country Members Physical english

CIO Circle – Converging to the future: balancing new and legacy technology

EY invites you to attend a dinner for technology leaders  at 18:00 on 24th April 2024 to be held in London. Cillian Leonowicz, partner at EY, will be joined by a leading CIO guest speaker. This event promises to be an engaging forum to share ideas, deepen our collective understanding, and network with your peers.  

UK April 17, 2024 Country Members Physical english

New Business Models - Community

Join us for our third community event of 2024 on 17th April at the EY HQ nearly London Bridge. Sponsored by Business Partners EY, Hitachi Vantara, Infogain, CloudBees, Entelect & Thoughtworks, Orange Business Services & Cognizant.

UK April 16, 2024 Country Members Physical english

Shaping the Future of Payments: Modernising the Core for Efficiency and Growth

Join us at 18.30 on the 16th of April to share current practices and exchange thoughts about future directions. Mark Foulsham at CIONET International, will be your host. As with all CIONET events, we believe this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role. 

UK March 21, 2024 Country Members Physical & Virtual english

CIOFEST UK: Developing Digital Leadership

Join us for a transformative CIONET Community event focused on "Developing Digital Leadership." This conference unites both global and local CIOs, top digital leaders, and IT executives to explore key aspects of digital leadership growth: Enhancing Digital Skills for Business Leadership:  Discover the CIO's role in fostering digital literacy among business leaders and aligning digital initiatives with business goals. How do we make sure our C-suite is really data and digital savvy? Empowering IT Leadership: Uncover strategies for building and strengthening the IT leadership team to drive innovation and collaboration. How do you plan your own succession and become a real kingmaker?  Personal Development of CIO's: Gain insights into how CIOs can evolve their technology knowledge, leadership skills, and personal growth. Where do you find opportunities for self-improvement? Shaping the Future of Digital Leadership: Explore emerging technologies' impact on leadership and envision the future of digital leadership. What characteristics will distinguish the leaders of the future? Don't miss this opportunity to connect, learn, and share experiences with like-minded professionals. Elevate your leadership skills and strategies for a successful digital journey.

UK March 19, 2024 Country Members Physical english

Building the CIO playbook for gen AI projects and programmes

Join us at 18.30 on the 19th of March to share current practices and exchange thoughts about future directions. Roger Camrass, Director of Research at CIONET International, will be your host. As with all CIONET events, we believe this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role. 

UK March 12, 2024 Country Members Physical english

Managing board responsibility for cybersecurity and risk

EY invites you to attend a dinner for female technology leaders at 18:30 on 12th March 2024 to be held in London. Lopa Ghosh, partner at EY, will be joined by a leading CIO guest speaker. This event promises to be an engaging forum to share ideas, deepen our collective understanding, and network with your peers.

UK February 7, 2024 Country Members Physical english

CIO Circle – Managing board responsibility for cybersecurity and risk

EY invites you to attend a dinner for female technology leaders at 18:00 on 7th February 2024 to be held in London. Lopa Ghosh, partner at EY, will be joined by a leading CIO guest speaker. This event promises to be an engaging forum to share ideas, deepen our collective understanding, and network with your peers.

UK January 24, 2024 Country Members Physical english

AI: The way Forward - Community

Join us for our first community event of 2024 on 24th January in London. Sponsored by Business Partners EY, Hitachi Vantara, Infogain, CloudBees, Entelect & Thoughtworks.

UK January 17, 2024 Country Members Physical english

EY CIO Circle : The intersection of cybersecurity and AI

UK December 6, 2023 Invitation Only Physical english

CIO Circle – The intersection of cybersecurity and AI

Join us for an evening of discussion and debate examining the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity.

UK November 28, 2023 Invitation Only Physical english

CIONET Healthcare Circle - powered by Johnson&Johnson: Digital and Robotics enabling the OR

During this Circle Meeting we want to co-create a supportive framework for hospitals in their journey towards a Digitally Enable OR and to define the key components of a playbook that allows for hospitals to kick-start and/or sustain their digital implementation journey by leveraging tools, methodologies and lessons learned.

UK November 22, 2023 Country Members Physical english

CIONET UK Business Community Program: The Cyber War: Facing Off the Rogue Nations

Join us for our final community event of 2023 on 22nd November and hear five eminent speakers and panellists discuss their personal experiences. Roger Camrass of CIONET will be your host and as with all CIONET events, we believe that this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK November 15, 2023 Invitation Only Physical english

FinOps : Adopting new economic models for cloud operations

Accenture and IBM invite you to a FinOps dinner at One Moorgate Place on the 15 November at 6.30 PM to discuss effective vendor partnerships. Sinead Glynn will introduce the session. Roger Camrass of CIONET will be your host, and as with all CIONET events, this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK November 9, 2023 Invitation Only Physical english

Discussing gen AI plans and opportunities

This unique event, hosted by Genpact, will take place on the evening of 9th November, 2023, at L'Oscar commencing at 18.00 GMT. Genpact will start the conversation by describing relevant generative AI case studies with Tarun Chopra & Shalvi Chitkara of GenPact. Roger Camrass of CIONET will be your host, and as with all CIONET engagements, this meeting of minds will empower you in your leadership role.

UK November 1, 2023 Invitation Only Physical english

Can generative AI help address core legacyissues?

AWS and CISCO invite you to a discussion dinner in London on the 1st November, starting at 18.30. Leaders from Central Government will introduce the discussion. Roger Camrass of CIONET will be your host, and as with all CIONET events, this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK October 26, 2023 Invitation Only Physical english

Modernising legacy systems within FSI

Mendix invites you to a discussion evening in London on the 26 October, starting at 18.30. Mendix will share ‘use cases’ with delegates. Roger Camrass of CIONET will be your host and as with all CIONET events, we believe that this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK October 18, 2023 Country Members Physical english

Adopting new technologies should not be a game of chance

Cognizant and Google Cloud invite you to an evening event in London at 18.30 on the 18th of October. Roger Camrass, research director of CIONET and pioneer of today’s Internet will be your host. As with all CIONET events, we believe that this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK October 12, 2023 Invitation Only Physical english

Software AG Retail event : Accelerating supply chain integration

As retailers and their partners move to digital supply chains, pressure increases on data standardisation and speed of movement. Many such organisations are re-platforming their legacy systems onto the public cloud and adopting Software as a Service. The challenge here is to integrate the many separate systems and applications. API modernisation, data integration and hybrid working remain at the top of the CIO’s list of priorities. Software AG has transformed from an on-premise, traditional software company to a cloud-based, SaaS business that moves rapidly with the times. In this discussion evening, it will share its market insights with you around: Helping retail organisations and their partners define a clear path between current and desired future states by integrating operations and exploiting data assets. Adopting the latest integration techniques to ensure that the correct data reaches the appropriate parties across the supply chain Providing consistency of experience to both the customer and colleague to maximise loyalty to the brand. Developing corporate structures that deliver agility and speed to respond to constant changes in the marketplace. Software AG invites you to a retail sector dinner in London on the 12 of October at 18.30 PM to discuss effective vendor partnerships. The CTO of Boots will share his recent experiences of integration along with Steven Long of Software AG. Roger Camrass of CIONET will be your host, and as with all CIONET events, this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK October 9, 2023 Invitation Only Physical english

It’s all about the data, stupid!

AWS and CISCO invite you to a discussion dinner in London on the 9th of October, starting at 18.30. Leaders from the NHS will introduce the discussion. Roger Camrass of CIONET will be your host, and as with all CIONET events, we believe this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK October 3, 2023 Country Members Physical english

CIONET UK Business Community Program: Collaborating Across Sector Boundaries

In this fifth Community Programme event of 2023, we learn how collaboration can encourage innovation and growth from leading practitioners.

