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Top 10 CIO interviews of 2017

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 2017 – click on the headline to read the full interview.

1. CIO interview: Juan Perez, UPS

UPS CIO Juan Perez talks about the importance of having a “business-intimate” IT department and using technology to develop a “personal touch”.

2. CIO interview: Martin Hofmann, Volkswagen Group

Volkswagen Group demonstrated how it was working with D-Wave to research uses for quantum computing. We find out what the carmaker is hoping to achieve.

3. CIO interview: Carlos Abarca, TSB

Carlos Abarca is guiding TSB through its migration from systems hosted by a competitor to a digitally focused in-house core banking platform.

4. CIO interview: Jorge Fernandes, CTO, Vodafone

Vodafone UK chief technology officer (CTO) Jorge Fernandes talks legacy networks, digitisation and how he is positioning the operator to lead in the mobile-enabled future.

5. CIO interview: Jason Caplin, chief digital officer, Barnardo’s

Chief digital officer Jason Caplin is at the helm of the charity’s plans to create a shared data platform, aiming to improve social care services for children.

6. CIO interview: Neal Sunners, Avis Budget Group

CIO international and senior vice-president for innovation at the car rental firm aims to remove customer stress by driving mobile self-service applications.

7. CIO interview: Tarah Lourens, CTO, Wonga UK

The payday loan company’s CTO is continuing the evolution of its technology platform and helping IT to create business value.

8. CIO interview: Charles Cameron, director of technology, Centrica

Centrica is in the midst of developing a fully fledged software business. Its group director of technology and engineering talks to Computer Weekly about the strategy.

9. CIO interview: Dave Perry, CTO, DVLA

DVLA’s CTO talks about the agency’s plans to become a hub for digital motoring, the importance of culture, and moving away from legacy IT.

10. CIO interview: Alex Alexander, Yoox Net-a-Porter Group

It is not always the catwalk where the biggest trends in fashion take place. Tech is driving fashion today, says CIO Alex Alexander.

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