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CIO Edge 2020 | Sydney

Our local CIOs & Digital leaders rose to their challenge brilliantly.

The recent crisis has been the catalyst for unprecedented change in how we work, collaborate, interact and deliver services. This has put technology and IT leaders at the core of every organisation’s ability to respond, recover and thrive.

The silver linings are the proven value and ROI of IT investments, managed change, and new ways of working. ADAPT have also seen the perception of CIOs and Technology teams elevate within each organisation, with more taking their rightful seat at the strategy table.

The modern CIO will now build on this successful transition, while identifying potential gaps in their technology, systems, data, people and processes.

Grasp the opportunity to exit the crisis stronger, more operationally efficient, agile and secure.

Attend the region’s first major gathering of CIOs since the lockdown.

Many have been too inwardly focused. Now hear from the experts, draw upon the collective intelligence of our region’s top CIOs, and learn the next steps from others on similar journeys.

With complete health and safety compliance, we are finally able to meet again face-to-face to share war stories, validate and compare post lockdown strategies.

Delivering for 9 years, ADAPT are always proud to connect our business community and technology leaders. Well known for delivering beyond expectation, join us to celebrate one of our most anticipated events yet.

Confirm your seat for 2 days of fact-based insights, peer networking and strategic partner 1-1s while you can.

Register to be qualified for one of only 150 CIO passes.



ADAPT CIO Edge October: “The new BAU: Organisational Agility & Wellbeing.”

The transition to WFH placed immense pressure on people and processes, along with governance, compliance and security risk implications. The main outcome all stakeholders demanded was agility across the organisation.

We already faced the challenges of legacy mindsets, modernisation, cloud and application sprawl. This rapid scale required CIOs to prioritise and reduce complexity.

While the transition has accelerated new ways of working and digitisation – we now face implications around unplanned scale to multiple clouds, workforce collaboration and wellbeing, and workload management.

The CIO is now at the forefront of enabling organisational agility and workforce wellbeing.

The crisis has shown previous modernisation, cloud and digital transformation projects delivering immediate ROI. Some of these past decisions took bold leadership.

As CIOs aim to make your business and workforce more resilient in the future, we need to take similarly bold steps to accelerate automation, and modernise applications, while reinventing EX, CX and further reducing costs. Workforce wellbeing from herein will be as important as their skillsets.

CIO Edge will ask the community:

Can we use the crisis as a catalyst for companies to reconfigure their operations and workforce, and an opportunity to transform them?”


Special Guest: Dr. Peter Weill – Chairman, MIT CISR

As Chair of CISR at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Peter’s work centres on the role, value, and governance of digitisation in enterprises. Peter was ranked by Ziff Davis as the 24th most influential person in IT and the highest ranking academic. MIT CISR undertakes practical research on how firms generate business value from digital.

Luckily for us Peter was locked down in Melbourne before returning to Boston, and he will attend CIO Edge as keynote speaker, panellist and attendee.

ADAPT has worked with MIT to help gather data from the A/NZ region on the effectiveness of local transformation programs. Peter will draw on this fresh research, with local perspective and global comparison for CIOs to assess, reflect and write their next rounds of digital strategy for the post lockdown world.

KEYNOTE: “Re-Platforming Your Enterprise”

Success in the digital era almost always involves the hard work of re-platforming the enterprise—and then exploiting the platform to create new value.

MIT CISR identified four different approaches to re-platforming to accelerate transformation. Using data from 1300 companies globally, they have measured the costs and associated performance of each approach including: margin and growth plus the percent of revenue from innovation, data monetization and cross-selling.

Peter will present the results and a case study sharing the key insights for success. Then, Peter will facilitate a conversation with participants asking which approach they are taking and their lessons learnt. The results are very provocative and will lead to a lively discussion throughout the event.

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Digital Execution: Tear Down the Silos
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Practical Insights Global speakers and contemporary thinkers ahead of you on the journey equip you with their learned experience, giving you the competence and tools you need.
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Commentary from CIO Edge

Hear from Omar Hatamleh (NASA JSC), Paul Burman (HP), Amantha Imber (Inventium), Allan Ryan (Hargraves Institute) and Stefan Hajkowicz (Data61) on CIO Edge September 2019
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