Tomorrow is one of the most important days in the recent history of CIO UK, our first CIO Summit, which will bring together all the talents of the UK CIO scene to share their experiences and discuss the challenges the role faces. So forgive me if today I seem to share little sympathy for Ed Miliband as steps up to make his first conference speech as leader of the Labour Party.
Registrations for tomorrow’s event at Claridges, London are healthy and I look forward to seeing you all there and know from the drafts of the presentations coming in that you will learn a great deal and get to meet some really influential CIOs.
However, if there is one thing that editing this title has taught me, it’s that CIOs are busy and some of you may have to miss tomorrow due to pressing business commitments, I know how it is, my FD does the same!
If you can’t make it, the CIO Editorial team have done their best to make sure there is as much information about the event available digitally to you as possible. Throughout the day we will be using our Twitter page to deliver those short and incisive bursts of information that the Twitter platform is so good for. If you are not a follower, then look us up at: www.twitter.com/ciouk.
Our new Online Editor Julian Goldsmith is jumping straight into the CIO world with both feet and will be conducting video interviews of major speakers and attendees on a wide range of business, technology and leadership issues. These will appear on the CIO site as soon as we possibly can.
A number of our columnists are attending the day and will no doubt share their views on the topics discussed too.
Lastly, as I write this just under 24 hours before tape drops and we sprint into our first CIO Summit, I’d like to thank the CIO events team for all their hard work, and to thank the CIOs that have taken the time to get fully involved in the community aspect of CIO.