UKtech50: Julie Pierce, CIO, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)Date: Jan 03, 2014
At Computer Weekly’s annual UKtech50 event, Julie Pierce, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, discussed facilitating collaboration to an audience of CIOs, industry executives, public servants and business leaders who are driving the creation of a high-tech economy.
For many decades, IT leaders assumed they knew it all when the subject was technology-related solutions—and problems. The rise of consumerisation of IT saw many CIOs dismissing the knowledge that people outside their department could bring. In this talk, Julie Pierce, CIO at Defra, will talk about the opportunities and challenges of creating an environment where everyone, from other departments to citizens, can contribute to a successful IT strategy.