FRANKFURT, Germany, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On the 22nd to the 24th of October 2012, 65 of Europe's most influential CIOs will settle into the Dolce Bad Nauheim hotel for two days, as they attend GDS International's eighth biannual Chief Information Officer Europe (CIO EU 8) summit. www.ciosummiteurope.com
As one of the most well respected and mature business-to-business events company in the world, GDS International's summits expertly combine cutting-edge programmes with a range of comprehensive roundtable discussions, workshops and working lunches. Making use of every minute, this year's programme offers next generation technology solutions that have been carefully selected to address core challenges faced by decision makers in the sector.
Amongst other issues, CIO EU 8 will focus on data, the ubiquitous question of cloud computing and the array of regulatory and security requirements surrounding it. Broader issues include enterprise mobility, business intelligence, analytics, and IT security, social media, and growth and globalisation in a recession. Throughout the summit, there will be a concentration on the changing role of the CIO, ensuring all attendees leave the summit better informed and able to propose immediate solutions to the business.
As an invitation-only event, the most senior executives from around Europe attend CIO EU. The upcoming event will be no exception, with Emmanuel Gaudin, Group CIO for Lagardere; Alain Larousse, Group CIO for Air Liquide, Paulo Morais, Group CIO for Prysmian; and Bruno Echardour, VP of IS EMEA for Lafarge all scheduled for attendance.
Ludovic Decourcelle, CIO for Bonduelle, was an attendee at last year's CIO EU event, and found it to be a real investment of his time and money. In his own words: "The summit was an excellent opportunity for networking with other CIOs. Meetings, keynotes and workshops also provided a high quality added value."
Joseph Ancill, CIO Europe Delegate Acquisition Director for GDS International – the global events company behind CIO EU – is confident that this year's summit will set the benchmark for future events in the region. He says: "The CIO20 Advisory Board are responsible for structuring the programme and inviting the executives who would benefit most from meeting with their peers. With only 65 executives onsite, the summit provides a tremendous opportunity for senior IT executives to network and interact on a number of topics, whilst the content, which has been determined by the Advisory Board and attendees, ensures optimum relevance and value for all in attendance."
For more information, please visit www.ciosummiteurope.com
About GDS International
GDS International is one of the most innovative events and media companies worldwide – and a globally renowned producer of business-to-business summits, conferences, online information and advisory group gatherings. Founded in 1993, GDS International specialises in meeting the B2B marketing needs of our clients. Having a strong presence in mature industrial sectors but a finger on the pulse of emerging markets – as well as up-and-coming B2B business verticals – means we are perfectly placed to capitalise on the exciting developments brought about by the advent of a globalised economy. Our value proposition is simple: we deliver tangible business results from world-class events.
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