Ongoing change means ongoing business alignment, searching for new opportunities, restructuring teams, and looking for the best solutions. That is why IDC continues to offer various platforms to help CIOs and business leaders embrace change. We strongly believe that sharing thoughts onsite, brainstorming with peers, and being inspired by practical examples is the best way to reflect and refuel the organizational machine.

Therefore, we would like to invite you to the IDC CIO Forum in Vienna. The forum is designed to respond to the most thought-provoking current questions, such as: What are the real opportunities digital transformation brings? Who should initiate and manage change in the organization? And, beyond aligning infrastructure and processes with business goals, how can IT provide support on this journey?

IDC CIO Summit 2016

Last year we brainstormed about how to embrace the digital forces that are reshaping industry and disrupting old models, including Internet of Things, Big Data, Cloud, Mobility, and who is best placed to wrestle with the Minotaur – the Chief Information Officer, Innovation Officer, or Digital Officer. Watch our 3 minute executive cut and get a glimpse.

We Make You Part of This Trend

Mobility, Big Data, cloud, and social technologies have changed every aspect of the way customers are interacting, relating to their brands, and expecting their digital and physical lives to interact seamlessly as one. The focus on customer experience has already started disrupting traditional business models, and, with the advent of the next IoT generation, this disruption will continue to impact retailers, manufacturers, banking, healthcare, and government services.

Key Agenda Topics

  • Digital Transformation - The Global and Local View
  • DX Leadership: The Changing Role of the CIO
  • Extended IT: Technology Driven Processes, Products, Business Models
  • CxO - CIO Dialogue: Business Transformation and IT Innovation
  • Enterprise Architecture at The Matching Point of Business and Technology
  • Orchestrating the Service - Oriented IT Organization
  • Technology Changing the Game in Banking: Fintech, Mobile, Online, Digital
  • Agile IT and Software Development
  • Cloud Management
  • Local DX Best Practices
  • Stories From the Frontiers of IT Technology
  • Social Media as a Sales Platform

Advisory Board

Walter Fraißler

Walter Fraißler

CIO VERBUND AG & Leiter Informatik und Organisation VERBUND Services GmbH
Peter Karas

Peter Karas

CIO, Brau Union
Andreas Miehle

Andreas Miehle

CIO, Constantia Flexibles Group IT
Manfred Ofner

Manfred Ofner

IT Director, Prinzhorn Holding
Hans Burkard

Hans Burkard

ehem. CIO, AUVA; Executive Consultant
Christoph Ehrendorfer

Christoph Ehrendorfer

RCV CIO / Head of IT, Boehringer Ingelheim RCV
Mathias Winkler

Mathias Winkler

IT-Koordinator, Sachgebiet Verwaltungsentwicklung, Land Tirol


Communications Partner(s)

Wirtschaftsagentur Wien

IT-Cluster Wien - The network for IT companies, F&E and educational insitutions

The IT-Cluster of the Wirtschaftsagentur Wien is a network for the Viennese IT industry. We support IT companies in sales, at the development of their innovation potential and offer consulting. Being the hub for information and contacts we link our partners on events and in workshops on IT topics. IT-Cluster Wien is an offer of the Wirtschaftsagentur Wien and an EU Project.

Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft (OCG)

The Austrian Computer Society (OCG) is a non-profit association and was founded in 1975 to promote informatics and ICT.


Der Verband Österreichischer Software Industrie ist eine Interessengemeinschaft der bedeutendsten österreichischen IT-Unternehmen. Ziel des 1986 gegründeten VÖSI ist es, die österreichische Software Industrie zu unterstützen und eine starke Interessenvertretung für all jene zu sein, die in dieser zukunftsträchtigen, bewegten Branche arbeiten. Dazu gehört neben einer kontinuierlichen Öffentlichkeitsarbeit auch das Lobbying bei Ämtern, Behörden und Politikern.

IT-Cluster Oberösterreich

IT-Cluster is a cooperation platform for information technology and software. The ITC discusses topics relevant to the future and initiates and accompanies cooperations in the entire IT spectrum. It is the objective of the ITC to enhance the competitiveness of its partner organizations, to reinforce their innovative strength and to expand the key competencies through the initiation of cooperative measures.

Media Partner(s)


COMPUTERWELT is Austria`s leading IT magazine for the IT and Telco industries. With an weekly edition size of more than 18.000 pieces the magazine reaches around 80.000 readers. COMPUTERWELT targets decision-makers in companies for whom IT and Telco are strategic questions. In addition to the print editions COMPUTERWELT is also online available. On you can find the latest IT News and much background information to current IT topics.



More than 250 people participated in this year's summit — visit our photo gallery to see professional acquaintances, old and new.


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Hotel Sofitel
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Sponsorship enquiries

Gerald Giefing Senior Account Manager
+43 1 516 33 31 80

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Kerstin Ildefonso

Information about the event

Kerstin Ildefonso Conference Manager
+43 1 516 33 31 77