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Increasing performance at low risk – Containers & Microservices enable agility

This roundtable debate will discuss and investigate how microservices and containerisation technology can enable organisations to increase performance and not increase the cost of the IT estate. The debate will focus on how these two technologies enable an increase in business performance. Containers and microservices provide the ability to move to continuous delivery methods. As businesses look for an ability to respond to rapidly changing consumer trends or market conditions this debate will analyse how these two technologies enable organisations Read

James Thomas to keynote May 1 CIO debate

Wellcome Trust CTO James Thomas will be the keynote speaker for the May Horizon CIO Network roundtable debate in London. Thomas has been CTO for the world recognised medical research charity since March 2016 having joined the Euston Road, London headquartered organisation from a year with technology services provider Atos. Thomas, was CIO of the University College Hospital London Hospitals (UCLH). During his eight year career with UCLH Thomas won plaudits for his transformative way of working with suppliers ensuring Read

CIO Podcast: AI, the law and ethics

CIOs and organisations need to define their ethical standards as they embark on the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI), the community heard at a recent Horizon CIO Network roundtable. The first Horizon CIO Network roundtable event of 2019 focused on how organisations can implement artificial intelligence (AI). CIOs from major financial services, medical, retail, education, manufacturing and housing joined the debate. Keynote for the event was Alistair Maughan, who has been a partner with leading law firm Morison Foerster LLP Read

CIO Roundtable debate – Applying AI

There will be no hype and no ludicrous claims; this Horizon CIO roundtable will focus on how AI can be deployed in 2019 and instantly used to help organisations solve business problems. Event partners Amido believe AI will go mainstream in 2019 and this roundtable debate will demonstrate the reality of that premise. The discussion will focus on how AI can empower team members to create more value for customers, as they are freed from mundane tasks, how structured and Read

CIO Fin Goulding to leave Aviva for Flow startup

CIO of Aviva International Fin Goulding is leaving the financial services company to join the post-Agile methodology startup The Flow Academy he helped found a year ago and described to the Horizon CIO Network. Going from a Senior Executive managing large scale technology teams to a startup is the challenge Goulding has set himself after experiencing senior CTO and CIO roles at gaming firm Paddy Power, insurance business Sabre, online organisations travelocity.com and lastmInute.com as well as financial services providers Read

CIO Podcast, Editor’s review of the CIO & CTO job moves of 2018

A quarter of major business technology leadership hires in 2018 were for a CTO role. 2018 saw a small decrease in role changes amongst the UK’s CIOs and CTOs. Speaking to major search providers, they too are seeing an increase in demand for CTOs and at both ends of the country. Financial services was one of the most active sectors throughout 2018, perhaps indicative of the rising awareness that technology led challengers are fast encroaching on their business models. Early Read

CIO roundtable – Information strategies to deliver business value

Information and technology is the key to CIOs and their teams rising up the business value chain. The current wave of technologies, combined with a radical change in customer behaviour has given CIOs and CTOs an opportunity to be board level business leaders that enable the organisation to radically change the way it operates and to be able to operate at a pace that meets the needs of a new era of customer. A leading CIO search executive recently described Read

Irish Government CIO to give .Next conference keynote

CIO for the Irish Government Barry Lowry is to be a keynote presenter at this November’s .Next conference in London. Lowry, who has been Ireland’s foremost public sector CIO since April 2016 will share with peers how he is transforming public sector services in Ireland. Lowry became Irish Government CIO following five years as Director of IT Services at the Enterprise Shared Services division which supplied technology to Northern Ireland. Lowry has been in public sector IT since 1998. “My Read

CIO Roundtable debate: Digital factories delivering transformation

This Horizon Business Innovation CIO event will debate: Digital factories delivering digital transformation and how low code is a powerful tool for CIOs looking to create agile organisations able to adapt to changes in the marketplace. Featuring a keynote presentation from one of the UK’s leading business technology leaders and a debate moderated by Mark Chillingworth, CIO Community Editor for the last 10 years.   Comment and share this article0

CIO roundtable debate: Delivering change securely – May 15, 2018

The May Horizon CIO podcast roundtable dinner will feature a keynote presentation from Brigadier Alan Hill, formerly CIO of the British Army and now CDIO of the University of Exeter. This event will discuss making organisational change management secure. As organisations move towards a culture of an open ecosystem of partners, APIs, outside-in thinking and innovation labs, the need to remain secure remains constant. Over the course of this event’s debate CIOs will explore how organisational data is the lifeblood Read

CIO roundtable debate: Tomorrow’s digital services – April 24, 2018

The second Horizon CIO podcast roundtable dinner of 2018 will feature a keynote presentation from air travel CIO Simon Lamkin, CIO of Brussels Airlines, who featured in a CIO podcast on easyJet. This event will discuss how CIOs are discovering, researching and creating the digital services that their organisation and vertical market will require for a sustainable future. Horizon CIO podcast roundtable debates are an opportunity to meet next generation technology service providers.  This event, on April 24, 2018, will Read

2017 Innovation Leadership Summit

Register for the Innovation Leadership Summit 2017, brought to you by Horizon Business Innovation. The one day conference is curated and hosted by CIO Editor Mark Chillingworth.

This CIO community event will bring business technology leaders together to debate the challenges and opportunities of innovating in today’s organisations.
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Building a high performance digital enterprise

CIOs are tasked by the CEO, shareholders and most importantly the customer to create and deliver a platform that enables the organisation to be a high performance organisation that can react quickly to changes in customer behaviour, market conditions, new compliance demands and competition.   Building and operating an agile and high performance platform requires strong foundations and personally for the CIO insight and intelligence that enables you, as a business leader to be able to react instantly to the Read

Horizon #ils2016 – Photo Essay

Innovation Leaders brought together – UK fast growth services providers, transformative technology leaders and industry experts share insights at London’s largest dedicated tech space CodeNode for the launch of the Innovation Leadership program.         [FinalTilesGallery id=’7′] Comment and share this article0

The listening project

BBC Radio 4’s Listening Project is a quirky vignette into the very real lives of ordinary British people. The conversations recorded and broadcast are unscripted and undirected; so it is interesting that in everyone that I have listened to, the outcome of the conversation was a deeper understanding of each other – everyone taking part is closely connected to their counterpart in the conversation. From the greater understanding the conversations also lead to an awareness of where each member of Read

Technology leaders to debate cloud hosted critical applications

Horizon was formed at the beginning of 2016 in response to feedback and demand from the UK’s CIOs for a community that brought together innovation leaders.  CIOs from every vertical market asked for a forum to meet with and collaborate with innovation leaders that can challenge the vendor landscape and bring real opportunities for business transformation and digital disruption. Our first event, in Manchester, is over-subscribed. The initial London event for Horizon will see major leaders from the UK business Read

CIO transformation debate series launched

Mark Chillingworth to lead three major CIO events in Manchester and London A season of transformation debates is on offer to the UK’s CIO community. Hosted by Mark Chillingworth, three major events will allow the business technology community not only share experiences, but also meet innovative organisations that can help CIOs with their transformation journeys.   The events, two in May and one in June will focus on the most critical issues challenging today’s business technology leaders. On May 24th Read

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