2010 review: the top 10 CIO interviews

In Computer Weekly's review of the best of the IT year in 2010, here we look back on the the top 10 IT leader interviews. During the past year, Computer...

In Computer Weekly's review of the best of the IT year in 2010, here we look back on the the top 10 IT leader interviews.

During the past year, Computer Weekly talked to several of the leading managers in UK IT as they grapple with demands to drive efficiency, cost reduction, innovation and competitiveness.

See below a selection of the most popular interviews we have published and click on the interviewee's name to read the full feature.

Adam Gerrard, Avis

Led by chief information officer Adam Gerrard, Avis Europe is working on a group-wide IT transformation and driving customer-facing innovation following a recent restructure that has enabled the entire technology team to move towards a federated model.

Philip Langsdale, BAA

When IT veteran Philip Langsdale joined BAA as chief information officer with a brief of creating a technology strategy to support a £4.8bn capital investment plan, he knew he was not in for a smooth ride.

Paul Coby, British Airways

The airline has reinvented its approach to IT investment and is looking at innovative technology to support its future plans, which include the imminent technology merger with Spanish carrier Iberia.

Susan Cooklin (pictured), Network Rail

As major cuts in government spending are unveiled, Network Rail chief information officer Susan Cooklin faces the tough challenge to deliver the IT supporting a £35bn plan to revamp Britain's railways.

David Cooper, Talk Talk

After just over a year at telecoms giant TalkTalk, chief information officer David Cooper is pleased with the work he has done so far under his IT transformation plan, but there are still many challenges ahead.

Christian Torkington, Standard Life

Christian Torkington has been busy since joining Standard Life from rival RSA in a newly created position, which consolidates the IT and operations role as well as change to support the firm's growth strategy.

Mark Bramwell, The Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust is the world's biggest charity of its kind - surpassed only by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The technology function and its strategy needed to be revisited and Mark Bramwell, head of IT at the charity, devised a three-year plan to tackle the challenges.

Ian Campbell, Transport for London

Change is the motto of Transport for London's (TfL) chief information officer Ian Campbell as he prepares his team in the run-up to the 2012 Olympic Games. The IT chief sets out his vision for TfL's 500-strong IT department, which is supported by a service budget of about £100m for 2010-11.

Kevin O'Connor, Paddy Power

Technology plans are moving full steam ahead at Paddy Power, with a new chief information officer recruited to oversee the IT underpinning the Irish bookmaker's exponential growth.

Nick Gaines, Volkswagen

Volkswagen UK is now looking at the future following the completion of a major technology-enabled transformation programme covering 25,000 users across its entire UK network and totally reversing the fortunes of the company's IT.

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