Doug Drinkwater

UK Editor

Doug Drinkwater is an experienced technology and security journalist, whose work has appeared on CIO, CSO, InfoWorld, Internet Business Times, Macworld, Mashable, PCWorld, SC Magazine and The Week, among other publications. He is the CIO UK editor at IDG.

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Planning an IT strategy: The first 100 days for DS Smith’s new CIO

Planning an IT strategy: The first 100 days for DS Smith’s new CIO

Six strategic themes focused on ensuring that IT adds to the bottom line, and women in tech are front of mind for Claire Dickson, as the new DS Smith CIO works through her 100-day plan.

Accelerating digital transformation for customer experience: A UK CIO's workout

Accelerating digital transformation for customer experience: A UK CIO's workout

On-off gym closures, cancelled memberships and furloughed staff have given the Gym Group’s Jasper McIntosh a taxing workout. Now, he’s plotting a recovery as he pivots his digital transformation strategy, improves agility in the cloud...

UK debt charity CIO banks on low code for scale amid uncertain future

UK debt charity CIO banks on low code for scale amid uncertain future

StepChange CIO Lorna Allan has the unenviable task of scaling to future market demand, facilitating omni-channel experiences and supporting a changing workplace — all while the charity faces its own economic uncertainty.

A UK university CIO’s lessons: Fix security, power WFH, negotiate budget

A UK university CIO’s lessons: Fix security, power WFH, negotiate budget

A spate of cyberattacks and security vulnerabilities gave the University of Salford CIO Mark Wantling some sleepless nights. His homework? Protect the network, pivot to home learning, accelerate digital transformation — and ask the...

How UK CIOs responded to shifting business models

How UK CIOs responded to shifting business models

COVID-19 has forced organisations to reimagine business models, customer and supply chain relationships and working practices. Here, three UK technology leaders discuss how they managed through that disruption.

Successful digital transformation isn’t just about technology but having the right principles and culture in place.

Successful digital transformation isn’t just about technology but having the right principles and culture in place.

For many enterprises, digital transformation (DX) is fast becoming a reality. IDC predicts that at least 50 percent of global GDP will be digitized by 2021

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