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 Foundry.

Articles by Doug Drinkwater

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
Twinings CIO brews connected supply chain with SAP’s RISE
News Analysis

Twinings CIO brews connected supply chain with SAP’s RISE

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.
February 13, 2022
Boots CIO’s shopping basket: IT skills, experience and CEO dinners
Feature

Boots CIO’s shopping basket: IT skills, experience and CEO dinners

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.
February 1, 2022
Philip Morris’ CDIO on self-development, product IT and a smoke-free future
Feature

Philip Morris’ CDIO on self-development, product IT and a smoke-free future

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
January 18, 2022
National Highways CDIO changes lane with Digital Roads strategy
Feature

National Highways CDIO changes lane with Digital Roads strategy

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.
December 7, 2021
NHSX and NHS Digital merger shakes up healthcare, IT leadership
News Analysis

NHSX and NHS Digital merger shakes up healthcare, IT leadership

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.
November 29, 2021
UK tech spending ramps up, but CIOs face budget challenges
News Analysis

UK tech spending ramps up, but CIOs face budget challenges

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
November 17, 2021
Bupa CTO goes all-in on public cloud, startups, and sustainability
Interview

Bupa CTO goes all-in on public cloud, startups, and sustainability

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.
July 14, 2021
A UK university CIO’s lessons: Fix security, power WFH, negotiate budget
Feature

A UK university CIO’s lessons: Fix security, power WFH, negotiate budget

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.
June 6, 2021