UKtech50: Mike Sackman, From installing technology to implementing change

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.

Tired of the IT community at large continually referring to the rest of their organisations as “the business” and then shocked to hear the same language being used in his own department, Mike Sackman decided it was time for change. Technology had become integral to the success of M&B but somehow, most of the IT team saw themselves as outsiders—and some of the people in the department even seemed to like this perspective. Mike’s talk will focus on how he repositioned the team as central to the successful delivery of his firm’s strategy through the execution of a set of simple, but game-changing ideas.

Mike Sackman – CIO and Head of Change, Mitchells & Butlers
Mike Sackman is responsible for business change and technology strategy, programme delivery and IT operational services at Mitchells & Butlers, the leading operator of restaurants and pubs in the UK. Mike is currently leading an ambitious change programme which is a key enabler of the company strategy. Covering the entire company, this ranges from the modernisation of sales and service interactions with customers in outlets, to the transformation of the Infrastructure Services at the business centre.

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