CIOs representing organisations from Norway, Germany, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland and the UK spoke to the CIO UK podcast at the inaugural CIO of the Year Europe awards held in Barcelona in November 2019.
The first edition of the European CIO celebration recognised 10 technology leaders from eight different countries, with category winners Åshild Hanne Larsen, CIO at Norwegian energy company Equinor, Bankdata CIO Morten Gade Christensen, Sacyr Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer Victor de Ávila Rueda, and Mars Petcare CIO Miao Song speaking to the CIO UK podcast about what their teams had achieved, the value of CIOs from across Europe celebrating as a group, and their priorities for 2020.
We also heard from CIO of the Year Europe jury member Michael Loechle, the CIO at ABB Powergrid in Switzerland, as well as the UK's Dominic Howson and Chris Jekiel, technology leaders at Hovis and law firm Horwich Farrelly respectively.
Åshild Hanne Larsen, Equinor CIO [2min 54sec]
Victor de Ávila Rueda, Sacyr Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer [8min 02sec]
Emiliano Sorrenti, Aeroporti di Roma CIO [9min 37sec]
Morten Gade Christensen, Bankdata CIO [12min 59sec]
Miao Song, Mars Petcare CIO [16min 58sec]
Stefan Würtemberger, Marabu CIO [20min 01sec]
Dominic Howson, Hovis IS, Planning and Supply Chain Director [22min 37sec]
Michael Loechle, ABB Powergrid CIO [25min 29sec]
Chris Jekiel, Horwich Farrelly IT Director [31min 44sec]