UK July 24, 2023 Country Members Physical english

Delivering product excellence through continuous digital innovation

The CEO of an FTSE 100 company recently admitted that ‘Innovation is the lifeblood of our company, but we just cannot innovate’. With digital natives making sweeping advances in today’s markets, this statement looks like economic suicide. Instead, boards and product developers in heritage companies must exploit modern digital techniques such as AI and Machine Learning to stay ahead in the market. This implies collecting, cleansing and analysing data from multiple sources in real-time. Infogain works with world-leading clients such as Tesco, Costco, Saber and Vodafone to harness new digital techniques to achieve product leadership. In this discussion evening, they will share their experiences in applying AI and other emerging technologies and discuss: How can digital techniques help transform product development to outperform digital natives in healthcare, banking and retail areas?  How does the CIO take centre stage in orchestrating innovation based on advanced digital techniques such as AI and Machine Learning? What are leading companies doing to harness the power of external data across the entire supply chain to achieve competitive advantage? Will tomorrow’s board meetings take on the dynamics of a digital war-room with real-time decision-making at its centre? The Board of Infogain invites you to a ‘C’ suite discussion evening in London on the 24th of July, starting at 18.00 at the Savoy Hotel. Sumit Mitra, Chief Executive of Business Services at Tesco will share his experiences of product innovation. Roger Camrass of CIONET will be your host and as with all CIONET events, we believe that this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK July 12, 2023 Invitation Only Physical english

The technology leader’s new agenda

This is an event for IT leaders who are looking to make a difference and seeking to lead change. An illuminating and interesting evening awaits. It will be a chance to meet with peers, to explore practical solutions and discover best practice. And it all takes place within the sumptuous surroundings of Baur au Lac. We look forward to welcoming you to an informative, relaxed and enjoyable evening.

UK July 6, 2023 Country Members Physical english

Transforming Operations Through Digital Low-Code Process Automation

Join us in the opulent Private Dining Room of Franco’s  restaurant for what promises to be an eye-opening evening.  The discussion for the evening  will explore how orgaisations have been applying different techniques to automate their end-to-end processes for many years but have encountered multiple obstacles, such as culture against change, knowledge retained by people, information silo’s, rigid legacy systems, lack of data integration, and minimal skillset. It is now time for a radical new approach. Low-code techniques to help orchestrate people, process, data, systems, and bots, to deliver rapid and effective process automation. In this round table Bizagi will share customer use cases such as DHL Group, BAE Systems, adidas, and Old Mutual, to illustrate their success in implementing low-code process automation platform across their operations: Agility - 95% automation return in billing process Efficiency – 60% reduction in supply chain operation costs Customer Experience – 9x faster customer onboarding Speed – 87% increase on approval processes The speed and agility of operational processes is achieved through low-code digital automation. Process orchestration is of particular importance, as it ensures rapid integration into existing systems, whilst retrieving the relevant data and combining the automation of business processes and people. This evening could revolutionise how you tackle automation across your enterprise. CIONET & Bizagi invite you to an evening of fine dining, great discussion and superb networking evening at 18.30 on 6 July at Franco’s.  Jon Bernstein of CIONET will be your host. As with all CIONET events, we believe that this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK July 6, 2023 AB Members Physical english

Getting to the cloud and thriving there: How to design, build and manage cloud workloads to achieve your business outcomes

According to McKinsey, there is $3 trillion of EBITDA value up for grabs by 2030 for those organisations that adopt cloud. This has been driven by the promises of cost savings, business agility, innovation, and scalability. While cloud has the potential to deliver on all these, many organisations are struggling to realise its full potential. To discuss what actionable strategies can be deployed in response to this, you’re invited to an executive-level roundtable dinner at Kerridge's Bar & Grill in London on Thursday 6th July at 6.30pm. In addition to being part of an enjoyable, insight-filled evening, you will also receive a signed copy of Tom Kerridge’s The Hand & Flowers Cookbook. Who knows - you may even get to meet the Michelin-starred chef in the flesh!This Hitachi Vantara event, offered exclusively to CIONET , will give you the chance to network as well as debate your thoughts & experiences around the following topics:  How do organisations become more mature when it comes to visibility, predictability and optimisation of cost? What cultural progress is needed to get us towards Cost Management as a Service (CMaaS)? What are the key challenges that prevent organisations from finding the right balance between business agility, application reliability, and security, while at the same time optimising cost? Is it possible for organisations to break down the silos between Applications, Infrastructure, Data, Operations, Security etc, to achieve business-focused accountability? How can organisations embrace more data-driven decision making and align business & IT metrics into a common vantage point? What are the challenges in delivering high quality, consistent, and trustworthy data? A thoroughly enjoyable evening , mixing great discussion , new learning, great company and a dash of Tom’s expertise. The perfect ingredients . Spaces will be limited so please register today.  

UK July 5, 2023 Country Members Physical english

CIONET UK Business Community Program: How to lead as a CIO in the Digital World

The technology landscape is changing like never before with the advent of OpenAI, 5G, IoT, Immersive Technologies and many more innovation sources. CIOs are expected to participate in business strategy and execution alongside the task of ‘keeping the lights on’. This calls for new leadership capabilities. Our recent CIONET cookbooks (1&2) describing ‘recipes for digital success’ suggest that CIO leadership is characterised by five factors: curious, purposeful, imaginative, authentic, and dynamic.  In this forth community event of 2023, we will discuss: Where does the journey start for tomorrow’s digital leaders? What does a successful leadership journey look like today? How do leadership characteristics vary between industry sectors? How do such leaders collaborate with ‘C’ suite peers to harness the power of new technologies? Join us for dinner in London on the 5th July for the forth community event of 2023 and hear five eminent speakers and panellists discuss their personal experiences. Roger Camrass of CIONET will be your host and as with all CIONET events, we believe that this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK June 28, 2023 Invitation Only Physical english

How cloud smart is your business?

How cloud smart is your business? Cloud, digitalisation and business transformation What role does cloud play within your organisation? Whether you have deployed public cloud or private cloud – or a hybrid combination of the two – is it supporting mission critical applications and driving tangible change? Or is it introducing new problems, creating fragmentation, management headaches and unexpected expense? It is these issues we want to explore at this specially-convened CIONET executive dinner, brought to you in association with Hitachi Vantara. The tremendous, quintessentially British surroundings of Dukes Hotel is the venue for this fabulous private dining event. Among the themes for discussion are: Realising cost reduction Delivering data management efficiency Balancing standardisation with personalisation Crafting business model proficiency; and Applying automation to non-standard tasks This is an event for those who are a deep into their cloud journey and for those just at the beginning. It is for those who want to know how to put the ‘smart’ into ‘cloud smart’. An illuminating and interesting evening awaits. It will be a chance to meet with peers and explore practical solutions and discover cloud best practice. And it all takes place within the sumptuous surroundings of Dukes Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you to an informative, relaxed and enjoyable evening.    

