Computer Weekly's CW500 Club attracts the top IT leaders in the UK to talk to their peers about the topical challenges they face.
Here, we present the coverage of all 10 of our 2012 CW500 events, including articles and video, as well as the full coverage of our popular UKtech50 and women in IT events.
January: The IT trends for 2012
Battening down the hatches is a sure route to failure in the recession, CIOs and senior IT leaders heard in January.
February: All you need to know about Big Data
Organisations risk pushing ahead with big data projects without a clear understanding of what they will deliver, CIOs at Computer Weekly’s CW500 Club heard.
Phil Pavitt, HM Revenue & Customs CIO, revealed the secrets behind running the UK's largest IT estate to CW500 Club members.
April: Managing social media
The rapper, record producer and Dr Who cameo performer, Mike Skinner, has another unlikely claim to fame. Just over three years ago Skinner sent a short message to 20,000 followers on Twitter, complaining about BT’s newly launched BTVision internet television service. When he read the comment, Warren Buckley, managing director for customer services, realised BT could no longer afford to ignore social media like Twitter.
Colin Rees, IT director at Domino's Pizza, and Josko Grljevic, IS director of theTrainline.com, reveal how transforming their IT departments transformed their businesses.
Using agile development methodologies can speed software development and reduce the likelihood of errors, IT leaders heard at the CW500 Club.
BBC CTO John Linwood told Computer Weekly’s CW500 Club about the “terrifying” challenge of providing live coverage of all events at the Olympics.
September: The boardroom view of IT
CIOs are winners – the Mo Farahs, Jessica Ennises and Usain Bolts of the business world. Right? Sadly, for many company boards, CIOs are indeed successful, but hardly well-recognised in their own organisations.
October: Managing a mobile workforce
In this CW500 Club event, our IT leadership speakers discussed the requirements and pitfalls of managing a mobile workforce.
November: Best practice in cloud migration
In this CW500 Club event, IT leaders share their practical experiences of moving to the cloud and discuss the best practice in cloud migrations.
Computer Weekly announced the third UKtech50, our annual definitive list of the real movers and shakers in UK IT - the CIOs, industry executives, public servants and business leaders driving the role of technology in the UK economy.
Computer Weekly held an event to address the issue of attracting more females to the technology sector, inviting some of the most influential women in IT to share their views and personal experiences, and announced the results of the Top 25 Most Influential Women in UK IT Awards.
This was first published in December 2012