In a little over a week, a team from SPOC will be visiting the sunny Polish coast, to attend the much anticipated IT Manager of Tomorrow, in Sopot.
The Sheraton Hotel, positioned next to the prominent pier, will host this well thought of event. Quoted by some as – “The most interesting conference for IT Managers in Poland”
With plenty of presentations covering a range of topics, this year’s edition promises a lot. The sessions will be delivered by a number of professionals, from a variety of countries, backgrounds and businesses. See them here.
What to Expect?
Each year, the event has a particular theme, with the live sessions structured around the main topics. This year the event is focused on:
How is the Event Structured?
Split over 3 days, which includes a workshop day and two dedicated conferences days.
The workshop day is coined as ‘Gear up Day’. This includes a series of workshops, mainly covering the Culture and People aspect of the event and a smaller number dedicated to Business topics. There will be 11 & 3 sessions respectively.
The organisers describe the Gear Up as –
”A unique opportunity to participate in professional workshops and develop the skills you need to be ready for tomorrow. Gear Up workshops are half-day programs that focus on the job”
As the conference progresses, Thursday and Friday will include presentations from professionals with a depth of experience in many areas.
- Day 1
Culture & People – 7 sessions
Business – 2 sessions
Technologies – 4 sessions
- Day 2
Culture & People – 6 sessions
Business – 2 sessions
Some of the Topics Include –
IT Manager Awards
In between the two days, there will be a Gala dinner, which will include the award ceremony for IT Managers – A competition based on the value brought to an organisation.
The Manager of Tomorrow is someone who takes a holistic view on IT, focusing on balance and developing competencies with –
1. Effective use of new technologies
2. Using efficient work methods
3. Leadership and creating organisational culture
On the run-up to the event, possible contenders presented the projects and value they delivered encompassing three key areas-
We will participate in the event from two sides. A dedicated team will be present to support conversations related to the Now Platform and how ServiceNow is changing the way work is done. (Coincidentally, the team were at another ‘Future’ event yesterday – this time The Future of Work – An international tour ran by ServiceNow.)
A couple of SPOC’s team members will also take part in the Conference. This is a valuable professional development opportunity to hear the opinions expressed by other IT experts. Therefore, the Project Management Office knew we should be in Sopot to absorb the freshest thoughts and ideas.
For those attending, we hope you have a fantastic time. If you want to check if you can still register, check the official site.
We will share updates from the event during our visit. In addition, we will post a summary once we have returned and caught our breath. To keep updated, follow SPOC on Linkedin.