Our 2014 event was praised for the high calibre of both panelists and delegates, and the 2015 line-up is no less stellar. Meet some of our guest speakers, panelists, and leading analysts. Further information will follow shortly.
CIO, Air France-KLM
Lalanne started his career in 1984 at Alcatel as a telecommunications engineer involved in several R&D projects at a European level. He joined SEMA GROUP in 1987 to take charge of the foundation of the “Architecture and Technologies of Information Systems" and lead large integration projects.
Chief Global Architecture Officer, Allianz
In his role as Chief Architect at Allianz, Gregor Hohpe is drawing on 15 years’ experience in Silicon Valley to drive the digital convergence of insurance. Prior to joining Allianz, he spent 5 years in Tokyo optimizing mobile advertising and merging online and physical worlds into a seamless user experience for Google.
CIO, LEGO Group
Henrik Amsinck is CIO, Senior Vice President for Corporate IT, and member of Corporate Management in the LEGO Group. In the role as CIO, Henrik leads the digital business transformation at LEGO by inspiring, challenging and supporting stakeholders on their digital journey.
Chief Digital & Information Officer, Sanofi Pasteur MSD
Norbert Seimandi is currently Chief Digital and Information Officer of Sanofi Pasteur MSD (SPMSD), the leading vaccine company in Europe. In this position, Norbert oversees SPMSD’s digital transformation and IS/IT strategies, develops business/IT integration and partnership...
After five years developing two London-based startups he founded, De Kerviler joined Air France USA in New York as director information systems in 1993. He went on to create Air France’s first intranet and became head of ebusiness for the Air France Group...
Jaime Quesado is president of ESPAP, the Portuguese Government Agency for Shared Services and Public Procurement. He has a more than twenty years' experience in general management of public and private entities. He is a permanent contributor to newspapers and magazines...
Group CIO, UniCredit
Born in Genoa in 1963 and Graduated in Electronic Engineering, with a specialization in Computer Science, at the University of Genoa, he started his professional career in 1989 at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), where for several years, he managed ICT projects with...
After studying mathematics and physics, Dr. Kleinjohann began his career in 1982 at Mannes-mann. He worked there in several functions both in internal and external IT business, lastly in the role of CIO for Mannesmann Dematic....
Head of IT Infrastructure & Security, Adidas
Marc has been with adidas Group for over 13 years, holding various positions at HQ in Germany as well as in China. The past 5 years he was responsible for all ERP and retail platforms globally. Since August 2014 he has taken over the responsibility for all infrastructure globally.
Entrepreneur & Futurist
Norwegian-born Anders Indset is a serial-entrepreneur, management-thinker and sought-after speaker in the fields of leadership, branding and innovation. Indset offers companies a new mindset for creative solutions, change and sustainable growth on the basis of a “new culture of leadership” rooted...
Brad has over 25 years of experience in technology and operations from start-ups to large financial services companies. He has spent the last 10+ years helping companies like JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America transform their customer experiences through disruptive technologies.
Chief Information Security Officer of TEB A.Ş (BNP Paribas JV)
She has been graduated from ITU Control and Computer Engineering Department and has been working in the information security area since more than 20 years. She has worked in Pamukbank, the 3rd largest private bank in Turkey...
Head Applications and Infrastructure & Deputy CIO, IT Services, KPMG
Richard Dowsett joined KPMG first in 2012 as a consultant after returning from six years working in Ireland. In June 2015 he became a permanent staff member as Head Applications and Infrastructure in the IT Services group.
Author, Coach, Consultant and former Global Head of Development, Beiersdorf
Jan Brecke´s focus and interest was always on Senior Executive Development, helping top leaders to bring their leadership to perfection in adding the missing last 1%. He is a seasoned key note speaker and has facilitated a vast number of events in front of big audiences (500-1000 p.).
Senior Vice President, IDC
As senior vice president, IT Executive, Industry and Financial Research, Meredith Whalen is responsible for the research, product management and marketing of IDC's IT Executive Programs and IDC's industry business units which include IDC Energy Insights, IDC Financial Insights...
Vice President, IT Consulting, IDC
Chris Ingle is Vice President, IT consulting, and is responsible for IDC's engagement with board level executives, senior IT, technology vendors and government agencies in Europe. Ingle's focus is on IT as a core component of business effectiveness and growth.
Group Vice President, European IT Research, IDC
Thomas Meyer joined IDC in January 1999 and is currently responsible for managing IDC‘s IT Research in Europe. This includes coverage of software, services and hardware markets focused on topics such as datacenter transformation, cloud computing...
Vice President, European IT Research, IDC
Philip Carter is associate vice president for the European Software Group. He leads a team of analysts that cover the infrastructure, middleware, and applications software markets and is tasked with writing and presenting on broader enterprise software trends...
Vice President, European Services, IDC
Marianne Kolding is vice president of IDC's European Services Research group, based in London. She leads the team responsible for IDC's European research on consulting, application services, outsourcing, infrastructure services, cloud services...
Associate Vice President, European Mobility, IDC
John Delaney heads IDC’s European Mobility Team, researching the market for mobile services and products in Europe. His specialism is the mobility of communications, the internet and software...
