FT-Hitachi Digital Transformation Forum 2019 LONDON

London Thursday, 27 June, 2019



The FT - Hitachi Digital Executive Forum ​will gather C-suite executives and leaders from innovation, technology and strategy-based roles. The forum will answer questions such as ''What does it take to govern an industry-leading enterprise through the next stage of digital transformation?'' from the point of view of Ram Ramachander, Chief Digital Officer - Hitachi Europe, and Niclas Mårtensson, CEO - Stena Line.

By 2020, more than 25% of identified attacks on enterprises will involve the IoT security protocol. This, coupled with new stringent EU regulations, highlights the urgent need to balance the opportunities and risks of data-driven innovation. The panel discussion between John Beaumont, Chief Digital Officer - Thames Water, Jim Conning, Managing Director - Data Services, Royal Mail, Caroline Gorski, Group Director - Data Labs, Rolls-Royce plc, will provide further insights on how crucial data is for digital transformation and connected businesses. 

The second panel discussion will be lead by Mary Hewitt, Strategy Director - Arriva, Nicola McCheyne, Head of Innovation Ideas - Centrica, Andrew Harrison, CEO - Airport Services - Manchester Airport Groups, Emma Stace, Chief Digital Officer - Department for Education (DfE). The topic will cover the question: How can businesses transform vast amounts of data into actionable insight and use this to develop new customer-centric business models?

Generating value from IoT and its adoptiong process will be next discussed by Guillaume Sampic, Director - IoT Strategy, BT, Anes Hodzic, Global VP - IoT, Airbus, Henk Jan Gerzee, Chief Digital Officer - Royal Schipol Group, Sarah Greasley, Chief Technology Officer - Direct Line Group. We are excited to hear more about how will 5G facilitate new capabilities for real-time monitoring and information exchange and further elaboration on how can organisations determine which processes are best positioned for automation.

Last but not least, Paul Clarke, Chief Technology Officer - Ocado, will analyse the question ''How can enterprises, governing bodies, academia and supporting associations partner together and create an enabling environment for innovation that supports positive social change?''.