Spot the CIO

The annual unveiling of the CIO 100, a list of the UK’s most transformative technology leaders, took place in London recently. As in previous years the list demonstrates the role that the UK’s leading CIOs are playing in the transformation of organisations of varying sizes across different industries. As a former CIO and a previous […]

The good, the bad and the ridiculous

CIOs never cease to amaze me. And I mean that in both a positive and negative sense. On the positive side we have CIOs such as Stephen Kneebone, Phil Jordan and Christina Scott who topped this year’s CIO 100. These CIOs are using technology to help transform their organisations. They are both business and technology […]

Saluting the top 100 CIOs

As a former CIO and a previous member of the top 100 it was both an honour and a privilege to be part of the judging panel for this year’s CIO 100. Being recognised as one of the most transformational CIOs in the UK is a real achievement and I would like to congratulate everyone […]

Is reporting line important for CIOs?

As with most things about the CIO role, the position’s reporting line tends to be discussed quite a lot. Historically the majority of CIOs reported to the organisation’s CFO as the early mainframe systems that were in use when the role was first created were used to automate data processing and accounting tasks. Reporting via […]

CIOs get the CEOs they deserve

CEOs get the CIOs they deserve. That was a recurring theme of this year’s CIO 100 reception at which the leading transformative CIOs in the UK were honoured. I was reminded of this phrase recently by CIO UK Editor in Chief, Mark Chillingworth, while we were discussing the current state and future of the CIO […]