The IT Roundtable Meeting

Disucssions:
Digital Transformation:

Realising Digital Transformation: Aligning your IT & business strategy to meet the digital requirements

Exploring the changes required to your business strategy to incorporate digital
Successfully aligning your digital strategy with your long and short term business objectives
How digital technology can transform the business model of your company, turning your products in services
Sharing the digital vision with your team and inspiring and engaging your team to innovate
Exploring how your organisational culture needs to adapt to support digital transformation

• Exploring the main challenges associated with building a digital culture
• Examining what is required from your organisation to support cultural change
• Championing innovation from the top down and supporting an innovative culture throughout the organisation
• Encouraging collaboration across the business to help deliver innovation and digital strategy
Changing Emphasis for IT Leaders to Successfully Realise the Digital Agenda

• Understanding the digital transformation culture – what’s the hype?
• Exploring the changing functions of the IT department from a corporate standpoint
• Executing a successful digital agenda – Be a visionary through transformational leadership
• How the roles and skillsets of IT leaders must adapt to accommodate success; Being the ‘whole package’
Creating a Digital Transformation culture

• Adapting your organisation and its culture to facilitate Digital Transformation
• The shifting role of IT in the digital world; from cost centre to profit centre
• Exploring the main challenges associated with building a digital culture and setting the scene for transformation
• Championing innovation from the top down and supporting an innovative culture throughout the organisation
• Understanding the needs of your workforce in the new digital age
How critical is DevOps in achieving digital transformation

• Being agile whilst constrained by complexity and legacy – what actions are required from IT leadership?
• Exploring which metrics and tools should be used in DevOps to help drive business transformation
• Understanding what your peers are prioritising in digital transformation and discovering what constitutes best practice
• Keeping up with pressures to maintain the pace of innovation and DevOps – what are the expectations of the next years?
Cloud Technologies:

Public Cloud Adoption – the cultural challenges

• The adoption curve – cultural and technical challenges faced by an organisation
• The backbone of DevOps – implementing a CI/CD pipeline in the cloud
• Using the cloud as a platform for digital transformation
Increasing Risks & Vulnerabilities with the growth of the cloud

• What are the security challenges posed by pushing IT systems & data strategies more and more into the cloud?
• Assessing third party cloud providers – Can they deliver on your security requirements
• Ensuring the effective management of your digital assets
• Increasing your control over applications, systems and infrastructure stored in the cloud
Artificial Intelligence:

AI, Smart machines and Robotic Process Automation – Preparing for the next generation

• What will the future of the IT workforce look like?
• What skills should today’s generation begin developing to prepare for an automated future?
• Leveraging AI platforms to access knowledge and deliver new value within your organisation
• When will AI replace your IT service desk? When will technology and workplace culture be ready to depend on virtual agents?
• How should I&O leaders prepare now
AI and Robotics – The Impact of New Technologies in a Dynamic IT Climate

• New technologies – benefits and challenges to large organisations
• How the client experience changes with digitalisation and transformation
• Exploring market trends in AI and RPA from a cross-Industry perspective
Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence – The Autonomous Leader

• Algorithms in social media – YouTube, or AI-Tube?
• What about autonomy? How to keep the upper hand against the “proto-human”
• When algorithms go wrong
• Ethics and Society – data protection regulation
Internet of Things:

Internet of Things – What does it mean for your organisation and IT department

• Adopting innovative technology to generate new revenue streams, profits and expanding product portfolios
• Disruption: how do you deal with technologies that have the potential to disrupt your current business models;
• Planning, examining and adopting disruptive Technologies
Designing an IoT strategy for the 21st century

• Utilising consumer engagement, big data/Internet of Things, and the cloud to build your competitive advantage in a world dominated by the hyper-connected consumer
• Leveraging the functionality of social platforms to build compelling consumer experiences
• The need for speed, the critical role of analytics, and the critical importance of aligning your enterprise to deliver on your brand promise
• Exploring how the Internet of Things can be leveraged to improve visibility, quality, and customer satisfaction
Intelligent Data & Analytics:

