DAY 2 AGENDA

Please see below the agenda for day 2 taking place on Tuesday 11 October, live online from Computing's studio.

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Day 2 Programme

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Welcome & opening remarks

Welcome to day 2 of Computing's IT Leaders Festival!

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Keynote – Tactile Teams: How the CIO role is being made redundant

Digital Transformation has seen the IT team undergo some of the most dynamic changes in its every-day application in the last few years. As traditional IT roles become increasingly simplified and other departments take on more IT related responsibilities, it raises questions of what an IT team and CIO role will look like in years to come. Hear from an industry leader on his views on:

  •  What technical responsibilities can be moved over to other departments with the use of more user-friendly platforms.
  • What skills IT teams will need as their workload becomes increasingly specialised.
  • Whether a CIO will even be needed as smaller, specialised teams adopt more leadership decentralised.
Speaker
Chief Digital Information Officer
Coventry University
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How AI Can Think Like an Attacker

Interested in joining an established and expanding network of technology and IT experts, thought leaders and pioneers? Computing offers commercial partnership opportunities with all of its tech-focussed events.

Speaker
Director of Cyber Intelligence & Analytics
Darktrace
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Morning networking break
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Fireside Chat – Addressing the Human in the Room: Security’s double-edged sword

All the while there remains some level of cyber threat, cyber security will be a topic of discussion. Join this session to hear:

  • What the current landscape looks like and why the major threats we see have become so common.
  • How reframing your understanding of cyber security will help your organisation to manage threats more efficiently.
  • Why embracing the human aspect for both its benefits and flaws will lead to a more honest, open, and secure workplace culture.


Speaker
Information Security Officer
Goodlord
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Computing Gold Partner

Interested in joining an established and expanding network of technology and IT experts, thought leaders and pioneers? Computing offers commercial partnership opportunities with all of its tech-focussed events.

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Panel Discussion: Machines Learning Bad Behaviour

Machine Learning and AI are quickly becoming buzz words for eager IT leaders who are looking to their potential rewards, but their adoption is not without risks. Here from a panel of experts on:

  • Where Machine Learning and AI have been appropriately and successfully applied.
  • Why understanding the engineer’s intent is vital to how AI and ML technology functions?
  • The risks unchecked AI and ML can pose to an organisation’s operations and reputation.
Speakers
Chief Technology Officer
Granite Shares
Global Transformation Officer - Customer
Diageo
Global Technical Lead for Government
IBM
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Break
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Computing Gold Partner

Interested in joining an established and expanding network of technology and IT experts, thought leaders and pioneers? Computing offers commercial partnership opportunities with all of its tech-focussed events.

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Keynote – The Data Divide: Where UK and EU data laws diverge

Since the landmark Brexit ruling, the UK and EU have had a strenuous relationship, leading to lengthy, complicated, and often contradictory negotiations from both sides. The UK’s planned Data Reform Bill and the EU’s anticipated GDPR update has the tech industry battling to stay in both regions good books. Join this session to explore:

  • What the Data Reform Bill and new GDPR regulations will look like and where they differ
  • The challenges and costs businesses should expect to face to remain in compliance with the new rules
  • How these new obligations will impact how data is stored and shared across the UK and Europe
Speaker
Managing Director
Dwilde Consulting
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Computing Gold Partner

Interested in joining an established and expanding network of technology and IT experts, thought leaders and pioneers? Computing offers commercial partnership opportunities with all of its tech-focussed events.

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Panel Discussion – The Qualifications Catch: How prerequisites can bottleneck recruitment

Qualifications have long been used as one of the metrics employers use to quickly validate whether an applicant is qualified for the role they are hiring for. However, this has often presented itself as a barrier for applicants who didn’t pursue higher education. Hear from a panel of industry leaders who cut their own path to the top, and how they have made recruitment accessible to individuals who started in a similar place to them.

Speakers
Technology Director
Travelopia
Interim CTIO
StepChange Debt Charity
EVP, Chief Technology & Information Officer
Clario
Associate Editor
The Channel Company
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Closing remarks

Thank you for joining us for day 2 of this year's IT Leaders Festival!

Please note this programme is subject to change.