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

DCMS digital strategy bids to boost UK tech economy, close skills gap
News Analysis

DCMS digital strategy bids to boost UK tech economy, close skills gap

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.
June 17, 2022
UK’s new digital strategy promises change – will it deliver?
News Analysis

UK’s new digital strategy promises change – will it deliver?

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?
June 14, 2022
Pets at Home’s CIO unleashes IT on customer experience
Interview

Pets at Home’s CIO unleashes IT on customer experience

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.
May 19, 2022
Redefining the CIO role post-pandemic
Feature

Redefining the CIO role post-pandemic

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.
May 11, 2022
UK’s DDaT procurement playbook draws mixed reviews from CIOs
News Analysis

UK’s DDaT procurement playbook draws mixed reviews from CIOs

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?
April 18, 2022
Southampton FC’s IT director changes formation
Feature

Southampton FC’s IT director changes formation

Southampton Football Club’s renaissance is pushing IT Director James Grove to modernise IT and data capabilities, improve fan engagement, and defend the boardroom from transfer fraudsters.
April 5, 2022
FOS CIO shakes up IT department, starts cloud migration
Feature

FOS CIO shakes up IT department, starts cloud migration

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.
March 23, 2022
Succession planning: A CIO imperative
Feature

Succession planning: A CIO imperative

CIOs should always have half an eye on the future, especially it comes to succession planning — for their own careers as well as the good of their businesses.
February 28, 2022