Cio Uk Podcast

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Synopsis

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.

Episodes

  • 25. Natural History Museum CIO Alison Davis with predecessors Ian Golding and David Thomas

    13/02/2020 Duration: 22min

    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

    16/01/2020 Duration: 31min

    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

    19/12/2019 Duration: 38min

    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,

  • 22. CIO reflections from the 2019 Gartner Symposium and ITxpo in Barcelona

    19/11/2019 Duration: 01h10min

    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,

  • 21. 2019 CIO Summit reflections - Innovation, leadership, cyber and a sustainability call to arms

    03/10/2019 Duration: 26min

    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 in

  • 20. LSE CIO Laura Dawson and Natural History Museum CIO Ian Golding

    23/08/2019 Duration: 23min

    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.

  • 19. Cancer Research CIO Tiffany Hall + Dubai Airports CIO Michael Ibbitson on digital transformation

    12/07/2019 Duration: 21min

    Cancer Research UK CIO Tiffany Hall and Dubai Airports EVP Technology and Infrastructure Michael Ibbitson spoke to CIO UK Editor Edward Qualtrough during episode 19 of the CIO UK podcast to discuss the digital transformation initiatives at their organisations, and the corresponding cultural changes which have helped ensure the success of the programmes. Both high-flyers in the 2019 CIO 100, Hall and Ibbitson shared the initiatives they had been delivering with their teams which they felt were recognised by the CIO 100 panel, as well as discussing cyber security, technology innovations like augmented reality and the Internet of Things, sustainability, and accessibility in tech.

  • 17. Shell Downstream VP and Global CIO Craig Walker on future business models and carbon reduction

    23/05/2019 Duration: 13min

    Shell Downstream VP and Global CIO Craig Walker spoke to CIO UK Editor Edward Qualtrough during episode 17 of the CIO UK podcast to discuss future business models, tech for good initiatives, and the emerging technologies that will have the biggest impact on Shell and the broader energy sector. Walker shared how Shell was moving from a molecule-based business to an electron-based one, how his pay was now linked to the company's carbon reduction, working for and with people with a disability, and the opportunities provided by technologies like blockchain and autonomous flying vehicles.

  • 16. CWT EVP & Chief Technology Officer Andrew Jordan on leading product and tech

    24/04/2019 Duration: 09min

    CWT EVP and Chief Technology Officer Andrew Jordan spoke to Senior Online Editor Thomas Macaulay during episode 16 of the CIO UK podcast about leading product and tech function at the $1.8 billion revenue corporate and business travel company. Jordan discussed putting data and product at the heart of the organisation’s strategy, taking a leaf from the Silicon Valley startup book by focusing on customer experiences, recent innovations with emerging technologies, and the leadership lessons learned from his recent trip cycling 3,000 miles across the United States.

  • 15. Making Artificial Intelligence a Business Reality, and the CIO’s role in AI ethics

    18/03/2019 Duration: 33min

    Reed.co.uk CTO Chris Bradbury, and HMRC's Deputy IT Director of Data Engineering & Delivery, Ashraf Murtada, joined CIO UK Editor Edward Qualtrough to discuss the business, legal and ethical implications of artificial intelligence in episode 15 of the CIO UK podcast. Digesting CIO UK’s recent AI Summit and the launch of its 'Making Artificial Intelligence a Business Reality' report, Bradbury and Murtada spoke about making the business case for AI initiatives, and why your organisation probably doesn't need an AI strategy. The technology executives also discussed their view on AI ethics, and the role CIOs can play in helping their boards and organisation better navigate questions around ethical AI.

  • 14. Royal Opera House CTO Joe McFadden on immersive experiences, Open Up and digital transformation

    12/02/2019 Duration: 01h02min

    Royal Opera House CTO Joe McFadden joined CIO UK Editor Edward Qualtrough during episode 14 of the CIO UK podcast to discuss immersive experiences, ticketing challenges, digital development, sustainability, and the technological aspect of the Open Up project at the 300-year-old institution. The Chief Technology Officer spoke about what digital transformation means for the Royal Opera House and what it might mean in future, and how the ROH Audience Labs team was experimenting with augmented reality, virtual reality and working with leading artists on a number of R&D projects. News UK CTO Christina Scott [30min 21sec] and News Corp Global Operations Centre CIO Sabah Carter [24min 51sec] also spoke to the CIO UK podcast at the recent Change forum hosted by News UK and innovation experts Fluxx, an event which brought together people from across the media landscape to discuss product, data and technology.

