11th & 12th September 2018

Agenda


Event Agenda

08:00 - 08:30

Registration and Networking Reception

08:30 - 08:40

Margaret Morton, Vice President
Margaret Morton
Vice President
Société Générale
Board Member
Women in Cybersecurity

Chair's Opening Remarks

08:40 - 09:00

Simon Pakenham - Walsh, Director of Technology
Simon Pakenham - Walsh
Director of Technology
Sainsbury's
OPENING KEYNOTE

Changing The Face of Technology In A Corporate World

There is no longer a question of whether company strategy should incorporate technology driven change but how the technology change is delivered and embraced by the business. This keynote will talk about how Sainsbury’s is changing its approach around investing in technology, moving from a service to a partner model and building an in-house engineering capability.

09:00 - 09:20

Derek Rose, Chief Technology Officer
Derek Rose
Chief Technology Officer
Arnold Clark

It's All About... Arnold Clark

The reason Arnold Clark created the 'User Group' is to encourage information sharing based on real experiences and discussion. For this session you have a great opportunity to hear one of Scotland’s greatest business success stories and hear how they’re embracing a multi-vendor ecosystem to achieve more.

This is a rare opportunity to hear what has worked well and not so well from a forward thinking CTO and Head of Digital in a constantly evolving business that is regularly re-inventing itself in-line with market conditions. Come along and join the conversation.

09:20 - 09:40

Solution Provider Case Study

09:40 - 10:00

Zog Gibbens, Global Enterprise Architect
Zog Gibbens
Global Enterprise Architect
Walgreens Boots Alliance

Introducing Data Analytics, AI & Machine Learning into the Organisation

Zog Gibbens started his role in early 2016 to provide strategy, architecture and governance supporting the Business and IT for the global program of analytics spanning customer loyalty, brand development, spatial planning, digital, marketing etc. Bringing 20 years' analytics experience to the business and now leading the business into their big data journey.

In this presentation, Zog will be sharing insights in to the successes achieved so far by Walgreens Boots Alliance and how they introduced data analytics, AI & machine learning into the organisation.

10:05 - 10:25

Solution Provider Case Study - Stream 1/2/3/4

10:25 - 10:40

Coffee and Networking Break

Coffee and Networking Break

10:40 - 11:00

Solution Provider Case Study

11:00 - 11:20

Russell Warman, Head of Infrastructure and Operations
Russell Warman
Head of Infrastructure and Operations
AutoTrader

Migrating To The Cloud?

Auto Trader is the UK and Ireland’s largest digital automotive marketplace. Auto Trader sits at the heart of the UK’s vehicle buying process and our primary activity is to help vehicle retailers compete effectively on the marketplace in order to sell more vehicles, faster.

In this presentation, Russell will cover how Auto Trader have adopted a cloud native strategy to enable their people to release new functionality to their customers more often and more safely. He will also discuss the challenges faced when moving from a traditional infrastructure to a private/public cloud approach.

11:25 - 11:45

Solution Provider Case Study - Stream 1/2/3/4

11:50 - 12:10

Shad Hashmi, Vice President - Digital Development Global Markets & Operations, Asia
Shad Hashmi
Vice President - Digital Development Global Markets & Operations, Asia
BBC Worldwide

Learn, Un-Learn, Re-Learn

As the TV industry evolves beyond TV, every broadcaster stares down new and unknown challenges as they embrace this new world deemed: 'the digital transition'. As an organization deploying digital services globally, we have been thrust into a new world where we are forced to learn, un-learn and re-learn. This session is a case study of what we learned when we deployed our global SVOD offering and how we became comfortable working with the unknown.

12:10 - 12:30

Solution Provider Case Study

12:40 - 13:35

Group 1 - P2P Connect

Group 1 - P2P Connect

12:40 - 13:35

Martijn Moerbeek, Group Digital Strategy & Innovation Director
Martijn Moerbeek
Group Digital Strategy & Innovation Director
Legal & General

Group 2 - Group Discussion Platforms & Ecosystems

Digital disruption is fundamentally changing customer's expectations and bargaining power, and service is increasingly becoming the only differentiator. Indeed, it is often said that companies that own the customer data and the customer experience will be the winners of the future. In this context, incumbents would be wise to choose a "platform play" and to create two-way data flows between them and the customers that enable the creation of truly disruptive ecosystems. However, less than 20% of companies have taken steps to reinvent themselves and make the most of the opportunity that digital disruption provides them. How do you leverage the power of platforms?

