CIO WaterCooler LIVE! – 19th June – London | CIO WaterCooler

CIO WaterCooler LIVE! – 19th June – London

CIO WaterCooler Live! Summer 2018

Merchant Taylors' Hall, London

19th June 2018 - 8.30 am - 16.30 pm

CIO WaterCooler Live! promises to be another fantastic gathering of the UK's foremost CIOs and IT Leaders. Heading another superb speaker line-up, the WaterCooler community welcomes fellow member, Jim DuBois, former Global CIO of Microsoft to share his story on the transformation of Microsoft.

Keynote: Jim DuBois, former CIO/CISO, Microsoft

Jim Dubois, former CIO, MicrosoftJim was at Microsoft for 25 years, with the last four as CIO. Prior to becoming CIO he held leadership roles on product teams, infrastructure teams and was Microsoft's CISO for 5


Keynote: Cindy Hoots, Global Vice President - IT, Unilever

Cindy Hoots

We're delighted to announce our keynote speaker, Cindy Hoots. Currently the Global VP IT at Unilever, Cindy has enjoyed a successful career across an array of large organisations and industries.

Hoots is an advocate for the positive impact technology can have on people's lives and demonstrates this through her passion for transformation and focus on business enablement. Working closely with Executive teams, she has a clear understanding of business goals and looks for opportunities to leverage technology to drive business results.

It is clear that tech leaders need to be business-centric. As the latest addition to the speaker faculty, we believe Hoots will provide some perspective and reflection on her journey to becoming one of the most sought-after tech leaders in the market.

Our Event Chair: Christine Ashton, Group CDO, Digital Office ERP Cloud, SAP

Christine AshtonChristine’s role at SAP builds on her years of experience as a senior executive in companies reliant on progressive business processes, and where data is a core business commodity. Before her current role, she was Senior Vice President of Technology at Thomson Reuters and in this role, she was able to deliver digital programmes that enabled the business to scale and to integrate some 300 acquisitions. Digital transformation also extended to starting the journey to the cloud by transforming the engineering capability, technology and platforms delivering commercial data products and services.

How to land your dream job and why CIO CVs bear little resemblance to anything boards actually ask for in a CIO

Cathy Holley, Head of Technology and Digital Leaders Practice, Savannah Group

Cathy HolleyCathy Holley is a CIO/CDO headhunter and leads Savannah Group’s Technology and Digital Leaders Practice. Over two decades she and her team have placed some of the world’s top CIOs and CDOs across a huge variety of sectors. She is a trusted advisor to technology leaders and Boards alike – a matchmaker, a broker and a generally good person for CIOs to know.

Artificial Intelligence – Threat or Opportunity?

Andrew Burgess, AI and Automation Expert

Andrew BurgessAndrew has worked as an advisor to C-level executives in Technology and Sourcing for the past 20 years and is considered a thought-leader and practitioner in Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Process Automation. He is a strategic advisor to a number of ambitious companies in the field of disruptive technologies.

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