CIO Connect run regular workshops on a variety of topics that are designed to encourage debate & learning on current issues & future thinking.

We have two or three speakers at each event – subject experts and experienced CIOs – sometimes business leaders with a keen interest in technology: For example, recently the CEO of Ascential and the CEO of MetroBank have shared their views and plans in different sessions.

You can view a range of recent topics we have covered at the bottom of this page.

Emmanuelle Bertrand Alistair Russell, Cathy McCabe & Lindsey Griffiths
Emmanuelle Bertrand (IT Director,
Customer Services, The Coca-Cola Company) shares their strategy for marketing to students.
Alistair Russell in conversation with workshop speakers Cathy McCabe of Retail Reimagined and Lindsey Griffiths of BP
in deep debate Gerry Pernell in discussion
In deep debate – participants discuss Intraprenuership In conversation with Gerry Pennell – CIO, International Olympic Committee

The workshops are designed to be highly interactive – we take a topic and invite speakers with a keen interest and knowledge to give their point of view – usually from different ‘lenses’. The topics will likely have no ‘right answer’ but instead will lead to debate and a deeper understanding of the topic both in general and in the attendees individual business context. Participants are encouraged to reflect on how the learning can be applied to their organisation.

Most workshops are in London from 8.30am to 12.30pm (Lunch & refreshments are provided) and we limit the numbers to ensure high quality and active debate.

Click here to see the upcoming programme

Some of the recent attendees from shared their views on the event:

Stuart Pearson (VP Global Analytics at Aimia)

Simon Cox (CIO at University of Southampton) was “fascinated by the breadth and depth of the discussion on customer experience reflecting on how important it is to understand the student journey in University and beyond into employment.”

Nigel Reichelt (CIO Services Manager at IBM) said “it has given me an insight into the high level of expectations that students will have when they enter careers in organisations”

Hear what others attendees at recent workshops had to say