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.
Feature Talent shortages, a possible recession and the continued pace of digital transformation mean CIOs have to be vigilant in their approach to IT outsourcing.
Feature The UK supermarket giant’s outgoing group CIO Phil Jordan discusses retirement, career achievements and why CIOs today have a clearer path to become CEO.
Interview Alpine F1 team CIO and data science director Nathan Sykes is approaching a turn in his post at the Formula One racing team, as he looks to demonstrate data science ROI and challenge perceptions around IT.
Interview Heneghan is improving IT literacy with the Digital Ninjas programme and accelerating career progression for women in tech while focusing on client outcomes.
News Analysis Health and Social Care Secretary of State Sajid Javid announced a new data strategy focused on giving patients greater control over their data, delivering faster treatment, and tackling the pandemic backlog
News Analysis The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has released the long-awaited digital strategy, designed to attract foreign investors, close the skills gap, advance technological progress in AI and quantum computing, and give a shot in the arm to the UK economy.
News Analysis A new government digital strategy promises to deliver better citizen experiences, improved accessibility, shared data between central departments, and to upskill civil servants. But haven’t we heard this all before?
Feature UHLu2019s CIO Andy Carruthers has deployed DaaS to improve colleague and patient experiences, and in turn reduce waiting times, as he discusses digital transformation and new demands on IT teams.
Times Higher Education CTO Freddie Quek on minority recognition and building diverse, effective teamsTimes Higher Education CTO Freddie Quek mulls career progression as an Asian technology leader, the power of storytelling in the boardroom, and how the IT industry can address digital poverty.
Interview Director of IT at the out-of-hospital provider of urgent primary care services, Ritchie spoke with CIO.com on the route he took to become an IT leader and how digital technology is being employed to empower patients to manage their own health care symptoms
Interview A boom in pet ownership and a growing multi-disciplinary business is pushing Pets at Home CIO William Hewish to co-create IT solutions with store colleagues, blur the boundaries between physical and digital for better customer experience, and invest in technology like never before.
Feature A tumultuous two years have shifted expectations of what IT could and should deliver. Today, CIOs are taking stock and redrawing the boundaries around their role and responsibilities.
Interview Places for People’s technology officer Dean Garvey-North sees the business value of cross-functional teams and is looking to hyperscalers and an inquisitive IT group to deliver cloud transformation.
Interview Williams F1’s long-standing CIO Graeme Hackland is set to depart and leave behind 25 years in motorsport. But he’s not retiring just yet.
News Analysis The UK government’s digital, data, and technology playbook (DDaT) provides new guidance on how central government should source and contract with suppliers for digital projects and programmes. But will it be followed?
Feature Saving lives at sea, supporting volunteers and colleagues through social, economic, and political storms, and driving value from data are on RNLI CIO Claire Deuchar’s to-do list.
Feature Southampton Football Clubu2019s renaissance is pushing IT Director James Grove to modernise IT and data capabilities, improve fan engagement, and defend the boardroom from transfer fraudsters.
Feature The UK Financial Ombudsman Service CIO Nicola Wadham is rebranding the IT department, going ‘cloud preferred’ to improve organisational agility, and fighting for digital inclusion and diversity.
News Tracey Jessup, the chief digital and information officer (CDIO) at the UK Parliament, will become chief transformation officer (CTO) at DeMontfort University in Leicester.
Feature CIOs should always have half an eye on the future, especially it comes to succession planning u2014 for their own careers as well as the good of their businesses.
News Analysis Twinings Ovaltine’s Global CIO Sandeep Seeripat explains how the tea brand chose SAP to build a connected supply chain which improves customer service, efficiency and cost control.
News Analysis The Levelling Up whitepaper sets out the UK government’s vision to improve millions of lives. Whether it goes far enough on skills and digital poverty remains to be seen.n
Feature Anthony 'Roja' Buck, CIO at Riverford Organic Farmers, discusses doing more with less, reacting to customer demand and prioritising sustainability in a co-ownership business.
Feature Professionalising IT is top of the agenda for Boots’ CIO Rich Corbridge, fresh from a year standing up digital services for customers, supporting the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and making technology a grown-up boardroom conversation.
Feature As she settles into a new CTO role following Virgin Media’s merger with O2, Jeanie York discusses M&A job complexity, the advantage of a CIO, CTO and CDO triumvirate and readying the next-generation of STEM talent.
Feature Philip Morris International's Chief Digital Information Officer (CDIO) Michael Voegele discusses the importance of CIO self-development, aligning technology and product development for digital transformation, and his role in delivering a smoke-free future for a legacy cigarette company.n
Feature CIO UK 100 2021 winner Paul Fleming discusses responding to a humanitarian crisis with low-code COVID-19 contact tracing, upskilling diverse tech teams and whatu2019s coming up in the year ahead.
News Analysis UK IT spending is forecast to grow faster than other EMEA markets, owing to remote work and education, telehealth and a dependency on consultancies, but CIOs face a shift in responsibilities, according to new research from Gartner.rn
Feature The constant pace of change means that technology leaders are struggling to find tech talent, close the diversity and inclusion (D&I) gap and meet sustainability goals, according to a new report from recruitment agency Harvey Nash.
Feature WPP’s new CIO, Rachel Higham, is consolidating IT and rethinking vendor partnerships to support the ad behemoth’s business transformation, as well as hit lofty diversity and inclusion (D&I) and sustainability goals.
Feature From consolidating the tech stack, to supporting M&A and leading an internal change programme in the wake of supply chain controversy, Boohoo CIO Jo Graham sees innovation as part of the day job.
Feature 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.
Feature 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 and focuses on customer experience.
Feature 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.
Feature 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 CEO for budget flexibility.
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