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Welcome to the Innovation Leadership Summit


9-9.05: Welcome

9.05-9.20: Chris Lord, CIO,  Collinson Group

9.20-9.35: Digital Delivery Director Rachel Murphy and CIO advisor Richard Sykes discuss hackathons and Firebreaks

9.35-9.50: Dennis Parker – VP Customer Success, K2

9.50-10.05: Francesco de Marchis, CTO Jac Travel

10.05 - 10.20: Amitabh Apte, CTO RB

10.20 - 10.40: Challengers: 3 new service providers

  • Dynatrace - Patrice Attia, RVP EMEA North
  • Nephos - Lee Biggenden, Director
  • ROQ - Andrew Ayres, Director

10.40 - 11:00: Coffee break

ILS Track One Partner

K2’s low-code process automation platform allows businesses to build and deploy automation across the business.

With intuitive and powerful tools, businesses can rapidly deliver mission-critical applications as well as fast-changing, lightweight departmental processes, all with a single platform. The K2 platform is built around 8 tenets that are uniquely designed to support rapid development across the enterprise: Powerful low-code workflow; feature-rich forms; integration to virtually any system; deep analytics; mobile support; security and governance; choice of deployment in the cloud or on-premises and faster app development with pre-built templates and App wizards.

Over 30% of the Fortune 500 and more than 4,000 customers around the world are automating their business using the K2 platform. Companies such as Kimberly-Clark and Shell have automated hundreds of processes, resulting in a reduction of development costs by 78%, improving time-to-value, and increasing business process efficiency.


11.00 - 11.15: Cindy Fedell, CIO Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

11.15 - 11.30:  Nigel Watson, CIO Northumbrian Water Group

11.30 - 11.45:  Rob Pearson, Director, Amido

11.45 - 12.00: Changing recruitment training and teams: Ian Cohen, CIO Addison Lee, Laura Pettit, Director Insignis Consulting & Kate Temple-Brown, Strategic Apprenticeship Levy Consultant

12.00 - 12.15: Panel debate: What is the CIO role in society in the face of robots & AI? Mark Chillingworth with CIOs Kevin Evans of Sun Branding Solutions, Karl Hoods, CIO Save the Children UK

12.15 - 12.30: Startup story: Huw Prosser CEO and Founder of Blooware

12.30 - 12.45: Michael Dodd, Become an Inspirational Communicator

12.45 - 13.00: CIO as storyteller panel: Emma Sinden, Director Bright; Mark Aikman, CIO North Group with host Michael Dodd

ILS Track Two Partner

Amido is an independent technical consultancy that specialises in implementing cloud-first solutions. We help our clients build resilience at scale, flexibility for the future and differentiation of customer experience. And, we do this while minimising business-risk and build-cost.

We specialise in assembling and integrating proven cloud technologies, often building solutions around an existing core while enabling clients to prioritise their investment between commodity services and those that deliver competitive advantage. We design solutions that bridge and augment clients’ existing technology, reducing the operational risk of change.


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13.00 - 13.10: Achi Lewis, Country Manager UK and Ireland, MobileIron

13.10 - 13.15: Moderator's summary, Mark Chillingworth 

13.15 - 14.15: Innovation Leadership Networking Lunch in association with MobileIron

ILS Networking Lunch Partner

MobileIron is the Security backbone for the digital enterprise, protecting corporate data across apps, networks and clouds.

The MobileIron platform was built to secure and manage modern operating systems in a world where devices are used for both personal and professional activities.  MobileIron incorporates identity, context and privacy enforcement to set the appropriate level of access to enterprise data and services.  MobileIron secures data-at-rest on the device, in apps, and in cloud storage, and data-in-motion as it moves between the corporate, network, devices, storage repositories and the cloud.  With MobileIron, IT can secure corporate information wherever it lives while preserving employee privacy. 

MobileIron is a leader for the 7th consecutive year in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites.

Associate Partner

eSnergy Solutions partner with some of the most innovative Open Source organisations, which allows us to offer our clients qualified associates who have been built up through these communities.

Supporting Sponsors

Today's Speakers


Topics being discussed by peers and innovation leaders include:

  • Grid computing
  • Hackathons
  • Business Transformation
  • Collaboration
  • Community building
  • Agile development
  • Skills and Recruitment
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Apprenticeships
  • Diversity
  • Communications and Storytelling
  • New Space technology


Public Transport
The Transport for London Journey Planner provides live travel updates and options on how to reach Kings Place quickly and accurately. You may also call London Travel Information on 020 7222 1234.


The nearest tube station is King’s Cross St. Pancras, on the Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City, Piccadilly, Northern and Victoria lines. The station has step-free access from the platform to the street level. From the tube station the quickest way to Kings Place is via King’s Boulevard. You may also walk up York Way. 

King’s Cross St. Pancras and Euston are the nearest mainline railway stations. Eurostar travellers arrive at St Pancras International.

The nearest bus route to York Way/Kings Place is the 390. Click here for the 390 route information. Other services running to nearby King’s Cross St. Pancras are bus routes 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259 and 476.

Kings Place has no dedicated public parking. Limited parking is available to visitors in the surrounding streets.

The building is outside of the Congestion Charge Zone.

If you are using sat nav our postcode is N1 9AG. 
The nearest public car park is at St Pancras International Station on Pancras Road, open 24 hours/7 days a week including Bank Holidays.


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