The EU’s ambitions in the digital economy are high. But in order for the bloc to become one of the leaders in the digital world, there are some collective hurdles to overcome.
The countries of the EU will be looking at a shortage of about 500,000 IT professionals in 2020 – the year the 10-year strategy for the economic advancement of the union was named after (Europe 2020). The European Commission has developed action plans to increase awareness and to attract young people to IT education. But will that be enough? At the summit, we will discuss this topic with CxOs and representatives of the commission.
Without secure data a Digital Single Market is doomed to fail. The NIS Directive went into effect last fall, and the implementation of the GDPR is on the books for next year. With the US, next steps should be taken to come to a new Privacy Shield agreement. In the meantime, cyber criminality is increasing year-on-year. We will discuss the latest developments with EC experts and CIOs.
The CIO’s role
At the organisational level there is work to do as well. How do you transform into an agile, innovative, industry-leading organisation? CIOs are more and more a facilitator of innovation, with digital transformation being at the core of their activity. We will share experiences and discuss the best methods to move forward.
Often, a successful transformation of the business hinges on the ability to turn massive amounts of data into meaningful information. A CIO needs to be data-savvy to provide the business with the right information on the right time. At the summit, we will therefore shed some light on modern day data techniques.
This event is organised exclusively for European CxOs. Meals, beverages and hotel accommodation are free of charge for CIOs, IT directors, board members responsible for IT, academics and representatives of EU institutions.
This event is organised exclusively for CxOs and will start in the afternoon of 26 June (on invitation only). Meals, beverages and hotel accommodation are free of charge for CIOs, IT directors, board members responsible for IT, academics and representatives of EU institutions or when you are invited* by ICT Media, the European CIO Association (EuroCIO) or any of its partners.
*If you are not associated with any of the aforementioned parties, a registration fee of €1990 will be charged per attendee. If you have any doubts whether you qualify, please contact us.
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It was a great summit, it was not to big, it was focused and not long. Therefore a lot of people had a chance to stay until the end of the summit. Hope we can have more summits like this
This was my second summit and clearly the best of the lot. I thought the morning sessions of the 18th were excellent and this was the highlight for me. Thank you for organizing
Good exchange to know participants and increase collaboration the next day
It was interesting and fun to share ideas and perspectives. It was also good to experience that we all see the complexities in the demands to our role as CIO and in general for IT staff in this digital economy. Similar challenges everywhere and we all need to transform not only our own roles as CIO but also many of the roles in our IT teams
The European CIO Association (EuroCIO) is the only European, independent, not-for-profit representative for enterprise IT users (the ‘demand side’ of IT) in the private and public sectors. With over 900 organisations as members, represented by their highest CIO or IT decision-maker, and representing over 600,000 IT professionals, EuroCIO is the largest organisation of its kind, with connections to other CIO communities around the world.
ICT Media is fully focussed on facilitating the CIO, IT, Telecoms & Sourcing communities in the Netherlands by demand-driven programs for the top 1,500 companies in the Netherlands (C-level & Direct Reports of the CIO and senior IT/Telecom professionals) with a strong focus on the top 250 CIOs. We support this group of IT decision makers through relationship building and networking.