UK June 27, 2023 Invitation Only Physical english

How to successfully run generative AI in the enterprise

Generative AI has stormed into the corporate consciousness like a lightning bolt, revolutionizing how organizations innovate and create. But many executives struggle to identify high-ROI use cases and make informed decisions to drive adoption at speed and scale. For many, this period seems like the ‘e-commerce’ moment in the late nineties when organizations anticipated a revolution but had little idea about its shape or form – or how to seize the opportunity.  Join Genpact for an exclusive dinner conversation and discover practical tips and use cases for CIONET members. Learn from your peers about the most promising applications and challenges in responsibly integrating generative AI across your organization efficiently and effectively. We will discuss the following: Maximizing the value of generative AI: Exploring its applications, benefits, and potential impact on business operations Ethical considerations: Addressing the ethical challenges posed by generative AI, such as bias, privacy, and accountability Building Trust: Establishing trust with customers, employees, and stakeholders through the transparent and responsible implementation of AI Managing risk: Identifying and mitigating risks associated with AI, including data security and algorithmic transparency  Skill development: Assessing the skills and capabilities required for the successful adoption of generative AI across your organization This unique event, hosted by Genpact, will take place on the evening of 27 June, 2023, at the Ivy City Garden commencing at 18.30BST. Genpact will start the conversation by describing relevant generative AI case studies. Roger Camrass of CIONET will be your host, and as with all CIONET engagements, this meeting of minds will empower you in your leadership role.

UK June 21, 2023 Invitation Only Physical english

FinOps: adopting new economic models for cloud operations

In today’s volatile and uncertain economic climate business leaders are supporting IT organisations in their move to public cloud platforms preferring to substitute CAPEX for OPEX and gain higher levels of organisational agility. But few such leaders have considered the cost, complexity and value of such migrations, both in terms of re-platforming applications and adapting to real-time consumption-based pricing models. New organisational ways of working, methodologies and tooling are required to manage and effectively control cloud costs and investments to achieve maximum value. Accenture and IBM have developed sophisticated FinOps methods and tools to enable organisations to extract full value from cloud platforms. Such tools help to eliminate waste and optimise usage. During this evening we will discuss: How to optimise your migration plans and associated sequencing How to analyse and eliminate waste when using public cloud platforms to reduce spend How to organise effective chargebacks to the businesses for cloud usage How to develop new ways of working for procurement and financial control How to address sustainability challenges across the IT estate Accenture and IBM invite you to a FinOps dinner at the Ivy City Garden on the 21st of June at 6.30 PM to discuss effective vendor partnerships.  Sinead Glynn will introduce the session. Roger Camrass of CIONET will be your host, and as with all CIONET events, this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK June 21, 2023 Invitation Only Physical & Virtual english

LCL North Sea Regatta 2023

LCL North Sea Regatta 2023

UK June 15, 2023 Invitation Only Physical english

The technology leader’s new agenda: cyber resilience, sustainability and digital transformation through hybrid cloud

Data. Apps. Microservices. All in their right, sustainable place Today’s technology leaders face an increasing range of responsibilities. The job is no longer simply to “keep the lights on”. The new role is to lead and protect, to respond to changing social imperatives, and to drive the business forward. To be a modern technology leader is about safeguarding data and keeping out bad actors. It’s about helping to reduce carbon footprint and minimise environmental impact. And it’s about delivering digital solutions that will transform. At the heart of those digital solutions is a hybrid cloud environment, combining the best of public cloud on on-premise infrastructure. At this specially-arranged CIONET Executive Private Dinner at the fabulous Andaz Hotel in Vienna city centre , brought to you in association with Hitachi Vantara, we want to talk about you – your evolving role, the challenges you face and the opportunities ahead.  A fantastic evening of relaxed but informed discussion , networking  and fine dining in amazing surroundings. Among the themes we will explore: Future-proofed digital transformation Hybrid cloud as the default environment The intersection of data, apps and microservices Cyber resilience strategies, tactics and frameworks The role of IT in meeting sustainability targets Technology as an enabler of business value Technology as a team sport This is an event for IT leaders who are looking to make a difference and seeking to lead change. An illuminating and interesting evening awaits. It will be a chance to meet with peers, to explore practical solutions and discover best practice. And it all takes place within the sumptuous surroundings of The Andaz am Belvedere. We look forward to welcoming you to an informative, relaxed and enjoyable evening.

UK May 25, 2023 Invitation Only Physical english

Ransomware protection and 36o degree data protection

The ransomware threat is a top priority for most organizations  while ensuring privacy is the number one goal . In this roundtable Dining discussion, we will examine with our guest expert speakers , how CIOs/CISOs and those in the Security Infrastructure team can optimize data protection, data management and data compliance more flexibly and easily. Whether or not that is in an on-prem, single cloud or a multi-cloud environment .    A key question posed will be “What are we defending ourselves against anyway ? “ , asking us to re-think the roles of business and even the state , in approaching the Cyber threat .      An illuminating and interesting evening awaits, a chance to meet with peers and explore practical solutions to this ongoing problem . All within the sumptuous surroundings of the world famous,  The Nimb with its spectacular food and wine.   We look forward to welcoming you to a relaxed, enjoyable and informative evening.      

UK May 24, 2023 AB Members Physical english

CIONET COOKBOOK Master Chef Event

Agenda 18:00 - Welcome drink & appetizers 18:30 - Welcome by Red Hat/Intel + Briefing  18:45 - Start cooking in teams for the meal 20:00 - Dinner & Discussions 22:00 - Winner announced

UK May 23, 2023 Country Members Physical english

Modernising legacy systems in the insurance industry

With its unique longevity, the insurance sector has often fallen behind in system modernisation. Today’s end customers expect ‘easy to transact’ interfaces copying the ‘Amazon effect’ as do brokers and other intermediaries. Internal staff look for intelligent underwriting tools and faster ways to respond to the increasing burden of regulation. But few insurance companies have the means or resources to undertake wholesale modernisation of core systems. In the view of Mendix, a subsidiary of Siemens AG, the solution is to build around the core by adopting low code tools and associated platforms. These can help to accelerate digital transformation by integrating cloud, mobile, data and API interfaces. During this roundtable we will be driving a lively conversation around the following: Who is driving user expectations for improved services and tooling? What are the technical limitations of current insurance systems? How can multi-experience platforms and low code help bridge the legacy gap? How rapidly do you expect low code/no code to develop in your company? Mendix invites you to a discussion evening in London on the 23 May, starting at 18.30. Paul Fondie, Global Industry Principle - Insurance will share ‘use cases’ with delegates. Roger Camrass of CIONET will be your host and as with all CIONET events, we believe that this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK May 18, 2023 Invitation Only Physical english

Financial Services eventAccelerating value from strategic vendor partnerships

The pace of change in the financial services world of banking and insurance continues to accelerate with new entrants, new technologies and new business models. But established players must grapple with ever tighter regulation and compliance whilst tackling legacy systems. This poses a growing challenge for IT and the business at large. To reach the desired future state, such organisations need partners that they can trust. Software AG has undergone its own transformation from being an on-premise, traditional software company to becoming a cloud-based, SaaS business that moves rapidly with the times. In this discussion evening it will share insights with you around: Building trust, honesty and transparency into working relationships to improve outcomes. Helping financial services organisations to define a clear path between current and desired future state. Integrating information sources to enhance front-line performance in areas such as trading, wealth management and product innovation. Adapting the IT operating model to deal more swiftly with changes in regulations and compliance. Helping the business operate with greater speed and efficiency to compete head-on with digital natives and non-traditional players Software AG invites you to a financial services sector dinner at the Ivy Garden City on the 18 of May at 6.30 PM to discuss effective vendor partnerships. Roger Camrass of CIONET will be your host and as with all CIONET events, we believe that this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK May 17, 2023 Country Members Physical english

