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Innovation Unchained: Directing the Future Enterprise

Digital Event | September 29-30

C-suite Synergy. Meaningful Innovation. Intelligence.
Customer-Centric Organization. Workforce Empowerment.

The event's exclusivity and personable format allows for the most engaging conversations and in-depth discussions to take place in a stunning environment.


Get inspired by the professional stories and wealth of experience from leading C-suite executives.

Meet our speakers


Share your success stories, specific solutions, insights, experiences, worries, and needs.

Other reasons to attend


Join the transformation pioneers and grow as a leader both personally and professionally.

Meet Advisory Board


Discover in-depth, research-backed insights supported by a wealth of IDC analyst expertise.

Explore IDC Knowledge Hub

More than 40% of enterprises worldwide are "digitally determined," spearheaded by visionary executives willing to make the tough decisions required to align digital initiatives, technologies, teams, and roadmaps across the entire organization. Are YOU ready to join their ranks?

Key Topics

The IDC CIO Summit Series 2020 will provide essential guidance on:

Partnering with Business

Innovation Management

Future Workforce

Roadmap for Data Initiatives

Finetuning IT organization model

Budgeting, ROI, Risk Management

IT Performance & Modern KPIs

Security by Design

Advisory Board

We work closely with a chosen panel of leading experts to put together an agenda that truly reflects key concerns and challenges. The Advisory Board continually helps to review and mold the program, drawing upon their wealth of experience.

Why Attend?

Here are some of the reasons why you shouldn't miss this event.

Leverage insights from respected industry leaders

Get "hands on" with the industry's latest innovations

Learn how to improve operations and boost collaboration

Participate in C-suite discussions on specific topics

Be part of the debate on how to elevate the role of CIO

Share your story to help others achieve their goals!


High-impact speakers provoke you to envision the future. CIOs, business executives, and tech suppliers debate how to extract the most from technology. Peers engage in conversations about strategies for digital innovation, customer experience, automated business models, and digital platforms.


The exclusivity, the professional stories shared by industry pioneers, and the interactivity of the Summit all provide rich inspiration on how to grow professionally and personally and how to elevate the role of CIO from enabler to innovator.


Gerald Giefing

Country Manager, IDC Austria

Tobias Kleu

Senior Consulting Manager, IDC

Phil Carter

Group Vice President and Chief Analyst, European Research, IDC

Dr. Margarete Schramböck

Bundesministerin für Digitalisierung und Wirtschaftsstandort

Konstantin Rychkov

Research Manager, Security Software, Western Europe, IDC

Walter Unger

Leiter Abt Cyber Defence & IKT-Sicherheit, Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung

Richard Werner

Business Consultant, Trend Micro

Dr. Carsten Willems


Markus Grüneberg

IT Security & Data Privacy Advisor, Proofpoint

Reinhold Wochner

Former Group CSO, Erste Group Bank AG

Christoph Siess

Senior Sales Engineer Austria, Splunk Inc.

Christoph Spannring

Security Operations Lead, REWE

Chris Weston

Experienced C-Level IT Leader and Advisor, IDC United Kingdom and Ireland

Günther Tschabuschnig

Leiter IT / CIO, Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik (ZAMG)

Philipp Putz

Regional Sales Director Austria & Switzerland, Splunk Inc.

Dr. Philipp S. Müller

Head of Public Sector DACH, Amazon Web Services

Marc Dowd

Principal, IDC Leadership Advisory

Thomas Laszlo

Coach und Mentor für IT-Führungskräfte, Sicht & Weise

Stephan Hankammer

Junior professor and holder of the Chair for Sustainability Management and Entrepreneurship, Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences

Dr. Jens Krüger

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) EMEA, Workday

Carla Arend

Senior Program Director, Infrastructure Software, European Region, IDC

Rainer Steffl

CIO Mondi AG

Bernhard Grubelnig

Senior Director, Presales EMEA PSS, Dell Technologies

Martin Winkler

Country Manager, Oracle Austria

Todd DeLaughter

Group CEO, Alpega Group

Matthias Baldermann

CTO, Hutchison Drei Austria GmbH

Knowledge Hub

Discover more about IDC's latest research focus and the insights that will shape discussions at the CIO Summits 2020.

The CEO’s Nine Agenda Items for Running a Digital Business – Part 1
The CEO’s Nine Agenda Items for Running a Digital Business – Part 2
Customer Experience is a Team Sport
The Future of Work: Preparing for the New Normal

Join Our CIO Summit

Combining informative presentations, interactive panel debates, and extensive peer-to-peer networking, the IDC CIO Summit Series 2020 promises to deliver game-changing insights.
The experiences shared by industry pioneers will inspire you not only to grow professionally and personally but also to transform the role of CIO from tech enabler to digital innovator.
The IDC CIO Summit Series 2020 guarantees to deliver the perfect blend of expert opinions, practical solutions, and networking opportunities for your organization.


Markus Eigner

Conference Manager

+43 1 2051160-1251

Gerald Giefing

Country Manager

+43 664 233 1292

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