The monthly podcast from CIO UK, the leading community of Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers and IT directors in the UK. Interviews, discussions, musings and hob-nobbing with the UK's business technology leaders.
25. Natural History Museum CIO Alison Davis with predecessors Ian Golding and David Thomas
New Natural History Museum CIO Alison Davis joined her two predecessors Ian Golding and David Thomas during episode 25 of the CIO UK podcast to discuss digitisation, the sustainability agenda at the Natural History Museum, and the social, scientific and global role the institution has beyond its duties of archiving and displaying its vast collection.
Speaking with CIO UK Editor Edward Qualtrough, the trio also discussed some of their favourite memories and displays at the museum, while former CIO 100 high-flyer Davis shared the value of CIOs having their team and organisation recognised in the annual CIO 100 celebration showcase of technology leadership and initiatives.
24. TalkTalk CTO Gary Steen on technology, change, security, sustainability, and the 2020 CIO 100
TalkTalk CTO Gary Steen spoke to CIO UK Editor Edward Qualtrough during episode 24 of the CIO UK podcast to discuss his role leading technology, change and security across Manchester-based telco and broadband provider.
A member of the 2019 CIO 100, Steen - the Managing Director of Technology, Change and Security - spoke about the company's move from London to Salford and its new 'Tech City' HQ next to the BBC's Media City site, recruiting new skills in Manchester and the north west, how TalkTalk has made great strides in its customer experience proposition with data as the backbone, his interpretation of the CIO role, how TalkTalk has responded to its 2015 cyber breach, the organisation's sustainability agenda, and why CIOs should want to be part of the 2020 CIO 100.
23. CIO of the Year Europe awards - Reflections and interviews with European CIO leaders
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]
22. CIO reflections from the 2019 Gartner Symposium and ITxpo in Barcelona
CIO UK Editor Edward Qualtrough caught up with seven CIOs and a Gartner research director at the 2019 Gartner Symposium and ITxpo in Barcelona to reflect and debrief the sessions, trends and themes which struck a chord at the analyst firm’s annual European gathering.
Equinor SVP and CIO Åshild Hanne Larsen, Avon VP of Digital Nick Burton, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Associate Director of Digital Sarah Moorhead, Venator CIO Jose Baeza, AWE Chief Technology Officer John Fenwick, Chief Digital Officer for Scottish Local Government Martyn Wallace, Places for People Chief Data and Information Officer Norma Dove Edwin, and Gartner Senior Research Director Ian Cox shared their views on innovation, digital transformation, sustainability and more.
Recorded in conference rooms, exhibition halls, beach bars and corridors - hear some of the reflections from leading CIOs, CTOs and Chief Digital Officers.
Åshild Hanne Larsen, Equinor SVP and CIO [3min 02sec]
Nick Burton, Avon VP of Digital [17min 10sec]
Sarah Moorhead, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Associate Director of Digital [22min 53sec]
Jose Baeza, Venator CIO [26min 41sec]
John Fenwick, AWE CTO [33min 15sec]
Martyn Wallace, Scottish Local Government Chief Digital Officer [40min 25sec]
Norma Dove-Edwin, Places for People Chief Data and Information Officer [50min 56sec]
Ian Cox, Gartner Senior Research Director and Analyst [1hr 01min 59sec]
21. 2019 CIO Summit reflections - Innovation, leadership, cyber and a sustainability call to arms
A 2019 CIO Summit podcast featuring interviews with 10 CIOs and business technology leaders at the annual gathering revealed the themes of innovation, leadership, cyber security, and why all CIOs and CTOs need to care about sustainability and the climate crisis as the subjects which most resonated with CIO speakers and delegates.
Speaking with CIO UK’s Thomas Macauley and Scott Carey to debrief the day’s agenda, SGN Director of IT & Innovation Andrew Quail, Shell Energy CIO Clare Patterson, HealthUnlocked CTO Joe McFadden, University of Exeter Chief Information and Digital Officer Alan Hill, News Corp CIO for Global Operations Sabah Carter, Simply Business CTO Hasani Jess, Imperial College Director of ICT Sonja Browning-Page, Millfield School Director of IT Gary Henderson, CIO 100 judge and independent NED Christine Ashton, and Ayodele Odunlami, a business analyst at Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust spoke about sustainability, cyber security, innovation, leadership and transformation initiatives at their organisations.
Andrew Quail, SGN Director Director of IT & Innovation [1min 49sec]
Clare Patterson, Shell Energy CIO, and Ayodele Odunlami, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust business analyst [5min 01sec]
Joe McFadden, HealthUnlocked CTO [8min 22sec]
Alan Hill, University of Exeter Chief Information and Digital Officer [10min 25sec]
Sabah Carter, News Corp CIO,Global Operations CIO [11min 54sec]
Hasani Jess, Simply Business CTO [13min 59sec]
Sonja Browning-Page, Imperial College Director of ICT [16min 15sec]
Gary Henderson, Millfield School Director of IT [18min 31sec]
Christine Ashton, CIO 100 judge and independent NED [22min 38sec]
20. LSE CIO Laura Dawson and Natural History Museum CIO Ian Golding
LSE Director of Data and Technology Services, Laura Dawson, and Natural History Museum CIO Ian Golding spoke to CIO UK Editor Edward Qualtrough during episode 20 of the CIO UK podcast to discuss some of their recent initiatives, including student onboarding at the London School of Economics and recruiting a new CIO at the Natural History Museum.
CIO at the LSE, Dawson spoke about building the business case for tackling technical debt and professionalising the IT function. Speaking under the NHM's 4.5-tonne blue whale skeleton 'Hope' hoisted high in the museum's Hintze Hall, Golding spoke about recent commercial partnerships and recruiting for a new permanent CIO at one of the London's most visited attractions.