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The European CIO of 2019: The Orchestrator of the Digital Native Enterprise
Cascais, Portugal September 16 - 18, 2018

For the 5th time IDC convenes top CIOs from around Europe to discuss the issues most critical to their success in 2018 and beyond. The CIO Summit provides two days of learning, peer interactions and exploring the latest IT, Digital and Business trends that will help to shape and improve your business. Furthermore you will gain new impulses to drive your IT Initiatives in the right direction all year long.

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The theme of the summit will revolve around “The European CIO of 2019: The Orchestrator of the Digital Native Enterprise” with workshops, panels and debates focusing on how European Organizations will execute on their respective roadmaps and landmark use cases to becoming “Digital-Native Enterprise” where disruptive innovation is “business as usual”.

IDC European CIO Summit 2018 will be held from September 16th to 18th at the Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel in Cascais, Portugal (close to Lisbon). Join us and discuss the most challenging business and technology issues with your peers in marvelous surroundings.

Key Themes

  • Accelerating DX - Technology-centric transformation altering business and society
  • Pace of change - Technology capabilities enable sustainable change at the speed of digital business
  • DX delta- Leaders and disruptors widen performance gap
  • Human versus machine - The impact of AI and automation
  • Sense, compute, actuate - The new data-centric paradigm
  • Platform disruption - Unleashing digital innovation's power for scale
  • Cyberthreats - Theft, ransomware, and cyberattack on the rise
  • Shifting economics - Changing value structures and the rise of digital capital
  • The future workforce - Global demand for digital talent
  • Innovation impasse - Legacy systems constraining transformation
  • Partners

    Diamond Partner(s)

    DXC Technology

    DXC Technology helps clients harness the power of innovation to thrive on change. For more than 60 years, we have successfully guided the world’s largest enterprises and government agencies through successful change cycles. We take pride in our technology independence and our role as a trusted advisor. Our deep experience gives us a clear and confident vision to help clients navigate the future.As the world’s leading independent, end-to- end IT services company, we are uniquely positioned to lead digital transformations — creating greater value for clients, partners and shareholders, and presenting growth opportunities for our people. We are among the world’s best corporate citizens.
    We have 150,000 employees in more than 70 countries, serving some 6,000 clients. We tap into global talent, powerful next-generation IT solutions and extensive partner relationships to help clients transform digitally and seize opportunities. Our extensive partner network helps us drive collaboration and leverage technology independence. We have established more than 250 industry-leading global Partner Network relationships, including 15 strategic partners: Amazon Web Services, AT&T, Dell EMC, HCL, Hitachi, HPE, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Micro Focus, Microsoft, Oracle, PwC, SAP and ServiceNow.
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    Platinum Partner(s)

    Google Cloud

    Google Cloud helps to build the future with a unique and broad portfolio of products, technologies and services that enable every kind of business to operate easily in an increasingly digital world -- and with the high performance they demand.  Google Cloud products are for organizations of all sizes: from startups all the way to the world’s largest enterprises, including Google itself.  It has been engineered with integrated systems that cost effectively meet customers’ service requirements and business goals.
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    Virtustream, a Dell Technologies Business, is the enterprise-class cloud service and software provider trusted by enterprises worldwide to migrate and run their mission-critical applications in the cloud. For enterprises, service providers and government agencies, Virtustream’s xStream cloud management platform and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) meet the security, compliance, performance, efficiency and consumption-based billing requirements of complex production applications in the cloud—whether private, public or hybrid. Virtustream is headquartered in Washington, DC with major operations in 10 countries.


    Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix enterprise cloud platform delivers the agility, pay-as-you-grow economics and operational simplicity of the public cloud, without sacrificing the predictability, security and control of on-premises infrastructure. Nutanix solutions leverage web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge compute, virtualization and storage into a resilient, software-defined solution that delivers any application at any scale. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter @nutanix

    Gold Partner(s)


    Commvault is the recognized leader in data backup and recovery. Commvault’s converged data management solution redefines what backup means for the progressive enterprise through solutions that protect, manage, and use their most critical asset — their data. Commvault software, solutions and services are available from the company and through a global ecosystem of trusted partners. Commvault employs more than 2,700 highly- skilled individuals across markets worldwide, is publicly traded on NASDAQ (CVLT), and is headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey in the United States.

    Silver Partner(s)

    Automation Anywhere

    Automation Anywhere is the global leader in RPA and the pioneer of the Digital Workforce delivering the world’s most sophisticated Digital Workforce Platform. With built-in cognitive capabilities and analytics, the solution makes work more human by automating business processes and liberating people.

    Over 1000 leading enterprises in all industries including banking, financial services, healthcare, technology, manufacturing and insurance across more than 90 countries use Automation Anywhere. Our customers include Google, LinkedIn, Tesco, Maersk, ANZ, ING, Siemens, Whirlpool, Volkswagen amongst many others. With unparalleled scalability at enterprise speed, it is also the preferred choice of leading business process outsourcing (BPO) companies throughout the world.

    More than 10,000 people are trained on the platform worldwide. Customers find the platform the easiest to use and the most intuitive for designing, creating, deploying and running bots.

    Automation Anywhere customers typically see:

    • Potential ROI of up to 40 percent within the first quarter

    • Increased productivity in both human and robotic outputs

    • Zero error rate

    Tata Communications

    Tata Communications is a leading global digital infrastructure provider. The company leverages its capabilities and global reach to drive the digital transformation of multi-national enterprises and communications service providers. Tata Communications’ network, cloud, mobility, security and collaboration services are underpinned by its global network. It includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks, which carries around 29% of the world’s Internet routes, connects businesses to 50% of the world’s clouds, and enables businesses to reach more than 240 countries and territories. 



