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UK CIOs to follow on Twitter

Twitter is a vital networking and marketing tool among the business community. It provides an opportunity for C-Suite execs to communicate with peers and keep on top of all the newest developments in their field.

For those looking for new voices to add to their twitterscape, we've compiled a list of top UK CIOs to follow on Twitter.

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Julie Pierce, Director of Openness, Data & Digital at the Food Standards Agency
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Julie Pierce, Director of Openness, Data and Digital at the Food Standards Agency

Julie Pierce is the Director of Openness, Data and Digital at the Food Standards Agency (FSA). She was previously the CIO at Defra and the Animal Health Agency. Pierce often tweets about food industry news, networking events and diversity in IT.

Julie tweets as @JuliePierce77.

Ian Cohen, Addison Lee Group CIO/ CTO
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Ian Cohen, Chief Product & Information Officer at ICS Group

Ex-Addison Lee CIO and CTO, Ian Cohen has taken the role of Chief Product & Information Officer at ICS Group since April 2020. He can be found tweeting as @coe62 about digital transformation, emerging technologies, guitars, rock, and his beloved Chelsea FC.

Rachel Murphy, CEO at Difrent Group
Rachel Murphy

Rachel Murphy, CEO at Difrent Group

Rachel Murphy is the CEO at 'tech for good' professional services Difrent Group. Prior to this, she was Digital Delivery Director at NHS Digital. Murphy can be found tweeting about digital development, COVID-19 and healthcare tech at @Rachel0404.

James Norman, Healthcare CIO EMEA at DellEMC
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James Norman, Healthcare CIO EMEA at DellEMC

James Norman is the Healthcare CIO for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Dell EMC, after having spent more than 10 years in the public health sector. He can be found tweeting@JamesTnorman about digital technology, mental health, public sector and digital transformation.

Richard Corbridge
Richard Corbridge

Richard Corbridge, Director of Innovation at Boots

Richard Corbridge is Director of Innovation at the iconic UK chemist Boots. Corbridge tweets about eHealth initiatives, digital objectives within the health sector and emerging digital solutions.

He can be found tweeting under the handele @R1chardatron.

Rachel Dunscombe
Rachel Dunscombe

Rachel Dunscombe, NHS Digital Academy CEO

Recently appointed CTO at healthcare-focused video collaboration Visionable, Rachel Dunscombe is also CEO at NHS Digital Academy. She usually tweets about tech and innovation in the health sector.

Rachel Dunscombe tweets as @ukpenguin.

Fergus Boyd
Fergus Boyd

Fergus Boyd, interim CTO at MindSauce

Startup consultant and ex-director of IT at Red Carnation Hotels, Fergus Boyd was also one of the 2017 CIO 100. Currently interim CTO at micro-consulting tech startup MindSauce, Boyd can be found tweeting about the travel industry and tech innovations.

He tweets at @lfboyd.

Christine Ashton, Transformational CIO at Cogventive
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Christine Ashton, Transformational CIO at Cogventive

Christine Ashton is Transformational CIO at Cogventive. From 2013-2016, Ashton held the role of SVP Technology at Thomson Reuters during a time when the business was transforming post the Reuters merger and following two years of being intensely acquisitive. Ashton tweets about digital transformation, the CIO community, and gender diversity in tech as @CHA_Tech_Leader.

Simon Lamkin, Brussels Airlines CIO

Simon Lamkin, Brussels Airlines CIO

Simon Lamkin is CIO at Brussels Airlines. Lamkin can be found tweeting about the CIO community and digital transformation.

Simon Lamkin tweets as @lammyjet.

Jason Oliver, Director of IT at University of Sussex

Jason Oliver, Director of IT at University of Sussex

Jason Oliver is the Director of IT at the University of Sussex. Oliver tweets about innovation in the arts, digital transformation, and the CIO community.

His Twitter handle is @OliverJason75.

Joanna Smith
Joanna Smith

Joanna Smith, CIO and IT consultant

Seasoned CIO and IT consultant Joanna Smith can be found tweeting about inspiring tech events, cats, health technologies and women in leadership.

Joanna Smith tweets as @joannamarysmith.

Martyn Wallace, CDO at Scottish Local Government
Martyn Wallace

Martyn Wallace, CDO at Scottish Local Government

Martyn Wallace is Chief Digital Officer at the Scottish Local Government. A veteran CIO100, he can be found tweeting at @Digital_MW.

Anna Barsby
Anna Barsby

Anna Barsby, CIO100 veteran

Ex-Morrisons CTO Anna Barsby is one of the UK’s top CIOs and a people and transformation leader. Barsby topped the CIO 100 list in 2014 and won the 'CIO of the Year' 2014 at the Women in IT awards.

You can find Barsby tweeting about women in technology at @redbanneranna.

Sean Harley, EVP/ CIO at Ascential

Sean Harley, EVP/ CIO at Ascential

Sean Harley is the Executive Vice President and CIO at Ascential. He can be found tweeting about events, football and business.

Follow Sean at @seanharley007.

