Ideas come from a diverse range of places. CIOs and CTOs from all vertical markets heard from peers, startups and fast growth technology partners at the second Innovation Leadership Summit. Amongst the topics Digital Delivery Director Rachel Murphy was one of a number of business technology leaders describing ways of uncovering ideas to help the organisation.
Chris Lord, Group CIO with Collinson Group focused on the value of data to enable the creation of ideas, Cindy Fedell of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust shared how communities she is building are helping collaboration and Jac Travel CTO Francesco de Marchis addressed how grid computing protects legacy investment and enables new ideas. CTO of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) giants RB Amitabh Apte described how a large complex organisation with a large complex structure can simplify its technology and business processes to remain an organisation that can move easily with changing demands from consumers.
As organisations and society change the way teams are built will have to change, Addison Lee CIO Ian Cohen discussed this with Apprentice Levy expert Kate Temple-Brown and recruitment expert Laura Pettit. Whilst CIOs and school governors Karl Hoods and Kevin Evans debated how to embrace new technologies and yet still benefit society and the generation that will follow.
As the editor and host of the Horizon CIO podcasts and the Innovation Leadership Summit I would like to take this opportunity to thank every CIO, startup and fast growth technology organisation that took part. I would also like to thank the CIO and CTO community for their support of the event. The 2017 event matured and grew with CIOs from major banks, government bodies, charities, utilities, telecoms, insurance, cultural organisations and media attending.