IT Leaders Gather To Discuss Brave New World

26th October 2009, London, UK The seventh CIO Connect Annual Conference, "Brave New World leadership and technology in transition", will bring together CIOs and IT Leaders from the largest organisations in the UK and beyond. The future facing agenda includes thought leading and pioneering keynote speakers such as Stephen Attenborough, Commercial Director at Virgin Galactic and Dennis Turner, Chief Economist at HSBC.

This conference will explore the new leadership and technology challenges and opportunities that CIOs and IT Leaders will face over the next 12 months and beyond.

"CIOs have supported their organisations through some turbulent times over the past 12 months", says Nick Kirkland, CEO of CIO Connect. "What we see emerging for business is an even more competitive environment where bold decisions and accepting new risks can result in first-mover advantage. Successful CIOs will continue to play their part in leading their organisations, balancing the need to shape and serve whilst maintaining strong relationships with their peers in the business, ultimately contributing significantly to the overall success of their organisations."

The conference will be held over two days at the Radisson Edwardian New Providence Wharf Hotel, London Docklands, on November 18th & 19th, 2009.

Keynote speakers from the conference include
- Stephen Attenborough - Commercial Director, Virgin Galactic
- Dennis Turner - Chief Economist, HSBC
- Paul Coby - CIO, British Airways
- Rohit Talwar - Futurist, Fast Future
- Javier Bayer - Cognitive Psychologist and Leadership Performance Expert, The Talent Foundation
- Tom Savigar - Strategy and Insight Director, The Future Laboratory

In addition to the keynotes, CIOs will have the opportunity to discuss topics including unlocking the power of cloud adoption, measuring outsourcing relations, smart approaches to shared services, social media, getting value from information investments and how CIOs can maximising their impact on their organisations.

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