CIO: could you be the next Linwood?

John Linwood, the BBC’s former CTO who was sacked by the corporation following its decision to scrap its £100m Digital Media Initiative (DMI), recently won his claim for unfair dismissal. The tribunal delivered its unanimous verdict that Linwood’s claim was “well founded and succeeds” although it did also state that he had contributed “to the […]

Carrying the can

A few weeks ago the BBC finally confirmed that John Linwood was sacked from his job as the organisation’s CTO in July last year over the failed Digital Media Initiative (DMI). Linwood, who had been suspended in May when the project was cancelled, is the only executive to be held accountable for the failure which […]