    Forcepoint is transforming cybersecurity by focusing on what matters most: understanding people’s intent as they interact with critical data and intellectual property wherever it resides. Our uncompromising systems enable companies to empower employees with unobstructed access to confidential data while protecting intellectual property and simplifying compliance. Based in Austin, Texas, Forcepoint supports more than 20,000 organisations worldwide. For more about Forcepoint, visit and follow us on Twitter @ForcepointSec.

    Networking Partner(s)

    Happiest Minds

    Happiest Minds enables Digital Transformation for enterprises and technology providers by delivering seamless customer experience, business efficiency and actionable insights through an integrated set of disruptive technologies: big data analytics, internet of things, mobility, cloud, security, unified communications, etc. Happiest Minds offers domain centric solutions, IPs in IT Services, Product Engineering, Infrastructure Management and Security. These services have applicability across industry sectors such as retail, CPG, e-commerce, banking, insurance, hi-tech, engineering R&D, manufacturing, automotive and travel/transportation/hospitality. As a Mindful IT Company, the focus is on ‘Being Mindful’ and ‘Doing Mindful’ which involves perceiving immersively, processing non-judgmentally and performing empathetically. 60 minutes in a week is committed towards inculcating a mindful approach within the organization, using a select set of tools and techniques. Headquartered in Bangalore, India, Happiest Minds has operations in the US, UK, The Netherlands, Australia, Middle East and Turkey. 


    Experience Partner(s)

    Slack Technologies

    Slack is the leading global collaboration hub that makes people’s working lives simpler, more pleasant and more productive. From global Fortune 100 companies to corner markets, businesses and teams of every kind use Slack to bring the right people together with all the right information. Slack is headquartered in San Francisco CA, and has nine offices around the world. For more information on how Slack makes teams better connected, visit

    Innovation Lab Partner(s)

    Gospel Technology Limited

    Gospel is the only way to deliver the benefits of absolutely trusted data across your enterprise and its partners.

    Without confidence in their data, enterprises lose control of their important assets, get handcuffed by complexity, and make poor decisions through lack of visibility. Worse still, without Gospel, enterprises are left open to breaches and reputational or regulatory risk.

    Gospel is built on a private permissioned blockchain platform that empowers enterprises with a single repository of absolute trust. Resilient, immutable security at the data layer.

    Gospel frees organisations to reap the benefits of their most valuable asset - data.


    At Targus, we are committed to helping our end users and customers to achieve more, faster.

    In an increasingly connected world, Targus understands the complexities of a mobile workforce and the individual needs of the mobile professional who is always ‘on’, and wanting the be productive.

    Throughout our 35-year history, we have continued to pride ourselves on staying ahead of the technology curve and offer brand agnostic advice when our public and private sector partners need it most: hardware refreshes, moving to activity-based working or office restructuring.


    Digital transformation is reshaping global enterprises. With over 50% of enterprise traffic now attributed to the cloud, next generation WAN architecture is vital to gaining the full potential of cloud adoption.

    Aryaka offer the only SD-WAN-as-a-service for global enterprises that delivers great performance for any application, anywhere in the world. Aryaka’s SD-WAN as a service transforms how enterprises connect sites and users worldwide to business-critical applications, to support their digital transformation initiatives.

    Join the Exclusive IDC EUROPEAN CIO SUMMIT 2018 as a Partner!

    There will be up to 10 vendor partners attending the summit with IDC. In order to keep the summit at an exclusive level and encourage open dialogue and business challenges, both the numbers of partners and attendees are being strictly limited.


    Jürgen Loehle

    Jürgen Loehle

    Chief Enterprise Architect, Alfred Kärcher
    Michael Fitzgerald

    Michael Fitzgerald

    Digital Strategy & Transformation
    Paul Bhuhi

    Paul Bhuhi

    Head of Connected Workspace, Mitie

    Review 2018: Photogallery

    Thank you for a wonderful summit. I learned a great deal and had a marvelous time.

    From my perspective the CIO Summit delivers a good mix of peer-to-peer collaboration between CIOs, discussion with senior vendor executives, and IDC sharing of insights and market developments. The Innovation Challenge adds a vital element to teamwork and collaboration.

    Great event and a wonderful location. Cleanwave was well received by all and was a great inclusion. Information nature is second to none and continues to help IDC to stand above the crowd.

    Great experience. Great Insights and takeaways.


    Innovation Challenge was really good. AI topics were interesting.


    Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa *****

    R. Frei Nicolau de Oliveira 100, 2750 Cascais, Portugal

    Hotel Website

    Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and Sintra Hills, the Cascais area has been, one of the best-loved Portuguese tourist destinations since the end of the 19th century.

    The Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa is a 5 star hotel in Cascais, facing the beaches of the City of Lisbon and 30km from the city centre. The perfect haven for an unforgettable stay. Within an environment where the classical and the contemporary blend into a single scenery, the Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa derives from the recovery of the former residences of the last King of Italy - Humberto II.

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    Contact Us

    Kathrin Hopkins

    Kathrin Hopkins
    European CIO Summit
    +49 69 90502 104

    Helena Chappell

    Helena Chappell
    European CIO Summit
    Sales Director
    +44 208 987 7161

    Thomas Meyer

    Thomas Meyer
    Group Vice President,
    European Research, IDC

    Irina Rosensaft

    Irina Rosensaft
    European CIO Summit
    +49 69 90502 117

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