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CIO transformation debate series launched

28 April, 2016

Mark Chillingworth to lead three major CIO events in Manchester and London A season of transformation debates is on offer to the UK’s CIO community. Hosted by Mark Chillingworth, three major events will allow the business technology community not only share experiences, but also meet innovative organisations that can help CIOs with their transformation journeys.   The events, two in May and one in June Read

What is the new C-Suite?

25 April, 2016

Richard Poole, ahead of a major event with Richard Cross and Mark Chillingworth, asks where are leadership roles heading? By Richard Poole The job titles at a board meeting are changing. But are the roles behind the new wave of job titles changing?  Product and innovation services firm Fluxx, Richard Cross, formerly a CIO now a CDO and Horizon’s Mark Chillingworth will debate the changing Read

DevOps can change business culture, game, set and match

20 April, 2016

Make it work and make it better CIOs say DevOps has a significant opportunity to improve business outcomes if adopted across the organisation and well executed, a group of business technology leaders revealed at the recent Ypobo lunch debate that Horizon parent company Icon Business Media partnered in. Business leaders from hospitality, technology services, travel and tourism; as well as healthcare and venture capital joined Read

Morrisons drives online business with Anna Barsby 

19 April, 2016

Halfords lose transformational CIO to supermarket chain Anna Barsby is leaving outdoor and automotive retailer Halfords to move to Morrisons, the Leeds headquartered supermarket chain locked in battle with giants Sainsbury’s and Tesco. Barsby’s move was first reported by Retail Week and the successful and transformative CIO confirmed to me yesterday of her move. Morrisons is a return to supermarkets for Barsby who previously worked Read

Europe’s leading CIOs visit London to meet UK community

18 April, 2016

European peers gather at unique CIO networking event The most influential business technology leaders in Europe will be in London on Friday May 6th for one of the most significant networking opportunities CIOs in the continent can experience. CIO Move, a week long symposium of high level technology leadership debate makes its inaugural visit to the UK capital with an open invite to the UK Read

New European data laws a major CIO opportunity

15 April, 2016

Protect your organisation’s revenues or pick your prison cell The European Parliament has voted in a series of incredible opportunities for CIOs and business technology leaders. CIOs will, more so than ever before, be responsible for keeping the organisation out of jail and the Daily Mail, but also need to ensure information services are customer focused and easy to use in such a way that Read

Richard Corbridge explains his strategy and the key role communications plays

13 April, 2016

The role of CIO is more and more about leading a team, and a team of diverse skills and capabilities at that. Healthcare CIOs are used to the term multidisciplinary team, it is intrinsic to integrated care delivery one of the key benefits of technology in healthcare, however the term can equally be applied to a team of IT professionals.Leading a group of professionals with diverse backgrounds, motivators, knowledge and skill is one of the most important aspects of the CIO role I think. In Decemb Read

Joy for Lebara CTO

5 April, 2016

Innovative CTO that has a strong customer focus Finbarr Joy moves from gaming to telcos Telecommunications service Lebara has bet its technology leadership on former William Hill CTO Finbarr Joy. CTO Joy has joined the Shoreditch based global telecommunications service as Group CTO following two and a half years with gaming and book makers organisation William Hill. Lebara is an over-the-top (OTT) mobile telecoms provider Read

Former Aston Martin CIO invites peers to meet startups

1 April, 2016

April London event brings CIOs and disruptors together RSA Insurance and energy firm RWE will share a platform with digital startups on April 19 to describe to CIOs and business technology leaders how they collaborate to deliver transformation. Amongst the speakers at the EntrepreneurCountry Global event in Central London, is former Aston Martin CIO Ilona Simpson. “Chief Information Officers who are seeking a systematic and Read

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