Catherine Stagg-Macey has spent more than 20 years in the technology and insurance sectors. She has experience in a wide range of roles from programmer, project manager, leader and strategy advisor. In her last role at Celent, she established and lead the European Insurance practice. Passionate about people, she retrained as a coach and now runs her own business offering executive and team coaching, workshops and facilitation to the technology industry. She also has advisory roles with a handful of organisations, as is a mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation.
Great leaders don't need to be competent - look at your inner game of values, beliefs and self-awareness
Great leaders don't need to be competent, writes Catherine Stagg-Macey. While most leadership development assessments focus on capabilities, CIOs and leaders also need to look at their inner game of values, beliefs and self-awareness. read more
Former JLT Group and Associated Newspapers CIO turned Digital Advisor, Ian Cohen looks at the nature of disruption and examines what the explosion of data, the impact of social and the emergence of hyperconnectivity will mean for business and technology leaders.
It's time for CIOs to step into the data collection debate and challenge 'too much ain't enough'
How much data should an organisation be collecting? Ian Cohen suggests it could be time for CIOs to step into the data collection debate and ask difficult questions about how much data is too much before their organisations lose the trust of their customers. read more
Practical and regulatory issues to consider around blockchain and distributed ledger technology
What are the legal issues around blockchain? Alistair Maughan looks at underlying technology of distributed ledger from a legal and regulatory perspective and explains why creating or adopting an enterprise blockchain solution will be similar to negotiating any large scale IT development or outsourcing arrangement. read more
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, director of professionalism Adam Thilthorpe raises awareness of the changes in the profession; its challenges and the opportunities.
Adam has taken over the BCS CIO blog from David Clarke, who transformed BCS into the customer-service oriented professional body for the IT and Communications profession. The Institute has grown its membership to over 70,000, and is one of the world's largest IT examination institutes, running more than 30,000 examinations a month around the world.
Organisations and individuals must come together to shape the future of how personal data is treated
Public confidence in how organisations store their data is low - CIOs need to enhance the relationship between the business and the customer in a secure way that establishes trust with consumers. read more
The public sector can revolutionise the way it operates and the services it offers tax payers. Former specialist adviser to the House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee, NHS IT Director and Microsoft UK CTO Jerry Fishenden explores how.
Regulators need to focus on computer code, analysing and understanding software, as much as visible business practices
For our digital economy to be trusted and take flight, we need independent assurance that the best software engineering practices are being applied and that the makers of the next generation devices and business models are not quietly gaming the system and skewing markets. It's time to bring our Victorian regulators into the 21st century, writes Jerry Fishenden. read more
The modern IT leader has to be a social animal - it has never been more important for CIOs to be well connected
CIOs need to connect with people in-person and online to grow their personal network; they need to use every channel available to them to establish, develop and use relationships if they are to carry on being a CIO in the digital world. read more
The rewards are substantial for leaders and organisations that create a culture of empowerment, writes Mike Altendorf
Good people are hard to find and great people are even harder to find. Getting great people to commit themselves to you is the hardest thing of all, but by creating a culture of empowerment and engaging your staff with freedom and responsibility the rewards are substantial. read more
Former head of IT at brand marketing specialists Imagination, Matt Ballantine looks at how the new wave of consumerised, commoditised technologies is devolving decision making outside of the CIO estate into other business functions - and how this trickles down to the end-user.
The Minimum Viable Product concept falls down horrifically if you are told precisely what you need to deliver
Rural Payments Agency fiasco shows the Minimum Viable Product concept and Agile methodology can fail drastically when you are told precisely what you need to deliver. Going back to Project Management 101 and the Project Golden Triangle will help when you are working to a fixed deadline with a fixed functional specification. read more
HP Enterprise sets out its offer with four distinct foci
The more that an enteprise builds its operations around services sourced from the cloud, the more that it will come to exploit a diversity of ICT capabilities provided by a diversity of suppliers – an ecosystem. read more
New columnist Chaida Kapfunde will be among those commending the EU for committing to the Open Internet if net neutrality laws are approved
March 12, 2014 marked the 25th birthday of the internet. If you were fortunate enough to miss its pre-teenage years of dial-up, you may well fail to appreciate how the up-shift in speed and continuous availability of the internet has changed how we all communicate, interact and exchange multi-media on demand. read more
On November 20th 2012, HP made a series of serious and damaging allegations about the management team of Autonomy.
As you are aware, Hewlett Packard remains locked in dispute with a group of its own shareholders and with the former management team of Autonomy over its purchase of Autonomy. I write to you today to raise serious concerns about the way HP has conducted this affair, and to put forward a number of questions that HP management should answer. read more