Secure your digital future
CIAO Event 2019
The world is evolving at the speed of technology and to live, learn and work in the digital age requires both left and right brain thinking. Are you ready to help shape the future? How can we create a safe environment with room for innovation and the freedom to make mistakes?
RightBrains organises the CIAO event yearly together with organisations that support our mission. The theme of this year’s event is Secure your digital future and will be hosted by our partner Infosecurity.nl, who will welcome us as their VIP guests. CIAO 2019 will form part of the Infosecurity.nl, Data & Cloud Expo.
CIAO stands for creativity, intuition, agility and an open mind. Join us on 30 October 2019 from 13:00 in Utrecht to learn from and connect with peers and industry thought leaders and get inspired to open your mind to new ideas and possibilities. Our first keynote speaker will take to the stage at 13:30. At 16:30 the nominees for the Digital Leadership & Diversity Award and the Digital Talent Award will join us on stage, followed by the winner announcement. We’ll close off with drinks and networking.
The CIAO event will take place at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, theatre 18 in Juliana Congres. To get to the theatre, you have to leave the exhibition hall 1. The best places to park if you are coming by car are P1 and P3. There you will find a little square in front of you, from where you can follow the signs and take the stairs to Juliana Congres. More information about getting there can be found here.
Meet our chairwoman, Mary-Jo, and keynote speakers below:
Sukai is an experienced multinational corporate management veteran turned serial social entrepreneur. She’s an advocate for universal human values and during her speech, she will share some ways her companies use technology to do greater good as a responsible business. Sukai is a Global Ambassador & Outreach at the Princess Maxima Center for Pediatric Oncology and World Child Cancer and a board member at The Philips Foundation.Read her story
Dr. Rieback is the CEO and co-founder of Radically Open Security, the world’s first non-profit computer security consultancy company — named the 50th Most Innovative SME by the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in 2016. She is a former Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, who performed RFID security research that attracted worldwide press coverage and won several awards. She was named the Most Innovative IT Leader by CIO Magazine NL (TIM Award) in 2017, and one of the 9 Most Innovative Women in the European Union (EU Women Innovators Prize) in 2019.
Mabel de Vries
Mabel developed her career in IT, information security and business continuity over the past 30 years. Since 2007 she has been involved in securing information flows and implementing architectures for data classification for many different organisations and industries. Based on her personal and professional background, she will share her experiences and lessons learned with a dedication to inspire and create a positive impact on people. Mabel is also a board member and spokesperson for the Dutch Society for Data Protection Officers (NGFG).
Marleen is Professor at the Amsterdam School of Business and Economics (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) and director of the KIN Center for Digital Innovation. She will talk about the impact of Artificial Intelligence on our work and our organisations. With an ambition to contribute to a responsible digital economy, Marleen will build on the many rich cases from her embedded research to debunk frequently occurring biases related to the impact of AI in organisations and sketch avenues for more productive and responsible development and use of AI.Read her story
Mary-Jo de Leeuw
Mary-Jo is an entrepreneur with a purpose to contribute to a safer world. Bits and bytes have fascinated her ever since she got a Commodore 64 back in the ’80s. She’s the creator of the Dutch ‘think and do tank’ Internet of Toys, enabling scientists, toy manufacturers and politicians to meet and discuss the breaches within connected toys and the lack of privacy and legislation loops within it. Mary-Jo is a multi-advisory board member and has received many honourable mentions and awards, of which Opzij proclaimed her as one of 100 most influential women in the Netherlands.Read her story
RightBrains and Computable invite you to nominate digital talent and digital diversity leaders who have incorporated diversity as a mindset for success and innovation within their organisation.
Nominees and award winners will be selected by a professional jury consisting of Kay Formanek (diversity and performance expert), Prof. dr. Erik Beulen (professor of information management at Tilburg University), Raymond Hannes (digital innovator), Mary-Jo de Leeuw (multi-advisory board member) and Sander Hulsman (Computable).
The award winners will be announced at the event. The purpose of the awards is to share inspiring role model stories and best practices.
Click the links below and nominate your favourite digital leader and talent. Deadline for nominations is 20 October.Nominate Digital Diversity Leader
Nominate Digital Talent
Our 2018 event
Our previous CIAO event was a great success! Click the button below to see photos from our 2018 event.Photos