EuroCIO Event Series 2021

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EuroCIO is launching a new event series – including exclusive, CIO-only discussion groups and the 20th edition of EuroCIO’s Annual Conference. As the oldest, largest and most legitimate association of CIOs in the EU EuroCIO has the unique capacity to mobilise over 1,000 leading European CIOs at any point in time, to represent the demand side of IT towards the European institutions and vendors. This online event series is designed for CIOs by CIOs, with Europe’s largest corporations and 2021 challenges in mind. Please visit our events webpage to read the programmes and find out how to register.   Visit the dedicated website

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EuroCIO 2021 Annual Conference –
2nd digital edition

25 November 2021 - 10:30/12:50am

Exchange. Innovate. Lead.

For Europe’s top CIOs, by Europe’s top CIOs

10.30 - Welcome
Yugo NEUMORNI, Chairman of EuroCIO

10.40 - 2030 Digital Compass – The European Way for the Digital Decade
Cloud Rulebook, EU cloud marketplaces, Digital Markets Act, Data Act & AI Act. How the EC helps build the next generation cloud and supports business digital transformation:

  • EC vision and targets for a successful digital transformation of Europe by 2030.
  • European Common Data Spaces and alliance for industrial data, edge and cloud.
  • Green IT, data protection, intellectual property, protection of supply, position vis a vis gatekeepers - What’s in it for CIOs?
With Pierre Chastanet, Head of Unit Cloud & Software, DG Connect, European Commission

11.10 - Q&A - Have your say

11.20 - Gaia-X’s Data Spaces: Be the Energy for Change

  • Next generation of data infrastructure: Where do we stand?
  • Fostering business, IT and energy efficiency through Gaia-X’s Energy Data Space.
  • How carbon footprint reduction fits into IT-business alignment.
With Francesco Bonfiglio, CEO, Gaia-X and Martine Gouriet, Digital Uses Director, EDF (Electricité de France), Board Member of Gaia-X and leader of the Data Space working group "Energy"

11.50 - Q&A - Have your say

12.00 - CIO Testimonial: Sustainable Technologies, Green IT & Cloud Reducing the footprint of IT through a sustainable Journey to Cloud and more efficient technology practices:

  • Digital technology is one of the world’s greatest enablers. CIOs now need to address the problems of the growing IT carbon footprint and using technology as a sustainability enabler.
  • Companies must now address an urgent, twofold imperative: to use technology more sustainably, and to use technology as a vehicle for being more sustainable.
With Marcus Frantz, Group CIO at ÖBB Holding AG and Yves BERNAERT, Accenture Technology Europe CEO

12.30 - Q&A - Have your say

12.40 - Last words
Yugo NEUMORNI, Chairman of EuroCIO

12.50 - Conference closes

Kindly sponsored by accenture_logo

GAIA-X as the new European data ecosystem


With GAIA-X, CIOs have a unique opportunity to co-create the next generation of a European data infrastructure: a secure, federated system that meets the highest standards of digital sovereignty while promoting innovation. National Gaia-X Hubs are being set up in European member states to coordinate stakeholder "data space" initiatives.

Progress reports and how to participate in the data space initiatives will be on the agenda. The 45 minute presentation will include 15 minutes Q&A.

Speaker: Francesco Bonfiglio, CEO, Gaia-X

Digital Transformation Risks: Surviving the Service Provider Security Breach


Fifty-six percent of companies report that they have suffered a data breach caused by one of their supply chain partners (Ponemon Institute). Information Security Leaders have focused a lot on their own IT infrastructure. But Digital Transformation, Cloud, and remote work has resulted in a large part of strategic assets being stored outside corporate networks, within the supply chain. The result is that breaches at service providers, suppliers, and partners now pose an even greater challenge than internal breaches.

With the presentation of Morgan Salley, CISO of Air Liquide, our webinar allowed to discover how third parties can become an open door to your infrastructure. Morgan shared some insights on the challenges associated to managing risks throughout multiple business units and countries.

In this session we covered:
- Real-life anonymized examples of breaches experienced by Air Liquide and remediation actions
- How unsecured partners make your critical data publicly accessible without you knowing it
- How to better protect your assets and prevent attacks


Morgan Salley, Group Information Security Officer, Air Liquide ;
Damien Eschbach, EMEA CSM Team Lead, CybelAngel.


EuroCIO 20th Annual Conference 2021

November 2021, exact date TBC

Topics under development – watch this space!
    • Green IT - Code as a service
    • Zero trust architecture
    • Edge computing & post-cloud
    • Move2cloud strategy
    • IT/OT & IA
    • IT procurement strategies & software asset management during M&As & business divestitures

The 20th edition of the EuroCIO annual conference will be hosted in November 2021, specific dates to be announced.
Registration is not opened yet.
More information will be available here in due time.

2020’s annual event goes virtual with Top CIO testimonials and high level policy dialogues

15-16 | 20-21 October 2020

EuroCIO moved its annual event from its traditional format to a new custom made immersive 3D platform.

We are grateful to the CIOs who shared the best practices that have helped them accelerate digitization and weather the Covid-19 crisis.

A big thanks also to our speakers from the European Commission. In Brussels, there is a saying that if you are not at the table, you are on the menu! The conference consolidated the ongoing dialogue that we have at the highest level of the EU and that we had online with our speakers:
  • André RICHIER, Principal Policy Officer, Directorate General for Internal Market and Industry, European Commission
  • Irina ORSSICH, Team Leader Artificial Intelligence, European Commission
  • and Pierre CHASTANET, Head of Unit, Cloud & Software, Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology, European Commission.

Watch the 4 videos of the event here :

Day 1 : Pandora & Emmelibri case studies :
Stories of a massive cloud migration in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis (Pandora case study is attached here) & How to become a champion of collaboration across business units
Day 2 : Transformation & the Learning Organisation :
By the Ministry of Education & Youth in France, ACI Informatica in Italy & the European Commission - Directorate General for Internal Market and Industry.
Day 3 : Artificial Intelligence & Innovation :
By the Team Leader of Artificial Intelligence at the European Commission & with case studies of Burda-Forward & Generali UK
Day 4 : EU policy of the future :
How end users manage their relation with vendors & How the EU is Shaping Europe’s Digital Future - featuring an exclusive dialogue between CIO Platform Nederland, CIGREF, BELTUG & the European Commission - Head of Unit, Cloud & Software, Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology.

2018 Annual Conference in Brussels : Inventing the future together

5th - 6th December 2018 in Brussels

EuroCIO's Annual Conference took place in the capital of Europe on December 5th and 6th of 2018. The theme this year was : Inventing the Future Beyond Digital Transformation: Challenges for Global Businesses and for Europe's Economy.

2018 SummerSummit : Hannover welcomes EuroCIO during Cebit

11th - 13th June 2018 in Hannover

The SummerSummit conference was held during Cebit on June 11th to 13th this year.  EuroCIO members got full VIP access to Cebit including access to Cebit's Executive Club. Cebit is Europe's Business Festival for Innovation and Digitalization.