Gideon Kay, Group/ EMEA CIO at Dentsu Aegis Network

Gideon Kay, Group/EMEA CIO at Dentsu Aegis Network

Gideon is Group CIO (Interim) and EMEA CIO at Dentsu Aegis Network. Gideon can be found tweeting about business and digital transformation, among other things.

Follow him at @gids.

Graeme Hackland, Williams F1 CIO
Williams F1

Graeme Hackland, Williams F1 CIO

Graeme Hackland is CIO at Williams F1 team and tweets about IT trends, digital platforms, and of course, Formula One.

Follow Hackland on @graemehackland.

Laura Dawson, Director of IT at LSE

Laura Dawson, Director of IT at LSE

Laura Dawson is Director of IT at London School of Economics (LSE) and Trustee of Charity IT Leaders. She was previously CIO at the British Council. Dawson tweets about technology in the charity sector, the wider tech community and Watford FC.

Follow Dawson on @ishbel_hunter.

Dylan Roberts, Chief Digital and Information Officer at Leeds City Council and NHS Leeds CCG
Dylan Roberts

Dylan Roberts, Chief Digital and Information Officer at Leeds City Council and NHS Leeds CCG

Dylan Roberts is the Chief Digital and Information Officer at Leeds City Council and NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Roberts often tweets about health-tech and digital trends.

Follow him on @DylanRRoberts.

Alison Davis, CIO at the Natural History Museum
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Alison Davis, CIO at the Natural History Museum

Alison Davis is CIO at the Natural History Museum. A recepient of the Women in IT awards CIO of the Year 2018 and veteran CIO100, Davis can be found tweeting about the latest digital technology and the CIO community.

Davis' Twitter handle is @AlisonDavisIT.

Joe McFadden, CTO at HealthUnlocked
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Joe McFadden, CTO at HealthUnlocked

Joe McFadden is CTO at digital healthtech startup HealthUnlocked, having previously been CTO of the Royal Opera House and Director of IT at the National Theatre. He can found tweeting about emerging tech such as VR and AR, Royal Opera House shows and digital/arts news.

Joe McFadden Tweets as @joemcfadden.

Cait O\'Riordan, Chief Product and Information Officer at Financial Times

Cait O'Riordan, Chief Product and Information Officer at Financial Times

Cait O'Riordan is Chief Product and Information Officer at the Finacial Times and regularly tweets about fintech, diversity and the tech community.

She tweets as @caitoriordan.

Paul Coby, Johnson Matthey CIO
Paul Coby

Paul Coby, Johnson Matthey CIO

Paul Coby is CIO at Johnson Matthey, formerly CIO at John Lewis and a board member of SITA and P&O Ferries. Coby tweets about industry news and about his interest in Roman history. 

Follow him on @PaulCoby.

Claire Priestley
Claire Priestley

Claire Priestley, Director of IT at City, University of London

Veteran CIO 100 and CIO+1 founder Claire Priestley can be found tweeting about diverse topics from boxing to tech and inclusivity on @ClairePriestl8y.

Nick Burton, Chief Information & Digital Officer at Avon International

Nick Burton, Chief Information & Digital Officer at Avon International

Nick Burton is Chief Information and Digital Officer, digital platforms and eCommerce channel, at cosmetics firm Avon International. Burton can be found tweeting about a range of topics including industry news, politics and emerging tech.

Follow him on @nick_burton.

Nick Reeks, Director of IT at Tata Steel
Tata Steel

Nick Reeks, Director of IT at Tata Steel

Nick Reeks is the Director of IT, vendor management, at Tata Steel. Reeks often tweets about CIO and industry news, as well as about emerging tech.

He tweets as @nreeks34.

Alex Farr, CIO at Strictly Education
Alex Farr

Alex Farr, CIO at Strictly Education

Another veteran CIO100, Alex Farr is currently CIO at Strictly Education. You will find him tweeting about IT strategy, digital leadership and industry events as @AlexFarr_IT.

Karl Hoods, Chief Digital and Information Officer at BEIS
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Karl Hoods, Chief Digital and Information Officer at BEIS

Karl Hoods is Chief Digital and Information Officer at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). He was previously CIO for over four years at Save the Children UK. Hoods can be found tweeting about industry news, emerging tech, the charity sector and more recently about the impact of technology in the fight against COVID-19.

Follow him on @karlhoods.

David Jones, SVP of IT at Anschutz Entertainment Group
David Jones

David Jones, SVP of IT at Anschutz Entertainment Group

David Jones is the Vice President of IT, at the Anschutz Entertainment Group, where he's been working for over 12 years. Jones can be found tweeting about industry news and events as well as music and sporting events as @davidjones.

Sarah Wilkinson, NHS Digital CEO
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Sarah Wilkinson, NHS Digital CEO

Sarah Wilkinson is currently NHS Digital CEO, having previously been CTO at the Home Office. An avid 'tech-o-phile', Wilkinson's tweets focus on diversity in tech and government and healthcare digital services.

Follow her on @SarahFWilkinson.

