Doug Drinkwater

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.

Articles by Doug Drinkwater

PureGym’s new CIO Andy Caddy plans for international expansion
Podcast

PureGym’s new CIO Andy Caddy plans for international expansion

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.
January 3, 2023
Talon Outdoor’s Josko Grljevic on trading CTO for COO, plus adtech innovation
Podcast

Talon Outdoor’s Josko Grljevic on trading CTO for COO, plus adtech innovation

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.
December 19, 2022
ARM’s Sarah Cunningham chips away at D&I
Podcast

ARM’s Sarah Cunningham chips away at D&I

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.
December 12, 2022
MoJ CDIO Gina Gill appeals for digital pragmatism
Feature

MoJ CDIO Gina Gill appeals for digital pragmatism

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.
December 1, 2022
CIO Leadership Live with Dan West, CDIO of Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland
Podcast

CIO Leadership Live with Dan West, CDIO of Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland

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.
November 20, 2022
Meet 2022 CIO UK 100 winner Joanna Drake
Podcast

Meet 2022 CIO UK 100 winner Joanna Drake

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.
November 16, 2022
What the CIO balancing act looks like to Ovo Energy’s Christina Scott
Interview

What the CIO balancing act looks like to Ovo Energy’s Christina Scott

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.
November 8, 2022
CIO Leadership Live with Lara Burns, Chief Digital Officer at The Scouts
Podcast

CIO Leadership Live with Lara Burns, Chief Digital Officer at The Scouts

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.
October 31, 2022
How to prepare for your first CIO role
Feature

How to prepare for your first CIO role

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.
October 28, 2022