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Alu Rodriguez

 

Senior VP, Business Transformation

NH Hotel GroupStudios

NH Hotel Group’s Transformation Plan & its Digital Core Platform: the future of hospitality
 

NH Hotel Group’s Transformation Plan and it’s self-developed “Digital Core Platform,” is a ground-breaking project within the hospitality industry. Undertaken in record time, this plan has allowed NH to innovate in all areas of its value chain – connecting close to 400 hotels across 3 different continents and increasing its overall efficiency in terms of service, experience, invoicing, reporting and cash flow, among others.

 

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James Munson

 

Director of Digital Services and Technology

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

Driving Digital — The UK Government, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency's Transformation Journey to a Digitally Enabled Organization
 

The UK Government, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency’s digital transformation is in full flight with all its business services now transformed or in progress. In this session, you’ll learn how the agency moved away from inflexible legacy outsource contracts to publicly-cloud hosted, agile delivered services, by winning the support of a new CEO, building Board confidence in agile, changing governance to transform planning, prioritising delivery of change, developing the strategy and building the culture of a digitally-enabled organisation. The agency’s mission remains to keep people safe on Britain’s roads, but the way services are delivered online and through its mobile workforce is completely transforming. The DVSA has done it, so can you!

 

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Dr. Francisco de los Santos

 

Chief Information & Innovation Officer

Algeciras Port Authority

Digital Innovation Ecosystem at Algeciras BrainPort
 

Due to globalization, the challenge of transforming your operating model and adapting your company to the new technology advances is a must. Ports are value adding transfer points and central links in logistics chain, and Algeciras port, as the 1st Spanish and 4th European port in term of total cargo is ahead of this challenge. During the session, we will see how Algeciras Port Authority is moving from a traditional “landlord & regulator” model to a “business efficiency partner” model, based on collaboration and continuous digital innovation through the whole port logistics value chain. The journey of the CIO, becoming a member of the Board of Directors, integrating IT & Innovation in the business, working in a bimodal way, making real a Port Living Lab, interacting with Start-Ups and consolidating as a trusted business ally will be explained. Reflections, pitfalls, frustrations and lessons learned, will also be shared. 

 

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Martyn Wallace

 

Chief Digital Officer

Scottish Local Government

Digital Transformation – Local Councils Become Digital Businesses
 

In October 2016 the Digital Office for Scottish Local Government was set up in an effort to help accelerate and transform services for the 5.2 million people of Scotland and heralded the first Chief Digital Officer in Local Government across the UK.

The story will take you through the challenges, Vision ,methods and Strategies that have been used to not only bring complex organisations and services together to deliver Digital Transformation but create something unique in Local Government which now appears to be replicating across the UK and further afield.

 

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Steve Rick

 

SVP Systems & Transformation

Menzies Aviation Plc

Going digital – a 185 year old start up’s, global transformation journey - into the Cloud
 

John Menzies has a 185 year old trading history numbering Charles Dickens as a valued customer in the mid-19th Century. Over the last 25 years it has transformed itself to be one of the largest aviation services businesses in the world, supporting all the world major airlines. Today, it operates in 35 countries at 220 airports and employs 36,000 staff providing critical logistic services and everything from cargo, fuelling, de and anti-icing, airport lounges, Menzies handles almost 5m aircraft movements a year.

Over the last four years Menzies Aviation has been on a digital transformation journey embracing both private and public cloud and established innovative collaborations with agile software partners, designing, developing and deploying systems that are delivering huge business benefits to our customers and the travelling public. Crucial lessons have been learnt, mistakes made and huge challenges of global and local transformation confronted and overcome. Steve will be sharing Menzies learnings and answer the $m question “if you were to do it all again what would you do differently.

 

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Craig Walker

 

VP and Global CIO

Shell Downstream

Interview: Craig Walker, VP and Global CIO, Shell Downstream
 

Craig Walker became Shell Downstream Global CIO in July 2014. An inspirational leader, who creates clarity of vision and purpose for people and organisations, while driving a culture of innovation, continuous improvement, and high performance.

This interview will share insights and lessons from the digital transformation strategy underway at Shell downstream, a vision of the future at the global enterprise for their customers and internal stakeholders and will help benchmark and define your own transformation blueprint.

 

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Visa Honkanen,
MD, PhD

 

Director of Strategic Development

Helsinki University Hospital

From Code to Clinics, How to Make AI to Work for the Patient
 

This is great story on piloting AI in Healthcare and lessons learned. Visa will will discuss machine learning in patient care. How to use vast amounts of data especially when it’s accumulating fast, how to get stakeholders involved and excited and how to pilot in a safe and measurable way. Visa will gives insight into how they developed their algorithm and used in a real-time system, to get the data streams from the monitors and devices to flow smoothly and intact into your machine learning environment. Failures, successes and the important lessons will be shared in this CIO Story.

 

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Richard James

 

Nationwide Digital Technology Lead

Nationwide

Nationwide Digital – a Member-Centric Transformation
 

Richard leads technology transformation for Nationwide Digital – enabling Nationwide to best-serve members in an increasingly digital society through the introduction and scaling of Cloud, DevOps and Agile, as well as growing our internal digital engineering capability.

 

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CIO Story Panel:

Powering Continuous Transformation, moderated by the Economist

 

Philippe Morere

 

Global Banking & Investor Solutions, Global Chief Information Officer

Societe Generale

Philippe started his career at JP Morgan where he spent 8 years in France and abroad within the Fixed Income IT department. In 2010, Philippe returned to Paris and was appointed Global Head of Client and Trading Technology, overseeing all CM products (Equity, Fixed Income, Commodities). (*) Capital Markets, Financing, Securities Services, Global Transaction Banking, International Private Banking & Wealth Asset Management.

 

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Mike Harris

 

EVP, Research

Gartners

 

 

Mike Harris is Executive Vice President, Research & Advisory, at Gartner. Mr. Harris leads the global Research & Advisory team comprised of more than 2,000 experts who equip business leaders with indispensable insights, advice and tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities today and build the successful organizations of tomorrow.

 

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Hal Hodson

 

Technology Correspondent

Economist

Hal Hodson is technology correspondent at The Economist. Previously, he worked at New Scientist for three years in Boston and one year in London. At New Scientist, Hal wrote about internet policy and economics, robotics, artificial intelligence, infrastructure and biotechnology. He has reported from abroad, including Bolivia, Mexico, South Korea and Finland. Hal graduated in 2010 from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in astrophysics.

 

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Daniele Buonaiuto

 

Global Chief

Information Officer

MSC Cruises

Daniele is the Global Chief Information Officer in MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-held global cruise line. Since its inception in 2003, the Company grew by 800% and is today the fourth largest cruise line in the world. MSC Cruises is currently in the midst of an industry-unprecedented 10-year €10.5 billion investment plan that includes the construction of up to 14 new ships.

 

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