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AGENDA 2025

19.3.2025

Starting 8AM EET - Helsinki, Tallin, Riga, Vilnius Time

Starting 7AM CET - Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen Time

The agenda will be carried out in English. 

8.00 (EET)

WE OPEN THE DOORS - WELCOME! 

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  • Enjoy a light breakfast

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8.30 

CEO BRIEFING - Invite-only 

9.00

OPENING REMARKS BY OUR MODERATORS

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  • What to expect from the day

THEME 1: ACCELERATING BUSINESS

9.05

KEYNOTE

NAVIGATING THE CEO-CIO DYNAMICS

TBA

  • What are CEOs now demanding in terms of business acumen, strategic input, and innovation from their CIOs?

  • How can CIOs ensure their technology strategy is clearly aligned with the business's financial and growth goals?

  • What are the essential qualities or skills that help CIOs gain the trust and respect of their CEOs?

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9.35

CASE

SOLVING MISALIGNMENT BETWEEN TECH TEAMS AND CORPORATE CULTURE

  • What are the common signs of misalignment between tech teams and corporate culture?

  • What strategies can lead to effective integration of tech teams into the corporate culture without diluting their unique strengths?

 

9.55

CASE

ACTION PLAN FOR HANDLING UNFORESEEN IT DISASTERS

Crisis management techniques specific to IT and how CIOs can prepare for and mitigate these situations.

  • What are the key components of a comprehensive IT disaster recovery plan?

  • How should CIOs structure their IT teams to ensure rapid response in the event of an unforeseen disaster?

  • As AI technologies continue to evolve, how can CIOs ensure these systems are scalable, maintainable, and aligned with the long-term strategic goals of the business?

10.15 

NETWORKING BREAK & COFFEE 


10.45

CASE 

ASSESSING AND ADVANCING YOUR ORGANIZATION´S READINESS FOR AI

Insights on evaluating and enhancing an organization’s readiness for AI through comprehensive assessment frameworks and models.

  • How can CIOs measure the current state of AI maturity within their organizations?

  • What foundational technologies must be in place for AI to be successfully integrated into existing systems?

  • What strategies can be used to scale AI initiatives while managing risks and maintaining control?

THEME 2: SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY EVOLUTION

 

11.05

PRESENTATION

INTEGRATING CSRD RRQUIREMENTS INTO CORPORATE STRATEGY

  •  What are the key elements of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) that CIOs need to be aware of?

  • How can CIOs collaborate with other C-suite executives to ensure that CSRD requirements are seamlessly integrated into broader corporate strategies?

11.25  

CASE

GREEN IT - Strategies for achieving sustainability in tech operations

  • Actionable steps for reducing the carbon footprint of IT departments and promoting sustainable practices.

  • What are the challenges and solutions associated with the lifecycle management of IT equipment?

  • How can IT departments influence and drive broader corporate sustainability goals?

11.45

LUNCH BREAK & NETWORKING

12.45

KEYNOTE

THE ROLE OF IT LEADERS IN SHAPING CORPORATE SOCIAL ADVOCACY

TBA

How CIOs can lead their companies in taking stands on social issues and effectively manage stakeholder expectations.

THEME 3: SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY EVOLUTION

13.15

CASE

OVERCOMING IMPLEMENTATION PARALYSIS

  

How to craft actionable and realistic implementation plans that navigate the complexities and risks of digital transformation.

 

  • What are the primary causes of implementation paralysis in large IT projects?                     

  • What tools and technologies are available to help CIOs monitor progress and maintain momentum in IT project implementation?                    

 

13.55

CASE

CONNECTING THE GAP BETWEEN BI AND AI

  • How can organizations integrate AI capabilities into their existing BI frameworks to enhance          analytical outcomes? 

  • How can organizations enhance their data governance practices to support more                                ophisticated AI-driven analytics? 

  •  How does the synergy between AI and BI drive better business outcomes, and what are some quantifiable benefits that organizations have seen?

13.55

NETWORKING BREAK & COFFEE 

 


 14.25

CASE

AI-DRIVEN DYNAMIC PRICING - Maximizing profitability in real-time

How AI can be implemented to dynamically adjust pricing based on market demand, inventory levels, and consumer behavior insights to optimize profitability.

14.45

DISCUSSION
THE FUTURE OF REVENUE GENERATION – Are CIOs at the forefront of business innovation? 

  • What emerging technologies are pivotal for CIOs to drive new revenue streams in the next decade?

  • In what ways can CIOs use data analytics to identify and capitalize on new revenue opportunities?

15.10

KEYNOTE

FROM TECH LEADER TO CEO

TBA

According to Forbes CIO 2025 survey, 49% of today’s CIOs expect to become CEOs in year 2025.

Let’s explores the path from CIO to CEO, common obstacles, highlighting key skills and strategic moves essential for making the transition and why this is the possible future path.

 

15.35-15.40

END OFF THE DAY REMARKS BY OUR MODERATOR

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