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This conference program aims to give senior industry professionals access to new ideas, solutions and innovations to help take their departments and companies forward. The agenda is pitched at a high level and we endeavour to present new case studies and new thinkers on the programme each year.

Keynote and seminar sessions give a high-level view of the  industry, offering predictions and insights to help delegates form their future strategies. The interactive workshops and discussion groups complement the larger sessions by drilling down into specific issues, allowing delegates to share their collective experiences and to learn how their peers are dealing with similar situations.

The CIO Forum | Now in Its 18th Year

Our conference program is refreshingly different to what you're used to seeing at regular tradeshows and conferences. Why?

  • Built Around Your Needs: We create The Forums conference program based on research and feedback from our clients, senior level IT executives, who like you are dealing with critical issues on a daily basis
  • First class speakers: Conference sessions are led by peers or industry experts, who have a clear understanding of the business obstacles inherent in controlling large technology departments and how they can be managed and resolved.
  • Intimate sessions: Sessions are for small groups of under 25 delegates. This environment encourages attendees to be able to share best practices, successful case studies, and receive opinions and suggestions from their colleagues.  

Take part in the program

If you would like to participate in the program or recommend any speakers or topics please get in touch.
2016 / Keynote
2016 / Keynote
  • Keynote

    Dean Van Leeuwen, Chief Exploration Officer, TomorrowToday

    Dean is a leadership and strategy consultant and the author of Quest: Competitive Advantage and the Art of Leadership in the 21st Century.

    He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1969, the year Apollo 11 landed on the moon and the famous musical festival Woodstock took place. Growing up he experienced first hand his country’s dramatic revolution from apartheid to democracy. ‘South Africa changed an incredible amount during my formative years. This helped me develop and agile and inquisitive mind,’ says Dean. He always strives to look at things differently, figuring out what is broken and how it can be fixed. A keen scuba diver he has travelled the world, photographed Minke whales for a research team off the Great Barrier Reef and raised money for charity by cycling across the beautiful wilderness of Madagascar. Today he lives in Surrey Hills near Guildford, England with his wife, their toddler son.

    Each year Dean speaks to thousands of business leaders around the world. He regularly lecturers on leadership, future trends, strategy and competitive advantage executive leadership programmes at the London Business School and the Centre for European Leadership Development at INSEAD. Dean has over 20-years professional experience working with leading financial service companies and McKinsey Consulting. He majored in economics and law and has a master’s degree in business strategy.

    A successful entrepreneur, he started TomorrowToday UK and is now a co-founding partner of TomorrowToday Global, a futurist and leadership development consultancy that has delivered strategic leadership insights in over 50 countries for the past 15 years.


2016 / Topics
2016 / Topics
  • 2016 / Topics

    Some Industry topics to be explored on board:

    * Cyber Program -- FBI's role

    * Implications of Cloud on the IT Organisation/Economics

    * Leadership in the Digital Age

    * Selling Security

    * Big Data

    * Initiating Innovation

    * IT, Economics, and Behaviour

    * Aiming for Failure

    * Smart IT

    * Block Chain Tech

    * Realistic Disruption

    If you are interested in contributing to the programme through research or speaking, please contact Steve McCuaig, Conference Manager at smccuaig@richmondevents.com.


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