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Top 10 CIO interviews of 2018

IT leaders from across the UK and Europe shared their plans, strategies and best practice advice with Computer Weekly in 2018

Computer Weekly interviews more UK and European IT leaders than any other technology publication. The top IT and digital chiefs shared their opinions and experiences of modern IT leadership and transforming business and government through IT innovation.

1. Marcus East, chief technology officer, National Geographic

National Geographic’s chief technology officer talks about the three pillars of its technology change programme and being “radical and innovative”.

2. Tom Read, CDIO, Ministry of Justice

The MoJ’s chief digital and information officer is keen on doing his bit to tear down the Whitehall silos and create collaborative, simple and effective digital services for staff and the public.

3. Mike Young, Centrica

We speak to the CIO whose CEO recently met with the head of Microsoft to talk about strategy.

4. Barry Libenson, global CIO, Experian

Experian’s global CIO has worked to change the company’s IT set-up from a “free for all”, taking a standardised approach to development, infrastructure and platforms.

5. Theo Blackwell, London chief digital officer, Mayor of London’s Office

After more than a year in post, London’s chief digital officer reflects on changes, collaboration between boroughs and developing a smart city.

6. Ian Cohen, global CIO, Addison Lee

Addison Lee’s global CIO is building a business strategy and ensuring the transport company has a flexible platform for growth.

7. Julie Dodd, director of digital transformation and communication, Parkinson’s UK

Parkinson’s UK’s director of digital transformation and communication oversees both IT and marketing at the charity, making it easier to ensure collaboration.

8. Miranda Sharp, director of innovation, Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey’s innovation director talks about how the mapping agency is embracing new technologies, working on infrastructure for connected cars, and creating a geospatial framework in Manchester.

9. Damian Smith, head of IT, England and Wales Cricket Board

Embracing change at an institution more than 200 years old can be a sticky wicket, but England and Wales Cricket Board’s head of IT is batting for a digitally enabled future.

10. Helena Theakstone, head of digital, Oasis Fashion

Oasis Fashion’s head of digital talks about GDPR preparation, collaboration between digital and IT, and the importance of listening to customers. 

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