Kick Starting your Digital Journey | Thursday, 29th July | Virtual
  • Kick Starting your Digital Journey

  • Digital Transformation for the SME
  • Thursday, 29th July
  • Registration 12.55 to 2pm (BST)
  • Location: Virtual
  • Registration Closed

The digital journey is available to all enterprises, large or small, but knowing how to create the business & cultural environment where that transformational mindset can flourish is vitally important.  Leading CIO and Chief Digital Officer, John Barton, shares his approach to successful kick start your digital journey.
In this session we will cover:

  • The Board / Business Leadership are all talking about Digital Transformation – with or without the IT Leader part of that conversation
  • Digital Transformation Noise
  • Creating the right momentum – Digital Ambassadors and Digital Communication
  • Building the digital pipeline – start small build the momentum
  • Offshore Centre of Competence – your digital partner

Our Keynote Sessions

John Barton, Chief Information Officer | Chief Digital Officer, Abu Dhabi Airports

John Barton is an internationally recognised and award-winning CIO with 25 years’ experience in implementing IT strategies that align companies IT infrastructure | data | operations | cyber security with business priorities globally across Manufacturing | Mobile | Communication | Airport industry verticals. Specialising in driving business digital transformation & data insight generating revenue growth and process efficiency.

John’s most recent accolade was to be recognised as the No.1 CIO in the Middle East. He has held senior CIO roles at group and global level at Gatwick Airport, IMI Precision Engineering, GE Oil & Gas, and most recently at Abu Dhabi Airports as their Chief Information & Digital Officer.

John is currently raising money for Cancer Research - We'd like to encourage attendees to donate in support of what will be a fantastic session.

Donation Link

Fadi Saab, Business Applications Lead Dynamics Powerplatform, UAE Gulf Microsoft

Power Apps Low-code drives business transformation

Companies are transforming at a tremendous rate, and small businesses are taking part in this digital transformation. Businesses that are traditionally relied on manual or outdated methods can’t keep up with quickly changing customer expectations of modern commerce. Over the next five years, more than 500 million digital apps and services will be developed and deployed. Demand for business applications is greater than ever, growing 5X faster than IT departments can deliver. It’s no wonder then that 86% of organizations will be struggling. So how to scale traditional, code-first development to meet this growing demand…? Unlock more with Microsoft Power Apps Power Apps combines a simple visual approach with advanced tools, making it easier for everyone to build better apps more efficiently • Get to better solutions faster: Enable employees to build and launch their own apps to address their own business challenges – with nothing to slow them down • Make better use of resources: Free up limited pro dev resources and enable them to work faster on mission critical apps and enterprise wide solutions • Optimize existing investments: Build apps that integrate seamlessly with your Office 365, Dynamics 365 and Azure tools and data

Event Chair: Sabah Khan Carter, Chief Digital Intelligence Technology Officer (CDITO) as FSCS - (Financial Services Compensation Scheme)

Sabah is the former CIO for NewsCorp. and recently joined the FSCS as CDITO. Previously she was CIO Global Operations and led strategic relationships with technology partners and social media platforms. She has led key business initiatives for the company, including building their Indian (Bangalore) off-shore capability. Sabah has held a number of Technology leadership roles delivering ‘business transforming’ change to internal and external audiences across numerous industry sectors including Media, Education, Telecoms and Government.