Cristina Lago

Editor

Cristina Lago is Editor at CIO UK, having previously worked in the ASEAN, Middle East and Africa editions of CIO.com. She holds a degree in Hebrew and Israeli Studies from SOAS, University of London, and before joining IDG she worked in the arts and charity sector, where she developed a strong interest in digital transformation. Cristina is particularly keen on cybersecurity, the ethical implications of AI and the societal impact of emerging technologies.

Head of IT for Northern Ireland’s Health Department meets the COVID-19 challenge

Cloud computing in the Middle East: The next big tech market?
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Cloud computing in the Middle East: The next big tech market?

Hyperscale public cloud services have opened up in the Gulf over the last year, clearing a path for for cloud uptake at a faster pace in the Middle East. Meanwhile, the coronavirus pandemic has sparked an uptick of interest in certain...

Meet the CIO: Victoria Higgin, Highways England

Meet the CIO: Victoria Higgin, Highways England

A seasoned CIO, Victoria Higgin had a virtual coffee with CIO UK where she told us about how working from home looks like for her – and what the Digital Roads strategy is all about

How NHS CIOs are confronting COVID-19

How NHS CIOs are confronting COVID-19

Behind the frontlines of the NHS’s relentless fight against coronavirus, CIOs across the healthcare organisation are supporting staff and patients to win the battle. Here they tell us how.

UPDATE: The biggest data breaches in the Middle East

UPDATE: The biggest data breaches in the Middle East

The Middle East, which has been embroiled in conflicts for decades, is witnessing a rising number of cyberattacks on organizations as age-old geopolitical rivalries move to the cyberspace.

How UK CIOs are navigating the pandemic

How UK CIOs are navigating the pandemic

Tech executives from the logistics, sport, government, and education sectors cite their greatest challenges in enabling a remote workforce – and recount solutions that work.

Talent crunch: What are the most in-demand skills in the Middle East?
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Talent crunch: What are the most in-demand skills in the Middle East?

The Middle East's technological and business landscape is evolving, but a lack of educational opportunities in IT-related subjects and a strong preference for traditional careers is leading to a widening skills gap, which can be...

Top 10 Smart Cities in ASEAN

Top 10 Smart Cities in ASEAN

Our list of the top 10 smart cities in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Innovation at scale could be hampered by digital skills shortage in Southeast Asia, IDC research shows

Innovation at scale could be hampered by digital skills shortage in Southeast Asia, IDC research shows

A global skills deficit presents an important hurdle for enterprises aspiring to scale digital initiatives.

Top financial services CIOs in ASEAN
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Top financial services CIOs in ASEAN

Meet here 10 of the best IT executives across Southeast Asia.

CIOs in ASEAN: Salary expectations and job descriptions
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CIOs in ASEAN: Salary expectations and job descriptions

Chief Information Officers play an essential role within an organisation. Here we detail their responsibilities and salary in Southeast Asian countries.

How 9 Middle Eastern countries are jump-starting blockchain development

How 9 Middle Eastern countries are jump-starting blockchain development

As blockchain continues to develop, more and more governments in the MENA region are taking on the technology to address national issues ranging central banking to humanitarian aid

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