Programme Topics

Welcome to the Virtual European Insight Technology Conference

Keynote: Kyocera

A modern and secure working environment with the support of Insight’s cloud services.

Speaker: Frédéric Guillomet, IT Manager, Kyocera

Keynote: Acciona

Why digital transformation is key to Acciona.

Speaker: Raúl Rivero, CIO, Acciona

Keynote: IDC

How Technology Will Power The Economic Recovery.

Speaker: Tom Seal, Senior Research Director, IDC

Cost Optimisation

Optimise costs to enable agility in meeting your business objectives.

Speaker: James Wenninger, General Manager - Commercial Finance

Security & Compliance

Protecting your workforce and your organisation. Anytime. Anywhere.

Speaker: Charlotte Davis, Cyber Security Practice Lead, UK and EMEA

Effective Technology Adoption

Building a new way of working in the digital age.

Speaker: Jack Barnes, Senior Manager Adoption and Change

Infrastructure & Data Centre

Modernising your cloud infrastructure and preparing for new expectations.

Speaker: Lee Wilkinson, EMEA Technology Lead – Data Centre & Edge

Innovation

Transforming your business through innovative technologies that improve the employee and client experience.

Speaker: John Barrins, EMEA IoT and Immersive Technology Lead - Digital Innovation

Cloud Optimisation Service

Innovate faster, be resilient and operate with agility with Insight's Cloud Consumption service.

Speaker: Phil Hawkshaw, Services Delivery Director

Mixed Reality

Showcasing how Mixed Reality solutions helped move an Insight client's digital transformation projects forward.

Speaker: Wes Platel, Digital Innovation - Solution Sales Specialist

Software Payment Agreement

Delivering operational & expense benefits through supply chain optimisation.

Speaker: Matt Fox, UK & I Financial Solutions Lead

*Speakers subject to change

Meet the Speakers

Raúl Rivero, CIO, Acciona


Raúl Rivero, CIO, Acciona




Raúl Rivero, Acciona's Chief Information Officer since April 2018, is a professional with extensive and recognized experience in Digital Transformation processes, successfully aligning the business strategy and/or content with the technological strategy.

Raúl is currently directing Acciona's transformation process, “an exciting process” as he describes it, with a focus on the implementation of its new hybrid data center structure, data, Devops, machine learning and cybersecurity.

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Frédéric Guillomet, IT Manager, Kyocera


Frédéric Guillomet, IT Manager, Kyocera




Frédéric Guillomet, IT Manager at Kyocera Documents Solutions, began his career in IT over 20 years ago.

Frédéric's role has always been to support Kyocera's employees to help them work efficiently but also support in the growth of the company through investment in new technologies. Over the last two years, IT support and investing in IT have demonstrated that they are key to a businesses success.

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Tom Seal, Senior Research Director, IDC


Tom Seal, Senior Research Director, IDC




Tom Seal is a Senior Research Director at IDC covering the European enterprise applications market and is based in London.

He is also part of IDC’s Intelligent Business Operations practice and conducts research on the future of the finance function.

Prior to becoming an analyst Tom worked as a procurement manager, buying technology for Diageo, Shell and HSBC.


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James Wenninger

General Manager - Commercial Finance

Having managed diverse finance teams, James has acquired considerable management and people skills to complement a strong professional and technical background.

He believes that a great Financial Director should be deeply involved in the business and make sure that the finance function is at the heart of many decisions that affect the wider business, not just numbers based decisions. A significant difference can be made by being a partner and collaborator, challenging the business and helping it make better decisions.

As a conscientious, highly self-motivated individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, James works well on an individual basis or as part of a team, finding peak performance when faced with tough challenges and tight time constraints. He is passionate about the businesses that he works for and enjoys contributing to the successes of the business and its people.

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Charlotte Davis

Cyber Security Practice Lead, UK and EMEA

As a certified information security manager holding ISACA CISM and CRISC certifications Charlotte has worked with an extensive portfolio of FTSE 100 organisations as well as UK Government and Defence clients for over a decade to deliver trusted Managed IT and Cyber Security Services.

