If you are not Data First you are LAST. Developing a data-first strategy

If you are not Data First you are LAST. Developing a data-first strategy
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26 April 2018
W London
Edward Qualtrough, Editor, CIO UK
Free to attend



When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos mandated APIs 2002 to expose the organisation's data, functionality and establish an internal API economy, he helped create a new approach and agility that would help facilitate innovation and growth through a data-driven strategy.

Join CIO UK on the morning of Thursday 26 April with partners Datalytyx, Microsoft and Snowflake for a series of discussions, presentations, panels and conversations about developing a data-first strategy, and how your organisation can unlock the true potential of Big Data analytics.

Described as 'the new oil' in the more over-the-top citations, that data is transforming organisations, cultures and the relationships between businesses and their customers is undeniable. By breaking down data silos and opening up your organisation's information, only then can you expect the right people and intelligent engines to make the correct decisions in real-time.

On the day we will hear about and from the leaders in the data economy, and look to the future at how organisations might move beyond data-first and prepare for an AI-first world. With Gartner among the organisations championing the rise of the Chief Data Officer, we will look at the situations where your executive leadership might benefit from such a role, and how leading companies have gone about developing an advanced analytics and data science capability.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Beyond cloud-first and mobile-first to a data-first strategy
  • Opening up data silos at your organisation, developing an open culture to drive innovation and create value from its key information assets
  • Whether your organisation needs a Chief Data Officer role, and what steps to take to set up an advanced analytics and data science capability?
  • Analytics at the edge and moving data beyond IT and finance to make it your organisation's key information asset
  • Creating an environment, framework and architecture where you can trust your staff with your data
  • Artificial intelligence, machine learning, API environments and the latest innovations in data management
  • Enabling Big Data innovation and data sharing in a secure environment


Full agenda to be announced over the next few weeks:

8.30AM - Registration and Networking Breakfast

9.30AM - 9.35AM - Welcome remarks by Edward Qualtrough, CIO UK Editor

9.35AM - 10.50AM - Presentations & Panel Discussions

10.50AM - 11.15AM – Coffee and Networking

11.15AM - 12.45PM - Presentations & Panel Discussions

12.45PM – 12.50PM - Summary and close, Edward Qualtrough, CIO UK Editor

12.50PM - 14.00PM Lunch and networking

Who should attend

This event is for senior IT professionals only including:

  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Chief Digital Officer
  • Chief Data Office
  • Chief Security Officer
  • Director of IT/ICT/Technology/Digital Transformation
  • Head of IT
  • Head of Information Systems
  • Head of Infrastructure
  • Head of Cyber Security
  • Head of Digital Transformation

Please note, by registering for this event, we cannot guarantee your attendance. Once registered, we will try to confirm your attendance at the earliest opportunity.

Also note that this event is not open to consultants, consulting companies or recruitment agencies.


For further information email: [email protected]