CIONET UK Business Community Program: Solving our Sustainability Issues

According to the International Energy Agency, data centres alone could be responsible for 3.2% of global carbon emissions by 2025. Taking all aspects of IT into account, this may be 5% or more. But where does sustainability sit within the CIO’s agenda this year? According to CIONET research it does not even feature in the top ten list of CIO priorities for many memebrs. Perhaps the reason is that sustainability is important but not urgent? Our forthcoming event addresses this issue head-on by considering what the IT organisation can do to put its own house in order, and how it might help its parent organisation meet net-zero goals. We will address: How can IT reduce its own carbon footprint and what role can technology play here? What are hyper-scalers such as Microsoft and AWS doing to support your sustainability agenda? What might be the tangible, here and now benefits of adopting a sustainability programme both for IT and your own organisation? What are the best practices for sustainability amongst our CIONET community of 10,000 digital leaders? Join us for dinner at the Institute of Directors on the 17th May for the third community event of 2023 and hear six eminent speakers and panellists. Roger Camrass of CIONET will be your host and as with all CIONET events, we believe that this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK May 10, 2023 Invitation Only Physical english

Software AG Retail event : Accelerating value from strategic vendor partnerships

The pace of change in the retail sector continues to accelerate with new entrants, new technologies and new business models. The pandemic swung the pendulum dramatically to online, now it is swinging back to physical outlets. The message for successful retailers remains clear. It is about ‘digital by design’ with the associated need for investment and partners they can trust. Software AG has undergone its own transformation from being an on-premise, traditional software company to becoming a cloud-based, SaaS business that moves rapidly with the times. In this discussion evening it will share its market insights with you around: Building trust, honesty and transparency into working relationships to improve business outcomes in ever more compressed timescales. Helping retail organisations define a clear path between current and desired future state by integrating operations and exploiting data assets. Providing consistency of experience to both the customer and colleague to maximise loyalty to the brand. Developing corporate structures that deliver both agility and speed to respond to constant changes in the marketplace. Software AG invites you to a retail sector dinner at Institute of Directors on 10 May at 6.30 PM to discuss effective vendor partnerships. Stephen Long and Steve Powell will introduce the session. Roger Camrass of CIONET will be your host and as with all CIONET events, we believe that this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK May 10, 2023 Invitation Only Physical english

Ransomware protection and 36o degree data protection

The ransomware threat is a top priority for most organizations  while ensuring privacy is the number one goal . In this roundtable Dining discussion, we will examine with our guest expert speakers , how CIOs/CISOs and those in the Security Infrastructure team can optimize data protection, data management and data compliance more flexibly and easily. Whether or not that is in an on-prem, single cloud or a multi-cloud environment .    A key question posed will be “What are we defending ourselves against anyway ? “ , asking us to re-think the roles of business and even the state , in approaching the Cyber threat .     An illuminating and interesting evening awaits, a chance to meet with peers and explore practical solutions to this ongoing problem . All within the sumptuous surroundings of the Private Dining Room of The Ivy Market Grill with its famously fabulous food and wine.     We look forward to welcoming you to a relaxed, enjoyable and informative evening.      

UK April 27, 2023 Invitation Only Physical english

CIONET UK : Securing a Net-Zero Future

You are cordially invited to join us for an exclusive event on the importance of sustainability in the digital workplace. As society changes, ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) concerns are top of the agenda for consumers, corporate decision makers, and regulators. Enterprises are increasingly aware that their appeal to customers, investors, and employees is intrinsically linked to their ability to demonstrate a commitment to creating an inclusive and sustainable society. During the event, we will delve into the following topics: Why has sustainability become increasingly important, and what’s the role of secure IT? (and the importance of cybersecurity)? What is the impact of sustainability applications on cybersecurity? What are prominent sustainable IT and cybersecurity practices and how is the adoption? What are the ESG benefits and requirements for secure hybrid working? How can optimising and securing network and cloud infrastructure lower the carbon footprint?   How to leverage Artificial Intelligence to deliver a measurable impact? Why are digital leaders well positioned to take a leading role in sustainability? Agenda 18h30 - Welcome & introductions 19h00 - Presentation and 3-course dinner 21h00 - End

UK April 20, 2023 Invitation Only Physical english

Accelerating value from strategic vendor partnerships

The history of public-private partnerships across government has a mixed record mixed in the UK and elsewhere. Few private vendors have met public sector expectations or provided full value to UK taxpayers. In many cases, complexities of the procurement process and lack of trust on both sides have inhibited a fruitful, long-term collaboration. It is now time to improve the buying process and overcome any disjoints between intended results and actual outcomes. Government institutions and their partners need to improve their respective understanding of current and future states to harness the full power of digital technologies. In this discussion evening we will share insights on: Building trust, honesty and transparency into working relationships to improve outcomes. Helping public organisations to define a clear path between current and desired future state. Integrating information sources to enhance front-line performance in areas such as emergency services. Connecting and monitoring physical assets over their full life cycles using IoT techniques Software AG invites you to a public sector dinner at Institute of Directors on the 20 April at 6.30 PM to discuss vendor partnerships. Steve McReavy will introduce the session. Roger Camrass of CIONET will be your host and as with all CIONET events, we believe that this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK April 18, 2023 Invitation Only Physical english

How to measure and validate business outcomes

In the words of a FTSE 50 CIO, ‘If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it’. Despite the many billions of dollars invested in IT and process improvement, few if any organisations can provide accurate measurements of business outcome. All we know is that productivity has stagnated over the last fifteen years in the UK. It is time now to demonstrate value if we are to invest further money into IT and digital transformation. Accenture and ServiceNow have developed methods and tools to measure value and mitigate risk in programme management. In this discussion evening they will share their experiences with leading organisations to help clarify: What are the key performance indicators (KPIs) that we should be measuring and how do we report these to the CFO and others How can we integrate risk and control management into our projects in ‘near real time’ to keep them on track Where do value stream mapping, agile and DevOps fit into this picture and do they help us to be more quantitative Is there a place for ‘value contracts’ so that suppliers and customers both share in better outcomes Accenture and ServiceNow welcome you to attend a discussion evening on the 18 April at L’Oscar, commencing at 18.30. Roger Camrass of CIONET will be your host and as with all CIONET events, we believe that this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK April 13, 2023 Invitation Only Physical english

CIO Circle : Closing the productivity gap : Are intelligent applications the solution?

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.

UK April 5, 2023 Invitation Only Physical english

CIO Circle – Advancing Trust to Protect Vital Revenues.

The turbulence of the modern world, increasing digitisation, automation and AI, has put ever greater emphasis on public trust around the ethical deployment of technology. Society expects that technology providers will act responsibly in their use of personal and other data from the outset. So, in a world where consumers make choices based on their perception of how safe an organisations’ technology and security are, how are you using technology to engender that trust and protect your revenues? Technology must provide the necessary safeguards around individual privacy and security. The IT and Cyber Leadership community is at the frontline of this challenge and is increasingly being held accountable when things go wrong. During our round table we will discuss: How has technology advanced to meet the challenges of trust erosion? How do we protect the value of your brand and increase revenue by using technology? What advances in technology and cyber security could help close the current gap? EY invites you to attend a dinner for female technology leaders at 18.30 on the 5th of April to be held at YYY venue. Lopa Ghosh and Lucy Rosemont, Partner’s at EY will introduce the topic with guest speak AAA. Roger Camrass of CIONET will be your host and as with all CIONET events, we believe that this meeting of minds will help empower you in your leadership role. 

