(Past Event)

Innovative IT: Making a Business Impact

Corporate IT Forum workshops are requested by and specifically designed for IT professionals striving for best practice in the corporate environment. Free from supplier involvement, delegates receive real-world information from experienced and unbiased peers.

Many organisations already have a formal process which allows ideas to formulate and become innovative concepts which the Business can progress through to production; but tracking and evaluating emerging technologies to ensure that the right technology is developed is one of the most challenging aspects of Managing Innovation.

Once these ideas are gathered, identifying which are worth pursuing through the Business can be an ongoing discussion across the Board.  The confidential environment of this workshop will enable Senior Managers and Heads of Functions involved in Strategy, Research & Development to share best practice around the management and tracking of emerging technologies from surfacing to qualification into the formal innovation process, and to identify opportunities for current emerging technologies affecting the corporate IT community.




Delegates will learn how to create the business culture to allow innovation to thrive and agree the best ways to manage innovation and the resources required.

Who should attend

Senior Managers involved in Strategy, Architecture, Innovation and Research.


The final agenda will be developed through consultation amongst attending delegates, but possible agenda items for discussion will include: 

  • Starting innovation from scratch - creating the environment
  • Managing the emergence of ideas and their lifecycle
  • Building IT innovation into business innovation
  • Consumerisation - managing the hype, managing the risk
  • Applied consumerisation - maximising the opportunities


Unparalleled Learning

Members Include

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"Just wanted to say thanks; another great day where I have come out with more knowledge than I entered with"

"Many thanks; [the event was] very good and beneficial"

"I have never not found a day interesting"

"The Corporate IT Forum is a fantastic level check, free of vendor sell and consultancy hype. I like the open sharing of experience…"

"We get valuable knowledge and experience from members of The Corporate IT Forum. This helps us to make better and informed decisions to reach our business goals…"

"The knowledge from other people on what they are doing/have done is invaluable to my team"

"The workshop validated the marketplace for supplier apps; participants were of a uniformly high standard; personally, I value highly the ethos of the Forum in the fact that it is supplier independent"

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Workshops are the backbone of The Forum. Nothing can compare to a group of IT professionals debating and exchanging experience of a specific, defined topic in a confidential environment. Workshops deliver insightful, real life information that helps members achieve their objectives, deliver projects and build relationships with other organisations.