CIO Peer Forum 2023 | Sessions

Opening Keynote Presentation: The Bold Ones – Disrupt the Future & Ourselves 🎥

Wednesday May 3, 8:45 am - 9:30 am

Session description

Today, we are undergoing a paradigm shift. Stakeholder and employee expectations have been pushed forward 10 years due to the pandemic. We are now looking for CIOs to be the bold ones in a world of uncertainty.

Shawn Kanungo provides a bold, unique and contrarian view of the near term-future. He outlines how we can embrace these new disruptive trends, but at the same time, restore the human experience. How do we navigate the Great Reimagination of Work? How do you tackle mounting stakeholder expectations? How do we disrupt ourselves before someone else does? Today, we need to build a muscle when it comes to innovation.

Weaving together storytelling, humour, inspiration and actionable takeaways, he explores how we can take unexpected approaches to become innovative leaders.


  • Dissect the DNA of a Bold One and how we can be more dynamic as leaders, while uncovering the traits that may hold us back
  • Dive deeper into how disruptive trends will drive change in how we approach work, such as remote work, artificial intelligence / ChatGPT, and more.
  • Showcase how leaders can develop their own “Innovation Capital” – creating our own muscle for innovation.
  • Explore why we think it is difficult to innovate, as Kanungo illuminates the ‘immune system’ phenomenon. He teaches us how we can successfully experiment and ultimately disrupt ourselves.