interactive CXO workshops

Innovation, digital transformation, agility, speed... the entire wish list of organizations is based on one foundation: the cloud. Leveraging cloud-based applications for business transformation is often seen as a no-brainer – who doesn't use cloud technology? Nevertheless, cloud appears to be difficult in practice.

With regard to its use, many organizations are far from where they want to be. Sometimes the effort is limited to small innovations and scaling up is not within reach. Or the processes and culture are not ready for digital transformation, a data driven approach or moving vital data to the cloud. Or legacy gets in the way of cloud ambitions.

Our society is moving toward a platform era and an unprecedented digital acceleration. That's why CIO Magazine organizes a series of workshops with the continued adoption of the cloud as a focal point. This cloud journey highlights four important aspects that play a role in C-level decision making: business, people, organization (change management) and technology.

A study has launched among Dutch CxOs in which we will attempt to pinpoint the "pain". The four workshops that follow will then focus on the "gain". The output of the workshops, presentations and interviews by CIO Magazine will lead to a white paper, distributed among the participants.

Cloud Journey Program

A peer-to-peer network program, providing C-level executives the practical insights and lessons learned in shaping their cloud journey. Participants are able to complete a surveyto benchmark themselves individually and exchange valuable insights, blockers and opportunities during workshop sessions. Download a two page fact sheet here to get a good impression of the program.

An initiative of CIO Magazine, this program aims to offer participants a path to a more sustainable cloud transition through the exchange of knowledge and experience – by several cloud frontrunners and the participants themselves. We also conduct research. With the cooperation of the participants we will bundle all knowledge in a series of articles and publish a white paper.

This program has been co-developed with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cognizant and Rackspace Technology, creating awareness of successful transitions.

The Ambassadors

Martijn Koning

CIO - Alliander

Marcel Krom


Barend Kuperus

VP Technology - PVH

Anton Rutten

Head of IT Systems, Rabobank

Hans Koolen

Sr. Director Commercial IT / Tech Innovation, Philips

Kurt de Ruwe

CIO, Signify

René Steenvoorden

CDO & Board member - Randstad

Marco Witteveen

COO, Member of the Managing Board, GarantiBank International


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