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24 August 2021

CIO interview: Ian Cohen, CPIO, Acacium Group

Ian Cohen, chief product and information officer (CPIO) at Acacium Group, picked an interesting time to take on his latest challenge. After technology leadership stints in a range of positions and sectors, Cohen joined the healthcare specialist in April last year – in the midst of the pandemic. “It was during lockdown, so I spent most of the first three months meeting the board, the investors, my colleagues and customers sitting in front of a 27-inch rectangle – and that’s weird, especially for someone like me who wants to get out, meet people and get a real feel for a business,” he says. Cohen joined Acacium, which offers managed services, digital therapies and specialist staffing to health and social care organisations and the life sciences industry, after three years with transport firm Addison Lee. Having formerly led technology organisations in the finance and media sectors, he relished the opportunity to take on a fresh challenge. “I was introduced to a CEO who has a genuine passion, which is reflected throughout the ...

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