UK March 29, 2023 Country Members Physical english

Transforming Operations Through Digital Low-Code Process Automation

Join us in the opulent Private Dining Room of  the legendary Quo Vadis restaurant for what promises to be an eye-opening evening . Famed for its connections with the likes of Damien Hirst  and Marco Pierre White, Quo Vadis is one of London’s finest without a doubt .       The discussion for the evening  will explore how orgaisations have been applying different techniques to automate their end-to-end processes for many years but have encountered multiple obstacles, such as culture against change, knowledge retained by people, information silo’s, rigid legacy systems, lack of data integration, and minimal skillset. It is now time for a radical new approach. Low-code techniques to help orchestrate people, process, data, systems, and bots, to deliver rapid and effective process automation. In this round table Bizagi will share customer use cases such as DHL Group, BAE Systems, adidas, and Old Mutual, to illustrate their success in implementing low-code process automation platform across their operations: Agility - 95% automation return in billing process Efficiency – 60% reduction in supply chain operation costs Customer Experience – 9x faster customer onboarding Speed – 87% increase on approval processes The speed and agility of operational processes is achieved through low-code digital automation. Process orchestration is of particular importance, as it ensures rapid integration into existing systems, whilst retrieving the relevant data and combining the automation of business processes and people. This evening could revoiutionise how you tackle automation across your enterprise. CIONET & Bizagi invite you to an evening of fine dining, great discussion and superb networking evening at 18.30 on 29th March at Quo Vadis , Alex George, VP Customer Success,  from Bizagi will introduce real life case studies. Jon Bernstein of CIONET will be your host. As with all CIONET events, we believe that this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK March 22, 2023 Country Members Physical & Virtual english

CIOFEST UK: THE QUEST FOR DIGITAL SOVEREIGNTY

Let’s take back control!  Digital sovereignty: the quest for control, choice and autonomy Our digital identity and integrity have become as precious as our physical identity and integrity. This is true for “us” as individuals, as companies or organisations, or even as countries. Data and digital flows are the foundations of our social functioning and primary source of value in the global digital economy. Still, a handful of Mega-Tech companies have been able to extract, monopolise and monetise our data over the last two decades. More than 90% of Western data is hosted in the US. Geopolitical actors use digital technology and data increasingly as tools of power. Legal initiatives such as the US Cloud Act or the Chinese Surveillance Legislation give their governments unlimited access to our data abroad. A cyber arms race is ongoing using a wide range of techniques, from blunt nation-state cyber-attacks to sophisticated social manipulation. In short, digitisation has made us as individuals, as businesses and as countries very dependent and vulnerable and hindered in capitalising on our own assets.  As a result, individuals, organisations and governments are re-evaluating their external exposure and launching digital sovereignty-related initiatives to maintain or acquire physical and digital control over their strategic assets, including data, algorithms, and critical software.   “‘Sovereign” means more than just national or European, it means that we have regained control over our own destiny. It’s about elements such as transparency, being able to tell (customers and citizens) where the data is; how it is stored, what security policies surround it, where the value goes, who owns the solution, and how to split responsibilities between all parties involved. What steps, if any, should we, our companies or governments take to regain control and restore our digital sovereignty? Join us on March 22nd at CIOFEST - our biggest Community Event of the year! We are bringing all CIONET countries and 1000+ Digital Leaders together to one glocal conference.

UK March 9, 2023 Country Members Physical english

Vienna : Cybersecurity is a team sport

CIONET, along with our sponsors Hitachi Vantara, invite you to this in-person roundtable event on 9 March at the fabulous Kuchlmasterei, Vienna. During the event – CIONET Associate Editor Jon Bernstein – you will hear from Tom Christensen, Global Technology Advisor & Executive Analyst at Hitachi Vantara. Do join us for what promises to be a highly enjoyable and enlightening evening.

UK March 8, 2023 Country Members Physical english

Data Management in a Decarbonised World

When organisations seek a path to a sustainable IT enterprise it will encompass application modernisation , eco-friendly infrastructure and smarter data management . These are precisely some of the key areas we brought to light in our recent publication, The Data Playbook .  It necessitates executive buy-in and cultural commitment .  It will require simplification , consolidation and automation .   The good news is that doing the right thing by the planet , brings enormous business benefit too .     CIONET, in conjunction with Hitachi Vantara,  invites you to a Private Dining & discussion evening in the fabulous surroundings of The Bleeding Heart , he quintessentially French restaurant , famed for many a year.   With an expert guest speaker on Sustainable IT and your host for the evening Jon Bernstein , we’ll address the many facets to this challenge :   Creating value from your real-time data Technologies and related tooling that supports a data-driven business model   How DatOps can deliver your sustainable and performance goals Choosing the correct ecosystem of partners to match your sustainable ambition     So two incredibly important issues facing the digital leader of today , the race to a decarbonized business model and the need to embrace the full potential of our data. All brought together for one night with your peers and a chance to enjoy  fabulous food , wine and stimulating conversation .   We look forward to welcoming you , be sure to register quickly for this limited spaces event .

UK March 2, 2023 Country Members Physical english

Copenhagen : Decarbonising your data centre

Join us for an evening of fine dining, fabulous networking and stimulating discussion in the sumptuous surroundings of d’Angleterre, Copenhagen, 2nd March 2023. Consider that more than 80% of value chain CO2 emissions of a storage product are related to its use after it is sold. For organisations charged with taking carbon out of their business, this figure is illustrative of the task at hand. This is not a production issue in isolation, nor just a usage concern – this is a complete lifecycle challenge. And one in which you will have a crucial role to play.

UK March 2, 2023 Country Members Physical english

Eliminating Supply Chain Risks in the Financial Services Sector

As leading financial services organisations pursue operational resilience to meet customer demands, operating efficiencies, and increased margins they are adopting multiple cloud-based infrastructures and SaaS services. Such complexity contributes to an increased reliance on third parties across their ‘digital’ supply chains with an increased organisation wide risk exposure.  The need for operational resilience and insights into digital supply chains is fast becoming a strategic imperative.  Short term, supply chain insights can allow organisations to mitigate immediate risk allowing the right supplier and spend management decisions to be made. Longer term, it’s the cultivation of a stable environment for resource management, customer experience and the ability to pre-empt risk. This will empower organisations to innovate knowing they possess a stable supply chain. Interos the global leader in supply chain risk management partners with whyaye who facilitate outcome led, technology-enabled change using smart and efficient approaches, all enabled by the ServiceNow platform, delivering some of the largest and most successful IT transformations globally. Join subject matter experts from Interos and whyaye and guests from ServiceNow for a lively discussion, best practice sharing, strategies for adoption, and building frameworks for regulation success. How do organisations understand their supply chain and risks within it? What does an effective supply chain risk management programme and operating model look like? How can technology help enhance supply chain risk management? What are the common pitfalls that should be avoided, improving the probability of success? We will be hosting this event at  The Walbrook Club on March 2nd, starting at 18.30. Roger Camrass of CIONET will be your facilitator. We believe that this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role and gain insights on how to build resilience into your digital supply chains.

UK February 28, 2023 Country Members Physical english

CIO Circle – Generating value from your software assets

With the explosion in Software as a Service (SaaS) offers, complex licensing terms and conditions and the productization of existing software assets, management challenges have escalated dramatically over the last two decades. Most large organisations have thousands of such assets and services, but few have full visibility. At the end of the day, the CIO has all the responsibility for managing such assets but must cope with distributed ownership. In the first CIO Circle event of 2023, we will discuss how effective management of all software assets can be achieved. We will share experiences on the following issues: How can CIOs maximise value from their software assets regardless of where they sit in the organisation? What are the best ways to register and monitor these assets in self sustainable model to drive optimization  What are the latest approaches to smart contracting of software assets, and how does the CIO best manage its many vendor relationships? EY invites you to a discussion dinner to share its own experience in this critical area of IT management. We invite you to join us on 28 February at the Institute of Directors, commencing at 18.00. Roger Camrass of CIONET will be your host, alongside Krati Laad from EY and as with all CIONET events, we believe that this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital Leadership role.

