CIO Digital Roundtable: How to start your data-driven journey

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As data continues to proliferate at the enterprise level, many technology leaders still struggle to get their arms around their most valuable data assets and pivot their organisations to be truly data-driven in their decision making.

As David Waller at Harvard Business Review writes, "Buoyed by hopes of better satisfying customers, streamlining operations, and clarifying strategy, firms have for the past decade amassed data, invested in technologies, and paid handsomely for analytical talent. Yet for many companies a strong, data-driven culture remains elusive, and data are rarely the universal basis for decision making."

At this CIO Digital Roundtable, along with our partner Cohesity, you will have the opportunity to discuss the challenges you have faced in pivoting your organisation to being more data-driven and share success stories around operationalising your mountains of enterprise data.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The technology and strategy required to be truly data-driven
  • Why being data-driven matters in a post-pandemic world
  • Unlocking and democratising value in your hidden data
  • Ransomware concerns and why backup and recovery are vital


Brett Hurt

Ezat Dayeh, CTO UK&I - Cohesity

Ezat is helping customers and partners realise the game-changing benefits of modern data management - simplifying data protection, disaster recovery, copy data management, analytics, file and object storage in a hybrid world. Designing and implementing these solutions to meet and exceed customer expectations providing the key to managing data growth, avoiding fragmentation of business critical data assets - enabling new business insights among the 80+% data volumes outside of primary storage. Ezat is an industry veteran with 20 years of experience in senior System Engineering roles and has previously lead Architect and Engineering teams in the UK at Dell|EMC. Ezat has helped both commercial, enterprise and public sector customers modernise their data centres across EMEA.

Brett Hurt

Andrew Fitzgerald, Sales Director UK&I and South Africa - Cohesity

Andrew Fitzgerald joined the EMEA leadership team in Cohesity at the beginning of January 2020 to run the Western Europe team. Andrew joined from Palo Alto Networks where he spent the last five and half years as Senior Sales Director. His experience here covered the UK, Ireland and South Africa substantially growing these regions working closely with customers and key partners. Andrew, brings 30+ years of enterprise experience to Cohesity. Before Palo Alto Networks he had over 15 years storage solution sales leadership positions in vendors such as NetApp, IBM and HDS. Andrew has an excellent track record in leading and developing high performance teams, working with disruptive technologies and solutions. Additionally he has a depth of experience in working with the channel partnerships and alliances.

Brett Hurt

Scott Carey, Group Editor UK B2B - IDG UK

Scott is an experienced enterprise technology journalist, as comfortable writing analysis as he is hosting industry events and appearing on broadcast media. He has a keen interest in big IT and cloud vendors, deep knowledge of the SaaS market and digital transformation at some of the UK’s biggest companies, and a contacts book that covers the industry from top to bottom.

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Cohesity eliminates mass data fragmentation with an integrated data management platform that radically simplifies the way companies protect, manage, and extract value from their data. This web-scale platform spans clouds and data centers and uniquely enables organisations to run apps on the same platform, all managed from a single GUI. Our unique approach streamlines operations, removes inefficient silos, and reduces compliance risk, allowing data to become a competitive business asset.

Who should attend

Registrations are now open for UK senior IT executives from companies of 500+ employees.