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Day 4 Agenda – 23 May 2018

Live Sessions for the Day

The following three sessions were scheduled LIVE and will be available as recordings to All-Access Pass holders after the Summit concludes.

Bettina Horvath
Trainer/Consultant,
Protea Training

Live Session Completed

52. Let's Chat About Personal Development - with Bettina Horvath

Topic Type: Career & Personal Growth
Session Type: Mastermind
IT Leadership Focus: Tactical
Scheduled for: 07h00 (GMT/UTC) on 23 May 2018 (View in Your Time Zone)

Abstract:
Have a look what other IT leaders asked Bettina about this topic. Do these insights also apply to you? Is here maybe an answer to a question you always wanted to ask, but did not yet have the chance to?
- Why is personal development important?
- What makes you tick? Who do you want to be in future? What kind of person is this? And what do you need to do to become this person?
- How can we "future proof" ourselves and our career in the light of the looming technological upheaval?
- How do you approach this and what are the options?
- What is "applied improv" and how can it help with personal and team development?
This session gave a great glimpse of the power of a Mastermind Group by not only "Asking The Expert", but also engaging with other IT Leaders during this multi-party video session.

Mike Sisco
Founder & CEO,
MDE Enterprises, Inc.

Live Session Completed

53. Let's Chat About The Modern IT Organisation - with Mike Sisco

Topic Type: ​IT Leadership & Management Skills
Session Type: ​Mastermind
IT Leadership Focus: ​Operational
Scheduled for: 17h00 (GMT/UTC) on 23 May 2018 (View in Your Time Zone)

Abstract:
Have a look what other IT leaders asked Mike about this topic. Do these insights also apply to you? Is here maybe an answer to a question you always wanted to ask, but did not yet have the chance to?
- How can IT break out of the purely technical narrative?
- What is the role of the IT Leader in strategic business discussions?
- Who are the people in the C-Suite that the IT Leader should partner with and whom should IT report to?
- Is communication really that important? And if yes, what type of communication?
This session gave a glimpse of the power of a Mastermind Group by not only "Asking The Expert", but also engaging with other IT Leaders during this multi-party video session.

Jochen Köcher
Senior Manager: Forensics, Deloitte

Live Session Completed

54. Let's Chat About GDPR - with Jochen Köcher

Topic Type: ​​Governance, Risk & Compliance
Session Type: Mastermind
IT Leadership Focus: Operational
Scheduled for: 18h30 (GMT/UTC) on 23 May 2018 (View in Your Time Zone)

Abstract:
Have a look what other IT leaders asked Jochen about this topic. Do these insights also apply to you? Is here maybe an answer to a question you always wanted to ask, but did not yet have the chance to?
The discussion focused more on the basics of GDPR and what IT's role in the entire discussion/implementation is.
This session gave a glimpse of the power of a Mastermind Group by not only "Asking The Expert", but also engaging with other IT Leaders during this multi-party video session.

Pre-Recorded Sessions for the Day

The following sessions have been recorded and edited prior to the Summit and will be available for 24 hours to all Summit attendees, starting from 23 May 00h00 (GMT/UTC)(View in Your Time Zone). Continued access after this window period is reserved for All-Access Pass holders.

1. GDPR, POPI and the Increasing Requirement for Data Privacy. Where Do I Start?

Topic Type: Governance, Risk and Compliance
Session Type: ​Panel
IT Leadership Focus: Operational

Abstract:
Data privacy is not (only) a technology problem.
In this panel discussion, comprised of three Subject Matter Experts and three IT Managers, we get an introduction to the topic from several very different angles (think people/culture, process/policies and technology).
In the subsequent discussion we consider what it takes to start off on a journey towards compliance and how to get your company into a "defensible position".

Claudio Perrone
Founder,
Agile Sensei Consulting

5. Popcornflow: If Change Is Hard, Make It Continuous.

Topic Type: Fast Execution
Session Type: Expert
IT Leadership Focus: Operational

Abstract:
Improvement without change is impossible. Yet, most people think about change as big, slow and scary.
But what if you could make it infinitely small and learn to evolve fast, almost as fast as some of the most adaptive microorganisms on earth?
Enter PopcornFlow – an anti-fragile philosophy, principles and actionable techniques to help you fight personal and organizational inertia, introduce fast change and make better decisions under uncertainty through the design and execution of a continuous stream of small, traceable and safe-to-fail experiments.
Don’t get too comfortable with your own cozy routines and mental cages. For a new revolution is now on your doorstep.

Philipp Kellner
Account Executive,
Endava

13. Be FASTER - Case Study and Lessons Learned

Topic Type: IT Leadership & Management Skills
Session Type: Case Study
IT Leadership Focus: ​Operational

Abstract:
Real life lessons learned from an experienced change manager and notorious “everything should be faster” thinker.
In this session we have a short look at the easy part of a fast IT production setup and more importantly on “everything but IT” - like finance, procurement, nearshoring, outsourcing, HR, resource management, security, hierarchies, politics, managing management, communication and most importantly empowering employees.

21. Help I Am Too Busy! IT Leader Mastermind Group Participants Share Their Top Tips, Tricks and Coping Strategies That Made a Difference for Them and Their Teams.

