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Autumn's Conference


Workshops, Seminars

Cyber security: Prevention, detection, response and recovery

IT innovation and open innovation 2.0

What is it with the CIO Role…

Risk, agility and transformation – a journey from paper to cloud

Achieving a successful project is more than just words

Discussion Groups

Has the CIO missed the social media boat?

The threat landscape

Mobile today mobile tomorrow

BYOD

Gamification: What is it and what place does it have in the corporate environment?

How can the enterprise improve marketing efficiency through better use of technology?

Changing, installing or upgrading a virtual infrastructure

To request a copy of the full conference programme, please contact Ellen Kielland, ekielland@richmondevents.com.

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Over 125 delegates have confirmed to attend ITDF Autumn


Recent delegates to sign up include:
 
Economic Solutions – IT Director
Unilever – Global Strategy & Technology Director
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home – IT Director
Canopius Services - CIO
Yodel - IT Director
UCAS - CIO
Impellam Group – IT Director
Medical Defence Union -  Head of IT
Bradfords Group - Head of IT
Rider Levett  Bucknall - Head of IT
Volvo Cars UK – Head of IT

“An excellent and thought provoking event. Organisation of the highest quality, good range of suppliers and a good mix of delegates from a wide range of industries - a must go to event of the year” Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Head of IT

If you are unable to join us this October, then you always have the option in joining us for next year’s Spring ITDF, taking place 14th – 17th May on board MV Aurora, sailing from Southampton. Please contact Anne Chambers, achambers@richmondevents.com.


The Loss of Shared Experience


Attendees of The IT Directors’ Forum Autumn are invited for a reason: they lead, innovate, change and integrate within their respective companies, often driving the business.  Whether it is adjusting for BYOD demands,  engaging employees through gamification, or simply keeping information safe, each and every attendee has their fingerprint on the future of their organisation.

With more technology around us to facilitate communication and interaction, often we find ourselves more isolated, engaging in Q&A rather than intelligent discourse. The concept of ‘digging deeper’ is lost.  Serendipitous moments of uncovering truth do not happen. Openly sharing ideas is becoming an extinct practice.

That is why this year  we have dedicated over 50% of our conference to the discussion-group format. Moderated by your peers, these sessions are specifically designed to allow each and every attendee to share their successes, failures, concerns and questions. With such a vast and far-reaching amount of knowledge aboard the ship, it would be a shame not to share it with the group. Like pieces in a puzzle, each attendee can  contribute to uncovering an answer to questions  we all face.

Discussion group topics this year include:

• Social Media
• Mobile
• Marketing/IT
• Virtualisation
• The Threat Landscape
• Gamification
• BYOD
• Operational Risk Oversight

Richmond Events’ Business Panel Report – Internal Communications


The latest Richmond Events' business panel report on internal communications is now available. Read on for headline findings and to view the full report.

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Richmond Events' Business Panel - Internal Communications


Headline findings include:
  • Only 7% of the panel describe their organization’s internal communications as excellent, and 45% as good. 42% feel they’re a mixed bag, some clearly good and some less so.
  • There are 3 primary purposes for an organization’s internal communications: to build support for the organization’s vision, (for) staff motivation / employee engagement and to communicate senior management decisions and viewpoints.  
  • Just over ½ of the panel feels internal communications are essential for keeping their whole organization up to speed with what’s going on.  This is followed by 46% who believe it’s a key motivator in terms of employee engagement.
  • It is further reassuring that only 6% feel internal communications are not that useful and that they can find out what they need by talking to clients.
  • It may be considered somewhat of a surprise that the Comms department doesn’t lead the way in terms of being responsible for an organization’s internal communications, instead 37% of the panel saying it ‘depends on what’s being said’.  The communications department is in 2nd place with 1 in 4 of the panel saying this is the case. 
  • The most popular channels for organizations to communicate with its employees are through email and via the intranet.  These are followed by live events and conferences and the more traditional method of in person; predominately through line managers. 
  • At the other end of the scale only 2% of organizations use LinkedIn and 5% twitter, whilst not a single organization uses YouTube.
  • The majority of the panel are mainly satisfied with the ease in which they can locate information; 18% saying it’s easy and a further 60% saying not too bad.
  • Over two thirds of the panel agree with the statement that social media enables them to reach more people more quickly than before.  A further ¼ are unsure, whereas 6% disagree.
  • Just less than ½ the panel engage with their organization’s internal communications on a daily basis, 30% engage weekly and a further 23% engage whenever they have time.

For full report http://revents.info/l/6ql

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