Head - Europe, Middle East & Africa, IDC Energy Insights
Mrs. Bigliani joined IDC in 2007 and in her role, she is responsible for EMEA research-based advisory and consulting services, which provide full coverage of the energy industry value chain including both utilities and oil & gas segments.
Research Director, European Security Practice, IDC
Duncan Brown is Research Director, European Security Practice, at IDC EMEA and leads the firm’s security research program in Europe. He specializes in providing strategic advice to his clients, informing and validating their corporate...
Program Director, European Software, IDC
Carla Arend is a program director with the European software and infrastructure research team, responsible for managing the European storage research and co-leading IDC's European cloud research practice. Arend provides industry clients with key insight into...
Director Collaboration & Knowledge Management Application, Lafarge Services Groupe
After managing the Lafarge regional IT infrastructure in Middle-East & North Africa, Joël Fromont has lead identity and social collaboration for the Lafarge Group. He lead the deployment of Google Apps...
Head New Technology, Alfred Kärcher
Oliver Dembniak is head of New Technology for information systems at Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG, a post he has held since 2013. He is based in the Stuttgart area of Germany and is responsible for digital solutions, cloud and IT-Architecture at Kärcher.
Vice President for Cloud and Services, Hitachi Data Systems EMEA
Nick Toozs-Hobson is the Vice President for Cloud and Services for Hitachi Data Systems in EMEA. In this role, Toozs-Hobson is responsible for delivering Hitachi’s promise to provide seamless integration and Cloud services for and with our customers.
Chief Information Security Officer, Siemens AG
Udo Wirtz is Siemens’ Chief Information Security Officer. In this function he reports directly to Siemens CIO Dr. Norbert Kleinjohann. In this role, he redesigned Siemens’ global Information Security (ISEC) organization and established global Cyber Defense Centers...
General Manager of the Global Services Division, KYOCERA Document Solutions Europe B.V.
The Global Services Division provides a complete document environment to enterprise customers that are present on an international stage following a unified European standard approach...
EMEA, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, VCE
Moulton is responsible for the technology strategy of VCE in EMEA, working with counterparts globally, to ensure that the benefits of Converged Infrastructure solutions are broadly understood by both customers and VCE business partners alike.
Senior Vice President - Enterprise Social Software Business Unit, SAP
Anthony is responsible globally for SAP Jam product business development; focused on developing market opportunities for the social collaboration platform which enables SAP customers to connect more with their customers...
CTO, Hitachi Data Systems EMEA
Bob Plumridge is the Chief Technology Officer for Hitachi Data Systems in Europe Middle East & Africa. In this role Bob is responsible for aligning technology vision with business strategy and evangelising this vision to the press, analysts and existing and potential customers.
Head of Business Architecture & Innovation in DSV Road
Henrik have been working in the forwarding and logistic business since 1997 in various positions in the business and IT organization. 7 years as project manager with a main focus of larger mobility projects in DSV Road.
Chief Market Technologist, VMware
Brian Gammage is VMware’s chief market technologist for end-user computing. He leads a team focussed on delivering support to customers as they define their own journeys towards the next generation of end-user computing.
Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, EMEA, VMware
Joe Baguley is VMware’s Chief Technology Officer in EMEA. He helps develop and communicate VMware’s strategy with customers and partners, using his wealth of experience to help organisations reduce costs and better support users and business needs.
Regional Manager IT, Chevron North America Exploration & Production (CNAEP), Chevron
Sebastian Gass is the regional IT manager for Chevron’s North America Exploration and Production. In this role, Gass is responsible for the information technology needs of six business units focused on exploration and production of heavy oil...
Head, Social Media & Workplace Reimagination Practice, TCS Digital Enterprise, Tata Consultancy Services
After having worked with Fortune 500 clients on several large IT projects as a solution architect (a job profile that one eventually reaches when a tech company does not want you to write code)...
Manager Lounge Projects, Passenger Services Airport, Lufthansa German Airlines
The Lufthansa department for Passenger Services at Airports works continuously to ensure a positive passenger experience. Requirements for this goal are smooth, coordinated products and services that the Lufthansa passenger experiences over the entire travel chain.
VP IT Infrastucture, BMW
Andreas Gillhuber is Vice President IT Infrastructure Operation at BMW Group, Munich / Germany. Mr. Gillhuber has >25 years experience in telecommunications, IT and e-business, and held various global leadership positions at RWE, Nokia Siemens Networks, Siemens, IBM and in the public healthcare sector.
CTO, Société Générale Bank & Trust
Eric Mely is CTO for Société Générale Group in Luxemburg since 2011, after 10 years as Technical Architect at Société Générale Bank and Trust in luxemburg. He has experience with virtualization for over 10 years, whether for servers, or for workstations.
CIO, DB Systel
Based in Frankfurt, Andreas Slogar is CIO at DB Systel GmbH. DB Systel GmbH is the internal ICT partner of Deutsche Bahn, both on national and international level. Before joining DB Systel, Mr. Slogar worked in over 25 countries and has...
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