IT Leader Growth Summit 2018

For IT Managers, Heads of IT and CIOs of Mid-Sized Businesses

20-24 May

Join us online for 40+ interviews, panel discussions and case studies with IT leaders and experts from around the world

Sponsored By

Feel Stuck? Then this Conference is Just for You

Isn't it funny? We hear about conferences for absolutely every interest and need these days, but when it comes to helping IT leader of mid-sized businesses there is very, very little that is happening.

Let's face it, if you are lucky there may be a few focused break-out sessions at some IT conferences.

And yet, there is no denying that IT leaders in mid-sized business face many unique challenges and needs where the solutions found by larger businesses simply do not apply!

The IT Leader Growth Summit steps into this void by pulling together speakers and experts from all over the world to share their hard-won lessons-learned, best practices and tools for getting on top of each of the following major challenges (at what stage are you?):

Getting Things Done

Stage 1: Tactical

When in this mode you have one priority only and that is to deliver on all your project deadlines, support your users, prepare the budgets and do everything else that people expect of you. The problem is that the workload only seems to increase and you urgently require additional staff.  New solutions are needed urgently ... before you break!

Systems & Processes

Stage 2: Operational

The IT function is one of the most complex functions in the business. Period! Technology changes rapidly, everything moves faster, people require leadership and all other business functions need to be considered. And let's not start with regulatory and governance requirements. If you could just stop re-inventing the wheel and get some tips and tricks from others that have been there?!

Digital Transformation

Stage 3: Strategic

Now that the IT function is a well-oiled machine you realise the massive opportunity for applying your insights in Agile and Lean to help the rest of the business catch up. Unfortunately you also soon realise that the "old way" is so well entrenched and your problem becomes how do I change people and affect culture. If you don't drive this, who else will?

WATCH 40+ SESSIONS WITH IT LEADERS AND EXPERTS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE!

The only virtual conference focused exclusively on the challenges and growth opportunities IT leaders in mid-sized businesses have!

Register and get access to every session for a 24 hour period during the online conference between 20 and 24 May 2018.

This Summit is All About (Your) Growth

Grow Personally

What makes you tick? Find the niche where what you love to do, what you are good at and what people would pay money for intersect. Hear many IT leaders and consultants from all over the world speak with passion about their topics.

Grow Professionally

Not even the sky is the limit. Get advice on how to become more effective and efficient at what you do. Hearing how others have solved problems you also struggle with can be hugely inspiring and will help you take that next step in your IT leadership career.

Grow the Business

As IT Leader you are ideally positioned to kick-start or drive Digital Transformation and assist your business to become highly adaptive in this ever-changing world. Hear about actionable strategies for how you can help your organization become more Agile and transform itself.

The Main Theme Is How Do I Execute Faster?

A Kanban board from our Sponsor Kanbanize

With all of IT's complexity there is one theme that comes up regardless of who we speak to:

How can IT move faster and deliver more business value?

Fortunately a new miracle solution called "Kanban" has exploded onto the scene to help IT and other knowledge-intensive business functions apply Lean and Agile principles to all their work.

The results are absolutely astounding and we regularly hear that "everything changed" or "performance doubled" in just a few days from starting with Kanban!

The good news is that we focus a significant portion of our sessions on this revolutionary new approach and help beginners as well as more advanced practitioners turn IT into a true execution engine for the business.

40+ FREE Sessions on Fast Execution and 9 Other Themes Below

2. Digital Transformation (DX)

3. Governance, Risk and Compliance

4. Information Management and Analytics

5. Career and Personal Growth

6. Data and Network Security

7. IT Leadership and Management Skills

8. IT Staff Management

9. Emerging Technologies

10. Day to Day IT Management

Take Your Pick: Our Speakers Have You Covered (A Selection Below)


(Curious about the detailed Agenda? Click the link for a quick peek!)

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Extreme Contracts.

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Jacopo Romei

Strategic Independent Consultant

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The Service-Delivery Review: The Missing Agile Feedback Loop.

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Matt Philip

Director of Global Talent and Capability

ThoughtWorks

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The New Human Age - Why Embracing Your Humanness Is the Key to Transforming Your Life, Reshaping Your Organization.

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Charles Araujo

Industry Analyst, Author & Professional Speaker

Institute for Digital Transformation

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More than Just a Visual Board! - Intro to Kanban.

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Monica Georgieff

Freelance Lean/Agile Coach & Marketer

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TechnoLeaders: Steps to Enhance Your Technical Leadership.

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Tom Henricksen

Speaker, Coach & Author

MyITCareerCoach

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The So-Called 4th Industrial Revolution is Not About Industry.

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Martijn Aslander

Technology Philosopher

Permanent Beta

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The Need for Speed. Using Kanban to 2x IT Team Throughput within 3 Days.

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Johan Pretorius

ICT Manager

Aerosud

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PANEL: GDPR, POPI and the Increasing Requirement for Data Privacy. 

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Jochen Köcher

Senior Manager: Forensics

Deloitte

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Fast Facts – Bringing Information Closer for an Accelerated Business.

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Craig Armour

Principal

K C Armour & Co

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Attack the Triple Threat to IT Success™ to Achieve More.

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Mike Sisco

Founder & CEO

MDE Enterprises

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PANEL: How Best to Engage With Consultants?

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Susanne Hellweg

Agile Coach & Remove Work Consultant

Susanne Hellweg Consulting

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PANEL: Women in IT Leadership.

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Bettina Horvath

Trainer/Consultant

Protea Training

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Strategy Deployment with the X-Matrix.

