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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 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!

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
Key Speakers

Advisory Board



Summit Partner(s)

A1 Telekom Austria

A1 – Alles für Ihr Business

A1 ist mit mehr als 5,3 Mio. Mobilfunkkunden und mehr als 2,1 Mio. Festnetzanschlüssen Österreichs führender Kommunikationsanbieter. Die Kunden profitieren von einem umfassenden Gesamtangebot aus einer Hand, bestehend aus Sprachtelefonie, Internetzugang, digitalem Kabelfernsehen, Daten- und IT-Lösungen, Wholesale-Services und mobilen Business- und Payment-Lösungen.
A1 begleitet österreichische Unternehmen auf dem Weg der digitalen Transformation: Als erster Komplett-Anbieter hat A1 alle Lösungen für das Business von morgen: Weltweite Vernetzung, effizientes Teamwork, digitale Vertriebskanäle, sicheres Datenmanagement und vieles mehr.
A1 ist der größte IT-Infrastrukturanbieter Österreichs und Marktführer bei Cloud Lösungen. A1 bietet alles aus einer Hand, für jede Unternehmensgröße und flächendeckend in ganz Österreich. Die hochsicheren A1 Rechenzentren garantieren Ausfallsicherheit und Kosteneffizienz und Speicherung von 100% der Daten in Österreich.
A1 ist Teil der A1 Telekom Austria Group - einem führenden Provider für digitale Services und Kommunikationslösungen im CEE Raum mit mehr als 24 Millionen Kunden in sieben Ländern. Als Europäische Unit von América Móvil, einem der weltweit größten Mobilfunkanbieter, hat die Gruppe ihr Hauptquartier in Wien und ermöglicht Zugang zu weltweiten Lösungen. Was die Zukunft auch bringt-mit A1 profitiert Ihr Business davon.
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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.


Diamond Partner(s)

Matrix42 AG

Matrix42 helps organizations digitize the workspace environment of their employees. The software for digital workspace experience manages devices, applications, processes and services simple, secure and compliant. The innovative software supports the integration of physical, virtual, mobile and cloud-based workspace environments seamlessly into existing infrastructures.
Matrix42 AG is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and distributes and implements software solutions with regional and global partners.


Gold Partner(s)


USU GmbH is the software provider with the largest functional range in IT and enterprise service management in Europe. Our Valuemation software not only covers the usual ITSM processes, but also offers advanced modules – e.g. for software license management, IT financial management, infrastructure and business service monitoring, customer relationship management, innovation management, IT analytics, etc.
Valuemation leads the list of Pink Elephant certified ITSM tools worldwide with a maximum of 16 certified ITIL® processes. Valuemation is therefore more powerful than most international tools.
Valuemation can be used in all service areas – confirmed by the certification of SERVIEW GmbH for

  • IT Service Management
  • HR service management
  • Facility service management
  • Customer Service Management
  • Marketing Service Management

IT decision-makers in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) award top marks. The German analyst firm Research in Action surveyed 750 IT budget managers: Valuemation ranks first in terms of customer satisfaction and is one of the market leaders.

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CommVault Austria

Commvault is the recognized leader in data backup and recovery. Commvault’s converged data management solution redefines what backup means for the progressive enterprise through solutions that protect, manage, and use their most critical asset — their data. Commvault software, solutions and services are available from the company and through a global ecosystem of trusted partners.
Commvault employs more than 2,700 highly- skilled individuals across markets worldwide, is publicly traded on NASDAQ (CVLT), and is headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey in the United States.

KYOCERA Document Solutions Austria

KYOCERA Document Solutions is one of the world's leading providers of document management solutions and services. The product range includes not only networkable ECOSYS printers and multifunctional systems, but also consumables and comprehensive software solutions and managed document services (MDS). With MDS, KYOCERA offers its customers a holistic range of professional services for efficient document management, enabling companies to reduce costs by as much as thity percent. Headquartered in Vienna, KYOCERA Document Solutions Austria GmbH manages the Austrian sales, marketing, and service activities.
KYOCERA Document Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of KYOCERA Corporation, founded in 1959 in Japan. The Group is a leading manufacturer of sustainable products and high-tech ceramics, solar modules, and electronic office equipment. In the past financial year (April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017), the KYOCERA Group, which has 231 subsidiaries, employed more than 70,000 people worldwide and generated net sales of around €11 billion.


