Also a technology guru, Bales constantly talks about "Digital Shift & Mobility", which encompasses innovation, culture, design, technology and mobility in a world gone digital.
Expounding more on technology disruptions and what organisations need to be mindful of as we progress on the third computing platform will be keynote speaker Sandra Ng, who is no stranger to the IT scene in Asia.
She is the Group Vice President heading IDC's Asia/Pacific Practice Group. Based in Singapore, she is responsible for thought leadership and deep-dive insights and advisory content on IDC's third platform disruptive pillars of Cloud, Mobility, Big Data Analytics and Social, along with C-suite (CIO, CMO and CxO) research and engagements as well as the Service Provider industry. She also advises both IT buyers (CIO and line-of-business heads) and IT suppliers/enablers across the eICT marketplace. IDC defines "eICT" as the convergence of ICT, consumer electronics, xCommerce and entertainment/content applications and services.
Uniquely interactive format
Conferences typically have one-way flow of content from the stage to the audience, but the CIO Summit presents a refreshingly different format that encourages two way dialogue and exchange between the delegates and the speakers.
At the conference, the Executive Networking Tables (ENT) will be set up that will allow delegates to have in depth discussions with the experts leading the discussions and their peers taking part in the conference.
The ENTs involve small group discussions around a specific set of topics, hosted by an industry leader who will provide the business perspective, and a technology expert who will provide a perspective with references from successful implementations.
These conversations will focus on three key business areas: Leadership, Growth, and Competition.
More engaging, more networking, more interactive, and more fun
Because of its unique format, CIO Summit 2014 will be more engaging and fun.
Besides the networking at the ENTs, delegates will also get at least 2 hours dedicated to networking with friends, old and new.
The Summit takes 'interactions' to an altogether different level. From user generated topics at the ENT to electronic voting devices that instantly capture the responses of the audience and beam them on screen in real-time, the CIO Summit encourages participants to help shape the agenda and create meaningful discussion points at the conference.
More than a hundred CIOs, CTOs and IT directors have already signed up for the CIO Summit 2014. To register yourself for the event, please visit this page.
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