IT - SUMMIT

Digital Innovation Digital Summit:
New technology to drive business innovation

14 - 16th February 2023, Europe 09:00 - 12:45 BST

Digital Innovation Summit

Innovation is a 21st century buzzword which has evolved into an essential department of any business. What are the greatest challenges that all innovators are facing, and how can they be solved?

Sense check your approach with likeminded industry experts, sharing insight on business-critical challenges and disruptive technology and drive your industry forward collaboratively.

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Why Attend

Connect with 70+ senior leaders for a curated agenda focused on tackling your current business critical challenges and driving industry forward. Our summits are designed to help you.

New connections

Build new connections with likeminded senior leaders

Business trends

Stay current with emerging business trends

Key takeaways

Downloadable and actionable takeaways

New partnerships

Accelerate key projects through meaningful new partnerships

Insights

De-risk new projects by gaining a broad range of insights

New technologies

Understand the impact new technology can make

"What I enjoyed the most about it was the interactivity, it’s very rare that you get active participation"
Alex Boehme, CTO, H&M Group
"There was a lot of outreach after the event of individuals wanting to connect and I think that was a great by-product of speaking at the event"
Jeffrey Johnson, Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Security Officer, Siemens Health Affairs for North America
"I was blown away by the great logistics, diversity of attendees and incredible networking opportunities. I can honestly say I’ve never had so many new relationships and key opportunities from a single meeting."
Bill Sheahan, Vice President
"Congratulations to you all for pulling off a Hybrid Summit with Augmented Reality features that are truly unparalleled in the Industry! Collaborative, Interactive & showcasing leading edge technology ... GDS Summits really set the bar so high that a return to physical conferences might be re-evaluated in the Industry."
Christina Alexander Alexandropoulou, Director Of Security, Four Seasons
"I connected with peers that I know I’ll stay in touch with, including suppliers which have presented a fantastic opportunity for 7-Eleven Global in the future. It may well be the most valuable summit I’ve attended in many years."
Cynthia Richardson, Senior Director, Global Logistics & Merchandising
"The meetings and presentations added value, and needless to say, but that the venue for the Summit was exceptional."
Edward M Shubert, CPA Senior Director, McKesson Corporation
"I made quite a few contacts that will be beneficial to me."
Margaret Bond, Director of Cyber Security, Numotion
"It was one of the best events I have been to, particularly because of the format and topics. Really well done and to all of the team."
Lauren Goodwin, CIO

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Event Agenda

Day one
Day two
Day three

09:00 - 09:15

09:00 - 09:15

Opening Remarks

09:15 - 09:45

09:15 - 09:45

Keynote

Ming Tang Chief Data and Analytics Officer , NHS England

09:45 - 10:25

09:45 - 10:25

Panel Discussion

Leadership innovation- The importance of it in a digital transformation world

Rajkumar Munusamy Cloud Platform Product Owner, Swiss Re
Iryna Andreieva EMEA Digi Ecommerce Lead & Executive Coach, Nike
Jon Howells Senior Data Solutions Director, Mars Petcare

10:25 - 11:35

10:25 - 11:35

Roundtables

Track 1: Company Culture: A Hurdle or Opportunity for Digital transformation

Sponsor:

Steve Atkinson Vice President, and General Manager - EMEA, Enboarder

Track 2: The building blocks to successful CX through digital transformation

Sponsor:

Darim Rahmatallah Senior Product Manager, Digital Identity and Security, Thales
Lindsay Colton Digital Transformation Manager of materials processing, Terex Corporation

Track 3: Data's critical role to underpin a successful Digital Transformation journey

Sponsor:

Will Hiley Head of Solutioning, Syniti

11:25 - 11:30

11:25 - 11:30

Short Break

11:30 - 12:10

Sponsor

11:30 - 12:10

Masterclass Breakouts

Rishi Tank Regional Director, Enterprise EMEA, Twilio

12:11 - 12:41

12:11 - 12:41

Headline Keynote

Live Commerce is Exploding

09:00 - 09:15

09:00 - 09:15

Opening Remarks

09:15 - 09:45

09:15 - 09:45

Keynote

Live Commerce is Exploding

09:47 - 10:27

09:47 - 10:27

Panel Discussion

People, process and technology: three pillars of digital transformation

Stef Van der Made Former Director strategy and PMO for GBS global data management & Analytics at Philips,
Alex Borek Director of Data Analytics, Zalando
Yoann Bersihand VP AI Technology, Schneider Electric

