The CIO Leadership Summit is not just a punctual experience. Instead, it is an always-on platform where you can access selected recorded master classes, keynote speeches, and additional content examining a wide range of relevant themes. So, whether you were unable to connect for a live master class or session, want to review some of them, or simply want to discover additional insights, please feel free to explore the sessions at your own pace and most convenient time.



CIO Master Classes - 2020 edition

CIO Master Classes deliver strategic insight and critical nuance on new technologies, operating models and/or practical cases. Held in partnership with leading providers, CIO Master classes combine vision, expertise and guidance in an easily digestible and time-convenient format.



MC1 HOW AUGMENTED REALITY AND AI CAN REALLY BOOST EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

This master class explores how AR and AI can create a unique customer experience (e.g. configure products in 3D and augment in the real world). It also showcases how these technologies can boost employee productivity in different areas like service, maintenance and warehouse processes optimization, tackle aging workforce, enabling external learning, etc.

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MC02 - HOW DESIGN THINKING CAN HELP YOU OUT OF BUSINESS LOCKDOWN

“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence, it is to act with yesterday’s logic”. Deep change is usually crisis-driven and we can safely say most organizations will have to change deeply as a result of Covid-19. But how do you organize that change effectively? How do you identify vulnerabilities, ideate possible solutions, experiment, test and then execute on the change? This masterclass explores how to do just that using agile 'Design Doing' principles. A practical approach to solve your business challenges in a short time frame.

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MC03 - TURNING VISION INTO DELIVERABLES: ENABLING AI AT SCALE

As "the new electricity”, AI is fueling disruption in almost every business domain. MLOps, built around DevOps, allows faster time to market, rapid innovation delivery, quality assurance, and ethical AI. This master class examines how enablers like provisioned infrastructure, standardized way of working, continuous integration and deployment pipelines, and streamlined processes can tangibly help organizations to accelerate the AI deployment.

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MC04 - STRENGTH & FLEXIBILITY FROM YOUR DIGITAL BACKBONE

This master class takes the long view on the potential of digital backbones to deliver significant and lasting business value. It explores 4 areas CIOs should clearly focus on: Building a shared Smart Factory on an information backbone; How legacy plant is leveraged in a connected enterprise; How a flexible digital backbone allows scalability; Leveraging the full capability of an ecosystem of information partners.

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MC05 - THE CIO CHECKLIST FOR THE RESILIENT AND FUTURE-READY ENTERPRISE

When the future is misconfigured and vulnerable… what to do when technology is outpacing organizational readiness? How should CIOs and IT organizations be better prepared to embrace those technologies without fearing the attached risks? And why cyber-resilient enterprises will be able to better face a misconfigured future? See this master class to learn why infrastructure, cloud and IT security should be a key strategic decision for you as a CIO.

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MC07 - MAKING SURE DATA SCIENCE REALLY DELIVERS VALUE

Data Science is wonderful to gain insight, however the full value is delivered when it is put in production. But there’s sometimes a skeptical feeling: does it deliver the promised value? This master class examines the whole life cycle of data science projects and identify where they can get lost and become a nice toy with little value to improve business processes. It gives tips and tricks to avoid these situations and really make the most of your investments in very skilled human beings and (big) data projects.

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MC09 - KEY DIGITAL WORKPLACE CHALLENGES CIOS MUST IMPERATIVELY KEEP AN EYE ON – THE CRELAN CASE

This master class explores and discuss how Crelan’s modernized infrastructure helps drive employee experience as a top priority in their organization, especially in the wake of the disruption caused by the Covid-19. By delivering flexible and collaborative working combined with the highest level of security, Crelan employees are now enabled to work more efficiently and seamlessly, either remotely or in the office, to provide a better service to their customers.

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MC10 - 5G: KEY LEARNINGS AND LESSONS FROM THE ANTWERP INDUSTRY 4.0 CAMPUS

When a first wave of industrial partners have collaborated to turn the Antwerp Industry 4.0 Campus into a 5G-enabled reality, this master class delivers the key learnings from Covestro (augmented field operator case) and BASF (mission critical communications case). Moreover, it examines how the 5G network of the Port of Antwerp area delivers dedicated connectivity, massive IoT and very low latency adapted to wireless manufacturing and real-time automation, among others.

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MC11 - THE FUTURE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

If you wonder what is next in the evolution towards general AI, then this master class is for you. We have seen some painful failures of artificial intelligence pointing to a lack of 'common sense'. Are neural networks really the solution we seek or is a new path needed? Find out what IBM Research is cooking in terms of hardware and software technology in the never-ending quest towards General AI.

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MC12 - HYPERCONVERGENCE 2.0 : NEW POSSIBILITIES, NEW BENEFITS, BUT HOW TO GET THERE?

This master class explores: What are the business values, tangible benefits and cost efficiencies coming from the nextgen hyperconverged infrastructures 2.0; How technology advances in HCI 2.0 allow heavy database and mission critical applications; Engaging a journey to hybrid cloud with both virtualized and container-based applications.

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MC13 - MASTERING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION FOR CIOS

Mastering digital transformation is of course much more than just a technology journey. This CIO-level master class roundtable discusses: CIOs Vs Covid19 challenges, threats, opportunities & technology in the new normal | Software as a Service: enabling innovation and new operating models | Legacy, lifecycle and scale in the era of digital transformation | Managing ecosystems & partnership in exponential IT.

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MC14 - THE CIO AND THE CONNECTED ENTERPRISE

Achieving a connected enterprise involves driving the decisions and actions that bring together people, processes and technology. This master class roundtable examines how CIOs should effectively engage the journey and more specifically: The new moving role of the CIO from a business cost to a revenue driver | Tackling change management, key technologies and all that data | Scaling digital transformation successfully: key opportunities and challenges.

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MC15 - DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION SIMPLIFIED

A world of interconnected systems and data has changed the way businesses operate. And so have CIO expectations changed, too. Today, technology and solutions can simplify how to manage data and makes it easier for everyone to access, understand and leverage the information. This master class roundtable enables a high-level discussion on: What does simplified digital transformation really mean? | How can the complex world of information management become simple? | Removing complexity: where to start? | Boosting productivity with Edge to Cloud with integrated, market-ready solutions.

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