DAYS 2 & 3 AGENDA

Please see below the agenda for days 2 & 3 taking place on Tuesday 11 & 18 October, live online from Computing's studio.

>> Click here for the day 1 agenda


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. Here from an industry leader on her 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.
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Computing Platinum 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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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.
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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.
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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
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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.

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Closing remarks

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

We will be back next week on the 18th for the final day of the festival, where there will another packed day of virtual keynotes, panels, deep-dives and more.

Day 3 Programme

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Opening remarks
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Platinum Partner Presentation

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, each covering topics including, cyber security, cloud, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and many more.

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Case Study - Quantum Computing: Finding the future

As the exponential growth of technology begins to slow, our ability to run large amounts of complex computations will fail to keep up with demand. Though still in its early stages, quantum computing has the potential to find solutions to questions that would take classical computers millennia to solve. Join this session to hear from a quantum expert on:

  • Where quantum computing is on its journey and where it will be in the next five to ten years.
  • How organisations can start accessing quantum computers, and what they can be used for.
  • What existing technologies complement quantum computing and will help improve computation capabilities.
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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, each covering topics including, cyber security, cloud, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and many more.

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Panel Discussion – Agile Academia

Universities are often looked at as the centres of forethought, where the next generations will earn the skills needed to maintain, improve, and sometimes revolutionise the way we work. In the middle of the ongoing skill shortage, they have never been in more important. Join this session to hear what experts in academia see as:

  • Where the market goes wrong and the biggest issues that are feeding the talent and skills shortage.
  • What their organisations have done to begin teaching students how to develop diverse skillsets.
  • The impact today’s students will have on the workplaces of the future.
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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, each covering topics including, cyber security, cloud, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and many more.

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Fireside Chat: Subduing Scope 3

The tech industry’s scope 1 & 2 emission have steadily begun to fall as more organisations address their carbon emissions. However, the real challenge lies on tackling scope 3 emissions. Hear from a tech sustainability specialist on:

  • How they have monitored the tech industry’s scope 3 emissions.
  • The ways in which organisations can begin to offset these emissions now.
  • How they can develop strategies to address their organisations long-term emissions.
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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, each covering topics including, cyber security, cloud, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and many more.

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Festival Round-Up Quiz

 Join in on this interactive quiz to test your knowledge and win the prize!

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Computing Gold Partner
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Panel Discussion – Every Cloud

What cloud platform best suits their organisations needs is an issue many, if not all IT leaders have had to face. Only to end up using more multiple vendors to ensure continuity across regions and maintain services in periods of high demand. Join this panel to hear how these IT Leaders:

  • Developed on their cloud transformation journey, and what issues they encountered.
  • Migrated workloads across multiple public and private clouds.
  • Addressed date egress charges and negotiating the best deals.
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Closing remarks

Thank you for joining us of Computing's IT Leaders Festival 2022! We look forward to seeing you again next year.