Feature 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.
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 what’s coming up in the year ahead.
Feature Highways England’s Victoria Higgin is navigating a new Chief Digital and Information Officer (CDIO) role, an expanded IT team and a Digital Roads strategy meant to pave the way to a future of predictive maintenance and autonomous vehicles.
Feature Nicholas Woods, CIO at Manchester Airport Group (MAG), is plotting recovery in an aviation industry decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
News Analysis The two bodies responsible for NHS IT strategy and delivery, NHS Digital and NHSX, will merge into NHS England & NHS Improvement in a bid to accelerate digital transformation of the UK healthcare sector. What that means for IT leadership, though, remains to be seen.
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.
Interview UK-based Diana Kennedy is crafting a global public cloud strategy with Microsoft Azure, partnering with startups, and focused on sustainability. All in the hope of building a more customer-centric healthcare organisation.
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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