10:27 - 10:37

10:27 - 10:37

Insight Break

10:40 - 11:30

10:40 - 11:30

Roundtables

Track 1: Company Culture: A Hurdle or Opportunity for Digital transformation

Sponsor:

Steve Atkinson Vice President, and General Manager - EMEA, Enboarder

Track 2: The building blocks to successful CX through digital transformation

Sponsor:

Darim Rahmatallah Senior Product Manager, Digital Identity and Security, Thales
Lindsay Colton Digital Transformation Manager of materials processing, Terex Corporation

Track 3: Data's critical role to underpin a successful Digital Transformation journey

Sponsor:

Will Hiley Head of Solutioning, Syniti

11:31 - 12:01

11:31 - 12:01

Innovation Exchange Keynote

The power of the ecosystem: How we re-invented learning to drive business transformation

Daniela Proust SVP, Head of Global Learning and Growth, SIEMENS

12:03 - 12:33

12:03 - 12:33

Closing Prime Keynote

Just ‘knowing’ your customer is not enough - Enable your customers to push your business forwards. That is what being customer-centric is all about.

09:00 - 09:15

09:00 - 09:15

Opening Remarks

09:15 - 09:45

09:15 - 09:45

Keynote

Customer Centricity and Why It Matters in a Digital World

Fausto Artico Global R&D Tech Head and Director of Innovation and Data Science, GSK

09:46 - 10:26

09:46 - 10:26

Panel Discussion

Delivering in a digital world of changed customer expectations

Kian Abolfazlian Director, Data Transformation Leader, IGT Business Cluster, Philips
Sergio Alonso Associate Director Technical Program Management- Data, HelloFresh
Veaceslav Driglov Chief Digital Officer (CDO), IFCO Systems

10:27 - 10:37

10:27 - 10:37

Insight Break

10:37 - 11:27

10:37 - 11:27

Roundtable Leaders Panel

Steve Atkinson Vice President, and General Manager - EMEA, Enboarder
Darim Rahmatallah Senior Product Manager, Digital Identity and Security, Thales
Lindsay Colton Digital Transformation Manager of materials processing, Terex Corporation
Will Hiley Head of Solutioning, Syniti

11:35 - 12:05

11:35 - 12:05

Innovation Exchange Keynote

How Bacardi managed its Digital and Innovation transformation

Jesus Checa Strategy and Disruptive Innovation Director, Bacardi

12:06 - 12:36

12:06 - 12:36

Closing Keynote

Marco De Jong Director Digital Platforms & Processes, Danfoss

12:36 - 12:40

12:36 - 12:40

Insight Break -Closing Comments

Speakers Include

Alex Borek

Director of Data Analytics

Ming Tang

Chief Data and Analytics Officer

Daniela Proust

SVP, Head of Global Learning and Growth

Rajkumar Munusamy

Cloud Platform Product Owner

Steve Atkinson

Vice President, and General Manager - EMEA

Jon Howells

Senior Data Solutions Director

Iryna Andreieva

EMEA Digi Ecommerce Lead & Executive Coach

Fausto Artico

Global R&D Tech Head and Director of Innovation and Data Science

Darim Rahmatallah

Senior Product Manager, Digital Identity and Security

Lindsay Colton

Digital Transformation Manager of materials processing

Marco De Jong

Director Digital Platforms & Processes

Rishi Tank

Regional Director, Enterprise EMEA

Kian Abolfazlian

Director, Data Transformation Leader, IGT Business Cluster

Yoann Bersihand

VP AI Technology

Veaceslav Driglov

Chief Digital Officer (CDO)

Will Hiley

Head of Solutioning

Sergio Alonso

Associate Director Technical Program Management- Data

Stef Van der Made

Former Director strategy and PMO for GBS global data management & Analytics at Philips

Jesus Checa

Strategy and Disruptive Innovation Director

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event experience

Experience the new way to network with peers with
interactive features including:

Audience Interaction

Engage with a virtual live audience just as you would at a physical event and create meaningful conversations.

Interactive Live Polling

Keep engaged through interactive live polling and gamification tools.

Direct connections

Ask your questions face-to-face with the speakers via our leading stage technology.

Relationship building

Build stronger connections with leading executives that you will take with you through your career

Thought Leadership

Content and insight from industry experts when it matters most

Intelligent interaction

Interactive quizzes gamify your experience

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