Topic Type: Career & Personal Growth
Session Type: Panel
IT Leadership Focus: Tactical

Abstract:
A subset of the IT Leaders representing one of the Xuviate IT Leader Mastermind Groups, who meet every 2 weeks for 2h in a Mastermind session, weigh in with their experiences.
All members of this group are IT Leaders in mid-market companies.
For this recording we deviated a bit from our usual session program and picked their brain to get some tips and tricks on the topic.
This is a topic that every IT Leader would know and we have regularly got hotseats that discuss it or a derivative.

Rika Myburg
Head of IT, Griqualand West Cooperation

26. IT Leadership in a Mid-Market Organisation - and How It Differs from Enterprise

Topic Type: IT Leadership & Management Skills
Session Type: Expert
IT Leadership Focus: 
Operational

Abstract: 
Rika started her IT career in 1995 at one of South Africa's major banks.
There she spent 15+ years in various IT leadership positions and in 2014 took up her current position as Head of IT at GWK, a mid-market Agricultural business.
In this session she will share her experience of the difference between enterprise and mid-market and what unique challenges await IT Leaders in the latter sector.

Karl Scotland
Head of IT, Griqualand West Cooperation

27. Strategy Deployment with the X-Matrix

Topic Type: ​Digital Transformation (DX)
Session Type: Expert
IT Leadership Focus: Strategic

Abstract: 
Strategy deployment is a style of organisational improvement that engages the entire workforce in figuring out how the business can survive and thrive.
This session will introduce strategy deployment using a framework called the X-Matrix - an A3 format that concisely visualises the alignment of aspirations, strategies, tactics and evidence on a single sheet of paper.
With this approach a transformation can be viewed as a form of catchball, a lean process where ideas are passed around an organisation as teams collaborate to experiment and discover solutions.
In this way, solutions emerge from the people closest to the problem, rather than being defined and imposed by management.

34. Cybersecurity - The Best Defense is a Good Offense

Topic Type: ​Data and Network Security
Session Type: Panel
IT Leadership Focus: Tactical

Abstract: 
With the rise of cybercrime at the moment, we cannot sit back and fall victims to these criminals any longer.
In this talk we will discuss cybersecurity and a set of techniques we can employ to protect our systems availability,
integrity and data secrecy against the wide range of threats inherited when connecting to the internet.

Gaby Schwarz
Lecturer,
University of Applied Sciences, Wiener Neustadt for Business Consulting International

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

Topic Type: ​​IT Staff Management
Session Type: Panel
IT Leadership Focus: Operational

Abstract:
Why is it, that still only one third of IT employees are women? Why do we still think, that women can not pursue jobs in technology, specifically when it comes to management positions? And why should we seek for more female technologists at all.
The way into the digital business transformations more than ever forces us to create a resilient workforce, populated with people with different perspectives. IT leaders need to ensure to create their teams with more diversity in order to make them sustainable.
Gaby is looking forward to sharing with you her insights into diversity in IT, based on her experiences as an employee at HPE, as well as a consultant for several customers in IT industries.

Ray Leslie
Group IT Manager, Weylandts

42. Taking IT from a Mere Support Function to a Critical Business Capability

Topic Type: ​​​​IT Leadership & Management Skills
Session Type: Case Study
IT Leadership Focus: Tactical

Abstract:
When Ray started his current position, IT was seen as a necessary evil. In the past months there has been a dramatic shift.
In this session Ray will take us along on his journey from being a tactical to an operational IT Leader and beyond.

44. Simplified Approach Towards Getting You to Digitally Transform

Topic Type: Digital Transformation (DX)
Session Type: Expert
IT Leadership Focus: Operational

Abstract:
Digital transformation is probably the number one topic in business at the moment.
The customer is a the center of it all. They are informed, enabled and empowered. And since we live in a globally connected economy they and come with demands and expectations fueled by your global competitors.
An analogy can be drawn between a Rubik's cube, your organization, its products and service offerings and digital transformation itself.
The key points of this analogy are:
- Consists of connected elements.
- Elements are connected in a value chain.
- The value chain can be viewed from different perspectives.
- Elements are continuously shuffled with in the value chain towards completion.
In this session Jean-Pierre will cover:
- Why it is all about the customer.
- How to initiate our digital transformation journey.
- Why a business model is important.
- Why it is important to take an MVP approach.

Brian Pinnock
Sales Engineering Manager,
Mimecast Middle East and Africa

45. Cyber Resilience for Email: Why a Defense-Only Strategy is Not Enough to Stay Ahead of Today’s Cyber Threats

Topic Type: ​​​Data and Network Security
Session Type: ​Expert
IT Leadership Focus: Operational

Abstract:
Email is the number-one business application used by companies. It’s also the number-one vector used to execute cyber attacks.
A defense-only security strategy alone is not designed to protect against the level and volume of advanced attacks.
In this session, Brian will discuss how continuing to invest in disparate technologies and focus on a defense-only security strategy will lead to consequences like intellectual property loss, unplanned downtime, decreased productivity and increased vulnerabilities.
The only way for organisations to get ahead of cyber criminals and holistically protect their business is to adopt a new approach to email security. Organisations need to embrace Cyber Resilience for Email by ensuring they have security before, continuity during and are able to recover after an attack.

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