Workshop Partner(s)

Tech Data Österreich

Connecting the World with the Power of Technology™

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries.
Tech Data Advanced Solutions is a key distributor of IBM solutions, providing Resellers, Service Providers, Systems Integrators and ISV’s with specialist support to fulfill on their end-user customer needs.
A large number of global, industry-leading IT manufacturers depend on Tech Data to bring many of their products to market. IT resellers around the world – our customers – depend on us to support the technology needs of end-users of all sizes, including small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB), large enterprises, educational institutions, government agencies, and consumers.


IBM Austria

IBM is a globally integrated technology and consulting company headquartered in Armonk, New York. With operations in more than 170 countries, IBM attracts and retains some of the world's most talented people to help solve problems and provide an edge for businesses, governments, and non-profits. Innovation is at the core of IBM's strategy. The company develops and sells software and systems hardware and a broad range of infrastructure, cloud and consulting services.
Today, IBM is focused on four growth initiatives - business analytics, cloud computing, growth markets, and Smarter Planet. IBMers are working with customers around the world to apply the company's business consulting, technology, and R&D expertise to build systems that enable dynamic and efficient organizations, better transportation, safer food, cleaner water, and healthier populations.

IBM and the IBM logo are trademarks of International Business Machines Corp., registered in many jurisdictions worldwide.


Poslovna Inteligencija

Poslovna inteligencija is a leading company in the field of analytical systems implementation and strategic ICT consulting in Southeast Europe. We provide implementation services for data warehousing, big data analytics, data integration, business intelligence, data mining, planning and budgeting, financial consolidation, business results management, risk management and master data management.
Our experience in handling business processes is based on medium and large companies within different business areas such as telecommunications, manufacturing, banking, insurance, distribution, retail and government institutions, and our partner relationships and experience in implementing leading technologies are confirmed by our certificates from Informatica Corporation, IBM, Tableau and Microsoft.
The company is registered in Zagreb and operates out of offices in London, Vienna, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Belgrade, Podgorica and Sarajevo with more than 100 experienced consultants.


Silver Partner(s)

Oracle Austria

Oracle, a global provider of enterprise cloud computing, is empowering businesses of all sizes on their journey of digital transformation. Oracle Cloud provides leading-edge capabilities in software as a service, platform as a service, infrastructure as a service, and data as a service.
Oracle helps customers develop strategic roadmaps and advance their journey to the cloud from any point: new cloud deployments, legacy environments, and hybrid implementations. Oracle’s complete, integrated approach makes it easy for companies to get started in the cloud and even easier to expand as business grows.


SevOne provides the comprehensive, flexible, and scalable network and infrastructure management capabilities that large organizations need to make smooth transitions from physical to virtual networking environments. Its cloud-based SevOne Data Platform simplifies the extraction, enrichment and analysis of network and machine data from across multi-vendor environments to deliver valuable insights and enable new efficiencies through automation. SevOne offers several pre-built solutions based on the SevOne Data Platform, including offerings specifically designed to solve SD-WAN, SDN, NFV and enterprise Wi-Fi challenges. SevOne is privately held and is headquartered in Boston, Mass. For more information visit

Networking Partner(s)


NFON GmbH, based in St. Pölten, is a subsidiary of NFON AG. Headquartered in Munich, NFON AG is the only pan-European cloud PBX provider – counting more than 15,000 companies across 13 European countries as customers. NFON, the cloud telephone system, offers over 150 functions as well as a seamless integration of premium solutions. With our intuitive communications solutions, we enable European companies to improve their work a little, every single day. NFON is the new freedom of business communication.

Bacher Systems EDV GmbH

Bacher Systems EDV GmbH is one of the leading technology integration and IT services company in Austria. More than 15 years experience in the IT-business and close cooperation with reliable partners yield highest solution competence.
Stable supply sources secure our position and the investment of our customers. Thereby we provide certainty to our customers in the fast developing IT-world and implement solutions carrying a long-term economic value. We assist our clients to achieve their business goals by reducing the risks associated with deploying and managing complex IT-Infrastructure solutions.
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MarkIT GmbH

The IT procurement and e-commerce company Markit Holding AS was founded in 2003. Over the last decade, the company has had an annual growth of 22% on average and is now operating in 30 countries.
Markit has built 90 million EUR company with 100 employees. Company is working with a growing number of Fortune500 and global companies by providing them with the best total cost of IT purchasing for IT products.
Markit is saving time and money for its’ customers with simplicity and transparency by providing best total cost of IT purchasing for companies large or small. Markit is simple, useful and transparent
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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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