UK February 23, 2023 Country Members Physical english

Cloud Experience, Resilience and Agility

Join CIONET and Hitachi Vantara with a select group of your industry peers as we discuss infrastructure modernization in a hybrid-cloud world to innovate faster and stay ahead of the competition.

UK February 23, 2023 Country Members Physical english

Power to the People – optimising the customer experience

For so many years organisations both public and private have talked about putting the ‘customer first’ but as consumers we continue to experience delays in accessing call centres, navigating complex websites, and processing tedious paperwork. This causes frustration and can challenge brand loyalty. Digital natives are taking full advantage of such shortcomings. Infogain has built a global reputation in helping to enrich the customer experience from the design of software products through to simplifying day-to-day customer interactions. Its clients enjoy greater brand loyalty and rapid innovation. In this roundtable we address key issues related to customer experience such as: Where design thinking can help focus joint business and IT fusion teams around improving the overall customer experience (both b2b and b2c) How traditional processes and legacy systems can be adapted to simplify and speed up customer interactions How a data-first approach from multiple sources can deliver deeper insights into customer preferences How agile working can help to introduce a new culture of software product innovation Infogain invites you to a discussion evening on the 23rd February. Vivek Sharma will introduce the topic with the CIO of the Rank Organisation. Roger Camrass of CIONET will be your host. As with all CIONET events, we believe that this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK February 23, 2023 Country Members Physical english

Driving Your Journey to Hybrid Cloud

We are thrilled to announce a unique opportunity to offer all CIONET members. The incredible surroundings of Mercedes Benz World will be the venue for this day of thought -provoking discussion, learning, networking, thrills & spills. Our community partners Hitachi Vantara have given CIONET members exclusive access to this amazing opportunity to unleash your inner Lewis Hamilton ! Hear from a variety of experts on how a Hybrid Cloud approach allows for a total reimagining of your infrastructure. We all know that good planning avoids bumps in the road ( excuse the pun ) and Cloud transformation journeys can be complex but also very rewarding with the right partnerships. With cost savings of up to 15% by moving to a Hybrid Cloud environment there are substantial gains to be had when working with the right partners. This day will help you navigate that journey, whilst also having a great deal of fun. Push your driving skills to the limit on the AMG Handling Track, get your heart racing with the pick of the Mercedes-AMG high performance range. 4x4 Off Road Challenge ….Mud, gravel and axel-twisting obstacles will put your nerves to the test in the most powerful off-road vehicles. Formula One , the ultimate test. Hunt or Lauda, Prost or Senna, Hamilton or Verstappen. Let your imagination and your accelerator run wild as you take to the most advanced F1 simulators and race for your place on the podium  With all refreshments all day, a networking lunch and plenty of time to explore, this is a day to put in your diary.  All offered at no charge to our members.

UK February 9, 2023 Country Members Physical english

Zurich : Cybersecurity is a team sport

CIONET, along with our sponsors Hitachi Vantara, invite you to this in-person roundtable event on 9 February at the fabulous Hotel Carlton Wine Cellar. During the event – CIONET Associate Editor Jon Bernstein – you will hear from Tom Christensen, Global Technology Advisor & Executive Analyst at Hitachi Vantara. Do join us for what promises to be a highly enjoyable and enlightening evening.

UK January 25, 2023 Country Members Physical english

Business Community Program : Emerging Technologies

Join us on the 25th January to hear from these digital leaders and to exchange your views with our rapidly growing CIONET UK community. Roger Camrass will moderate the session. As with all CIONET events, we believe that this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK January 24, 2023 Country Members Physical english

Optimising our digital experience in today’s multi-cloud world

Dynatrace invites you to a telecommunications sector dinner at the Savoy Hotel on the 24 January to discuss how to best manage this complexity with the latest techniques. Evrim Tekeşin, Regional Director at Dynatrace will introduce the report. Fotis Karonis will be your host and as with all CIONET events, we believe that this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK January 18, 2023 Country Members Physical english

Second Generation SIAM

CIONET and Fujitsu invite you to a roundtable at 13:00 on the 18th January at Japan House to discuss recent developments in SIAM in the defence sector and to share lessons learnt from early adopters. Use cases drawn from the sector will be discussed in order to drive discussion and exchange experiences with peers.

UK December 6, 2022 Country Members Physical english

Live at Bleeding Heart in London

Insight and Adobe invite you to a dinner event at Bleeding Heart, Farringdon on 6 December, starting at 18.30. Steve Bird of Insight will share ‘use cases’ of clients that have become more creative in a hybrid environment. Roger Camrass of CIONET will be your host and as with all CIONET events, we believe that this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK December 1, 2022 All Members Physical english

Frameworks to foster operational resilience in supply chains through effective risk & procurement management

Join executives from Interos, Coupa and Accenture along with your industry procurement and supply chain peers for open discussion. We will be hosting this event at Eight Moorgate on the 1st December, starting at 18.30. Roger Camrass of CIONET will be your host and as with all CIONET events, we believe that this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK November 30, 2022 Country Members Physical english

Accelerating digital services across the UK public agencies

Mendix invites you to a discussion evening at the Trafalgar, St James on 30th November, starting at 18.30. Mark Smitham, Public Sector Industry Principal will share ‘use cases’ with delegates. Roger Camrass of CIONET will be your host and as with all CIONET events. We believe that enterprise-grade app development platforms can improve delivery of public services. We look forward to this meeting of minds that will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK November 24, 2022 Country Members Physical english

The path to digital transformation

Citrix invites you to a Retail sector event on 24 November at Ivy Market Grill to discuss the evolution of the digital workplace, Gerard Lavin will introduce the topic and Roger Camrass of CIONET will be your host. As with all CIONET events, we believe that this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK November 21, 2022 All Members Virtual english

CIO Business Community Program

The Bank of England has indicated that it believes the economy is already "in recession" amid an interest rate hike to their highest in more than 13 years. With this in mind, we are happy to bring you insights from the UK’s top leaders to navigate you through this challenging period.

UK November 16, 2022 All Members Virtual english

Dynatrace Virtual event with wine tasting

Dynatrace invites you to a Utility sector hosted Discussion on the 16 November to discuss how to best manage this complexity with the latest techniques. Evrim Tekeşin, Regional Director at Dynatrace will introduce the report.

UK November 3, 2022 All Members Physical english

Cyber Security is a Team Sport

The sumptuous surroundings of The Conservatorium Hotel is the venue for an evening of fine dining and superb networking and discussion. CIONET Invites you to join us for this free-to-attend event.

UK October 27, 2022 Country Members Physical english

Delivering business value through Value Stream Management

Gitlab invites you to a discussion evening to be held at Bleeding Heart Bistro on the 27th October, with a dinner and cocktails starting at 18.30. Stephen Walters, Field CTO for Gitlab and DevOps Institute Ambassador will share a forthcoming report on Value Mapping Management and discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with tool deployment between IT and the business.

UK October 27, 2022 All Members Physical english

Decarbonising Your Data Centre – For The Good of the Planet and your business, too

The spectacular French restaurant, Balthazar , in all its Parisian-style glory , is the venue for this free to attend evening of fine food and great debate & discussion.

UK October 25, 2022 Public Physical english

Delivering technology-driven innovation at speed

EY invites you to a CIO Circle event at 18:30 on 25 October at Soho Hotel in London. Paul Coby, CIO of Johnson Matthey will describe how he is helping to accelerate innovation within a global chemicals group. Michel Savoie, EY’s Partner responsible for Digital and Emerging Technologies will co-host the discussion with Roger Camrass of CIONET.

