• IT in 2021: Enabling Growth and Hybrid Work Models

  • Tuesday, 13th July
  • Registration: 12:25 - Close 2 pm (BST)
  • Location: Virtual
  • Registration Closed

How can we ensure technology stability today to fuel agility, growth and innovation tomorrow? This session explores how to best provide agility to line-of-business whilst still maintaining governance. As the world slowly adjusts to the new normal, learn how to deliver technology stability today through the reduction of technical complexity, whilst building a foundation for growth tomorrow.

In this session we’ll discuss:

  • Managing consumption technologies
  • How will hybrid work model change the nature of organisations
  • Reducing technology complexity to fund growth
  • Persona-Based IT and enabling the shift from Waterfall to Agile
  • Mitigating Shadow IT in a ‘Work from Anywhere’ Future

Our Keynote Speakers

Anita Lettink, Founder, Advisor & Analyst, HRTechRadar

A World Without Jobs?

Anita Lettink brings insights and perspectives about the future of the global workforce to companies, investors, startups, and organizations worldwide. She challenges her audience to imagine what’s next and helps them understand what they can do today to get ready for tomorrow. Her work offers a blend of reality-based thinking founded on data and combined with a visualization of the new world of work. With extensive experience as a strategic advisor and speaker, Anita has helped thousands of professionals around the world – from students to senior executives – envision the future of work and understand the role of people and technology.

Becky Trevino, VP Product Marketing, Snow Software

How to deliver technology stability today to fuel a foundation for growth tomorrow

As the world reopens, IT leadership must focus on building a platform for future growth, while leading the organisation to a ‘work from anywhere’ culture. Survey data from McKinsey indicates that 75% of respondents in North America and Europe believe they expect new technologies to accelerate through 2024. Many respondents also intend to move to more efficient and agile ways of working, and the majority plan to introduce new products and services. In this new world of work, IT leaders must effectively lead through what will be one of the most disruptive periods in their careers. Despite the challenges in providing agility whilst maintaining governance, using automation effectively and decentralising IT spend, the opportunities for innovation and growth are significant. Join us for an interactive discussion on how IT teams can approach hybrid working, how they can leverage a persona approach to IT services, and hear how your peers are managing rising costs for SaaS, IaaS and PaaS technologies.

Marc Hodes, Strategic IT Director / CIO, AB Sugar

Some sweet lessons from a Sugar Producer

COVID-19 has had an impact on how we work. While in the after-math there is a lot of discussion about getting back to the office or not, or a more hybrid approach, there are other lessons to be learned. In AB Sugar we have learned some valuable lessons during COVID-19. In this session Marc will discuss three specific use cases in their business. 1) Challenges of closing borders for our African Business 2) How COVID helped our RPA journey 3) Autonomous Production Units in Factories

Event Chair: Tim Hynes, Group Chief Innovation Officer, AIB

Tim Hynes is an executive with a broad range of experience across a number of disciplines that include brand marketing, operations, change management, and technology. He has 30 years’ experience in blue chip organisations where he has held both regional and global roles, leading teams spread across more than 40 countries. He is currently the Chief innovation Officer for AIB. Tim holds a Masters in Executive Leadership from Ulster University, is a qualified bank director, and is a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society.

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