  • 13. Tech Talent Charter and diversity with Debbie Forster MBE

    17/01/2019 Duration: 28min

    Tech Talent Charter CEO Debbie Forster MBE spoke to CIO UK Editor Edward Qualtrough following the launch of the 2019 Tech Talent Charter benchmarking report during episode 13 of the CIO UK podcast. Forster had earlier presided over the launch of the report at an event at The Gherkin in London, bringing together signatories of the initiative to share data and best practice in how they are driving inclusion and diversity in their organisations and the UK tech sector. During the CIO UK podcast Forster shared how hundreds of large companies, government departments, startups and SMEs were moving from the ‘why’ to the ‘how’ of diversity, what organisations need to do to get started, and how focusing on diversity initiatives was helping organisations tackle the IT skills gap.

  • 12. Presenting to the board and why top CIOs should be non-executive directors

    12/12/2018 Duration: 30min

    Gartner analysts Tina Nunno and Mark Raskino discussed presenting to the board of directors and why leading CIOs should be appointed to boards with CIO UK Editor Edward Qualtrough during episode 12 of the CIO UK podcast. City University CIO Claire Priestley also joined Nunno and Qualtrough to share her thoughts and reflections from the Gartner Symposium in Barcelona, and HMRC Chief Digital and Information Officer Jacky Wright discussed the changing nature of the CIO role and her 2019 priority of making the public sector body the most digitally advanced tax authority in the world.

  • 11. CIO reflections from the 2018 Gartner Symposium and ITxpo

    16/11/2018 Duration: 01h19min

    CIO UK Editor Edward Qualtrough caught up with some 10 CIOs at the Gartner Symposium and ITxpo in Barcelona to reflect and debrief on the the sessions, trends and themes which struck a chord at the research and analyst firm’s annual European gathering. Chief Digital Officer for Scottish Local Government Martyn Wallace, British Red Cross CIO Rosie Slater-Carr, Brussels Airline CIO Simon Lamkin, DVSA Director of Services and Technology James Munson, Arsenal FC IT Director Christelle Heikkila, Belron Chief Information and Digital Officer Nick Burton, ECB Head of IT Damian Smith, Pladis Chief Digital Officer Anthoula Madden, ArrowXL CIO James Robbins, and British Transport Police Sarah Winmill all discussed the cultural side of digital transformation, emerging technologies, from AI to augmented intelligence, board liaisons and their priorities for the next year. Recorded in conference rooms, exhibition halls, beach bars and corridors - hear some of the reflections from leading CIOs, CTOs, Chief Digital Officers

  • 10. 2018 CIO Summit themes and the CIO role in designing and delivering the Workplace of the Future

    17/10/2018 Duration: 41min

    Computerworld UK Editor Scott Carey was joined by CIO UK Editor Edward Qualtrough for a special edition 2018 CIO Summit reflection and debrief, discussing the themes from the CIO Summit and featuring interviews with a number of delegates who shared their views on the topics and speakers which particularly resonated with them. As well as discussing the 2018 CIO Summit, CIOs also spoke about CIO UK and Computerworld UK’s Workplace of the Future research, and shared their thoughts on what the upcoming report on AI in the enterprise should hope to provide CIOs. Morrisons Chief Technology Director Anna Barsby, Ascential CIO Sean Harley, Serious Fraud Office CTO Ben Denison, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust CIO Stephen Docherty, Places for People Chief Data and Information Officer Norma Dove-Edwin, former Conde Nast Director of IT Nadine Thomson, and Exeter University Chief Information and Digital Officer Alan Hill shared their thoughts on the recent CIO Summit. At the 2018 Ryder Cup we also caught up with CIO

  • 9. CIO to COO, CIO-CTO delineation, and leadership lessons from NASA's former Chief Astronaut