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Karl Scotland

Director & Lean Agile Consultant

Karl Scotland

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PANEL: Women in IT Leadership.

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Rika Myburgh

Head of IT

GWK

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How to Deal with Underperforming IT Staff?

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Jason Sichkaryk

IT Director

Rosenau Transport

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Portfolio Kanban - The Common Sense Approach to Scaling Lean.

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Dimitar Karaivanov

CEO

Kanbanize

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The Power of Mastermind Groups: Speed Up Professional and Personal Growth.

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Karyn Greenstreet

Founder

Success Alliance

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Busting the Agile Jargon – Common Sense Approach to Digital Change.

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Philippe Guenet

Principal Consultant & Founder

Henko

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Be FASTER - Case Study and Lessons Learned.

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Philipp Kellner

Account Executive

Endava

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Replacing ‘Business Intelligence' with 'Intelligent Business’.

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Paul Galland

Director & Value Creator

Flipside

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How to Ask the Right Questions.

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Judy Rees

Team Development Consultant

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We Just Lost a Key Staff Member, What Now?

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Branden Patience

Senior IT Manager

Mazars South Africa

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Popcornflow: If Change Is Hard, Make It Continuous.

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Claudio Perrone

Founder

Agile Sensei Consulting

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Diversity Is Good for Business - Why Women Should Stretch For Leadership in Technology.

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Gaby Schwarz

Lecturer

University of Applied Sciences, Wiener Neustadt for Business Consulting International

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Cyber Threats - Is Your Organisation as Secure as You Think It Is?

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Andrew Smith

Director

ApplxBridge

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Instructions for Being Unreasonable / Embracing an Innovative Mindset.

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Stephan Meyer

Owner

Denkstelle Consulting

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Increasing IT Team Performance.

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Hendre Claassen

IS Manager

Fruitways

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Developing the Leader in IT-leader.

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Caroline Mouton

Information and IT Governance Consultant

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My DX Journey – What I Would Do Again and What Not If I Could Start Over.

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Armin Wieland

Founder

V5 Digital

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We Just Lost a Key Staff Member, What Now?

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Ingo Hallbauer

IT Manager

IMQS Software

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Perception is Reality - Why it is Imperative for IT Teams to Communicate Better.

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Riaan Strydom

IT Manager

Mint Management Technologies

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Increasing IT Team Performance.

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Emile v.d. Berg

Specialist Manager: IT Infrastructure

GWK

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Eat Your Own Dogfood – How Microsoft Deploys And Uses Their Own Technologies.

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Doug Batchelor

Head of IT - Middle East and Africa

Microsoft

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PANEL: GDPR, POPI and the Increasing Requirement for Data Privacy.

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Jacques Human

ICT Manager

MTU Africa

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3 CASE STUDIES: Driving Culture Change to Support Digitization Strategies.

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Tim Dixon

Chief Vision Officer

AQnx Inc.

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PANEL: GDPR, POPI and the Increasing Requirement for Data Privacy. 

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Mark Calvert

Head of IT Development and IT Infrastructure

Data Orbis

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Why Should I Automate Our Business Processes, and Where Do I Start?

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Adam Shapiro

Director

Autopilot Workflow Solutions

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How to Deal with Underperforming IT Staff?

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Richard Doucet

IT Manager

Armour Transportation Systems

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We Just Lost a Key Staff Member, What Now? 

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Ralph Hendricks

IT Manager

World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa

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Increasing IT Team Performance.

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Arno Middelberg

Chief Technology Officer

Energy Partners

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Help I Am Too Busy!

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Robert Verhagen

Business Technology Manager

Logo Print

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Design Thinking.

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Moerieda MacKay

Founder and CEO

Stride Consultancy Services

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So When Will the Machines Take Over?

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Peter Reid

Head

Mint Intelligent Insights

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Managing Change in the 21st Century.

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Mike Burrows

Founder

Agendashift

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Jason Spasov

Customer Success Lead

Kanbanize

Still Thinking About It? Some More Reasons to Register Now

Learn directly from people who have already done it.

It will help to reduce your learning curve and help you deliver with confidence. While experimentation itself is extremely valuable, it is much more efficient to leverage off the experience of peers and experts and utilise their knowledge to get out of the starting blocks.


Learn from speakers and panellists from around the globe.

We are sparing no effort to bring you an amazing line-up of experts and IT Leaders. While facilitating IT Leader Mastermind Groups we have learned just how valuable it is to have multiple viewpoints when facing a challenge.


Most sessions focus on practical tips and tricks.

No boring theory! Our 40+ sessions are jam-packed with real, raw and authentic conversations. During each session we will discuss instant takeaways and actionable strategies for immediate implementation!


Make it work for your schedule. 

Each presentation will be available for 24 hours to view at your convenience. You can work them into your day in the way that suits your schedule best. On that note, make sure you mark the Summit dates in your calendar.


Learn from the comfort of your own home or office. 

No flights, no traveling, no hotel stay. As long as you have an Internet connection and a computer you should be fine.


It's FREE, for a limited time.

Remember, most conferences cost thousands of dollars to attend, in addition to the air fare, hotel and other costs. All access to the sessions during this event are completely free of charge.

WATCH 40+ SESSIONS WITH IT LEADERS AND EXPERTS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE!

The only virtual conference focused exclusively on the challenges and growth opportunities IT leaders of mid-sized businesses have!

Register and get access to every session for a 24 hour period during the online conference between 20 and 24 May 2018.

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