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Forbes CIO Next Virtual Series Will Convene Top Industry Leaders Who Are Redefining Technology And Influencing Next Generation Of CIOs


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Forbes CIO Next Virtual Series Forbes

Forbes announced its expanded three-part exclusive CIO Next virtual event series centered around the theme The Future Fit CIO: Preparing For 2021 – And Beyond. The event will convene the world’s leading Chief Information Officers, who are using collaboration, innovation and integration strategies to develop new technologies and drive digital-first growth at incredible speed.

·       “The role of the Chief Information Officer continues to expand, and CIOs have been charged with finding cutting-edge technologies that create a more resilient global economy,” said Martin Giles, Forbes CIO Network Editor. “We’ve seen an incredible acceleration of digital transformation initiatives during the global health pandemic and tech leaders are at the forefront of creating new innovations that move businesses forward and help them successfully adapt to unforeseen circumstances.”

·       The three-part event series will spotlight game-changing tech executives who will share the lessons they’ve learned as they drive digital-first strategies at incredible speed. The series will also highlight key developments in several key technology areas—including AI, quantum computing and more – and will showcase how CIOs from leading companies are helping to lay the foundations for a more robust future.

·       The summit will kick off with its first episode on October 27, which will focus on how technology leaders drive collaboration, innovation and the integration of new technologies. The second installment, taking place on November 18, is centered around how CIOs are using cutting-edge computing and other technologies to transform the competitive dynamics of various industries. The last episode, which takes place on December 8, dives into how tech leaders are developing the next generation of talent to help them turbocharge ambitious digital transformation plans.

·       Key speakers include

-       Angel Au-Yeung, Staff Writer, Technology, Forbes

-       David Awschalom, Professor, Molecular Engineering & Physics, University of Chicago

-       Jeppe Dalberg-Larsen, President, EPOS

-       Amy Farrow, CIO, Lyft

-       Martin Giles, CIO Network Editor, Forbes

-       Swamy Kocherlakota, EVP & Global CIO, S&P Global

-       Eileen Mahoney, EVP & CIO, PVH

-       Archana Rao, CIO, Atlassian

-       Darrell West, VP & Dicrector, Governance Studies & Senior Fellow at The Center For Technology Innovation, The Brookings Institution

To learn more about the Forbes CIO virtual event series, visit: Forbes CIO Next Virtual Series

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Presenting sponsors for the 2020 Forbes CIO Next Virtual Series are T-Mobile for Business and EPOS.

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