You may know that I’ve been a regular contributor to Trafford Associates CIO events over the last couple of years. I chaired and opened their CIO Transformation Live conference near Silverstone on March 20th this year, and with Andy McLean and the team from Disruptive.Live we amplified the event on the day by live streaming interviews a dozen of the speakers, sponsors and delegates. It was so successful, we’ve formalised our partnership, and Trafford and Compare the Cloud/Disruptive.Live have entered in to a media partnership going forward.
That means the next one at the Manchester Central event space, starting the evening of 17th June, with a full conference day on the 18th will be even more “disruptive”. Andy and I with the Disruptive team will be back live streaming interviews from the evening and the day like before. The agenda aims to bring together CIO’s, IT Directors, CTO’s, CISO’s and IT practitioners for a day full of peer to peer learning, providing the platform to share thought leadership. All of their content is generated from the dialogue they have with the delegates as they sign up. They will have some great presentations, panel session and workshops, and the networking breaks are just as important as the content, so delegates will get time to talk and share their ideas.
The content covers the issues you’d expect in terms of the practical application of Digital Transformation, Security, Data & Analytics, Public, Private and Multi-Cloud as well as IoT and AI. However we’ll also be covering the importance of story telling, the need for a start-up mentality and the importance of social collaboration across your organisation.
At the last conference Dan Brimble, Trafford Associates MD, made a personal commitment to have more diversity in the speaker line up. You’ll see the evidence of that in more women speakers and panelists this time including Sally Eaves CTO and Author at Forbes, Lesley Salmon CIO at Kellogs, and Lulu Laidlaw-Smith Managing Partner at Collaborate2 who also runs the Rip It Up network of disruptors and start-ups. Check out the line up as it comes together.
The other difference, is the newly launched CIO Transformation TV channel. See it here below with it’s rolling programme of interviews from the last event, as well as leading business book authors and motivational speakers. There will be more programming added in the coming weeks and months. It’s the start of something new, and my colleagues at Trafford will be announcing some new initiatives at the show.
If you are interested in coming along, please check out the website, and follow this link to register for a place.
(Cross-posted @ Agile Elephant)