Providing a consultative approach to Insight’s customers, our Managed Security Service Practice provides best of breed IT Managed Services which are Secure by Design, and only the most comprehensive Cyber Security defences to drive organisation-wide efficiencies as well as provide reliable brand, IP and business assurance.

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Jack Barnes

Senior Manager Adoption and Change

Jack is an experienced consultant with a background in Digital Transformation and knows how hard it is to ensure that Business and IT work hand in hand to deliver the best experience to their end users.

Jack is focused on educating organisations that the purchase of technology is not going to make them successful but using it to create meaningful business outcomes is! People power is the most important of all the assets an organisation possesses, so ensuring that they are heard and nurtured when changes happen within an organisation is vital to the success of those changes.

Jack and his adoption and change teammates support organisations to ensure that projects meet their deliverables, they finish on time and on budget, and that their return on investment is realised whilst always thinking about the people!

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Lee Wilkinson

EMEA Technology Lead – Data Centre and Edge

As Practice Lead Architect for Hybrid Cloud and Datacentre, Lee works to define and set the Technology Strategy for the Insight Cloud and Data Centre Transformation Practice (CDCT) and as such is a part of Insight's UK CTO function (UK Technology Forum) evaluating Insights Data Centre and Edge solutions and putting in place Insight's UK Data Centre and Edge strategy.

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John Barrins

EMEA IoT and Immersive Technology Lead - Digital Innovation

Senior Cloud Solutions Architect & versatilist facilitating the essential mind-shift and operational change for implementing and supporting innovative technologies; enabling innovation for the core business.

John brings architecture and engineering skills to solve complex business and technical challenges for Insight clients in an ever-changing technology landscape, enabling businesses to be more adaptable, agile, and realise the true value of their data.

John's industry knowledge, intrinsic empathy and customer insights help design and develop meaningful solutions that advance the ways that Insight's clients live and work.

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Phil Hawkshaw

Services Delivery Director

Phil leads the Insight Services team in developing EMEA-wide solutions that focus on solving clients’ business challenges through technology strategy, digital innovation, transformation and operations, emphasising on the full range of end user experience, infrastructure and application optimisation, service management and operating model development to ensure clients thrive in the fast-paced world of technology.

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Wes Platel

Digital Innovation - Solution Sales Specialist

Wes develops and evolves the Insight UK technology strategy for the next year and beyond. He assesses Insight’s current partner strategy and how it fits and operates into our Intelligent Solutions portfolio, supporting the integration of our key partners into solutions and services.

Wes has previously held senior and global lead Architect roles in large Systems Integrators, as well as leadership roles for traditional and agile software development teams.

His experience of opportunities ranges from <1,000 to >150,000 users, for individual countries or across many, varying from smaller consulting engagements to large, complete IT outsourcing and implementation of Digital Transformations.

He holds a BSc(Hons) degree in Business and Information Technology, has certified in Enterprise/Solution Architecture through BCS/TOGAF and has over 17 years of experience working on demanding, high profile projects, including UK Government, dealing with architecture and software development, from initial analysis and design to international implementations.

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Matt Fox

UK & I Financial Solutions Lead

As organisations look towards technology to deliver innovation, efficiencies, new opportunities and heightened experiences the need for agility, scalability and an ease of embracing new deliverables is key. With the rapidly evolving nature of technology innovation, organisations are looking towards consuming technology benefits across the useful life without having traditional ownership ties whilst also removing large capital investment needs. As innovation becomes more vital, the need to reproportion investment between the “keep the lights” on and innovation means optimising supply chain is key in ensuring budgets are best optimised. As CTO’s look towards technology to transform, CF0’s consider how best to utilise budgets to do so.

Matt leads how Insight architect & reposition client investments through our Supply Chain optimisation to deliver operational & expense benefits across the short to long term.

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