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Arkphire to speak at this year’s CIO Briefing

Arkphire is proud to be supporting this year's CIO Briefing at the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin on Thursday 12th March 2015.

CIO Briefing was founded in 2010 in response to a gap in the market for educational forums for senior-level IT decision makers. This forum was created with direct input from a large sample of Europe’s top CIOs. With attendance limited to a select group of Senior IT executives, the emphasis is on special keynotes, small-group discussion and debate.

In a roundtable environment, CIOs will discover how to translate strategic direction into actionable results, achieve the innovation required for competitive business advantage, and lead an organisation’s transformation of its IT capabilities. Using your peers, CIO experts and leading solution providers as a sounding board, you’ll come away with creative solutions, proven frameworks for managing change and a viable plan of action.

Howard Roberts, CIO at Arkphire, will be part of the panel and will be discussing the future of IT and the challenges that businesses and IT Departments face in 2015.

If you'd like to attend the event, please complete the registration form on the CIO Briefing website here.



CIO Briefing Agenda

Keynote speakers & Panel Members

  • Adam Grennan, Country Manager, Cisco
  • Marc O’Regan, Chief Technology Officer, EMC
  • Paul Sheehan, Head of IT, Calor Gas
  • Martin Duffy, Head of Business Advisory, SAS Ireland
  • Howard Roberts, CIO, Arkphire


Arrive, tea, coffee, registrations & networking.


Howard Roberts, CIO, Arkphire,
Welcome and Introduction, Overview of Agenda


Adam Grennan, Country Manager, Cisco
Implementing Big Data and Analytics Solutions for Business Success
Big data has become big business as businesses mine vast stores of data for insights that can help identify trends, predict behaviour, and empower decision makers. From strategy to infrastructure, from access to analysis, how do you take full advantage of your data to create insights that inform intelligent business decisions.


Marc O’Regan, CTO, EMC
Business Intelligence and Data Analytics for your Organisation
1. Why – Analytics for your Business
2. Who – key Personnel for your Project Program
3. What -The Analytic Solution & High level design
4. How – The Process and Best Practice Approach for a Data Analytics Program


Paul Sheehan, Head of IT, Calor Gas
Preparing your IT infrastructure to take advantage of Data Analytics
Developing future-proof infrastructure that allows us to utilise the operational data from our IT environment to ensure optimum performance and deliver business-critical data to management.

12:35- 13:00pm:

Martin Duffy, Head of Business Advisory, SAS Ireland
Organisations are turning to business analytics to gain a competitive edge.
The real advantage goes to those organisations that are quicker, more innovative and more willing to explore the road less travelled.




Howard Roberts, CIO of Arkphire will facilitate questions from the audience and direct them to the CIO Panel.