Paul Coby

Prashaant Huria

Kevin Gallagher

Neil Taplin

Ramesh Sivakaminathan

James Thomas

Carolyn Brown

Tim Jennings

Nicole Engelbert

Richard Dallimore

Janet Day

Olivia (Liv) Roberts

Jon Pollard

David Wilde

Tim Chinchen

Steve Beaumont

Linda Humphrey

Jan Marek

Matthew Costello

Nina Barakzai

Bob Horton

Sharon Warrington

Rosendo Travieso

Nigel Turner

Dan Crowe

Stephen Chilton

Bartek Raszczyk

John Pomeroy

Dante Ricci

Neil Williams

Spencer Allingham

Stuart Wright

Malcolm Woodfield

Martin Stepanek

Jose Palazon

Steve Long

Dr Tim O’Neill

Michael Potter

Edward Granger

Rob Britt

Andrew Joint

Arie Chapman

Sharon Richardson

Olivia (Liv) Roberts

Jose Palazon

Tim Jennings

Neil Williams

Janet Day

David Wilde

Dante Ricci

Sharon Warrington

Stuart Wright

Bob Horton

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The place to be: Ovum Industry Congress is Ovum's flagship event, placing our annual research agenda into a live arena. With over 450 attendees in 2013 and growth of 30% year-on-year, don't miss the opportunity to cement your position in the IT ecosystem. 

 TOP 5 REASONS TO ATTEND OVUM INDUSTRY CONGRESS 2014

  • Network and knowledge-share with 400+ of your enterprise IT peers

  • Over 30 Ovum Analysts speaking and available for 1:2:1 in-depth
    meetings, sharing insights and the latest trends

  • More than 80 illuminating speakers sharing real-world case
    studies, engaging panels & practical workshops

  • 2 content-packed days & over 7 super theme tracks to
    customise your event learning experience

  • Complimentary enterprise attendance*

MORE THAN A CONFERENCE

  • Senior leadership stream: Offers an exclusive ‘think-tank’ environment for C & VP Level IT Leaders operated under Chatham House Rules. Providing a sanctuary within the conference for IT thought-leaders. The debate will explore solutions to the most challenging issues faced by businesses today. Places are limited.
  • Interactive Workshops: Get a hands-on, interactive tutorial on the latest enterprise IT tools and methods, that you can apply to your projects as soon as you return to your office
  • Sector Breakfast Briefings: Join us for a refreshing breakfast, delivering key insights into sector-specific challenges. Each briefing comprises interactive,
    lively debates, moderated by an Ovum Practice Leader, and supported by one of our event partners. 
    Higher Education: Bringing a student success strategy to life: How to make sense of the myriad IT solutions emerging in the higher education market in order to
    realize a true ROI
    Public Sector: Driving more innovative government policy and services using the Cloud 
    Financial Services: The Road to World-Class: How long?... how much!!

* Complimentary attendance: Ovum Industry Congress is free to attend for enterprise end-user IT executives

Ovum's 2014 research centres around 7 Super Themes. Click image for a larger version

2014 super themes

The third annual Ovum Industry Congress attracted over 450 attendees; growth of 30% from 2012. The increase in the number of senior IT decision-makers attending the event was not the only thing that set it apart from the crowd. Delegates identified the expert insight and actionable business intelligence on offer as a key differentiator when compared to other events in the market. By bringing together the latest industry case studies, cutting edge solutions and Ovum’s top analysts from around the globe, we created the optimum environment in which to construct a blueprint to overcome the challenges our delegates face on a daily basis.

2013 saw the introduction of a host of new features. The Ovum Senior Leadership Stream was an opportunity for a select group of business leaders to join two of Ovum’s senior analysts, Dr Steve Hodgkinson and Joe Dignan, to explore strategic issues with business wide implications. The On the Radar Strategy Awards recognized companies for their use of emerging technologies that had generated significant business value. In addition to the main event programme, there were three sector specific breakfast briefings which allowed attendees to focus on issues unique to their area of responsibility. These were Higher Education, Public Sector and Financial Services. They were well attended and the tempo of discussion was impressive for sessions starting at 8am!

The main event was built around five tracks which included more than 50 individual sessions. These focused on industry-wide hot topics, including Ovum’s Super Themes for 2013, and were discussed by leading CIOs and industry experts. The 2013 key topics areas were: Transforming Infrastructure & Services, Information Management & Analytics, Optimizing Customer Experience, Enterprise IT Management and Adapting to IT Consumerization.

Highlights included enterprise case studies from C-Level executives of leading institutions including Sony, Google, Aggregate Industries, The Isle of Man Government, Lifestyle Services Group, City University, Buro Happold, and the BBC, among others. Keynote sessions included thought provoking pieces from Paulo de Sá, Vice President of IT Services, Unilever and Dr Tim O’Neill, Research Fellow, UTS/Principal, avolution.

In addition to choosing which track session to attend, delegates could book a 30 minute Analyst Clinic. These are designed to provide delegates with a unique opportunity to troubleshoot their ICT issues with expert analysts from around the world. More than 70 individual meetings took place and the feedback from those who participated was that it was an invaluable use of their time. We invite you all to join us in London on 13-14th May 2014 for our biggest event yet.

During the event you can tap into Ovum’s expertise through one-to-one consultations with our analysts at the Analyst Clinic.

Here, in 30 minute meetings, you will be able to discuss the challenges facing your organization and get personalized advice on how the latest trends in business technology will affect your business and your industry sector. Ovum’s global IT and Telecoms analyst team and experts in their respective fields, are available to meet with you. We encourage you to take advantage of this experience by securing a one-to-one meeting in advance to be sure of availability, or on the day. Contact Fiona Hipple on fiona.hipple@ovum.com book your slot!

A good mixture of content with some very strong material and presenters

Chief Architect, AXA Technology Services UK

A good blend of research and practical experience

Technology Strategy & Architecture Director, Vodafone

I got a great deal out of my attendance, next year I will definitely clear my diary for both days

Business Relationship Manager, Electrocomponents

A useful event in which to learn about many different aspects of the IT industry from both a vertical and horizontal perspective with a wide range of topics and suppliers

Enterprise Architect, Avios

Great event, good to have the opportunity to network with Ovum analysts and end users

Manager Analyst Relations, AGT International

An outstanding event - a fully functional venue, great content and superb organisation

Director, Redwing Asia Limited

An excellent event with thought provoking content

Director of Corporate IT & Transformation, Aircom International

Catching up with where some of the key thinkers in the industry believe we are at and where we are going. Good to get updates on Cloud & Big Data

Senior Quality Consultant, DoI

Particularly good for networking with vendors and finding out the current trends in market practice

Lead Information Architect, Home Office

Good solid reminder of the role of the CIO

Group Director of IT, Buro Happold

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