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Swansea University hire CIO to be CDO

Swansea University has appointed CIO Mike Day to be Chief Digital Officer (CDO) the Welsh academic establishment has confirmed to the Horizon CIO Network. Day is returning to the UK following a three year CIO role in Sydney Australia. “We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Day as Swansea University’s Chief Digital Officer,” Swansea University said in a statement to the Horizon CIO Network. “Day has extensive experience and has an innovative, transformational, strategic and student-focussed approach that Read

Centrica Consumer hire DWP CIO Mayank Prakash

CIO Mayank Prakash is joining international energy firm Centrica, the business has confirmed to the Horizon CIO Network. Prakash will be joining Centrica Consumer as CIO the energy supply and connected homes business. Centrica Consumer is focused purely on residential customers and has the British Gas energy supplier, Local Heroes skilled traders directory and Dyno the drain clearance business under its arm. In North America Centrica Consumer operates Direct Energy a power supplier, Centrica Consumer also operates Bord Gais Energy, 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

Ofcom recruit EE and BT CTO

Telecoms, online and media regulator Ofcom has appointed a new Chief Technology Officer, hiring Mansoor Hanif from telecoms firm BT. Hanif follows in the footsteps of David Doherty who was Director of ICT at Ofcom from 2013 to 2016 and led the organisation’s move to Office 365 and a range of other technologies and more recently CTO Steve Unger who left Ofcom in June, 2018. Doherty and Unger also joined Ofcom from careers in telecoms business technology leadership.   Hanif Read

Richard Corbridge explains his strategy and the key role communications plays

The role of CIO is more and more about leading a team, and a team of diverse skills and capabilities at that. Healthcare CIOs are used to the term multidisciplinary team, it is intrinsic to integrated care delivery one of the key benefits of technology in healthcare, however the term can equally be applied to a team of IT professionals.Leading a group of professionals with diverse backgrounds, motivators, knowledge and skill is one of the most important aspects of the CIO role I think. In Decemb Read

CIO steps up to be CEO at London Grid for Learning

Public sector veteran CIO moves into top seat at schools services provider Long standing CIO John Jackson has left his role at the London Borough of Camden to become a CEO with London Grid for Learning Trust. Jackson had a 10 year tenure as CIO at Camden. The London Grid for Learning Trust is a not for profit trust servicing over 2,500 schools and over 30 councils in London and beyond with technology operations. Jackson takes over one the world’s Read

The CIO skills to make innovation work

CIOs need innovation even in the public sector! The point in which the IT industry began to conflate the words innovation and entrepreneur bothers me as a CIO in the public sector. On a regular basis public sector technology picks up negative commentary on two fronts; firstly it is not innovative and agile enough and secondly that it is not managed well enough with good and clear governance that captures risky contractual issues and manages them appropriately. The conflation of Read

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