Free-to-attend Computerworld and CIO UK Events in November

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November is a busy month for Computerworld UK, CIO UK and Techworld, with a number of free events covering a range of topics over the next few weeks

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As we come towards the end of the year IDG UK has a broad range of exciting industry events coming up, covering everything from the impact of automation on the modern workforce, to how collaboration can be harnessed to make employees more productive.

These events are all free to attend and are centred around lively discussion with your IT industry peers over a delicious breakfast or dinner and drinks.

Here's what we have coming up:

CIO Round Table Dinner: Helping your organisation flow with greater agility

22nd November at The Square London

Despite the rapid modernisation of the workplace over the past decade we can still waste up to 60% of our working day simply doing the work around work, which is enough to get us asking: how do we enable a workplace where employees can focus on doing meaningful, creative work?

At this dinner hosted by CIO UK, with partners Dropbox, you will have the opportunity to discuss with your CIO peers how best to build a digital workplace where collaboration is seamless and valuable work simply gets done. The discussion will range from the best strategies to gaining cross-organisation buy-in, migrating from legacy content solutions and how to innovate, build a culture of collaboration and manage change.

Dropbox powers digital workplaces across the globe, helping employees get on with being busy, rather than doing busy work. With that as the goal, it is the role of IT to ensure that the right tools and culture are in place to help employees be more productive and innovate faster, but always in a secure and reliable way.

Click here for more information on this event and to register to attend. 

CIO Round Table Dinner: Digital transformation, the open source way

Wednesday 28th November at Maze Grill by Gordon Ramsay

While digital transformation has been the vogue term sweeping the business landscape for a number of years, the growing realisation among CIOs - if not CEOs and their C-suite peers - is that digital transformation is an ongoing initiative encompassing technology, people and processes, and is not just a one-off project.

At this dinner hosted by CIO UK with partners Red Hat, you will have the opportunity to discuss with your CIO peers the steps organisations are taking to enable digital transformation and become an 'open organisation'. We will explore the importance of being open to new technology, new culture, new partners and new ways of working - as well as how IT leaders can work in such a way that enables constant change.

As well as looking at the suite of technologies and working methodologies which provide the platform for modern organisations, we will also look at how this intersection of people, process and IT provides the catalyst for future innovations - and the role of open source tools and an open source ethos in digital transformation initiatives.

Click here for more information on this event and to register to attend. 

Computerworld UK breakfast briefing: Transforming IT infrastructure for the digital age

Wednesday 28th November at the W Hotel London

Unless you are working for a ‘born digital’ organisation, the transformation to a digital enterprise is complex, challenging and potentially expensive. Most organisations cannot simply ‘lift and shift’ or ‘rip and replace’ their systems and hand them over to service providers, or simply move all their business processes to public cloud.

Most CIOs and their teams have to manage a complex transformation involving on-premises applications and infrastructure, public cloud, Software as a Service, Infrastructure and Platform as a Service and colocation amongst many other things.

For all the hype about cloud, there are sound business, compliance and technical reasons why enterprise data centres will be with us for many years to come. That means business technology leaders delivering a strategy for an overarching digital transformation process involving profound business process and technical changes, and a clear understanding of what a modern data centre looks like, along with a roadmap for its delivery.

At this breakfast briefing hosted by ComputerWorldUK in partnership with Western Digital, you will hear from the latter’s CIO Steve Philpot discussing how he brought together the infrastructures of three large Fortune 500 companies -- Western Digital, SanDIsk and HGST and used it’s own technologies such as IntelliFlash and ActiveScale within the transformation process.

Click here for more information on this event and to register to attend. 

CIO Round Table Dinner: Digital transformation, overcoming the barriers to IT adoption

Date Wednesday 5th December at The Cinnamon Club

At this interactive roundtable dinner hosted by hosted by CIO UK Editor Edward Qualtrough in association with VMware, you will discuss the different approaches organisations are taking to modernising data centres, explore the role of software-defined technologies and focus on the underpinning operating models of a multi-cloud methodology.

During the evening, senior technology leaders will share their experience and best practices around the impact of new innovations, process automation, hyperconverged infrastructures and storage virtualisation. Core to this is the impact on TCO however; the way organisations are freeing up their technology talent to support growth, innovation and customer-facing initiatives in a secure way, is proving to be the key to business transformation.

We will also look into the future of emerging disruptive technologies and discuss how organisations must support ongoing innovation in a flexible but secure way.

Click here for more information on this event and to register to attend. 

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