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Top 10 CIO interviews of 2016

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

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.

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

Here are Computer Weekly’s top 10 CIO interviews of 2016 – click on the headline to read the full interview.

1. CIO interview: Jim Fowler, GE

Imagine if your boss was a CEO pioneering a digital revolution in a company over 120 years old, connecting industrial machines to the internet.

2. Interview: Kevin Cunnington, director general, Government Digital Service

The UK government’s new digital chief talks about his plans for the future and the challenges of transforming public services.

3. CIO interview: Marc Touitou, the World Health Organisation

Marc Touitou joined the World Health Organisation as CIO at the time of the Ebola outbreak in Africa. He promptly set about being a catalyst for change.

4. CIO interview: Graeme Hackland, Williams Martini Racing

Williams Martini Racing CIO Graeme Hackland discussed network infrastructure, data analytics and the future for wearable tech and augmented reality in Formula 1 motor racing.

5. CIO interview: Elly Resende, CIO, Rio 2016 Olympics

As Rio de Janeiro was getting ready to host the 2016 Olympics, Computer Weekly spoke to the man in charge of its IT.

6. CIO interview: Dominic Shine, global CIO, News Corp

News Corp’s global CIO, Dominic Shine, discussed how the media giant’s five-year cloud strategy has driven the business.

7. CIO interview: Stuart Birrell, Heathrow Airport

Heathrow’s CIO is working to future-proof the airport, using technology to improve the passenger experience, reduce environmental impact and build a new operational model.

8. CIO interview: Lee Edwards, chief technology officer, The British Library

The British Library started a major IT overhaul to support its work in preserving the UK’s heritage of digital and physical knowledge.

9. CIO interview: James Findlay, HS2

The man in charge of the tech behind the UK’s new high-speed railway talked about infrastructure, open data and working with SMEs.

10. CIO interview: Mats Hultin, Saab Group

Saab Group’s CIO talked to Computer Weekly about the huge challenge of integrating 40 separate IT organisations into one.

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