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The worldwide economy, business models, and the overall IT market are shifting under our feet.  Innovative technology can make the difference between survival and extinction in this time of dramatic change.  But that technology needs to be carefully selected and implemented and must be coupled with astute management practices. Only with this combination can enterprises build a solid foundation for future success. 
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Almost 60% of companies in the CEE region have not yet formed a digital transformation (DX) strategy, while the main goal for those that have is to improve automation and efficiency. Main drivers for DX initiatives in CEE companies include the adoption of new technologies used by partners and customers, the emergence of new business models, and — obviously — staying competitive in their market.
Following the huge success of the local editions of IDC CIO Summits across the CEE region, we're sure that you would not want to miss the chance to be part of the IDC CIO Summit 2018, taking place in Vienna on June 21.

Below is a reminder of what happened throughout 2017!


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Key Topics

  • Becoming Digital, Not Just Appearing to Be
  • Data-Driven Business Models
  • The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker — or the CIO, CDO, and CMO
  • Building Your Winning Team
  • Attracting and Maintaining Talent — Tips and Tricks from the Battlefield
  • Understanding Customers’ and Stakeholders’ Real Needs
  • Innovation Management
  • Maintaining Infrastructure vs. Scalable Service-Oriented IT Support
  • The Real Implications of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology
  • The Emerging Artificial Intelligence
  • Security at the Speed of the Business
  • Empowering Business Through IoT, Cognitive, AI, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Robotics, and 3D Printing

Advisory Board


Summit Partner(s)

A1 Telekom Austria


FNT is a leading provider of integrated software solutions for IT management, datacenter infrastructure management, and telecommunications infrastructure management worldwide, with headquarters in Ellwangen, Germany. FNT's innovative software suite, FNT Command, is utilized worldwide by more than 25,000 users as an OSS/IT management application for communications service providers, enterprises, and government organizations. FNT’s client base includes more than 500 customers worldwide, with a broad range of well-known organizations working in several sectors. More than half of Germany's DAX30 listed companies are among FNT's customers.
FNT operates internationally and has subsidiaries in the United States (New York), Singapore, the United Arab Emirates (Dubai), and Russia (Moscow). FNT cooperates in close partnerships with well-known IT service providers and systems integrators worldwide.


Gold Partner(s)


Founded in 1977, USU AG is one of the biggest European providers of IT and Knowledge Management Software. Market leaders from every sector of the international economy create transparency with USU applications, while also increasing flexibility, decreasing risks and cutting costs.

The Valuemation division supports companies with extensive, ITIL®-compliant solutions for strategic and operative IT and enterprise service management. Customers can use them to control all service processes, create transparency regarding their service costs and IT infrastructure and therefore plan, monitor and charge their services efficiently.

This involves the use of the identically named software Valuemation, a modular, integrated and ITIL®-certified product suite. It is used by IT at large and medium-sized companies as well as by IT service providers. At the same time, Valuemation is also used in other service areas such as HR, facility management and field service management. Valuemation is rated by analyst firms and certification companies as a global leader.


Communications Partner(s)

Wirtschaftsagentur Wien

For more than 30 years, we have actively supported the development of Vienna as a business location. As the first contact point for national and international companies, we offer financial support, real estate and consulting.

Our goal is to strengthen Viennese companies and their innovative activities as well as the sustainable modernization of the business location, in order to expand its international competitiveness.

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.


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Good mix from a broad spectrum of "hot topics".
Hermann Trimmel, Raiffeisen Bank International

Time well invested, interesting people, good mix of topics.
Bernd Datler, Asfinag Maut Service GmbH

Perfectly organized event with the right topics and content.
Christian Lang, Donau Chemie

Interesting, informative, and very good opportunities to make new contacts.
Stefan Scherzer, kununu GmbH

Very good overview of current and future trends regarding DX with demonstrative and international examples.
Franz Schmid, BMLFUW


Park Hyatt Vienna

Conveniently located in the city center, Park Hyatt Vienna offers the perfect starting position for those who want to explore the imperial and magnificent city of Vienna. Feel at home in one of the spacious guestrooms or suites, decorated with local artwork, high-quality materials and stylish furnishings. Choose from various dining options and relax at Arany Spa with its indoor pool, fully equipped fitness center, luxurious treatment suites, and wet area facilities. If some work needs to be done before relaxation, the hotel offers a completely laid-out business and communication center as well as complimentary high-speed wireless Internet all-around the hotel. Plan your perfect meeting or event in one of the beautifully restored function rooms at the 800 sq m Bel Etage.

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