Microsoft and the UK Israel Tech Hub at the British Embassy Israel are glad to partner in hosting Matt Graham-Hyde, Chief Information Officer of Kantar, and Jeff Krantz, Corporate Development and Strategy Director, of Kantar, the data investment management division of WPP and a leading insight and consultancy group. Matt will speak about his new book "The Essential CIO" and share his insights on the key challenges facing CIOs today - and how to address them, and they will both be available for questions. The event is targeted for entrepreneurs at all stages, start-ups and companies in the hi-tech sphere looking to improve their business dialogue with management in large companies (such as Kantar), specifically CIOs.
6.00 pm Networking over tea and coffee
6.30 pm Opening remarks by Naomi Krieger Carmy, Director of the UK Israel Tech Hub
6.40 pm Lecture by Matt Graham-Hyde, Chief Information Officer of Kantar
7.10 pm Q&A with Matt Graham-Hyde, Chief Information Officer of Kantar & Jeff Krantz, Corporate Development and Strategy Director, of Kantar for half an hour
About the Speaker:
As the Chief Information Officer, Matt is responsible for the technology strategy and execution across the 100 countries where Kantar’s 28,500 employees work on behalf of the majority of Fortune 500 companies.
Matt has over 15 years experience as a CIO in major international businesses. Prior to joining Kantar, Matt was CIO at United Business Media, the global publishing and events business. Matt was Technology Director at United Broadcasting and Entertainment during the transition to digital broadcasting in the UK.
Matt founded and operated for several years his own consultancy specialising in re-engineering IT in mergers and acquisitions. Born in London, Matt has travelled and worked extensively around the globe.
Matt has delivered business growth programmes, rationalisations, offshoring and strategic change within these organisations. Notwithstanding his technical background, Matt’s user friendly, relaxed business style enables the communication of complex technological ideas in an understandable, usable manner.
Consequently over the last few years Matt has been a regular presenter at various industry seminars and workshops on new technology and the developing role of the CIO. Matt is currently based in the UK.
The UK Israel Tech Hub at the British Embassy Israel helps drive economic growth in both countries by helping British companies partner with the best of Israeli innovation. The goal is to create partnerships in which British companies help Israeli innovation go global, and Israeli innovation gives British companies a global competitive edge.
The Hub was launched in October 2011 following an agreement between Prime Ministers David Cameron and Benjamin Netanyahu to build a UK-Israel partnership in technology. The Hub is a pilot programme for UKTI London aimed at developing new methods and metrics of commercial diplomacy. It is supported by both public and private funding, and works in collaboration with UKTI in Israel and with a wide range of partner organisations.