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Panel Discussion: Impact of Cloud and Digital on Future of the IT Organisation

The organisational impact of “cloud” adoption (in all its guises), as well as other modern enterprise technologies, is a topic of relevance to IT and business leaders in all industry sectors.
The much vaunted shift to "everything-as-a-service" will have major implications not only on the tasks and services that IT departments traditionally perform, but the skills required in the organisation and the nature of the relationship that “IT” has with the “business”. Shadow IT is now a fact of life in most organisations. Business customers expect IT to take more of a leadership role in defining and enabling business strategy.
Or will it? Is it? Do they?
Join our panel of CxOs sharing real world experience as they debate the key factors impacting the performance of IT and how it evolves to meet the challenges
Mark Dermody, IT Director Costa Coffee
Nick Skelsey - IT Director Europe, Harding Retail (a member of Flemingo Duty Free)
Rob Pritchard - ex-CIO Britvic and visiting professor at Birmingham City University (moderator)
Nick Good - Director of Performance & Metrics, Office of the CIO Liberty Global/Virgin Media
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