2020 Line-Up - Day 1

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Opening Remarks

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing and Delta

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Computing Delta Keynote

Delta is the world's first truly independent market analysis service for technology leaders. 

Our session will cover the cultural challenges of digital transformation. 

  • How should your teams be structured to best facilitate digital transformation?
  • Hear the results of research conducted among some of the world's largest and most successful organisations. 

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing and Delta

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The Super-Resilient Leader
Digital is much more than the industrial era amped up on ‘tech steroids’. Looking through the lens of leadership we will explore how the digital typhoon is impacting business models and people. This session will also look at the changing role of the IT Leader, and how to be successful in managing consistent flux and change. How can you create a ‘safe environment’ that enables failure, innovation, and growth within the team? Finally, how to build super-resilience into your organisation and the importance of being a visible change leader.

Ade McCormack, Founder, Digital Readiness Institute

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Networking break, refreshments and visit to Tech Zone
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Attracting New Talent
  • What are jobseekers looking for in a new employer?
  • How can you remotely attract, train, mentor and retain top talent?
  • What can you do to encourage diversity within your organisation?
  • How can technology impact diversity?
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Networking, Exhibition and Movement Break
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Have you tried turning it off and back on again?
  • Managing a technical team as a non-techie, wherever you are based.
  • Encouraging your team to realise their value to the wider business, and how to 'talk' business.
  • How to bridge the gap between technical teams and the wider business.
  • Creating an efficient, motivated, and industry leading technology team.

Chris Storey, Head of Technology - Marine Business, Travelopia

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Interactive Discussion: Skills Drought
  • What skills should you be investing in? How will this change over time? 
  • What skills are young people being taught? 
  • How can you train staff to overcome the skills shortage?
  • How could apprenticeship schemes benefit your organisation?
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Interactive Discussion: Tech Team Diversity
  • How can we collaborate to improve diversity in the industry?
  • What successful programmes have companies been implementing?
  • Where are the key failings of diversity in the industry, and how can they be over-come?
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Interactive Discussion: Adjusting for an 'ever-green model'
  • Suppliers are constantly releasing updates with new functionality, new technology and automatic updates. How can you keep up with this?
  • How can you harness this to maximise the benefits of already existing investments?
  • How can you stay secure with such rapid developments?

David Germain, Group CIO, RSA Group

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Panel Discussion: The Future Generations: what, where, why, how?
  • What enticed these young people into the technology industry? 
  • What are the biggest challenges they faced?
  • Their most and least favourite elements of their current roles.
  • How to stand out as an employer to the upcoming generation.
  • What can we do to attract more young people into the technology industry?
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Networking, exhibition visit and movement break!
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Panel Discussion: Part of the A-Team

COVID-19 forced a drastic switch to remote working. Many traditional managerial processes have evolved with the new remote team. During such a time of transformation is it more important to focus on processes, or people? This panel discussion will look at: 

  • How to maintain employee engagement and ensure you still have a ‘team’?
  • How to encourage your employees to look after their mental and physical health during a time of unprecedented change.
  • Best practices for supervision, appraisals, and motivation.
  • How to maintain organisation wide collaboration to avoid breakdown into silos.

Marina Brilleman, Global IT Manager – Business Analysis: New Generation Products, British American Tobacco
Paul Davison, Head of Data, Royal Mail
Chucks Iwuagwu, Head of Delivery, Government Digital Service

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In Conversation with Delta Steering Committee: Speaking 'Their' Language
  • How to engage senior stakeholders with business transformation driven by technology?
  • Understanding different personality types and frames of reference.
  • How to calculate the cost and demonstrate the value of IT.
  • How can you emphasise the urgency of investing in IT.
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Closing Remarks

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing and Delta


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Please note: programme is subject to change