Think Digital Summit UK & Ireland October 13 – 14

#ThinkUKI Join and learn to lead in the era of hybrid cloud and AI

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Think Digital Summit UK & Ireland October 13 – 14

#ThinkUKI Join and learn to lead in the era of hybrid cloud and AI

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Think Digital Summit UK & Ireland

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Time
Stage 1 - Sustainability, Resilience & Transformation
Stage 2 – Accelerate New Ways of Working
09:00Platform opens
09:30Welcome and opening keynote - Re-emerge with Purpose
Speakers:
Sreeram Visvanathan, Chief Executive of IBM UK and Ireland, IBM Deborah Threadgold, General Manager, IBM Ireland Simon McKinnon, Director General, Digital and Chief Digital and Information Officer, Department for Work and Pensions We take a look at the challenges organisations are facing across all industries as a result of the fall out from the pandemic and how technology has helped them to transform and re-emerge with renewed purpose. Simon McKinnon from the UK Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) will talk about how they support 20 million people across the UK and the role technology plays in transforming the services they deliver, allowing them to respond to the rapidly changing demands of the people they serve in all walks of life.
10:00Building a sustainable enterprise with author Paul Polman
Speakers:
Paul Polman, Co-Author, Net Positive; former CEO, Unilever Elisabeth Goos, Executive Partner, Head of Green2Grow Sustainability DACH & Public Sector Strategy DACH, IBM To deliver on global sustainability targets the world needs scientific breakthroughs, technological innovations and global cooperation on a scale that has never been seen before. The consensus is clear; we have entered the decade for urgent action and we must accelerate the pace of innovation and bring practical solutions to market. However, the answers needed are complex - organisations are struggling to find practical ways to respond to consumer, societal and regulatory pressures. This session discusses the opportunities and challenges organisations face to reinvent themselves as a sustainable enterprise. Hear directly from Paul Polman on his experience as to how business can deliver long-term growth and be a force for good. No organisation can fix this on their own - are you ready to play your part?
10:25Pushing boundaries: From outer space to the middle of the ocean with astronaut Major Tim Peake CMG
Speakers:
Major Tim Peake CMG, Astronaut Brett Phaneuf, Director, Mayflower Autonomous Ship Project Rosie Lickorish, Software Engineer & Emerging Technology Specialist, IBM Research Laboratory In today’s environment, organisations are continuously seeking ground-breaking innovations which extend capabilities to accelerate discovery and improve the way work gets done. From AI-powered Automation and Edge technologies to research hard to reach parts of the ocean, to the use of AI and robotic technology to carry out new experiments in space; technology is the catalyst to push new boundaries. Hear from British Astronaut Tim Peake and The Mayflower team, as they discuss two very different voyages, with much more in common than you may think
10:50Fashion's footprint: Innovations for a sustainable & fair supply chainA winning return: Enhancing fan experience
Speakers:
Adam Mansell, CEO, UKFT Luq Niazi, General Manager Global Distribution Sector & Global Managing Director, Consumer Industries, IBM The fashion industry is facing a sustainability crisis. Hear how emerging tech is helping to create more efficient and sustainable supply chains, revealing the entire lifecycle of a fashion garment.
Speakers:
Alexandra Willis, Communications and Marketing Director, AELTC Bernard Marr, Business and technology futurist, influencer and thought leader Kevin Farrar, IBM UK Sports Partnerships Lead Live tennis returned to Wimbledon for the 2021 Championships after a year’s absence. Hear how the AELTC and IBM push for innovation each year to engage new types of fans.
11:05UK security health check: Building trust and resiliencyAlways on: Redesigning business processes at speed with automation
Speakers:
Neil Bennett, CISO, NHS Digital Jessica Figueras, Vice Chair at UK Cyber Security Council Mary O’Brien, General Manager of Security, IBM Working from home and delivering virtual services have become the ‘new normal’. Hear how organisations are adapting, putting cyber security and cyber resilience at the core.
Speaker:
Paola Molino, Head of Corporate Programmes & Robotics, CIS, Digital & IT, Vodafone Angela Preece, Associate Partner, Cognitive Process Re-engineering Global Business Services, IBM Join Vodafone as they discuss the challenges of automating processes to generate cost efficiencies and simplification as a central function delivering to local markets that are diverse
11:25Future first thinking for building a sustainable creative businessFacing the unknown… The need to adapt, accelerate and amplify
Speakers:
Simon Green, Founder & CEO, Green Rock Ben Foakes, Founder & Managing Director, BASE Media Cloud Kay Thompson, Partner - Media & Entertainment Industry Leader, IBM Services Hear from one of the first video companies in the world to go 100% virtual for a more flexible and sustainable business model, with cutting-edge cloud services.
Speaker:
Fran Thompson, CIO, Health Service Executive (HSE) Seema Raman, Life Sciences Strategy and Services Development Lead, IBM Watch how Health Service Executive (HSE) rose to a challenge of extreme urgency at speed and scale, and find out how to benefit from their experience.
11:45The virtual enterprise: Six considerations for modern businessesMain ingredient: Transparency - for the world's food & drink supply
