Welcome Day in Porto: Thursday, May 18
Fly to Porto airport (OPO) and expect a 25-min-taxi-ride to: The Lodge Hotel at Rua Serpa Pinto 60, 4400-307 V. N. Gaia – Porto.
2:00-8:00 pm Arrival and set-up of your Personal Agenda
We offer 40 CIO sessions with 40 different topics during CIOmove 2023. You cannot attend all of them. Choose which topics are most important for you.
Learn, how to rank the topics and how to use our tool “Peer Finder”. Invest 90 min to get the best results. Team members, peers, and professors from Columbia, TUM and University St. Gallen et al. will help you to set up your personal agenda.
While you choose your topics on the terrace of our hotel, first activities start for your traveling companions and for those CIOs who are done with setting their agenda. They may choose:
a) Yoga with Claudia Ellermann
- First session starts at 3:00 pm
- Second session starts at 5:30 pm
b) Boat Trip
A traditional Portuguese boat will depart directly from the hotel at 4:00 pm. The boat trip will take about one hour.
c) Port Wine Tasting
At 3:00/ 5:00 pm tours through the wine distillery next door start. A tour lasts about 1-1,5 hours. The wine distillery is the Ferreira’s wine cellar, Av. Ramos Pinto, 70 – 4400-082 Vila Nova de Gaia.
7:00 pm Wine Tour & Tasting (optional)
Places are limited. If you are interested, please register in advance.
8:00 pm Official Welcome Dinner
Team members will guide you to the restaurant Barao Fladgate, Rua do Choupelo 250, 4400-088 Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal. It is in walking distance from our hotel. Horst Ellermann, Publisher of CIO magazine Germany, and Volker Martens, CEO of Faktor3, will introduce the newbies there.
Academic Day: Friday, May 19th
7:00-9:15 am Breakfast at the The Lodge Hotel Porto, Rua Serpa Pinto 60, 4400-307 V. N. Gaia – Porto.
8:30-9:45 am Panoramic Walk to the Palacio da Bolsa, R. de Ferreira Borges, 4050-253 Porto.
From the hotel you take the cable car up to the bridge Ponte Luis. Cross the bridge to the other side of Porto, through the old town alleys to the Palacio da Bolsa. Local CIOs will guide you to the old stock exchange (port.: “Bolsa”) – truly a palace.
9:15 am River Walk to the Palacio da Bolsa
This is the fastest way to our first venue. The walk takes about 25 minutes and leads you along the river Duoro. Taxis will be available as well – but are not faster.
10:00 am Warm Welcome at Palacio da Bolsa
by Ricardo Valente, City Councilor for Economy, Employment and Entrepreneurship
10:15 am 3 Ways to Start Nearshoring in Portugal
by Klaus Straub and Martin Zierheim, former managers of BMW who now run “xelerate.tech”, a consulting company in Porto that helps to hire local IT skills for a) ad hoc tasks, b) steady project teams or c) complete nearshore center.
In corporation with CIOmovers, who already run corporate IT centers in Portugal, such as:
- Markus Sontheimer from ISS (Denmark),
- Martin Kolbe from K+N (Switzerland),
- Carsten Bernhard from eDreams (Spain) and
- Ursula Soritsch-Renier from Saint-Gobain (France)
10:15 am Alternative Program: Explore the Palacio da Bolsa
Guided tours for a limited number of participants. Traveling Companions will be preferred.
10:45 am Fast Forward Presentation of this Year’s Topics
by CIOs, Academic Supporters and Partners of CIOmove. Last chance for participants to set up their own agenda.
11:30 am Transfer to Deep Dive Discussions
- Kuehne+Nagel (Deep Dive Discussion I)
- eDream ODIGEO (Deep Dive Discussion II)
- Companion´s City Tour & Visit of “Livraria Lello”
12:00 pm Deep Dive Discussions I at Kuehne+Nagel, R. de Latino Coelho 142, 4000-039 Porto.
Topic by Stefan Brock, HPE, and Martin Kolbe, Kuehne+Nagel
Resilient Supply Chain and Resilient IT
CIOs must step out of the comfort zone and take a strategic lead. The world is changing fast. Paradigms which were true few years ago have shown to be most vulnerable and changing. Corona made us painfully aware of the dependency in international supply chains, and the war in Ukraine made clear that anything can change within a few months.
Our host in Porto will be CIO Martin Kolbe.
12:00 pm Deep Dive Discussions II at eDreams ODIGEO, R. dos Heróis e dos Mártires de Angola 49, 4000-285 Porto.
Topic by Tobias Regenfuß and Frédéric Brunier, Accenture
The Metaverse – or: Why the Future Needs Partnerships
The Metaverse is much talked about. In fact, it is already present in many areas – even if it is not a buzzword. Ultimately, the metaverse may be about much more than individual technologies.