Data Driven Innovation – Capitalising on new markets and opportunities

• How do you compete in a changing digital world
• Unlocking new potential income streams through old data
• Creating better “new” generation products & services based on input from Big Data
• Using your data to beat the competition; improving operation & conversion rates
Application Performance Management (APM) in the age of Big Data, Hybrid Cloud and Mobile Apps

• What are the challenges of implementing APM across multiple virtualised systems?
• Do existing APM approaches fit with new demands of the highly distributed, fragmented and multi-tier operational structures?
• Best approaches to moving from the transaction-based information flow to point-in-time visibility to monitor and respond to diverse environments?
• New demands on the business – mobile, big data, cloud – what methodologies can best address complexities of highly agile businesses
Innovation:

Enterprise Architecture to Support Innovation in a Modern Ambidextrous Organisation

• Getting and staying ahead of the competition in the 21st Century – catching up from behind the curve
• Pioneering change within organisations optimised for existing profitable and successful business models
• Delivering capabilities – how can technology drive business value?
Becoming a true value innovator – the role of the CIO as a collaborative business partner

• Addressing the growing demands of end-customers by providing much greater levels of integration, transparency and IT/business collaboration
• How to start the ongoing dialogue between the business and IT that also drives shared objectives and measurements?
• How to leverage business relationships throughout the enterprise to expand your scope of responsibilities beyond the IT organisation?
Innovation through Collaboration

• How to deal with innovation partners, network organisations and co-creation
• Finding the fittest architecture: Aligned business processes, applications and API’s?
• How to choose your applications: Off the shelf, tailor made, open source, what platform, cloud?
Security:

AI powered attacks – The next generation security practices

• AI and Security – New opportunities or new generation of attacks?
• New technologies, new risks; re-assessing new technology landscape and vulnerabilities
• Using Artificial Intelligence as an advantage to defend against advanced attacks • How to identify the weak spots and prepare for the next generation of ML cyber threats
Dealing with advanced cyber threats – what to consider

• Examining the evolving complexity and sophistication of cyber-attacks and what they could potentially mean for your organization
• Assessing the increasingly important role of security intelligence in combating cyber threats
• Bridging the cyber skills gap in your organization
• Optimising your risk assessment strategy to decrease cyber-attacks across all current and future operations
IoT Security – Are IoT devices secure?

• How is the IoT industry supporting a security regime?
• What and where are the relevant security control points?
• How do we make our IoT networks as safe from unauthorized access?
• What has the past flaws in security and unauthorized access to our networks set us up for not making the same mistake with IoT?
Ransomware through IoT

• Analysing Ransomware attacks on smart devices; IoT as a gateway to target other systems and infrastructure of organisations
• Identifying and defining the vulnerabilities of smart connected devices
• Where is the starting point and where could the chain go through in case of a ransomware attack?
• How to regulate IoT devices – Collaboration with competitors, entities and industry bodies?
• Creating a worst-case scenario defence/incident response plan in case of an IoT ransomware attack
Data governance and regulatory compliance

• Applying appropriate mechanisms to manage and control sensitive data across systems
• How best to align governance, compliance security and technology frameworks and initiatives
• Enforcing regulatory and architectural compliance requirements
• Identifying stakeholders, establishing data owners and clarifying accountabilities within your organization
‘The applied GDPR’ and the Data Protection Act 2018 – the role of the DPO

• Developing the role of the DPO within your organization
• Who should you choose and to whom should they report?
• Identifying the DPO’s core responsibilities and liabilities
• What size and scope for the role is appropriate for your organisation?
How to build a robust and flexible Identity Governance strategy in an increasingly complex security landscape

• What is driving the increasing complexity of IT security and what are the implications for Identity Governance?
• Assessing developments in the cyber-security landscape
• Determining how best to balance digital business value with the need for data security and a dedicated Identity Governance strategy

Takes Place: 16-Oct-19