The IT Inner Circle

The IT Inner Circle

  • Location:Birmingham
  • Venue:Hotel Du Vin
  • Length:06:30 pm – 09:30 pm

The IT Inner Circle regularly brings together CIOs and IT Directors for vibrant discussions and trailblazing meetings, centred on hot-topics in the field. These events not only help shape the future of IT, but allow members to enjoy the chance to network, and to exchange ideas and experiences with peers.

The next meeting of the group will be on 7th October at the distinguished Hotel du Vin in Birmingham, to discuss managing the pace of technological change.


CIOs are under increased pressure to reduce delivery times and maximize the returns of all IT investment. Brian Shea, six-time co-author of the World Quality Report will be chairing the discussion, offering his own perspective on the opportunities and challenges presented by the constant transformations affecting IT leaders and the emergence of more adaptable service delivery models. We will be debating such questions as: 

  • Is investment in building and growing our IT systems becoming more prevalent than merely maintaining business operations & applications?
  • Why has speed-to-market replaced cost reduction at the top of our agenda, and what are the implications of this?
  • Why are cost-driven offshore investment models changing to support higher quality delivery models and performance standards?

Professional Benefits

  • Expand your professional network with a group of senior industry professionals
  • Discuss key issues plaguing CIOs, and gain visibility of what other CIOs are doing in an informal but confidential environment


6.30pm: Introductions and networking drinks
7.00pm: Dinner discussion led by Brian Shea
8.00pm: Open discussion over five star, three course meal

Guest List

VP Global Technology Delivery at Experian
Corporate VP at CapGemini
Partner at Eversheds
CISO & Global Head of Digital Risk and Security at National Grid
CIO at City Link
CTO at Bellrock
CTO at the AIS Group
Group IT Director at Marston’s
IT Director at Celesio
IT Director at the SP Group
IT & Business Change Director at Arrow XL
PMO & Planning Manager at National Grid
Head of Group IT at Weetabix
Head of IT at Centro
​Head of IT at Mabey Hire
Head of IT & Procurement at Eversheds
Head of IT at Eriks
Head of IT at KoneCranes
Head of IT at Midland Heart