Manchester Leaders Summit

30 November 2022 | The Edwardian, Manchester

The Manchester Leaders Summit is a closed room peer-to-peer forum to help you build a 2023 transformation vision your team can action and achieve. With insight on how to strategise, gather intel and address key blockers, this day will help you get the most out of your time away from the office. A mix of panels, case studies and roundtables will let you leverage new ideas and start formulating next steps so you can walk away with an invigorated plan.

What's in it for you?

Gain insight from industry leaders, network and collaborate with fellow members of the Manchester enterprise IT community
and meet with your chosen solution providers to set a clear roadmap for your next initiative.

INSPIRING KEYNOTES FROM INDUSTRY EXPERTS AND TRAILBLAZERS

PEER-TO-PEER ROUNDTABLES ON YOUR SPECIFIC INTEREST AREAS

PRE-SCHEDULED 1-2-1 MEETINGS WITH HAND-PICKED SOLUTION PROVIDERS

CONNECT WITH NEW AND OLD CONTACTS OVER DRINKS AND COFFEE

Confirmed Speakers

Who's it for?

Leaders, influencers and trailblazers in the Manchester technology landscape; including:

• CIO, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Data Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, Chief Operations Officer

• VP, Directors, Heads of: IT, Operations, Engineering, Cloud, Networks, Infrastructure, Data, Architecture, 
Cyber, Information Security, UC, Collaboration, Digital Workspace,
Digital Transformation, Innovation, People & Change

Additional qualifiers we consider:

HAS AN ACTIVE PROJECT

RESPONSIBLE FOR OR INFLUENCES IT PROCUREMENT

SOURCING SOLUTIONS TO IMPLEMENT IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS

INTERESTED IN PEER-TO-PEER NETWORKING AND COLLABORATION

What our delegates say

What to expect on the day

Morning

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Registration & Arrival Refreshments
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Opening Remarks
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Keynote Panel Discussion


From Planner to Pioneer: Launching an innovation strategy that is actually scalable and sustainable

• How to take a plan from big vision to achievable action, why we need to start considering how a project will run, in both the mid-term and long-term alike, and how to make sure you're not leaving another legacy implementation for a future team to unpick

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Sponsored Keynote
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Presentation
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Peer-to-Peer Roundtables


Coffee & Collab: Work together to solve a current challenge

Beating alert fatigue by streamlining cyber tooling. How to reduce tool sprawl and smartly consolidate the security stack to be more effective

How to restart when cloud transformation stalls? How to make the next step on your cloud roadmap and decide if further evolution is the right forward path

Making the move from a data project to a data product mindset. How to use products thinking to ensure you can evolve and maintain what you build in different climates

How to optimise and invest in UC tools that employees want? How to gather the right intel to see what's being adopted and what's under utilised?

Keeping costs down without holding back agility. How to optimise spending on scalable and resilient infrastructure

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1-2-1 Meetings
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Lunch

Afternoon

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Panel Discussion


Building a Blueprint for your Future Infrastructure: Getting real about blockers, buzzwords and breakthroughs

• What are the foundations that underpin digital transformation projects, how is progression on these fronts being held back and what projects are more likely to distract than drive innovation forward

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Panel Discussion


From Storming to Performing: How to lead high-performing hybrid teams

• What tools and tactics are needed to bring a team together, how to navigate tricky dynamics both in-person and remote, and what does it take to drive real results

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1-2-1 Meetings
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Peer-to-Peer Roundtables


Beers & Bottlenecks: Honest chats about areas causing you headaches

Navigating the golden era of ransomware. How do you recover post breach?
What happens when you shift servers but not mindsets? Is a piecemeal approach to cloud and infrastructure transformation limiting ROI?
There's more to it than just "doing AI". How to communicate data projects with senior leadership teams
More than a fancy suggestion box. How to sift through customer insight to get to the root of what you want to know
Why is my UC rollout still stalled by stubborn users? How to get people using the tools you've invested in

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Closing Remarks
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Networking Drinks Reception


What have other events looked like?


Take a look at some of the highlights from our last Manchester Leaders Summit event! 


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