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CIO Executive Circle

31.01.2020 in Cologne | #183

CIO Executive Circle 

Excelsior Hotel Ernst 

31. January 2020 in Cologne, Germany 


The CIO Executive Circle

The Internet of Things, Big Data, Blockchain, Cloud Computing, and Artificial Intelligence are the key terms that occupy the CIOs of the largest corporations in Germany today. In a rapidly changing world as part of the digital transformation, the IT department is the first port of call when it comes to giving answers. The IT department has to transform itself. While the smooth running of processes used to be the main task in the past, today more than ever the IT department is instrumental in adding value and strategically aligning business.  

about the think tank


Our think tanks are rotating discussion groups with a clear objective. It is about discussing industry challenges in a roundtable (6 - 8 people) and developing ideas through different viewing areas and profit from synergy effects. The topic setting takes place in advance of the event and the host of the respective think tank is determined in advance. In this way, we enable an open exchange within our circle, as well as long-term and continuous learning effects across company boundaries, time efficient and exclusive.

focus topics


  • 2018 The IT department in Transition
  • Digital Transformation as Innovater & Change Driver
  • Cloud Computing & Blockchain
  • Big Data & Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligance, Robotics & IoT in & beyond production
  • Cyber & Information Security
  • Agility & Flexiblity in times of GDPR

the agenda


  • 4:00 pm Reception & Welcome, CEO Network Circle
  • 4:15 pm Welcome & Schedule of the afternoon, Chairman
  • 4:30 pm Think Tank Round 1
  • 5:10 pm Summary & Exchange Round 1
  • 5:20 pm Coffee & Networking Break
  • 5:30 pm Keynote



  • 6:15 pm Think Tank Round 2 
  • 6:55 pm Summary & Exchange Round 2 
  • 7:05 pm Summary of the afternoon, Chairman 
  • 7:25 pm Dinner Circle 1
  • 8:05 pm Amuse-Gueule & Networking Break
  • 8:20 pm Dinner Circle 2
  • 9:00 pm Dessert, Cocktails & Closing the day

the location


Venue | Excelsior Hotel Ernst 

Opened in 1863, the hotel looks back on a long tradition as the most exclusive hotel in Cologne. Today, the Excelsior Hotel Ernst is the only 5 star grand hotel in Cologne. This is the rate of the luxury garden, timeless style coupled with a world class service. The hotel is located directly opposite the Cologne Cathedral, a challenging building and world heritage site that has taken over 600 years to build.

Restaurant | taku

The Restaurant taku, awarded with one Michelin star, welcomes you with a masterpiece of East Asian cuisine! Head chef Mirko Gaul knows how to elicit the finest flavours out of basic Asian recipes by developing his own elegant and genuine interpretation of Asian cuisine. Taken recently as Germany's top international restaurant, taku regales guests and locals with superb Asian cuisine and a unique dining experience.


about Network Circle

Network Circle has set itself the goal of making the exchange between decision-makers at the same level but of different companies (Top 500 exclusively) efficient and targeted. We can rely on years of experience. For us it is important to create a framework in which we enable an open and constant exchange of relevant topics with decision-makers at your level for you, to use synergy effects, learning moments and of course, a medium and long-term best possible network. Very important is the exclusivity. That's why we only in selected decision makers to join the Network Circle.

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