Yiannis Seglias, CIO at National Grid Electricity Transmission and Capital Delivery
Yiannis Seglias

Yiannis Seglias, CIO at National Grid Electricity Transmission and Capital Delivery

Yiannis Segliasis is CIO at National Grid Electricity Transmission and Capital Delivery, having previously held the role of Group CTO at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Segliasis can be found tweeting in both English and Greek about industry news and the National Grid's work, among other topics.

You can follow him on @YiannisSeglias.

Stephen Docherty, Industry Executive, health, at Microsoft
Stephen Docherty

Stephen Docherty, Industry Executive, health, at Microsoft

A former CIO in the NHS, Stephen Docherty is currently Industry Executive, health, at Microsoft. He can be found tweeting about the transitioning role of a CIO, health tech and the CIO community using the handle @stdocherty.

Andy Caddy, Group Technology Director at The Collective
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Andy Caddy, Group Technology Director at The Collective

Andy Caddy is Group Technology Director at The Collective. Caddy's tweets, brimming with a sense of humour, range a variety of topics including enterprise technology, industry trends, and the CIO community.

He tweets as @Cadmeister.

Sabine Everaet, CIO EMEA at Coca-Cola
Sabine Everaet

Sabine Everaet, CIO EMEA at Coca-Cola

Sabine Everaet is CIO of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at The Coca-Cola Company, where she has work for over 25 years. Everaet regularly tweets about enterprise tech and innovation, the CIO community and emerging tech as @S_Everaet.

Andrew Hatton, Head of IT / CTO at Greenpeace UK
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Andrew Hatton, Head of IT / CTO at Greenpeace UK

Andrew Hatton is the Head of IT / CTO at Greenpeace UK. Hatton can be found tweeting about environmental issues, wildlife, and tech for good at @ajhatton.

Tim Jones, MoneySuperMarket.com\'s Group CIO
Tim Jones

Tim Jones, MoneySuperMarket.com's Group CIO

Tim Jones is Group CIO at MoneySuperMarket.com as well as co-founder of Autotrader.co.uk. Jones can be found tweeting about innovation, technology news and autonomous vehicles.

Follow him on @onestopbit.

Liam Maxwell, Director of Government Transformation at AWS
Liam Maxwell

Liam Maxwell, Director of Government Transformation at AWS

Liam Maxwell is the Director of Government Transformation at Amazon Web Services (AWS). In his Twitter feed you will find posts about digital resourcing, the future of IT and govtech.

Maxwell's Twitter handle is @liammax.

Mark Bramwell, CIO at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Mark Bramwell, CIO at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Mark Bramwell is the CIO at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. In this Twitter account you can find him talking about tech news, gardening and cricket.

Follow him on @bramwell_mark.

Steve Patterson, Director of Digital Technologies at DN Colleges Group
Steve Patterson

Steve Patterson, Director of Digital Technologies at DN Colleges Group

Steve Patterson is Director of Digital Technologies at DN Colleges Group. Among his interesting retweets you can also find comments on technology, innovation and the digital world.

Patterson tweets as @srpnor.

Nadine Thomson
Nadine Thomson

Nadine Thomson, Global Chief Technology Officer at MediaCom

Nadine Thomson is the Global Chief Technology Officer at MediaCom. Previous roles include Director of Technology at Condé Nast International and Head of IT at Vue Entertainment. 

She can be found tweeting about tech, travel and film on @onewomanintech.

Dominic Shine, Group CIO at Dentsu
Dominic Shine

Dominic Shine, Group CIO at Dentsu

Dominic Shine is Group CIO of media agency Dentsu Aegis Network, having previously been Global CIO at News Corp. Although COVID-19 has occupied most of Shine's latest tweets, he also comments on enterprise tech, cloud computing and emerging tech.

You can find him on @domshine.

Phil Jordan, Sainsbury\'s Group CIO
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Phil Jordan, Sainsbury's Group CIO

Phil Jordan is Group CIO at Sainsbury’s, having previously held the post of Global CIO at Telefonica. A celebrated CIO, Jordan regularly tweets about enterprise tech, emerging technology, and the CIO community.

You can find him on @PVJCIO.

Aline Hayes, Director of Technology EMEA at Experian
Aline Hayes

Aline Hayes, Director of Technology EMEA at Experian

Aline Hayes is the Director of Technology for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Experian. Hayes, while tweeting in a personal capacity, often also tweets about IT strategy, emerging tech and travel.

Follow her on @Aline_Hayes.

Neil Pearce, CIO at City Electrical Factors
City Electrical Factors

Neil Pearce, CIO at City Electrical Factors

Neil Pearce is CIO at City Electrical Factors. Previous roles include CTO at Travis Perkins and Head of IT at Vodafone. Pearce's active Twitter account includes news about emerging tech, updates on the CIO community and digital strategy.

Follow him on @neiljpearce.

Dr Zafar Chaudry, SVP and CIO at Seattle Children\'s
Dr Zafar Chaudry

Dr Zafar Chaudry, SVP and CIO at Seattle Children's

Dr Zafar Chaudry is the SVP and CIO at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He was previously the CIO of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Chaudry can be found tweeting about cybersecurity, tech industry news and the future of healthcare.

Follow him on @drzchaudry.

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