December 1, 2016

Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Past and present attendees:

    Anosh Thakkar
    VP of IT, CTO, Head of Architecture & Platforms
    Dirk Van Der Heijden
    Business Group Director ICT
    Friesland Campina
    Jaya Baloo
    Chief Information Security Officer
    KPN Telecom
    Louis Dietvorst
    Chief Architect & Strategist
    Enexis B.V
  • Governing Board:

    Anosh Thakkar
    VP of IT, CTO, Head of Architecture & Platforms
    Antony Hibbert
    Head of IT Infrastructure Europe
    Carl Erickson
    Luc Verbist
    De Persgroep

A forum for innovative IT thought leaders across Belgium Netherlands Luxembourg

Despite economic instability in the euro zone amid an on-going global financial crisis, IT spending worldwide is expected to increase in the coming years. But even with enterprises tacking notice of new technologies capable of driving revenue and lowering costs, IT departments aren't yet in the clear. The role of the CIO is more important than ever as financial turmoil continues to alter the world's economy, making it difficult to put your organisation in a position to achieve success. The business goals have changed and CIOs are now tasked with trying to find emerging opportunities to drive value throughout the enterprise.

We're in an historic transition - one marked by challenges, but filled with possibility. Preparing for the upturn and making the right decisions in times of change can better position your enterprise to succeed. Accordingly, the theme of this year's summit is CIOs in Transition - The Shift from Cost-Saver to Value Provider.

The CIO Benelux Summit is a unique opportunity for the region's greatest IT thinkers to collaborate on current industry challenges and trends. Attending CIOs and IT executives engage in peer-on-peer networking, whilst discussing the issues currently affecting CIOs from a variety of industries.

Here are a few topics to be discussed:

  • Building and Managing Hybrid Clouds
  • Early-phase IoT Adoption
  • Digitalisation and Digital Transformation
  • The Origin of Innovation in the Enterprise
  • Big Data Environment – The Latest of the Latest
  • Strategically Securing the Enterprise

As an IT leader, now is the time to produce real business value for your organisation. We at CDM Media know that in order for you to take time out of the office, it must be time well spent. The CIO Benelux Summit agenda offers a balanced schedule of focused educational sessions, one-on-one meetings and networking opportunities that will maximise your time and efforts, providing you with ideas and strategies truly capable of changing business practices.


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December 1, 2016 | Amsterdam, Netherlands


who attends Who Attends?


benefits Benefits


1:1 pre-determined 30-minute meetings


Dedicated Roundtable, Thought Leadership and Keynote sessions on summit agenda


14 hours of networking across the event


testimonials Testimonials

Well run! Great mix of attendees and relevant topics at the presentations!

IT Strategy Officer, European Stability Mechanism

Event was very well-organised. The company speakers were well-prepared and the content was spot on.

Program Manager, FrieslandCampina

Overall I thought timeframes were great, content was great and the attendees were first rate! I loved meeting new companies and promoting our company at the summit.

AVP, Zensar Technologies


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