Talktech is Computerworld Hong Kong's signature executive discussion event. We are again bringing the mini version of this interactive and engaging conversation back to the CIO Leadership Forum this year. This is a platform for CIOs, IT vendors and industry observers to exchange ideas, insights and inspirations.
Date: March 17, 2017
Time: 9:00 - 11:00AM
Venue: The Mira, Hong Kong
6 tables: 6 simultaneous discussions
Each table: 1 moderator to lead the discussion of different topics, 3 guest speakers (rotate between topics)
Three discussion topics: 30 mins each
Discussion topic: CIO - The Enterprise Game Changer
Eric R. Gorney, Chief Operating Officer, SAP Hong Kong & Macau
Charles de Jager, SAP Customer Solutions Management, SAP Greater China
“The C-suite is becoming overcrowded with new C-level titles being introduced regularly- Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Privacy Officer, Chief Cloud Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Social Media Officer, Chief Security Officer, and Chief Risk Officer …, etc. These new roles are often unclear in terms of their objectives, and how they differ from the role of the traditional CIO. As a result, the role of the CIO is being marginalized when the role should, in fact, be elevated.” (Quoted from Wired.com https://www.wired.com/insights/2014/04/new-role-cio-innovator-ever-evolving-business-world/)
In this session, we will discuss the challenges and the top hurdles of CIOs in face of digital transformation. We will explore how IT and business leaders are assessing what works for them, and look out to the challenges and opportunities ahead. The latest technologies are re-shaping the role of CIOs and turning over the business with strategic best practices. CIOs can lead the organization to stay ahead in the digital enterprise.
Questions for roundtable discussion:
- Is the role of CIO, to optimize or to innovate? To manage IT or to drive new business value?
- How do CIOs derive new strategic values in a digitally complex world?
- What are the new measures of success?
- What are the key success factors, innovation and choices of technologies for the future CIO?
- How important is data analytics to your organization? What tools would you use to extract business value from corporate data?
Patrick ChanSE Manager - HK & Taiwan, Nutanix
Paul SerranoChief Evangelist, Asia Pacific & Japan, Nutanix
Eric R. GorneyChief Operating Officer, SAP Hong Kong & Macau
Charles de JagerSAP Customer Solutions Management, SAP Greater China
This discussion aims to gather a group of peers to exchange, share and debate the different challenges faced by IT leaders today. There will be no formal presentations conducted at this discussion.
The moderator will then initiate certain questions and occasionally refer specific issues to particular delegates, but please feel free to reply, respond to questions or other delegate’s remarks as and when necessary. Please be considerate to other participants by keeping answers concise and to the point. Also feel free to ask any questions or raise additional points that you feel are valuable to the discussion.
Please note the discussion is intended to be casual, free flowing and open. The guest speaker will make an initial welcome and introduction to the discussion which will highlight some key industry trends and issues.