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2022 Events and Awards: What to expect

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This year we have launched a packed calendar of events, with new topics to explore, more awards and the safe return of in-person gatherings.
In March, we host the CSO Security Summit with the theme: Leading Together. From how to hack your cyber security culture, to determining what type of CISO you are, this two-day event should leave you inspired and ready to explore the new cyber security frontier. The event will be held virtually on the 16th–17th March.
Our first CIO UK event of the year will be the CIO Cloud Transformation Summit, taking place virtually from 27th–28th April.
The majority of IT and business leaders will soon be running companies that are more digital than physical. This event looks to address how technology leaders can continue to maximise cloud capabilities to build new, more agile business systems, continue driving the digital enterprise, address new customer requirements and support resilient operations.
CIO UK is launching Next CIO, a new awards programme which will recognise and celebrate the best rising stars across the UK IT sector. Through interviews at CIO UK, awards, and mentoring opportunities, Next CIO will help aspiring IT leaders develop their careers, build their networks, and improve their skill sets. As our first in-person event of 2022, the Next CIO awards will take place on Thursday 16th June in London, where we will shine a spotlight on some of the Next CIO cohort.
We are now accepting applications. To enter yourself or apply on behalf of one of your team members, please click here. The deadline for submissions is Monday 21st March
The highly-anticipated CIO 100 UK Awards will take place in September this year. For 2022, we will be hosting the Awards Ceremony in person on Thursday 22nd September, followed by the virtual CIO 100 Conference on Tuesday 27th September, where you will hear success stories and gain strategic insight from some of the UK’s best and brightest technology leaders.  
Applications will open on Monday 14th March 2022 and you can register interest here to receive further updates.
The Official CIO Summit UK will take place virtually from 11th–13th October. Spanning three days, expect a jam-packed agenda of keynotes, leadership sessions, interactive discussion, and insight from some of the leading UK CIOs on enterprise agility, leadership, sustainable transformation, and more.
Closing the year, CSO UK will present the CSO 30 Awards and Conference with an in-person Awards Ceremony held on Wednesday 30th November, followed by the virtual conference on Tuesday 6th December.
Applications for the CSO 30 will open on Monday 13th June and the criteria will cover new cyber security initiatives, expanding the influence of the cybersecurity team, working better with suppliers and industry bodies, improving your cyber security culture and key technology investment areas.
Our busy programme of executive roundtables will continue throughout 2022 as we look to host exclusive discussions on a range of important topics for you, including how to build a business from anywhere in the world and establishing a people-first approach to cyber security. You can plan ahead by following our event calendar here 
And if you are interested in speaking at any events, would like to register early, or receive updates about awards submissions and deadlines, you can do so by reaching out to the events team.
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