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Pathway CEO, Zuzanna Stamirowska, discusses her journey to the IT industry – one which brought her to the world of data analytics and AI, and which ultimately inspired her to launch her own company. Zuzanna shares her experiences along the way, offering advice as to how organisations can best focus on equality and diversity, and also explains how Pathway’s real-time data processing solution works.
Kunal Kaul, Cisco Managing Director, Partner Managed Services & SP RTM, EMEA, discusses a recent Cisco/Canalys report, which reveals that IT Channel partners anticipate significant growth in 2023, with the main driver being managed services. Technology-wise, the cybersecurity focus remains a major driver, alongside managing IT complexity, the AI opportunity and sustainability.
Susan Kenniston, Wipro’s Global Head & VP of Sustainability, discusses the company’s recent research which finds that customers are the key drivers in shaping an organisation’s sustainability strategy. She also explains the importance of the employee experience in driving change, how businesses can refocus their own buying habits reframe their sourcing strategies and why becoming an agile learning organisation is critical to ESG success.
John Hayes-Warren, CEO of Agilitas, discusses the findings of the company’s 2023 Channel Trends report, with customer experience and company culture, combining to provide the Total Experience, as the main priorities for the channel. The report also highlighted the importance of leadership, purpose, alliances, skills and sustainability, as John explains.
Michael Cantor, CIO at Park Place Technologies, discusses how the role of the CIO continues to change and develop with the new challenges and opportunities presented by the world of technology. In addition to the CIO’s ‘traditional’ role of ensuring the smooth running of the IT department, as well as understanding how new technologies might impact on the business, the role now demands many new skills: sustainability, business intelligence and analytics to technology lifecycle, digital transformation, and customer experience.
Neil MacDonald, UK & Ireland Channel Director for HP Inc., discusses the importance of sustainability to the IT Channel, with a major opportunity for companies to become environmental trusted advisors to end users. Neil outlines the many programmes and initiatives which HP has developed to address key sustainability issues, such as a packaging re-think, tech take back and closed loop recycling, all of which help their Channel partners to deliver measurable sustainability benefits to their customers.
Steve Young, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Dell Technologies UK, discusses the complexities of digital transformation, focusing on the importance of avoiding multicloud by default by developing a multicloud by design strategy. Properly implemented, such a cloud smart approach should deliver the speed, flexibility and agility which are the hallmarks of today’s leading digital organisations.
Charissa Jaganath, Head of Responsible Business at IT services business Logicalis, discusses the company’s sustainability commitment as outlined in its CIO Summit: Forging a Digital Path to Sustainable IT. She explains how sustainability and a wider ESG focus is front and centre for both Logicalis itself and its ecosystem of partners and customers.
Angelika Holl, Chief Information Security Officer at Zeppelin Group and Member of ISACA’s Emerging Trends Working Group, discusses the reasons why women are leaving the UK tech sector, and explains the ways in which companies can address this problem as a key part of ensuring that the industry’s current skills shortage doesn’t become a crisis. She is optimistic that, with the right company, industry and government initiatives in place, the digital future is in safe hands.
Jonathan Wright, Director of Products and Operations at GCX, discusses the challenge facing channel organisations as they seek to manage the delicate balance of existing vendor relationships with customer demands for the very latest technology solutions. Through the example of SD-WAN and SASE, he explains how the channel needs to be able to recognise and embrace new opportunities and work with potentially new vendors as part of this process.
Emily Bristow, SVP Global Head of Professional Services at SS&C Blue Prism, discusses the use of both automation and artificial intelligence (AI) technology solutions to enhance the digital customer experience. She shares some great insights as to the way in which these technologies can help to optimise customer interactions, emphasising that these solutions are primarily designed to augment, rather than replace, human experience.
Erast Wortel, Syniti’s new vice president, go-to-market for EMEA North, shares some great insights and advice on data management challenges and opportunities – topics discussed include data quality, data lakes and swamps, data governance, data migration and master data management – with some great customer examples along the way.
Max Schulze, Founder of the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance, explains why the organisation is transforming into a global think tank, before discussing the current digital transformation landscape – the good, the bad and the ugly! As ever, he shares some great insights as to what needs to happen to ensure that sustainability is front and centre of the digital world.
Eric Eppe, Head of Portfolio & Strategy, HPC/AI/Quantum at Eviden, Atos Group and also the UEC Secretary, discusses the formation of the Ultra Ethernet Consortium to deliver on Ethernet-based open, interoperable, high-performance full-communications stack architecture to meet the growing network demands of AI & HPC at scale.
Xavier Gaillard, Milexia CEO, outlines the company’s very ambitious growth target to double sales over five years, explaining how this will be achieved through a mixture of acquisitions, partnership development and the introduction of new technology solutions and services. Xavier also provides some insight as to how Milexia is helping the semiconductor industry supply chain adjust to life post-Covid.
During AWS re:Invent 2023, Qlik® articulates its vision in working with Amazon Web Services (AWS): a mission to help businesses actualise sustainability goals by fundamentally integrating sustainability into the realm of data analytics. By working with AWS, Qlik is crafting a novel pathway that is designed to harmonise technological advancement with imperative sustainability objectives.