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Oxford CIO Academy – In Partnership with SAID Business School, University of Oxford

Oxford University & Said Business School

The Oxford CIO Academy offers a select group of Chief Information Officers and Heads of IT an exclusive learning environment together with leading University of Oxford academics and world-class guest speakers.

As an IT leader you know that the digital age is redefining your role. Organizations increasingly look to the CIO or Head of IT for thought leadership, direction and innovation.

The Oxford CIO Academy explores how IT leaders can and should be drivers of innovation, deeply involved in conversations about what their organisations should be doing strategically, focusing on three key themes:

  • Strategic Perspectives: The evolving digital landscape is full of disruptors, but also potential for business innovation. Every industry will be digitally re-mastered – how will you and your organization respond?

  • CIO Leadership: Consider the eternal principals for CIO success and experience psychometric testing and a tailored plan for your future success.

  • Making it Happen: Learn how to work positively with CEOs and maximise your C-Suite impact.

To learn more about this programme, including who should attend, what you will gain, how the programme is different and to apply, visit:

Or please download the SAID Business School brochure from:

A diverse group of senior IT leaders and CIOs from organizations already registered include: Oakley Inc, Roche, the Government of New Zealand and Schmid Industrieholding.

Dave Aron

Global Research Director
Leading Edge Forum

Dave Aron, based in the UK, is Global Research Director for Leading Edge Forum.  In this position, he guides a series of global research initiatives aimed at helping CIOs and other Business/ IT leaders reimagine their organizations and leadership for a tech-driven future. Dave is the author of our 2017 reports, Unleashing Digital Talent for Fun and Profit and Winning in the 21st Century - A User's Guide.

Dave’s key areas of research include digital business, strategy and new business models.  Previously, Dave spent more than 12 years at Gartner, as a Gartner Fellow, focusing on strategy and CIO leadership issues.  Dave has more than 30 years’ experience in the IT business, and has been writing, speaking and teaching on digital business, IT strategy and other topics around the world for more than a decade.

Dave holds a BSc in Computer Science from Queen Mary College, and an MBA from London Business School.

Dave's alter ego is Mu, The 21st Century Anti-Strategist, which comprises Dave's distilled thoughts about what doesn't make sense as 20th century organizations sleepwalk into the 21st century.

Start: 02 May 2017 09:00
Finish: 05 May 2017 17:00

Executive Education Centre
SAID Business School
Egrove Park