CTIO Summit at Digital Transformation World

Leading Digital Business Transformation: From the 5% to the 95%

As 2020 rapidly approaches, the global telecoms industry is at a critical turning point. While high-margin services have been reduced to mere commodities of the digital world, hyper-scale online service providers have capitalized on opportunity after opportunity, reshaping expectations on everything from profitability to customer experience in their wake.

But the game isn’t over, and the fate of the telecoms industry is far from decided. Digitalization of complex, established industries and the emergence of open, connected 5G ecosystems represent a $500bn+ opportunity. Seizing this opportunity demands radical change: a game-changing leap in operating efficiency and agility, only possible with a new mindset towards IT & Operations. A mindset which measures the impact of IT on the 95% of OpEx it serves, rather than the 5% it consumes.

The need for bold leadership to drive this change has never been greater. The roles of CIO and CTO – increasingly combined – today demand a unique blend of business, technology and people leadership skills: harnessing new technologies to deliver innovation, simplification, automation and true business intelligence. Technology is no longer an internal supplier, cost center or blocker: in 2018, technology is the business.

Our new CTIO Summit focuses on the needs and challenges for today’s technology leaders, bringing together leading CIOs, CTOs and CTIOs to explore questions including:

  • Simplification, automation, intelligence: driving change across IT and business operations
  • Where to prioritize investment, time and resources to succeed in today’s market
  • Leading change: the qualities and expectations on today’s technology leaders
  • Getting the foundations right: digital skills, governance, architecture, and more

Taking place alongside TM Forum’s flagship international conference – Digital Transformation World – this is a unique opportunity to join peers and industry thought leaders in the beautiful setting of Nice, France to connect, collaborate and inspire your digital journey.

This CTIO Summit is an invitation-only and media-free event exclusively for CTIOs

*If you are from a CSP and would like us to extend an invitation to your CTIO, CIO or CTO, please contact Joia Tulloch at [email protected].

Overview of the agenda and the exclusive 24 hours in Nice:

Monday, May 14, 2018

CTIO Summit Luncheon
An exclusive Lunch for participants in the CTIO Summit with a chance to network and meet your fellow CTIOs.

CTIO Summit – Leading Digital Business Transformation
Digital leaders are measuring the impact IT has on the 95% of OpEx it serves, rather than the 5% it consumes, as technology becomes the business. The roles of CIO and CTO – increasingly combined – demand a unique blend of business, technology and people leadership skills. Join fellow leaders who are driving game changing operational efficiency and agility into their organizations through simplification, automation and intelligence.

VIP Gala Dinner (including CTO and CIO of the Year Awards)
CTIO only tables within the Digital Transformation World Gala Dinner. The exclusive invitation-only Excellence Awards Gala dinner begins with a cocktail reception, and enables guests to mingle and network with like-minded senior executives in the industry. During the evening TM Forum, will recognizes the world’s leading companies for their innovative achievements spanning spanning digital transformation, business and IT agility, customer centricity, cross-industry partnering and collaboration, and product and service innovation. This year, the Awards Ceremony includes two CTIO-specific categories – attendees of the Summit are all invited to enter these. Click here to see more information about the excellence awards.


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Digital Transformation World Keynote Session
CTIOs will have reserved seating at the Keynote Session

Exclusive CTIO-only “Meet the Keynote Speakers” by invitation
Following the Keynote Session you will have a unique introduction to the Keynote Speakers, and will have the opportunity to network with them and discuss issues, challenges, opportunities that you both face. You will also be able to ask questions in a personal setting.

Throughout the day
Peer-to-Peer Meetings
Arranged exclusively, by appointment and by CTIO request. 

Throughout the day
Exclusive CTIO-only Tour of Catalysts
Catalysts are proof-of-concept collaborative projects showcasing the the art of the possible using the newest technology available today. We will take you to the Catalysts you are interested in and will consult with you beforehand to identify these.