    13/09/2018 Duration: 47min

    Tibco COO Matt Quinn, BMO Financial Group Chief Technology & Operations Officer Jean-Michel Arès, former NASA Chief Astronaut Dr Peggy Whitson and JLL CIO Chris Zissis were among the contributors to episode nine of the CIO UK podcast discussing CIO-CTO delineation, CIO to COO leadership lessons, and the people side of innovation. Chief Technology Officer from software and integration company Tibco, Nelson Petracek, and JLL's CTO for Application Delivery, Andy Crow, also shared their perspectives on the differences between the CIO and CTO role. Hear from Tibco COO Quinn and Arès from Canadian bank BMO Financial Group about assuming Chief Operating Officer responsibilities, and from Dr Whitson about the leadership lessons on her journey from being a research scientist and biochemist to the Chief of NASA’s Astronaut Corps. JLL’s CIO Chris Zissis and CTO Andy Crow, and Tibco CTO Nelson Petracek also shared their views on emerging technologies and the delineation between the CIO and CTO roles.

  • 8. Tech for Good with Lara Burns, Laura Dawson and RNIB Tech for Life team

    17/08/2018 Duration: 01h03min

    Age UK Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Lara Burns, and LSE Director of Information Management and Technology, Laura Dawson, join CIO UK Editor Edward Qualtrough to discuss Tech for Good during episode eight of the CIO UK podcast, along with members of the RNIB's Tech for Life team. Find out what Tech for Good means for Age UK and the London School of Economics, hear about the initiatives Burns and Dawson are driving, the work taking place at the RNIB to digitally enable those who are blind and visually impaired - and why Tech for Good and accessibility is something that should be on the agenda of all organisations and CIOs.

  • 7. Ryder Cup CTO and Gatwick CIO on networking and technology transformation

    13/07/2018 Duration: 25min

    Ryder Cup CTO Michael Cole and Gatwick Airport CIO Cal Corcoran spoke to CIO UK Editor Edward Qualtrough about the opportunities, challenges and technology innovations at their organisations during episode seven of the CIO UK podcast. Cole, Chief Technology Officer of the European Tour which will be hosting this year's Ryder Cup between Europe and the United States at the Le Golf National resort near Paris, and Gatwick's Corcoran were speaking to CIO UK at Aruba's Atmosphere conference on Croatia's Dalmatian coast near Split. The technology and business leaders had both been part of the keynote address, discussing their partnership with Aruba and how they were using the connectivity platform to underpin digital transformation initiatives, as well as talking about what CIOs and CTOs look to get from conferences to make them fruitful.

  • 6. IT conferences, bad technology presentations and how to sell to CIOs with Matt Ballantine

    13/06/2018 Duration: 48min

    CIO 100 panellist and 'Angel of Disruption' Matt Ballantine joined CIO UK Editor Edward Qualtrough for episode six of the CIO UK podcast to discuss IT conferences, the best and worst of technology presentations, and how to engage and sell to CIOs. Seasoned podcaster Ballantine spoke about some of the problems with IT conferences and tech presentations, the cliches to avoid - and importantly what technology companies can do to engage CIOs when they are talking in front of a senior group of technology executives.

  • 5. CIO 100 special edition podcast - Diversity, authenticity and themes from the 2018 CIO 100

    21/05/2018 Duration: 38min

    IDG's Editorial Director Matt Egan was joined by CIO UK Editor Edward Qualtrough for a special edition CIO 100 reflection and debrief, discussing themes from the CIO 100 and featuring interviews with a dozen CIOs who were at the 2018 CIO 100 celebration reception in April. As well as hearing from 2018 CIO 100 leader David Henderson (Global Radio Director of Technology and Operations), Qualtrough discussed the CIO 100 initiative, and during panel debates Gartner research director Ian Cox made an impassioned diversity plea and Addison Lee CIO Ian Cohen spoken about the importance of authenticity. We also caught up with Science Museum Director of IT Jason Oliver, Leeds Building Society CIO Tom Clark, Sidra Medicine CIO Joanna Smith, CYBG CIO Fraser Ingram, Royal Borough of Greenwich Finance Director Kevin Gibbs, Scottish Local Government Chief Digital Officer Martyn Wallace, City University CIO Claire Priestley, Northwood & Wepa CIO Paul Boardman, Transport Systems Catapult IT Director Alex Farr, Knights Brown

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