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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 jobs update – 2018 a summer of change

Talk to marketeers and sales teams and they’ll tell you that although the summer of 2018 was highly enjoyable, it has created a severe drag on business activity. Clearly the benefits of flexible working are not fully realised when the heat is on and the beach calls potential customers. Talk to the recruitment and search sector and they’ll tell you there is a real lack of available talent, from DevOps experts right up to CIOs and CTOs. Certainly the level Read

CIO interview: Tony England on Wolseley becoming Ferguson

Tony England gives an insight into how Wolesley salvaged itself and became a leading US based business. Moving an organisation to focus the majority of its trading efforts into another geography is on the radar of a number business leaders in the UK at present. But back in 2008 this was not a common scenario. CIO Tony England has been on this journey and joined the Horizon CIO Network to discuss how he re-plumbed the Wolseley business and took part Read

Obituary: CIO Graham Benson 1966 – 2018

The CIO community has this month lost one of its great characters. Graham Benson, recently CIO for Rentalcars.com passed away in the early hours of February 6th and will be laid to rest on February 28th. Read

Horizon Innovation podcast Meetup

Over the course of this first season we have discussed the changing face of healthcare, team management, leadership styles, being responsive to customers, how to growth hack, recruitment and discussed life as a CIO in businesses as diverse as online retail, airlines, venture capital and the public sector. On March 21 we’d like to invite you to the Horizon Business Innovation podcasts Meetup.  This is a loose themed networking event to continue those discussions and to share ideas. So please Read

Trainline CTO is on track for Euro expansion

Interview by Mark Chillingworth – Pictures by Matt Gore
“I am obsessed with performance,” says Mark Holt, CTO of Trainline the rail travel retailer. For those that travel by the UK’s rail infrastructure we wish it was a culture that permeated into the train operating companies, known as TOCs in the trade, but culture change has to start somewhere. Holt has been with the Farringdon based company for just over two years. As a purely online organisation, Trainline requires each technology leader t Read

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