IDC CIO Forum 2017

For many years, IDC has been bringing together top CIOs and other decision-makers in the region to share their perspectives, under the guidance of IDC analysts, industry leaders, and inspiring thinkers and speakers. The variety of formats allow you to learn, share, and inspire others. Join us to discuss the most pressing business and technology issues.

250 Minutes of Networking
80 CIOs
24 Speakers & Panelist

A huge thank you to everyone who was part of the IDC CIO Forum Athens 2017 story event, where we experienced an intense day of storytelling and networking together. We strongly believe that the executive community shaped on June 15 will evolve into a valued dialogue platform for future digital trends and challenges.

Enjoy and digest the summary of proceedings that we have prepared for you.

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 Dialog: 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
  • Local DX Best Practices


Forum Partner(s)

Red Hat

Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As a connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at

Uni Systems

Uni Systems is a long-standing strategic ICT partner to financial institutions, public organizations, telecom operators, enterprises and institutions in the European region, providing integrated solutions and value added services. Today, the Company invests substantially in its European perspective and demonstrates a proven record of achievements in complex and critical IT projects in more than 30 countries through its subsidiaries in Belgium, Romania, Luxembourg, and Italy. Uni Systems maintains a Gold level and strategic partnership with Microsoft and fully supports its vision to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.


COSMOTE is the unified commercial brand for all the fixed, mobile, internet, and pay television products and services of the OTE Group. OTE Group is the leading telecommunications provider in Greece and, along with its subsidiaries, is one of the top telecom organizations in Southeast Europe.
OTE Group is also the largest Greek investor in new technologies and infrastructure, with billions of euros in investments made over the past five years. OTE Group’s size, expertise, and experience guarantee the quality of services offered under the unified COSMOTE commercial brand.


Intel invents at the boundaries of technology to make amazing experiences possible for business and society, and for every person on Earth. Harnessing the capability of the cloud, the ubiquity of the Internet of Things, the latest advances in memory and programmable solutions, and the promise of always-on 5G connectivity, Intel is disrupting industries and solving global challenges. Leading on policy, diversity, inclusion, education and sustainability, we create value for our stockholders, customers and society. Information about Intel can be found at and

HP Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Co. is the provider of technology solutions for customers need to optimize traditional information technology, while helping them build the secure, cloud-enabled, mobile-ready future that is suited to needs. HPE offers servers, storage, networking, converged systems, software and services, combined with its financing solutions. Hewlett Packard Enterprise continually introduces new products and services, explores technology and market trends, and provides industry insight and best practices. HPE continuously helps customers use technology to slash the time it takes to turn ideas into value. In turn, they transform industries, markets, and lives. HPE is a leader in the majority of the market segments it operates in: #1 in servers, #2 in networking, and #2 in total storage, while HPE Servers power 100% of the top 10 global manufacturers.

Platinum Partner(s)

Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~€27 billion in FY2015, our 160,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.

Gold Partner(s)

ESET Hellas

For 30 years, ESET has been developing industry-leading IT security software and services for businesses and consumers worldwide. With solutions ranging from endpoint and mobile security to encryption and two-factor authentication, ESET’s high-performance, easy-to-use products give customers the peace of mind to enjoy the full potential of technology. ESET unobtrusively protects and monitors 24 x 7, updating defenses in real time to keep users safe and businesses running without interruption. Evolving threats require an evolving IT security company. Backed by R&D centers around the world, ESET is the first IT security company to earn 100 Virus Bulletin VB100 awards for excellence.

Microsoft (Greece)

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices, and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft has subsidiaries in more than 100 countries and employs nearly 100,000 people on a global level. Microsoft Hellas started operating in 1992 and currently has more than 115 employees. Microsoft’s Partner Ecosystem includes over 1,900 Greek companies and a total of almost 30,000 people. Microsoft Hellas’ vision is to make technology accessible to all Greek citizens, thereby supporting the local economy and society.

Silver Partner(s)


CENSUS S.A. is an independent, privately funded company dedicated to providing highly specialized and professional IT security services. CENSUS was founded in November 2008 by computer security experts with distinguished credentials and extensive prior experience. Since then, the company has provided specialized IT security services such as security testing, source code audits, security training, digital forensics, vulnerability research, and security consulting to public and private organizations across the globe, including Fortune 500 companies.

Performance Technologies S.A.

Raffle Partner(s)


About Sony Mobile Communications

Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation, a leading global innovator of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Through its Xperia™ smartphone and tablet portfolio, as well as innovative SmartWear products, Sony Mobile Communications delivers the best of Sony technology, premium content and services, and easy connectivity to Sony’s world of networked entertainment experiences. For more information:


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Harley Davidson Hellas

Official support(s)


Hellenic CIO Forum

The Hellenic CIO Forum is an initiative of Greek CIOs under the auspices of the Hellenic Institute of Informatics (EIP) of the Hellenic Management Association (EEDE), in proportion to the corresponding organized networks of the EuroCIO Network.

The mission of the Forum is to develop relationships, collaboration, and creative communication between CIOs in order to:

  • Strengthen the role of CIOs
  • Improve the efficiency of IT units
  • Increase the contribution of IT to the business value of businesses.

For this purpose, the Forum develops activities that support the development of trust relationships among members, the exchange of views and best practices on the management of IT units, and the cooperation between the Forum and IT suppliers.

Support Partner(s)


Official Carrier(s)



Ewa Lis-Jezak

Ewa Lis-Jezak

Marketing Director, Central & Eastern Europe, IDC CEMA
George Partsakoulakis

George Partsakoulakis

HR Director, Papastratos
Spyros Skiadopoulos

Spyros Skiadopoulos

Research Analyst, Greece, Cyprus & Malta, IDC

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.



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Information about the event

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