In this preview conversation, Aaron Back and Acceleration Economy analyst Kieron Allen discuss the upcoming Digital CIO Summit, which takes place April 4-6. In today’s Road to Digital CIO Summit preview discussion, Kieron highlights two sessions he is particularly looking forward to attending, as well as his excitement over hearing customer stories about the impact of the latest technologies such as data modernization and multi-cloud on their businesses.
00:22 — Aaron introduces Kieron and notes how he tends to cover all key technology pillars — cloud, AI, cybersecurity, and data modernization — across the Acceleration Economy site. As such, what is he looking forward to seeing at the CIO Summit?
00:51 — Kieron says he is looking forward to hearing more directly from customers about how these technologies have impacted them.
01:11 — It’s often hard to pick from all the sessions. Does Kieron have any CIO Summit sessions he is particularly looking forward to?
01:28 — Kieron points to the first session on Day One, which is a roundtable featuring some of his fellow analysts discussing multi-cloud and data modernization. Kieron usually reads their work individually on these topics, but is excited to see how they’ll discuss them collectively, and expects that viewers will witness some pretty innovative outcomes from this particular conversation.
02:26 — At last year’s Cloud Wars Expo, Kieron was “blown away” by Christopher Lochhead’s fireside chat with Christian Anschuetz and Bob Evans, and is glad that he’ll be joining the event again this year. Lochhead will be discussing how native analogs can stay relevant in today’s increasingly native digital world. Many of the technologies that Kieron writes about support this transition into a digital native ecosystem, so he’s looking forward to hearing Lochhead’s insights, which can provide guidance to companies, too.
02:58 — Aaron agrees, now that more and more “digital-first” digital natives are entering the workforce, it’s especially important for native analogs, who have adapted to and adopted technology, to understand the lens through which native digitals approach work and business.
To hear more data modernization, AI/hyperautomation, cybersecurity, and growth strategies from CIO practitioners, tune into Acceleration Economy’s Digital CIO Summit, which takes place April 4-6. Register for the free event here.