UKtech50: Ian Alderton, Embracing the future

Computer Weekly hosted an event at the Science Museum in London to coincide with the announcement of the UKtech50 list of the most influential people in UK IT. We invited top IT leaders to share their great ideas for how to innovate with IT, influence the role of technology in their organisation, and inspire their peers. This video is one of a series of the speakers talking to the audience of IT leaders.

In the current global market, it is only possible to survive by innovating. If the organisation is growing, it is necessary to innovate to maintain market share. If the organisation is shrinking, it is necessary to innovate to stop the decline. At all times, IT leaders have to assume that everyone else is innovating including their competition. In this presentation, Ian Alderton will talk about embracing the role of futurologist as a key to organisational success.

Ian Alderton – CIO, Corporate Banking, Royal Bank of Scotland
As the CIO for the corporate banking division of RBS, Ian Alderton established the technology vision and strategic plan, transforming organisational performance and supporting multibillion-pound revenues to deliver significant and highly focused results. Prior to joining RBS, Ian was the European CIO for Wachovia Bank where he and his team achieved the Thomas Keene award for the Best Trading Technology. Ian has also earned the “CIO of the Year 2011” accolade by Banking Technology.

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