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Join NATO’s CIO at our exclusive dinner, November 26.

“Old fashions please me best; I am not so nice, to change true rules for odd inventions.”

The Bard knew and CIOs know: getting people to change their ways is one of the hardest challenges.

Introducing shiny new technologies without changing work practises, for example, tends to set the best intentioned “digital transformation” efforts on a slippery slope. (At The Stack, we recently spoke to one bluechip CIO who admitted he had forced through a major ERP cloud migration across geographies against the wishes of lines of business, for example, and was still living down the expensive and reputational fallout.)

Is it time we rethought how we modernise organisations? Is effective change ultimately about culture?

At our exclusive event on November 26, sponsored by Element, an invitation-only audience of 25 leading CIOs and IT leaders will join new NATO CIO Manfred Boudreaux-Dehmer, LSE Professor Dr Lucia Garcia Lorenzo and Rainmaker Managing Director Christina Hammond-Aziz for an intimate dinner and panel discussion on change management – hosted by The Stack’s founder Edward Targett at a private members’ club in central London.

Hear from Manfred about the changes he is making at NATO as he moves to ensure the alliance takes a more enterprise approach to its €1 billion annual IT budget and align efforts across its myriad member organisations; from Lucia — a professor in organisational and social psychology – about her research with Thales on how organisations can best organise themselves for disruptive innovation; and from Christina, a former HMG CDO, on the lessons she learned delivering some of the government’s most ambitious transformation programmes.

We have a limited number of seats left for this event. If you are leading digital transformation programmes at your organisation and would like to attend, email Edward to see if we can find you a seat. Join us for good conversation, fine wine, a nice meal and great company — you’re welcome to stay late for cocktails.

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Ed Targett

Ed Targett is founder of The Stack. He has previously served as editor at Tech Monitor, Computer Business Review, and Roubini Global Economics.

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