Podcast Andy Caddy, formerly the group CIO at Virgin Active and group CTO at Whitebread, joins CIO UK Leadership Live to discuss his return to the CIO hotseat at low-cost gymnasium group PureGym, his development as a technology leader over a 30-year career, avoiding a race to the bottom in a low-cost fitness market, and why his year ahead is about scalability, standardisation and start-ups.
Feature With marginal profits in an increasingly commoditised telecommunications market, Vodafone’s approach to growth lies in insourcing, a ‘mixed matrix’ team, and reusing engineering capabilities, says CDIO Scott Petty.
Podcast From training as a marine biologist to becoming Chief Transformation Officer and now Chief Operating Officer, Talon Outdoor’s Josko Grljevic sits down with CIO UK editor Doug Drinkwater to discuss technology executives becoming business leaders, digitising out-of-home media, building better data and analytics teams…and long-lost dreams of becoming a fisherman.
Podcast Sarah Cunningham, senior VP of enterprise IT at chipmaker ARM, joins CIO UK Leadership Live with editor Doug Drinkwater, as they discuss dyslexia, falling into IT, empathic leadership, driving D&I action, transgender healthcare and her dream job when growing up.
Updated Keep up to date with the latest UK CIO and senior IT executive appointments with our revamped and relaunched UK Movers and Shakers noticeboard.
Tip In order to extend their value and influence in business, CIOs should take unorthodox approaches, according to former CIO and Gartner analyst Irving Tyler.
Podcast Tariq Khan, the CDIO at the London Borough of Camden, joins the CIO UK Leadership Live to talk about unconventional routes to the CIO hot seat, the double-edged sword that is data in local government, and how Camden is surging ahead on digital inclusion
Feature From growing up as an Indian ‘nerd’ in Glasgow to becoming a tech leader in central government, Ministry of Justice CDIO Gina Gill explains how a vision to deliver a justice system that serves everyone requires a cultural shift, not just robust technology and better data accessibility.
Podcast Dan West, Chief Digital Information Officer (CDIO) for Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland, discusses health and social care reform, innovating through uncertainty, and balancing transformation with business-as-usual. Speaking to CIO UK editor Doug Drinkwater, he also reveals how digital is improving operational efficiency and patient experiences, and the challenges that lie ahead through Covid-19, political instability and the cost-of-living crisis.
Feature The Hut Group CIO Joanna Drake discusses what it means to be ranked the top CIO in the UK, empowering teams through automation, and the tennis coaching skills that have made her a successful leader off the court.
Podcast Speaking at the CIO UK 100 ceremony in London, The Hut Group’s Joanna Drake reveals what it means to be ranked the top CIO in the UK, how automation is helping her IT team become ‘consultants’, and why her sports background made her a better leader.
News Analysis According to analysts at Gartner, CIOs should use digital investment through the recession in order to deliver growth, and repeatable financial and environmental benefits.
News Analysis Despite economic turmoil, Nash Squared's Digital Leadership report finds that UK tech spending is growing as IT leaders get more budget and headcount. But does the report tell the whole story?
Interview Considering the urgency of climate issues, volatile markets, and building up the next generation of leaders, Christina Scott, chief product and technology officer (CPTO) at energy supplier Ovo Energy, talks about how she’s able to address these and other pressing priorities.
Feature One year into life after Google, Trainline CTO Milena Nikolic is building a platform for growth through multi-disciplinary teams, professional development, microservices and infrastructure-as-code.
Podcast Lara Burns, Chief Digital Officer at The Scouts, joins CIO UK Leadership Live to discuss digital transformation in the third sector, going digital-first with members and volunteers, diversifying technology teams, supporting women through menopause and a future focused on empowering young people with skills for life.
Feature Don’t jump into your first CIO role cold. Instead, you should explore your organization, volunteer for external opportunities and build your profile to hit the ground running in the first 90 days.
Feature Tunstall CTO Gary Steen is battling a dearth of technology talent and digital literacy in his pursuit of better cognitive healthcare.