15 SEPTEMBER 2021
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE FOR DIGITAL LEADERS
EDLOTY | FINANCE & PUBLIC
The discussion panels will feature Finalists of
Find out more about them!
Research Scientist, Europe and LATAM
MIT Center for Information Systems Research (MIT CISR)
Nils researches competitive digital innovation and how organizations are redesigning themselves to realize greater impact from a diverse portfolio of innovation efforts. In 2010, he co-founded with CIONET the annual European CIO of the Year Awards to raise awareness of especially-accomplished digital leaders.
Based in Madrid, Nils is responsible for both fostering relations with organizations from Europe and Latin America and conducting research on how firms maximize business value and minimize risks from digital.
MIT CISR research has found that top performing firms are distinguished by their test and learn approach to digital innovation, rather than by how much they spend on it. The challenge is to ensure that innovation initiatives yield organizational learning, not just a huge portfolio of experiments or expensive failures. This session draws on Dr. Fonstad’s latest research findings to describe how companies are designing themselves to test and learn and generate significantly more value from digital.
EDLOTY 2021 Finalist - Finance
Sebastian is a CIO focused on effectiveness and transforming innovative technologies into effective customer solutions. He started his career as a specialist in creating modern-day IT contracts covering all sorts of process management software. After 5 years, he fully changed his tasks, by moving to purely technical area related to IT infrastructure as sys-admin.
He evolved his career to software division, later on securing his deputy IT director and IT director roles in ARMA. He also worked as a advisor or PM in multiple projects (cross-public and private sector ) including software development, open-source projects and IT infrastructure innovation.
Sebastian graduated in Law, and has advanced training in cross-sectional implementation of agile methodologies, in particular software development and maintenance, IT infrastructure and many technical areas.
When the IT talent shortage in Poland was estimated at roughly 100 thousand people, Sebastian Jaworski, then IT director and CIO at ARIMR (The Agency for Restructuring and Modernisation of Agriculture) decided to fire outsourcing partners and build an internal software development factory and hired 40 people within a year. He also led an Agile transformation in this quite calcified 25-year old government organisation. The online platform that his team built has served 2 million farmers in its first year.
In this episode of Leadership Deep Dive, Sebastian talks with Hendrik Deckers about:
▴ always seeking a challenge,
▴ agile transformation in a government agency
▴ impressing the business stakeholders who used to resent exorbitant bills for software development
▴ balancing trust and control in leading a high-performance team
Federal Foreign Office of Germany
EDLOTY 2021 Finalist - Public Sector
Massimo Fedeli has a bachelor degree in Mathematics from the University of Rome Tor Vergata, and Master IT Governance and Management at LUISS. He is currently the Central Director for IT and Communication Technologies at ISTAT.
During his career, he has been responsible for the office in charge of developing the information system of the Treasury Department and the State Accounting Department at Consip, and previously Head of the Office in charge of developing the tools to support the production cycle at SOGEI.
He was a senior consultant in the area of strategic planning and consultancy for Tecsiel, on whose behalf he carried out projects at many large Public Administrations and Banks.
In the 2 years as CIO of ISTAT (Italian National Institute of Statistics) Massimo Fedeli has led a transformation program which enabled fully digitalized census of about 1.4M Italian citizens - annually instead of every 10 years. The New Digital Census has eliminated over 125,000 tons of paper and saved the ISTAT tens of millions of Euro.
In this episode of Leadership Deep Dive, he talks with Hendrik Deckers about leading such a large scale project, the digital transformation at this traditional, yet data-driven public institution and about bridging the digital divide.
Luis Engrossa holds a degree in Marketing Management, an MBA in International Marketing and Finance, and for the last fifteen years he was the CIO of the Portuguese Water and Waste Services Regulation Authority (ERSAR).
Prior to ERSAR he worked in the automotive sector of heavy vehicles, having been the IT Manager for Scania in Portugal, as well as responsible for brand marketing in the country during some time. He was recently appointed Head of Information Systems and Training Division at the Portuguese National Institute for Conservation of Nature and Forestry (ICNF).
In this episode of Leadership Deep Dive, Luis talks with Hendrik Deckers about modernising and integrating IT systems at both ERSAR and ICNF, about the potential of Blockchain in the public sector, and about the lessons he's learned about overcoming challenges, empowering people, the value of passion for quality and about turning obstacles into opportunities.
Member of the Board for IT
Martijn Stegink has a degree in Business Information Management from the Haagse Hogeschool. He has 20 years of experience working for organisations such as the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports, Start People, CGI and G-Star.
For the last 12 years he has been part of the Greenpeace international team where he has responsibility for all aspects of the global organisation’s information technology and systems, including ships systems. He leads a virtual team of 45 people in 13 countries to provide IT services to 4500 users worldwide and provide leadership to about 80 IT staff in 27 national and regional offices.
Nearly 50 years on, Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning network that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace.
Before Martijn Stegink became Global IT Director at Greenpeace 12 years ago, the people on that position changed almost yearly. The first thing he did was ask the global team what they needed and consistently delivered on their top 3 requests. Everyday, Martijn and his team balance technology needs of activists and offices in 28 countries.
In this episode of Leadership Deep Dive, Martijn talks to Hendrik Deckers about working across every time zone for global change, with sometimes extreme cultural differences. He talks about keeping an open mind for possibilities, rolling with the punches, learning from mistakes and balancing weaknesses.
What are the biggest achievements of top European Digital Leaders?
September 15, 14:30 - 17:30 (GMT+2)
CIONEXT is exclusive for CIONET members.
Not a member yet? Request to join here.You will be able to follow the conference live on this page and on LinkedIn, Youtube, Facebook or Twitter.
Do you have feedback or questions? Send us a message!
We'd love to welcome you as the newest member of our CIONET community where Digital Leaders unite.
An exclusive app, local and global events, publications and research, executive education programmes: everything we do is aimed at making sure you maximise your potential.