The Ultimate Enterprise Technology Event
From September 14-16th, 2021, BizClik Media Group will host its cutting-edge Technology & AI Live event. Over three days, global industry leaders will join us for dynamic roundtable discussions, keynote addresses, and extensive networking opportunities. Our inspirational speakers will share insights, strategies and direction from inside their organisations that are not to be missed!
By the end of the weekend, we’ll hear from Adam Spearing, Field CTO EMEA and SVP UKI Solution Consulting at Salesforce; Frank Wilde, Vice President of SAP’s Global Centre of Excellence; and Danny Attias, Chief Digital and Information Officer at Anthony Nolan and ranked as the top CEO in the UK. All talks will be streamed live from the iconic Tobacco Dock in London—get your tickets here.
The event will include:
- Keynote addresses from respected industry leaders
- Dynamic live roundtables (inc. Q&A)
- Fireside discussions
- Inspirational Speakers & Presentations
- Extensive networking opportunities
Meet the Speakers
Each week, from now until the event, we’ll be announcing four new names who are set to grace our physical or virtual stage, prepared to share their knowledge and insight with attendees.
Here’s our second roundup:
Field CTO EMEA and SVP UKI Solution Consulting at SalesForce
After 30 years in the tech field, Adam Spearing has worked with all types of software: IT operations, development, business apps, and productivity platforms. In his time at Salesforce, he sparked rapid growth, redefining the company’s sales model and working with multiple CIOs to launch new programmes.
As a result, Spearing is well-versed in culture, changing strategies, and motivating employees to achieve goals as individuals and as teams. He’s on the cutting edge of new tech as a Global CIO Advisory Board member—and will share some of the most challenging issues for top technology leaders around the world.
VP, Global Centre of Excellence at SAP
As a longtime CEO with a history of achievement in the computer hardware, software, services, and security industries, Frank Wilde has helped raise US$520mn of capital; advised companies on customer acquisition, revenue growth, negotiation, and international business development; and worked with global organisations such as Microsoft, Intel, Dell, IBM, and Oracle.
In our next speaker series, Wilde will share his expertise gained from years of cross-functional roles working with Japanese, Indian, American, European, Chinese, and Middle Eastern firms, as well as his time as CEO of Ravisent Technologies and VP of SAP’s Global Centre of Excellence.
Chief Digital & Information Officer at Anthony Nolan
Ranked as the #1 CEO in the United Kingdom, Danny Attias is passionate about digital transformation and project delivery. He’s contributed a wealth of information and expertise spanning retail, agency, and the third sector, and throughout his career, he’s used new technologies to drive outcomes.
As Chief Digital and Information Officer at Anthony Nolan, Attias champions digital change across the organisation to improve its critical work. According to the CIO 100 judging panel, his work has modernised the charity’s IT function to make lifesaving advances in donations and fundraising. We can’t wait to hear his thoughts on data security and production, digital potential, and technology strategy.
Non-IT experts ‘to build majority of tech products by 2024’
80% of technology products and services will be built by non-technology professions by 2024, says research firm Gartner.
This is according to a new report from Gartner, which claims a new category of buyers outside the traditional IT organisation is now responsible for a growing share of the overall IT market.
“Digital business is treated as a team sport by CEOs and no longer the sole domain of the IT department,” said Rajesh Kandaswamy, distinguished research vice president at Gartner. “Growth in digital data, low-code development tools and artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted development are among the many factors that enable the democratistion of technology development beyond IT professionals.”
COVID-19 Accelerating Technology
Technology has started expanding into all areas of business, creating demand for products and services outside IT departments. In 2023, Gartner anticipates that US$30 billion in revenue will be generated by products and services that did not exist pre-pandemic. Gartner analysts said the rapid expansion of cloud services, digital business initiatives, and remote services opened the door for new possibilities in integrations and optimisation.
The research found that COVID-19 also reduced barriers for those outside of IT to create technology-based solutions by providing an entry point for anyone who was able to serve pandemic-induced needs. Gartner said technology providers are now finding themselves increasingly entering markets related to, or in competition with, nontechnology providers, including innovative firms in financial services and retail.
Gartner expects high-profile announcements of technology launches from nontech companies to proliferate over the next 12 months.
“The availability of business technologists provides new sources of innovation and the ability to get work done. Thus, technology and service providers will need to extend their sourcing of ideas and technology development into new communities, whether they are based on citizen development, their own customer communities or other sources,” said Kandaswamy