Our host in Porto will be the group CTO Carsten Bernhard.
eDreams ODIGEO is an online travel agency operating in 44 markets. Globally it is the 2nd largest flight retailer and the largest in Europe. eDreams runs offices on Mallorca, in Milano, in Madrid and in Porto. It is headquartered in Barcelona, where it hosted the CIOmove of 2016. Our host in Porto will be the group CTO Carsten Bernhard.
12:30 pm Companions Lunch at Cantinho do Avillez, R. de Mouzinho da Silveira 166, 4050-416 Porto
2:00 pm Companions City Tour & Visit of “Livraria Lello”
Livraria Lello is a bookshop with an extraordinary historical and architectural value, located at 144 of Rua das Carmelitas, in downtown Porto. Its origins date back to 1881.
2:30 pm Transfer to UPTEC
The Science and Technology Park of University of Porto
R. Alfredo Allen n.º 455/461, 4200-135 Porto, Home – UPTEC
Over the last 15 years, UPTEC has fostered business projects in arts, sciences and technologies. It has contributed to the direct creation of 2,800 new jobs by bridging the gap between knowledge generated at the university and the market. UPTEC hosts innovation centers from many international companies.
3:00 pm Peer to Peer Discussions 1-12
The first twelve topics concerning innovation chosen by CIOs will be discussed in small groups in different rooms at UPTEC. Team members will help you finding your right peer group – and room.
4:15 pm Deep Dive Discussions III
Topic by Bernie Wagner and Michael Kollig, Google Cloud
Towards an Automated – and Autonomous – Organisation
The modern enterprise is a data-driven business. Generative AI is responsible for analysing and interpreting the data, but the journey goes much further – to autonomous units where artificial intelligence increasingly takes control and decision making.
4:15 pm Deep Dive Discussions IV
Topic by Salesforce
Citizen Development and Artificial Intelligence
With the recent proliferation of generative artificial intelligence (AI) models, the concept of citizen developers has gained new momentum.
6:00 pm Shuttle back to Hotel
7:30 pm Dinner with Startups from UPTEC
Work & Travel Day: Saturday, May 20th
8:00 am Yoga with Claudia Ellermann
or CIO Charity Run (3,5km)
9.30 am Breakfast at The Lodge Hotel Porto
10:15 am Walk from hotel to station Vila Nova de Gaia (900 m)
Luggage will be shuttled directly to Lisbon by bus
10:43 am IC 720 from Vila Nova de Gaia to Lisbon
Enjoy Peer to Peer discussions on our train ride to Lisbon (3:09 hours). Topics concerning integration and others give you room for discussion and opportunities to exchange different views.
1:52 pm Arrival in Lisboa
4:00 pm Welcome Drink at our hotel: The Epic Sana, Av Eng. Duarte Pacheco
5:00 pm Welcome at Volkswagen Digital Solutions, Rua do Sol ao Rato 11, 1250-261 Lisbon, Portugal
5.30 pm Presentation of the “Volkswagen Digital Solutions Portugal” by Felix Krueger (left in picture), Jan-Hendrik Jagla (right)
6:00 pm Podium discussion with Felix Krueger, Jan-Hendrik Jagla and Klaus Straub
Optional: 5:30-6:30 pm Tour through Lisbon
7:00 pm Dinner at the Praca, Hub Criativo do Beato, Rua da Manutenção 118, 1900-321 Lisbon
When you’re done eating, drinking and talking, let’s play!
- Viking chess
- Boule / Crossboule
- Beer pong / Rage cage
Anyone who wants to play is welcome to join in.
AI & Art Day, Sunday, May 21st
9:30 am Breakfast at the Epic Sana Hotel, Av. Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco 15.
10:30 am Taking shuttles to “42Lisboa” – Lisbon´s new school for software developers, Rua Neves Ferreira nº13, 1170-273 Lisboa
11:00 am Warm Welcome at 42Lisboa
The Future of Education
by Professor Pedro Santa-Clara, Nova School of Business and Economics
11:30 am Making Art with David Marx and Anushka Anushka
David Marx is one of the pioneers using AI for his work. In Portugal, we will have the opportunity to get a richly illustrated insight into David’s work, his tools and the philosophy behind his work.
Afterwards, things will get practical: Berlin-based artist Anushka Anushka lives in Lisbon and is very well known for her mattress art, which ties in with the tradition of disposing of one’s sleeping pads on the open street. Anushka decorates the mattresses with poetic sayings using her spray can and then photographs them. Anushka will create an interactive artwork live on site with the CIOmove participants.
1:00 pm Get Together and Snacks
2:00 pm Individual Sessions with Students
Open End: CIOs will leave from 42Lisboa to the airport individually