Excellence in Networking
27-29 November 2019 Barcelona

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The exclusive Beyond programme

IDG thanks all our partners, guests and staff for making Beyond 2019 so special. Keep a lookout in this space for upcoming editions.

IDG cordially invites you to the iterative discourse workshop Beyond. No PowerPoints, no keynotes. But your agenda, your priorities, your European colleagues and your results.

The Beyond programme has been running successfully for the past ten years in Germany. Every year with a waitlist of participants eager to discuss, network and learn from the best of the best. For the past couple of years, participants have requested a collaboration across European borders. IDG is therefore proud and very glad to be able to offer Beyond Europe.

The topic
The key question and topics of Beyond are collectively decided between our Partners, Senior Moderators and CIO Editors. The key question 2019 is “What would be required of the CIO to free the organisation and drive modernisation in terms of technology and strategic leadership in 2020?“

The participants will be supported by experienced moderators and informed about the work of all parallel working groups.
Together, this creates action stimuli for the transformation of companies towards customer-centric enterprises.

8 reasons to join Beyond Europe, the workshop offers:

  1. An optimal process for joint development of answers to pressing issues in IT management, technology and digitization
  2. A highly efficient workshop process to activate the collective genius of a large group of people
  3. Participants get insights into new methodologies they can leverage in their own organizations to manage complexity
  4. Beyond has its roots in systems thinking and cybernetics and shows an effective way to manage complexity
  5. Participants can bring in their own issues and challenges and benefit from the ideas and insights of others
  6. Beyond format helps to create strong collaborative networks after the event to continue with joint projects and initiatives
  7. Many CIO’s attend repetitively as they believe that the Beyond event is the best workshop format they ever participated in
  8. An opportunity to connect with European CIOs in a relaxed setting during the evening activities

What makes Beyond Europe special?
What makes the Beyond programme so special are the participating CIOs who bring together around 1000 years of professional experience from very diverse backgrounds. Beyond is unique and connects you and your experiences in an equally efficient as entertaining way with your peers.

Beyond Europe is an invite-only event. We have a few seats left, Apply for one of only 30 seats today.

 

The venue
The wonderful Hotel Arts, overseeing the Catalan capital from its top-floor with its exclusive workshop facilities, will be our inspiring environment to widen your perspective to go Beyond. For sure.

 

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Venue

"Experience a luxurious 5 star stay overlooking the Mediterranean sea"

Venue

Hotel Arts – A Ritz Carlton branch

Iconic design, incredible culinary experiences, and the sparkling Mediterranean. These elements are what attract luxury travelers to Hotel Arts Barcelona. Towering 44 floors above the sea, the 5-star hotel is beautifully designed accommodations, two Michelin-star restaurants and meeting spaces, including a rooftop spa and two outdoor pools.

The Beyond workshop will be held on one of the top floors promising stunning views over Barcelona to inspire deeper, more meaningful conversations, networking and results.

How to get there

Barcelona’s El Prat airport is situated 13km South West of the city and easily accessible by taxi, bus and train. 

Our recommendations: 

Grab a taxi from the Rank
No reservation is required and usually, you don’t have to queue. The trip costs approximately around 35-40 euros and the journey takes approximately 30 minutes. Everything should be done on the meter and taxis are allowed to add a plus to the trip from the airport, train stations, for bigger bags etc. (Barcelona’s rush hours are between 8 am to 9.30am. Evening rush hour is from 7 pm to 8.30pm)

Transfer & Taxi Companies
If you want to book a transfer in advance, Welcomepickups offers private taxis for a similar price as from the taxi rank, but with the added bonus of an English-speaking driver, a flat fee, flight monitoring in case of delays and free cancellation if there’s a change of plan on your side. www.welcomepickups.com/barcelona/airport-transfer-book. 

www.booktaxibcn.com is another option if you wish to be met at arrivals by your driver and taken door to door to your final destination.

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Agenda

The topic of Beyond will be collectively decided between our Partners, Senior Facilitators and CIO Editors.

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 27th

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29th

The programme is lead by our well-rehearsed senior facilitators:

Dr. Gunter Nittbaur
Emmy Jonsson
Edward Qualtrough
Sander Almekinders
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The KITE Methodology

How the workshop is structured

The KITE methodology is our answer to the growth dynamics and complexity in business, society, and politics. In place of rigid strategy and planning systems, we move to an agile, logic and effective process.

At the beginning of the Beyond workshop, the group will be challenged with a big entrepreneurial question: “How do we increase our market share?” “With which organization do we maximize the customer benefit?” Or “How do we shape the fusion process?”.
Based on this, the “K” in KITE stands for Knowledge: all relevant information about markets, customers, competitors and the company itself is collected, condensed and made available on our intelligent web platform.

“I” stands for Integration: We are deeply convinced that complex challenges can only be met if the collective intelligence of the organization is used. So we are looking for the 20, 30 or 40 best minds in the respective companies and involve them in the process right from the start.

The “T” stands for Transformation: In a professional, well-proven, three-day workshop, the key people of the company develop step by step concrete projects and measures that are urgent and important for securing the company’s success. At the end, not only a broad consensus emerges, but also a strong will to implement in the entire team.

In the final phase of the process, the “E” stands for Execution: Here, the defined projects are made transparent and tracked on our platform. The integrated action, task and committee control takes place and is ensured that after six, nine or twelve months, the original goal has actually been achieved.

To prepare for the workshop, we have set up an IT platform with the KITE® app, which is accessible for all participants from all end devices.

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Contact

Here you will find your contacts for all questions about Beyond

Emmy Jonsson

Emmy Jonsson

Head of Programme

+44 7535 794 511

Briony Rowe

Briony Rowe

Director Global Events

+44 7824 505 286

Chris Kuehn

Chris Kuehn

Director International Events

+49 173 9600 727

Emmy Jonsson

Emmy Jonsson

Head of Programme

+44 7535 794 511

Briony Rowe

Briony Rowe

Director Global Events

+44 7824 505 286

Chris Kuehn

Chris Kuehn

Director International Events

+49 173 9600 727