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Top 10 CIO interviews of 2015

The IT leaders in the UK and across Europe who shared their strategies and plans with Computer Weekly in 2015

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

Their views are valuable not only for fellow CIOs, but also any aspiring IT professional looking to develop their career opportunities.

Here are Computer Weekly's top 10 CIO interviews of the year – click on the headline to read the full interview.

1. CIO interview: Rovio Entertainment's Kalle Alppi believes IT staff should be embedded in business

The CIO at the company behind mobile gaming sensation Angry Birds talks about running global IT with only five permanent staff.

2. Interview: Government digital chief Mike Bracken – why I quit

Mike Bracken, the outgoing director of the Government Digital Service, talked exclusively to Computer Weekly about his surprise departure from Whitehall.

3. CIO interview: Sarah Flannigan leads change at the National Trust

The National Trust CIO’s IT strategy is a £40m transformation that represents the biggest change project in the charity's history.

4. CIO interview: Paul Coby, IT director, John Lewis Partnership

Technology is an essential ingredient to the success of John Lewis, and the retailer is ploughing £100m into IT initiatives in 2015.

5. CIO interview: Daniel Marion, head of ICT at Uefa

Football might be Uefa's core business, but without IT and the cloud that underpins it, the organisation’s commercial activities would not function.

6. CIO interview: Jaeger CIO Cathy McCabe

The luxury retailer's IT chief is taking the iconic swinging sixties brand into the digital age.

7. CIO interview: Billie Laidlaw, RSPCA

RSPCA CIO Billie Laidlaw explains how the charity's cloud-first approach to IT procurement benefits the animals in its care.

8. CIO interview: CABI’s Andrea Powell on feeding the world

CABI CIO Andrea Powell says the not-for-profit agri-science data provider aims to solve the world’s agricultural problems with data – structured and unstructured.

9. CIO interview: Phil Pavitt, global CIO, Specsavers

Phil Pavitt, the global CIO of Specsavers, has fixed his sights on helping the high-street optician take a great IT leap forward.

10. CIO interview: Connected cars set CIO agenda at Volvo

IT has always tried to align with the business, but for Klas Bendrik, group CIO at Volvo Cars, it seems business has aligned with IT.

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