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Innovation underneath force in the highlight, as digital disruption meets pathogen disruption

NS Media Group’s inaugural Digital CIO Symposium – by Laptop or computer Small business Critique, NS Tech and the New Statesman – is just just one week absent and senior know-how executives are invited to register and hear from some of the UK’s foremost CIOs on the afternoon of Thursday 23 April.​

Showcasing Sainsbury CIO Phil Jordan, British Crimson Cross CIO Rosie Slater-Carr, Division of Small business, Power and Industrial Strategy CDIO Karl Hoods and SSE Power Services CIO Philip Clayson, the Digital CIO Symposium is a collecting for organization and know-how leaders to share discussions, displays, initiatives and improvements with their friends.

​The CIO leaders will take part in interviews with Laptop or computer Small business Critique (CBR) Editor Ed Targett, NS Tech Editor Oscar Williams, and NS Media Team Technological innovation Editor Edward Qualtrough.

They will be talking about crisis management and organization continuity in the era of pathogen disruption, producing and preparing for the workplace of the future, delivering high-quality digital products at scale to accelerate digital transformation initiatives, collaboration equipment and empowering frontline employees, and how CIOs really should be reporting know-how resilience and threat at board stage, amongst other problems.

​Virtual CIO Symposium: Engagement

Delegates at the Digital CIO Symposium will be capable to interact with displays on the most important phase, and with just about every other in Q&As with the speakers, sponsors, and their friends in digital chats and private discussions.​​

CBR Editor Ed Targett explained: “Pathogen disruption has taken in excess of from digital disruption as the greatest worry struggling with CEOs and organization leaders, with Main Information and facts Officers amongst all those thrust to the new entrance lines to make sure organization continuity for their organisations and workforces.​

“Beyond the trite social media updates about how new circumstances have accelerated digital transformation initiatives far more in the final a few months than CEOs and their know-how leaders may well have in the previous a few decades, the fact is doing the job to make improvements to resilience and organization agility has usually been a vital aim for digital and IT executives.

He added: “It will be a privilege to hear from some of the UK’s foremost CIOs who are at the forefront of organization continuity about crisis management, the future workplace, producing high-quality digital products at scale, and empowering frontline employees with the equipment to innovate although trying to keep their organisations working effortlessly.​

“We look forward to welcoming you on Thursday 23 April with our colleagues on NS Tech, and hope you are capable to interact with and understand from our specialist speakers and just about every other.”

​Virtual CIO Symposium Agenda​

1.30pm – 2pm​

Welcome in Exhibition Corridor and Networking Area​
Video introduction by Edward Qualtrough, NS Media Team Technological innovation Editor​

2pm – 2.25pm​

Phil Jordan, Sainsbury’s CIO​

CIO and organization management at just one of UK’s major retailers through Covid-19 restrictions​

2.30pm – 2.55pm​

Rosie Slater-Carr, British Crimson Cross CIO​

Mobilising the kindness of volunteers – Technological innovation and the British Crimson Cross response to Covid-19​

3pm – 3.15pm​

A term from sponsors Hitachi​

3.15pm – 3.40pm​

Digital refreshments break​

3.40pm – 4.05pm​

Karl Hoods, BEIS Main Electronic and Information and facts Officer​

The Foreseeable future of Get the job done, and producing ventilator request sort to enable maximize UK’s ICU capacity​

4.10pm – 4.35pm​

Philip Clayson, SSE Power Services CIO​

The CIO Function in 2020 – A Entire world in Change​


Thanks, closing remarks​

4.30pm – 6pm​

Exhibition Corridor and Networking Spot continue being open​

Digital CIO Symposium Speakers​

Phil Jordan, Sainsbury’s CIO​

As both of those CIO and member of the Running Board Phil Jordan has brought a clean, world perspective on know-how in addition to a prosperity of experience in digital, data and organization transformation. In discussion with NS Media Team Technological innovation Editor Edward Qualtrough, Jordan will examine the retailer’s new Electronic and Knowledge transformation initiatives and how including scale and organization agility has aided the FTSE a hundred organization respond to pressures of the current Covid-19 limits.​
Rosie Slater-Carr, British Crimson Cross CIO​​

Liable for know-how, data and driving digital improve across the organisation, Rosie Slater-Carr is CIO of the British Crimson Cross and sits on the humanitarian charity’s management team. Slater-Carr’s team designed the coronavirus volunteer registration for NHS Scotland, and in her session ‘Mobilising the kindness of volunteers – Technological innovation and the British Crimson Cross response to Covid-19’ Slater-Carr will share her experiences of aiding supply digital assignments at velocity, getting the right culture to guidance new methods of doing the job, and as sustainability guide for the British Crimson Cross what the impression of the current limits are on the institution’s environmental plans.​​

Karl Hoods, BEIS Main Electronic and Information and facts Officer​

As Main Electronic and Information and facts Officer at BEIS Karl Hoods is dependable for the shipping and delivery of core products and services, digital transformation and support shipping and delivery and information management. In discussion with NS Tech Editor Oscar Williams, Hoods will examine how his team designed and delivered the Ventilator Ask for Form soon after the United kingdom government’s phone on Monday sixteen March to operate with makers to enable maximize the ICU potential in the NHS, as effectively as the systems and doing the job culture underpinning the Foreseeable future Office initiatives at the office.​​
Philip Clayson, SSE Power Services CIO​​

As CIO of SSE Power Services, Philip Clayson has led teams to supply some of the most unforgettable know-how difficulties of new decades, which includes foremost the IT devices restoration programme soon after TalkTalk’s 2015 vital cyber-assault and data breach, and a subsequent programme of know-how transformation. In discussion with CBR Editor Ed Targett, Philip’s session on ‘The CIO Function in a Entire world of Change’ will look at the shorter-phrase and extended phrase implications of the response to Covid-19, and provide tips to CIOs and organization leaders on the future of operate and preparing for Black Swan gatherings.