Working with Startups: CIOs Mentoring and Learning from The Dominating Force in The Digital Landscape

7th December 2022, 09:00 AM – 10:30 AM CET

It makes total since for a CIO to try to follow and examine the path of other more experienced peers. However, there is a lot that an accomplished CIO can learn from the start-up culture and implemented within their organization.

In this episode, we will take a look at some of the key takeaways for CIOs and what they can learn from mentoring or following start-ups, that can be directly applied into the progress of their career and making them a better, modern tech leader of the 21st century.

Hosted by:

Hylke Sprangers
Executive Director & Lecturer, Erasmus University

CIOs mentoring
Dipak Sahoo
Regional CIO – Asia, Generali Group

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Things Enterprise CIOs can learn from Start-ups about Innovation and Disruption
Hylke Sprangers, Executive Director & Lecturer, Erasmus University

In this leadership lesson, our speaker will share their experience, tips and tricks and directly applicable strategies for innovation and disruption in the start-ups. They will follow up with different ways of how CIOs can implement this things into their own company with practical advices, from innovative concepts to adapting to the new trends and evaluating solutions and metrics. The session will cover the following topics:

  • Fresh and Innovative concepts that start-ups use and deep faith in trend-setting ideas as a way of ensuring CIOs stay one step ahead of the industry curb
  • Successful ways for CIOs to fight the risk of stagnation by following the start-up example: ability to adapt to new trends and continuous innovation
  • What are the evaluating solutions and metrics start-ups use to do things fast and get ahead in innovation?
  • Can the enterprise CIOs embrace risk as easy as the start-ups, and still stay compliant to the complex company rules?
All delegates are encouraged to participate in this live Q&A session with the Hylke Sprangers. Everyone will be able to ask their questions live, follow up on that and develop a discussion on working with start-ups, share their experience and ask follow-up questions, as well as discussing the learnings that can be taken from the speakers lesson.
CIOs in the role of start-up whisperers: the benefits of mentoring a start-up company
Dipak Sahoo, Regional CIO - Asia, Generali Group

In this interview, we will hear from well-established CIO's who are giving back to the community while at the same time invest in their carrier and building their knowledge. Advising start-ups can be a great way to gain an insight of the new technology and trends, lead the innovation, while at the same time maintain a flexible, low-risk way to engage.

  • How to grabbing the opportunity to help shape emerging technology and business model disruptors
  • How can CIOs keep the company’s innovation engine running: lessons learned from CIO’s advisory involvement
  • Advising start-ups as an accelerator to your career from CIO to innovation catalyst


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