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CIOs

Michael Cantor, CIO at Park Place Technologies, discusses how the role of the CIO continues to change and develop with the new challenges and opportunities presented by the world of technology. In addition to the CIO’s ‘traditional’ role of ensuring the smooth running of the IT department, as well as understanding how new technologies might impact on the business, the role now demands many new skills: sustainability, business intelligence and analytics to technology lifecycle, digital transformation, and customer experience.

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HP helps partners to embrace sustainability and the circular economy

Neil MacDonald, UK & Ireland Channel Director for HP Inc., discusses the importance of sustainability to the IT Channel, with a major opportunity for companies to become environmental trusted advisors to end users. Neil outlines the many programmes and initiatives which HP has developed to address key sustainability issues, such as a packaging re-think, tech take back and closed loop recycling, all of which help their Channel partners to deliver measurable sustainability benefits to their customers.

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Moving to a multicloud by design world – the smart choice

Steve Young, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Dell Technologies UK, discusses the complexities of digital transformation, focusing on the importance of avoiding multicloud by default by developing a multicloud by design strategy. Properly implemented, such a cloud smart approach should deliver the speed, flexibility and agility which are the hallmarks of today’s leading digital organisations.

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Forging a digital path to sustainable IT

Charissa Jaganath, Head of Responsible Business at IT services business Logicalis, discusses the company’s sustainability commitment as outlined in its CIO Summit: Forging a Digital Path to Sustainable IT. She explains how sustainability and a wider ESG focus is front and centre for both Logicalis itself and its ecosystem of partners and customers.

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Women leaving the IT workplace

Angelika Holl, Chief Information Security Officer at Zeppelin Group and Member of ISACA’s Emerging Trends Working Group, discusses the reasons why women are leaving the UK tech sector, and explains the ways in which companies can address this problem as a key part of ensuring that the industry’s current skills shortage doesn’t become a crisis. She is optimistic that, with the right company, industry and government initiatives in place, the digital future is in safe hands.

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Managing the transition from the old to the new

Jonathan Wright, Director of Products and Operations at GCX, discusses the challenge facing channel organisations as they seek to manage the delicate balance of existing vendor relationships with customer demands for the very latest technology solutions. Through the example of SD-WAN and SASE, he explains how the channel needs to be able to recognise and embrace new opportunities and work with potentially new vendors as part of this process.

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Delivering an optimised digital customer experience

Emily Bristow, SVP Global Head of Professional Services at SS&C Blue Prism, discusses the use of both automation and artificial intelligence (AI) technology solutions to enhance the digital customer experience. She shares some great insights as to the way in which these technologies can help to optimise customer interactions, emphasising that these solutions are primarily designed to augment, rather than replace, human experience.

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Mastering data complexities

Erast Wortel, Syniti’s new vice president, go-to-market for EMEA North, shares some great insights and advice on data management challenges and opportunities – topics discussed include data quality, data lakes and swamps, data governance, data migration and master data management – with some great customer examples along the way.

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Building a sustainable digital economy - setting the scene

Max Schulze, Founder of the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance, explains why the organisation is transforming into a global think tank, before discussing the current digital transformation landscape – the good, the bad and the ugly! As ever, he shares some great insights as to what needs to happen to ensure that sustainability is front and centre of the digital world.

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UEC to focus on high-performance networking

Eric Eppe, Head of Portfolio & Strategy, HPC/AI/Quantum at Eviden, Atos Group and also the UEC Secretary, discusses the formation of the Ultra Ethernet Consortium to deliver on Ethernet-based open, interoperable, high-performance full-communications stack architecture to meet the growing network demands of AI & HPC at scale.

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High-tech innovation - making access easier

Xavier Gaillard, Milexia CEO, outlines the company’s very ambitious growth target to double sales over five years, explaining how this will be achieved through a mixture of acquisitions, partnership development and the introduction of new technology solutions and services. Xavier also provides some insight as to how Milexia is helping the semiconductor industry supply chain adjust to life post-Covid.

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Doers, dabblers and dawdlers – a digital transformation snapshot

Lori MacVittie, F5 Distinguished Engineer, discusses the findings of the company’s inaugural Digital Maturity Index, which looks at the ways in which organisations have, or have not as yet, embraced the technologies and processes required to implement a successful digital transformation strategy. The Index identifies doers, dabblers and dawdlers, at varying stages of their digital journeys, identifying what distinguishes each group, but also some common challenges which still remain.

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Reduce, reuse, recycle – Dell’s sustainable materials journey

Allison Ward, Senior Sustainable Materials Engineer at Dell Technologies, explains how the company balances the priorities of the circular economy alongside ensuring that sustainable materials innovation doesn’t come at a performance cost. She shares some brilliant insights as to the work Dell is doing around sustainability innovation, both internally and working with its supply chain, strategic partners and, importantly, customers.

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Women in IT – Tamsin Ashmore, CFO at Ultima

Tamsin Ashmore, CFO at Ultima, discusses her career to date - the challenges she has met along the way and how she has achieved success; and shares some brilliant insights as to women working in the tech space – how companies can support and progress their careers and, importantly, how to improve gender diversity within the industry.

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Application modernisation and digital data management

Martin James, VP EMEA at Aerospike, discusses the importance of application modernisation, efficient software and IT consolidation – all of which should mean the need for less databases, but with richer feature sets. He outlines both the pitfalls of holding onto legacy applications and systems and the benefits of modernisation and consolidation, with Aerospike well positioned to help customers with the attendant data management challenges and opportunities.

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