Uncover what’s on the mind of a CIO

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About this webinar

Do you want to know what’s on the mind of a technology leader? Where do their priorities lie for the year ahead? New research from Colt, launching later this month will uncover the CIO mindset for 2022.

Join Colt, SAP and IBM as they discuss the results of the research and the secret to bridging the gap between where you are now and where you want to be.

Meet our speakers


Ashish Surti, EVP, Technology & Security, Colt

Ashish is a highly respected security expert with over 20 years’ experience in the field, primarily in the financial sector. Before joining Colt, he served as TSB Bank’s first CISO. He has also held senior positions at Aviva and Direct Line Group, where he managed award-winning security teams. Ashish is also the Vice Chair of the Member Advisory Committee (MAC) of the International Information Integrity Institute (i-4), a world-leading global strategy forum for CISOs and senior information security professionals from global corporations


Simon Carpenter, RISE with SAP GTM and Strategy Lead, EMEA North, SAP

Simon has nearly 4 decades’ experience in the IT sector and has worked with some of the world’s best organisations, helping them understand how SAP solutions can contribute to growth and success. Simon has led SAP Presales and Value Advisory teams in showcasing how SAP solutions create value. As a Marketing Director, his team helped establish SAP’s presence across Africa and before moving to the UK he was the CTA for SAP Africa, leading SAP Africa’s digital transformation initiatives.


Bill Lambertson, Vice President, Cloud, 5G and Edge Solutions, IBM

Bill is an IBM Distinguished Industry Leader and currently the Vice President of Cloud, 5G and Edge solutions for IBM’s global Telecommunications Industry. In a prior role, he was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for IBM’s Systems and Technology Group. He has spent more than 30 years working in the Telecommunications Industry and is recognised as a global leader both inside and outside of IBM.