In round tables you will have the opportunity to share your experiences and ideas and explore the answers to Martijn’s questions.

Group 2 - Group Discussion Platforms & Ecosystems

13:35 - 14:30

Networking Lunch

Networking Lunch

14:35 - 15:30

Group 2 - P2P Connect

Group 2 - P2P Connect

14:35 - 15:30

Martijn Moerbeek, Group Digital Strategy & Innovation Director
Martijn Moerbeek
Group Digital Strategy & Innovation Director
Legal & General

Group 1 - Group Discussion Platforms & Ecosystems

Digital disruption is fundamentally changing customer's expectations and bargaining power, and service is increasingly becoming the only differentiator. Indeed, it is often said that companies that own the customer data and the customer experience will be the winners of the future. In this context, incumbents would be wise to choose a "platform play" and to create two-way data flows between them and the customers that enable the creation of truly disruptive ecosystems. However, less than 20% of companies have taken steps to reinvent themselves and make the most of the opportunity that digital disruption provides them. How do you leverage the power of platforms?

In round tables you will have the opportunity to share your experiences and ideas and explore the answers to Martijn's questions.

Group 1 - Group Discussion Platforms & Ecosystems

15:30 - 15:45

Coffee and Networking Break

Coffee and Networking Break

15:45 - 16:45

Business Meetings

Business Meetings

16:45 - 17:05

Dan Fiehn, Group IT Director
Dan Fiehn
Group IT Director
Markerstudy
CLOSING KEYNOTE

50 Shades of Data - A Tale of Talent, Innovation and Spectacular Business Results

In this session, Dan will share Markerstudy's digital journey over the last two years and explain how Big Data and AI has helped shape the business and drive operational efficiency. He will cover:

  • How focusing on delivering a spectacular experience for internal staff and automating the IT organisation led to a huge cultural shift, which in turn laid the foundations for future digital transformation.
  • How using data analytics to inform competitive insurance quotes led to embracing machine learning to progress intelligent product, service and process innovation.
  • Leveraging video telematics and IoT data to improve customer understanding and driving behaviour.
  • How fully utilising existing talent and creating the necessary culture and space avoided expensive recruitment and made the seemingly impossible possible.

17:05 - 17:25

Solution Provider Case Study - Stream 1/2/3/4

17:30 - 18:30

Business Meetings

Business Meetings

18:30 - 19:00

Alastair Rennie, Director of IT
Alastair Rennie
Director of IT
Wescot Credit Services Ltd

Winedown - How To Attract and Keep The Best Talent

In this workshop, Alastair will ask you:

  • How do you attract people and how flexible do you need to be to keep good people?
  • How do you structure a good development programme to grow your talent?
  • What recognition and rewards are needed to keep your talent focused on your company?
  • What management skills do you need to lead your people?
Winedown - How To Attract and Keep The Best Talent

18:30 - 19:00

Paul Kerrison, Global Enterprise Architect
Paul Kerrison
Global Enterprise Architect
Travis Perkins

Winedown - The Future Of Digital Commerce

What will the future hold for commerce in a customer focused world dominated by the rise of exponential technologies and how should we prepare for it? This workshop will give you the opportunity to share your views with Paul.

Winedown - The Future Of Digital Commerce

18:30 - 19:00

Mark Degenaar, Group Chief Architect
Mark Degenaar
Group Chief Architect
Direct Line

Winedown - The Age of Agile : What makes an Agile Architect?

Discuss and define the profile of an Agile Architect. What makes them great, what skills are most important, how are those skills different to the past and the practical approaches to growing agile capabilities. Mark wants to hear your thoughts.

Winedown - The Age of Agile : What makes an Agile Architect?

19:00 - 19:15

Coffee and Networking Break - Day 1 Close

Coffee and Networking Break - Day 1 Close

20:15 - 20:30

Drinks Reception

Drinks Reception

20:30 - 22:30

Networking Dinner

Networking Dinner