Speakers:
Kristi Sweitzer, Senior Product Owner - Strategy and Business Planning Analytics, IKEA Jon O'Donnell, Managing Partner, Business Transformation Services EMEA, IBM Technology is transforming business models across the globe, creating new opportunities for growth and fresh benchmarks of cost and efficiency. As we place this revolution in the context of an increasingly virtual world, we see even more power arising from the ecosystems, digital workflows, and networked organisations that are made possible. The Virtual Enterprise is emerging, supported by a “Golden Thread” of value that animates the enterprise and binds ecosystem participants. Exploring Ikea’s own transformation journey, this session will cover the key building blocks to becoming a Virtual Enterprise.
Speakers:
Jacob Morén, COO, Skira Guillermo Renancio, Director of Technology, Expansion and Strategic Partnership, Grupo Pescanova Susara Van den Heever, Director, C&CS Expert Labs Sales EMEA, IBM Trust in the food and beverage supply chain is becoming increasingly important as consumers call for producers, suppliers, manufacturers and retailers to deliver transparency. Powered by Blockchain, IBM Food Trust creates a smarter, safer and more sustainable food and beverage system that closes the information gap for the customer. Join Nueva Pescanova & Skira as they share how they strengthened their food and beverage excellence actions.
12:05AI-powered automation: Emerge stronger and more resilientBe open, be secure, be fearless, with security everywhere
Speakers:
Lorenzo Rossi, CEO, MOVYON, Autostrade per l’Italia Group Selina Ünal, Mobile Subscription Solutions Manager Turkcell Emmanuel Treny, Automation Sales Leader EMEA, IBM Disruption inevitably provokes a sense of urgency to rethink and reinvent. Leading organisations are investing in IBM Automation and AI technologies to meet regulatory requirements and deliver new and improved services that will ensure they emerge stronger and more prepared for the future. Join a fireside chat with Autostrade per l’Italia and Turkcell to hear how placing Automation and AI at the heart of their technology transformation keeps them moving forward.
Speakers:
Tommi Hippeläinen, CEO & CTO, Hypercell Shatssy Hassan (she), Chief Security Office, Commercial International Bank (CIB) Kaja Narum, Head of Security, Nordics, IBM Your business systems, users and data are connected like never before – all of which increases the risks of compromise. There are a number of frameworks and strategies for building a security program to address this connectedness and complexity. However, without a clear plan for success, most of these strategies result in a growing checklist full of capabilities and services that operate in silos. The only way to truly secure today's digital businesses is to adopt a zero trust security model where validated user identity is combined with business policies for direct access to authorised applications and resources. In today’s session, you will learn how the Commercial International Bank of Egypt revamped its management of users’ identities and how Hypercell have secured the digital transformation in the public sector in Finland
12:25The advance of the sustainable enterprisePartnerships that deliver even better together - Cloud & AI
Speakers:
Sebastian Haglund El Gaidi, Co-Founder, Rebase Energy Alejandro Blaas, CEO and CTO, Plataforma Tierra AS, an initiative by Cajamar Sibusisiwe Makhanya, Research Manager at IBM Research Africa, IBM From young tech start-ups to long-established banking institutions, sustainability is more than just a watch-word for forward-thinking enterprises in the 21st century – it’s a business imperative. A truly sustainable enterprise will anticipate future client needs using innovative business strategies whilst addressing positive social change and enhancing business performance. And exponential technology innovations unavailable to previous generations - AI, 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud, blockchain and others - are accelerating progress. Join senior leaders from Plataforma Tierra AS, an initiative by Cajamar, and Rebase Energy to hear how themes of trust and transparency, openness and security, speed and scale sit at the core of decision-making in the sustainable enterprise.
Speakers:
Tigran Sarkisov, CDO, X5 Retail Rizwan Khaliq, CEO, Assima Barbora Paulovič Deckerová, Ecosystem Director for CEE Technology Sales, IBM Cloud and AI make a truly compelling technology combination – organisations who embrace it can be laser focused on initiatives that will really deliver business results. Whether it’s data analytics to gain a competitive edge in a client-centric retail environment or giving customer service teams super-powers to do their best work, Cloud and AI are the accelerators and enablers. Hear from X5 Retail and Assima who are reaping the benefits of technology partnerships that deliver.
12:45Becoming Kyndryl
Speaker:
James Rutledge, General Manager GTS EMEA, IBM Kyndryl will be a spin-off of IBM IT infrastructure services creating a new, independent and market leading company. Jamie Rutledge will explain what the creation of Kyndryl means for you, our customers. As a focused, independent company, we’re building on our foundation of excellence by creating systems in new ways. Bringing in the right partners, investing in our business, and working side-by-side with our customers to unlock potential. We’re raising the bar and advancing the critical infrastructure that powers human progress.
12:55Summary and Close - with Sreeram Visvanathan
Speakers:
Sreeram Visvanathan, Chief Executive of IBM UK and Ireland, IBM
Self paced Activity: Instructor-led labs, Get connected with 1-2-1 Meetings and visit the Business Partner Zone