UK October 25, 2022 Country Members Physical english

Delivering technology-driven innovation at speed

Most large organisations struggle to deliver growth beyond the Retail Price Index due to their sheer size and complexity. The comparison with digital natives looks increasingly pronounced. However, with emerging digital business models and platforms, large organisations are beginning to place greater emphasis on innovation to improve stock market standing.   To deliver innovation at speed, EY is helping its clients overcome current barriers and co-design new business architectures capable of sustaining rapid innovation and growth. In our CIO Circle event, we will discuss key factors relating to innovation, such as:   How to spearhead critical innovation projects to achieve scale and scope How to create business architectures that will sustain innovation at scale How to use the Group centre to act as a catalyst for innovation pilots EY invites you to a CIO Circle event at 18:30 on 25 October at Soho Hotel in London. Paul Coby, CIO of Johnson Matthey will describe how he is helping to accelerate innovation within a global chemicals group. Michel Savoie, EY’s Partner responsible for Digital and Emerging Technologies will co-host the discussion with Roger Camrass of CIONET.

UK October 6, 2022 All Members Physical english

CIONET Comes to Sweden

Join CIONET and Hitachi Vantara with a select group of your industry peers as we discuss infrastructure modernization in a hybrid-cloud world to innovate faster and stay ahead of the competition.

UK October 5, 2022 Country Members Physical english

Driving Business Agility & Growth

Join us for an evening of fine dining, first-rate networking and thought-provoking discussion in the magnificent surrounds of The Rubens at The Palace Hotel on 5 October 2022 A truly extraordinary setting for what will be a fabulous evening, a historic setting for a 21st century challenge.

UK September 29, 2022 All Members Physical english

Cloud Experience, Resilience, and Agility

Join CIONET and Hitachi Vantara with a select group of your industry peers as we discuss infrastructure modernization in a hybrid-cloud world to innovate faster and stay ahead of the competition. The event is on 29th September 2022, Roger Camrass of CIONET will host the meeting. As with all CIONET events we believe that this will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK September 28, 2022 Public Virtual english

Customer Experience in a Metaverse World

Future of Metaverse – is it a Hype or for Real? What does it mean for you and your customers?

UK September 22, 2022 All Members Physical english

Cyber threat detection and response at scale

Vectra invites you to a dinner event on the 22nd September at 18.00 to be held at Bleeding Heart Bistro. Steve Cottrell, EMEA CTO, will cover real world scenarios of what customers are experiencing and how they are responding. Roger Camrass of CIONET will be your host and as with all CIONET events, we believe that this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK September 8, 2022 All Members Physical english

Prevent Cyber-Attacks Before They Disrupt Your Business

Join us for an exclusive roundtable and learn how you can achieve a positive security model and safeguard your organization.

UK July 14, 2022 Invitation Only Physical english

Choosing and Building a Zero Trust Security Architecture

Phoenix Datacom and Appgate invite you to a discussion dinner at 18.00 on 14th July at Bleeding Heart, London, to share their experiences and insights for choosing and building a Zero Trust environment. Senior stakeholders from Phoenix Datacom and Appgate will provide an introduction. Roger Camrass of CIONET will be your host and as with all CIONET events, we believe that this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK July 12, 2022 Public Physical english

Optimising the digital experience in today's complex multi cloud world

Dynatrace invites you to a financial services ‘virtual’ wine tasting event at 17.30 on 12th July to discuss how to manage this complexity. Martin Bradbury, Regional Director for Financial Services will introduce the report. Roger Camrass of CIONET will be your host and as with all CIONET events, we believe that this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK July 6, 2022 All Members Physical english

From legacy to leadership : a data driven future

CIONET, along with our sponsors Hitachi Vantara and WEKA, invites you to an in-person roundtable event on 6th July at the L'Oscar, London, to discuss data centric architectures and business models.

UK June 30, 2022 Invitation Only Virtual english

Living in a multi-Cloud world

Most organisations today have adopted a cloud-first strategy, but recent figures from Gartner suggest that on 10% of total IT spend is cloud related. There seems to be a wide gap between stated ambition and the realities on the ground. Most companies recognise that a hybrid approach between on-premise and cloud is a pragmatic outcome.

UK June 29, 2022 Public Physical english

Cloud migration in FS – challenges and opportunities

Infosys invites you to join us at Haymarket Hotel on the 29 June at 18.00 to share and discuss these important topics. Jay Nair, Senior Vice President and Industry Head Financial Services Europe of Infosys will introduce the topic with reference to recent use cases within major banks. Roger Camrass of CIONET will host the session. As with all CIONET events we believe that this will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK June 16, 2022 Country Members Physical english

Media and Telco – the path to workplace transformation

Citrix invites you to a Media and Telco event on 16 June to discuss the evolution of the digital workplace. Sasa Petrovic, Digital Strategy Director will introduce the topic and Roger Camrass of CIONET will be your host. As with all CIONET events, we believe that this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK June 14, 2022 Public Virtual english

Managing the escalating Cyber risk

Zscaler invites you to a virtual wine tasting evening on 14 June at 17:30 to discuss how organisations are mobilising in the face of increasing Cyber activity. Christoph Heidler, CIO EMEA at Zscaler, will share his recent experiences from his work with companies from across the world. Roger Camrass will moderate the session. As with all CIONET events we believe that this event will help to empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK June 8, 2022 Public Physical english

Copenhagen : Cloud Experience, Resilience & Agility

Join CIONET and Hitachi Vantara with a select group of your industry peers as we discuss infrastructure modernization in a hybrid-cloud world to innovate faster and stay ahead of the competition.

UK May 25, 2022 Public Physical english

Cybersecurity & Business Risks

UK Community Event

UK May 12, 2022 Public Physical english

Amsterdam : From legacy to leadership

Sasan Moaveni, Global Business Leader, Object Storge Solutions, Hitachi Vantara, Jan Veldsink, Expert Speaker in AI & Cognitive Technologies and Ryan Taylor, Senior Director EMEA, Weka will provide insight into how leading Fortune 50 customers gain competitive edge using state of the art data-centric systems.

UK April 28, 2022 Public Physical english

Meeting Net Zero targets for IT in 2022

CIONET, Atos and Hitachi Vantara invite you to a Private Dining Evening at Manicomio City, 6 Gutter Lane, London on the 28th April at 18.30 to share and discuss these important challenges. Tom Christensen, Global Technology Advisor & Executive Analyst at Hitachi Vantara and Marc Mosthav, Head of Decarbonization Digital Platforms at Atos , will introduce the topic. As a sponsor of COP 26, Hitachi has unique experience of how to deploy relevant expertise and techniques to help organisations deliver Net Zero outcomes. Roger Camrass of CIONET will host the session. As with all CIONET events we believe that this will help empower you in your digital leadership role. Join us for an evening of fine dining and stimulating conversation.

UK April 27, 2022 Public Physical english

How to derive business value from your data assets

Mark Powell, EY’s Partner, Head of Data & Analytics responsible for delivering data insights will co-host the event with Roger Camrass and share the findings of his recent paper ‘winning in a data driven world – lessons for digital leaders’.

UK April 13, 2022 Public Virtual english

Managing the escalating Cyber risk

Zscaler invites you to a virtual wine tasting evening on 13 April at 17.30 to discuss how organisations are mobilising in the face of increasing Cyber activity. Marc Lueck, CISO EMEA at Zscaler, will share his recent experiences from his work with companies from across the world. Roger Camrass will moderate the session. As with all CIONET events we believe that this event will help to empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK April 5, 2022 Public Physical english

Why the NHS is central to the UK’s sustainability agenda

Citrix invites you to attend an executive roundtable on the 5th April at 18:00. Citrix is a pace setter in sustainability and distributed working practices. Citrix, will lead the conversation around how IT can contribute to sustainability within the NHS. Roger Camrass of CIONET will host the meeting. As with all CIONET events we believe that this will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

UK March 24, 2022 Public Physical english

How to derive business value from your data assets

Mark Powell, EY’s Partner, Head of Data & Analytics responsible for delivering data insights will co-host the event with Roger Camrass and share the findings of his recent paper ‘winning in a data driven world – lessons for digital leaders’.

UK March 24, 2022 Public Virtual english

How can retail and hospitality drive the customer experience?

Hitachi Vantara has been working with leading names such as Mitchells & Butlers, Home Base, Travis Perkins to transform the customer experience and digitize the entire supply chain. Focus has been on the end-to-end customer journey, and not just the transaction. In this discussion evening we will address key issues in digital transformations

UK March 15, 2022 All Members Virtual english

CIOFEST: The Data Economy

Data-centric economy challenges CIOs to find new solutions that can help their organizations harness value from data assets. In this edition of CIOFEST our panelists and speakers will discuss three questions on the topic of data.

UK March 2, 2022 Public Virtual english

How the CFO and CIO can collaborate to accelerate enterprise automation

A recent RPA survey of leading European CIOs, sponsored by UiPath and conducted by CIONET illustrates the challenges and opportunities relating to these emerging techniques. The issues addressed for both the CFO and CIO

UK February 24, 2022 Public Virtual english

How to work securely in a hybrid environment

how zero trust can improve security posture and drive transformation regardless of underlying legacy technologies.

UK February 23, 2022 Public Virtual english

Taking control over your journey to cloud

The challenges and opportunities of a cloud-first strategy both in terms of Dev Op (cloud based agile applications) and Run Op (cloud governance)

UK February 9, 2022 Country Members Physical english

Are You Cloud First or Cloud Last?

Exclusive Executive Roundtable discussing how a hybrid solution can take advantage of cloud offerings as well as preserving a safe and efficient on-premise environment.

UK January 26, 2022 All Members Virtual english

UK Community Business Program

A look at 2022 Trends in terms of industry and business outlook, emerging technologies

UK January 20, 2022 All Members Virtual english

Exclusive Wine Tasting

The move to hybrid working and multi-cloud services has expanded cyber threat vectors dramatically

UK November 24, 2021 All Members Virtual english

Britain's Got Digital Talent

Join us at our final Business Community Program for the year on 24th November 1700 -1900 GMT as we speak to an interesting panel of thought leaders to discuss the CIO’s role in managing their global talents.

UK September 22, 2021 All Members Virtual english

UK Community Event

In the age of the connected customer where Technology increasingly underpins customer experience, what’s the role of CX & the CIO in shaping an integrated 360 degree customer experience?

UK July 7, 2021 All Members Virtual english

UK Community Event - What's Next for Britain?

We will be bringing together inspirational speakers whom CIONET believe could be the next “big thing” to watch out for. Our panel discussions will cover what should be at the top of CIO's business agenda in the next 3-5 years and what new disruptors might emerge in the next 5-10 years that they should watch out for.

UK May 26, 2021 All Members Virtual english

UK Community Event - Digital Britain

Join us on 26th May where we have an impressive line-up of top speakers from our government, academia and industry around digital leadership within the next ten years. The event will include a plenary session followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session

UK April 14, 2021 AB Members Physical english

UK Advisory Board meeting

UK April 1, 2021 All Members Virtual english

Netskope

UK March 25, 2021 All Members Physical english

Domo wine tasting

UK March 18, 2021 All Members Virtual english

Domo wine tasting

UK March 10, 2021 All Members Virtual english

ServiceNow & EY Future of the CISO

In this CISO Connect Series, we invite leading members of the community to share and discuss the challenges and opportunities of this rapid elevation in your role.

UK February 25, 2021 All Members Physical english

Redhat Round Table

UK February 4, 2021 All Members Virtual english

ADOBE

Adobe, a global leader in document management, invites you to a virtual event on 4th February to discuss just how its wide range of tools can assist in enhancing collaboration and productivity in the distributed workplace.

UK January 28, 2021 All Members Virtual english

UK Dine event Ring central

Since March last year, IT leaders have worked to support their remote workforces. Despite these incredible efforts, companies still face IT challenges as employees continue to work from anywhere in 2021.

UK January 27, 2021 All Members Virtual english

UK Community event

Leaders of the IT community are being recognised now as heroes of the 2020 pandemic, having facilitated the seamless transfer of millions of workers from office to home in a matter of days. Having rightfully earned such recognition, digital leaders must now engage with their peers to help businesses prepare for a post pandemic era where we move from ‘doing things differently’ to ‘doing different things’.

UK January 21, 2021 All Members Virtual english

UK Dine Ivanti

UK December 10, 2020 All Members Virtual english

UK Dine GitLab

Gitlab invites you to hear Cindy Blake, author of a recent report on ‘ten steps every CISO should take to secure next-gen software’ and to participate in discussion on the 10th December at a CIONET virtual event.

UK December 3, 2020 All Members Virtual english

UK Dine CloudHealth

How can CIOs ensure that they are getting the most from their multi-cloud strategies by adopting the best tools and governance principles?

UK December 2, 2020 AB Members Physical english

UK Advisory Board

UK November 12, 2020 All Members Virtual english

CIONET LIVE & Fujitsu Wine Tasting: Unleashing your corporate data assets – Co-creation is the best way forward

Fujitsu invites you to a virtual event on 12 th November to discuss how a ‘co-creation’ approach can help accelerate you on the journey towards a ‘data-driven’ organisation.

UK October 29, 2020 All Members Virtual english

CIONET LIVE WINE TASTING: Getting the most out of DevOps and Cloud Native Environments

GitLab, a global leader in DevOps, invites you to a virtual event to be held on 29th October. Distinguished speakers will examine how modern, complete DevOps platforms such as those provided by Gitlab can address these current issues and thus accelerate the speed and consistency of digital transformation across your organisation.

UK September 10, 2020 All Members Virtual english

Getting to grips with a multi-cloud world

How can CIOs ensure that they are getting the most from their multi-cloud strategies by adopting the best tools and governance principles?

UK July 23, 2020 All Members Virtual english

Virtual Wine Tasting: Keeping a firm eye on your distributed IT estate

IVANTI is a leader in end point management and IT asset management and is hosting a virtual ‘wine’ event to discuss best practices in distributed working.

UK July 22, 2020 All Members Virtual english

Rethinking Workplace Security

Recent shifts such as increased remote working, mean you're facing greater security challenges, with a broader attack surface and greater exposure to threats. Your risk posture has fundamentally altered. Now is an ideal time to rethink your security strategy.

UK July 1, 2020 Public Virtual english

CIONET UK Event TBC

UK June 3, 2020 All Members Virtual english

The rush to distributed working - Is your current IT organisation fit for purpose

New Signature and Microsoft invite you to a virtual event on 3rd June to discuss current challenges to IT structures and to share the opportunities presented by AZURE and the Microsoft tool kit for distributed working.

UK May 14, 2020 All Members Virtual english

Managing the shift to Apple as we enter remote working

In just a matter of a few weeks millions of employees and business owners have left their offices in the UK to work from home. Many of these people will opt for domestic devices such as iPhones and Mac’s in preference to corporate ones. The era of ‘Bring your own Device’ (BYOD) might finally be upon us.

UK May 13, 2020 All Members Virtual english

How to cope with remote working in turbulent times

BlackBerry invites you to a virtual roundtable, moderated by CIONET, to discuss what are the most urgent issues amongst leading law firms and where solutions have been implemented successfully.