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.
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.
Digital transformation, disruption and the increasing pace of change - are you using current business and technology lingo correctly?
Digital transformation, disruption and the increasing pace of change - it may be inconceivable but are you actually using words and phrases common to the business and technology landscape correctly? read more
How to create a Master Services Agreement without drowning in a new type of contractual complexity?
The key concern when contracting for multiple affiliates across a wide corporate hierarchy is typically to balance the need for centralised control with flexibility of local implementation. Morrison & Foerster partner Alistair Maughan looks at how to create a Master Services Agreement without drowning in a new type of contractual complexity. read more
An enterprise that is well advanced in its journey ‘into the cloud’ and into the world of the mobile smart ‘phone, will be building its operations on well-selected platform(s) (hybrid most likely) that support a growing variety of (sourced) Services and Apps – an ecosystem of capabilities specifically tuned to delivering the performance objectives of the enterprise. 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.
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.
The value proposition of your IT function needs to be revisited as more and more gets sucked into the cloud
Would you and your people prefer to spend most of your time splicing cables, replacing memory cards and telling users to reboot their device? Or would you prefer your IT function to look like the ops room of the Counter Terrorist Unit or even NASA? read more
It's time for UK CIOs to find a safer place to dock their ships
What happens next with Safe Harbor? The best thing for UK companies and CIOs, writes Pat Brans, is keep their data out of the United States and to insist that all cloud providers they use in Europe do not outsource storage services to data centres the US. 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.
There is a gap around business transformation that isn't being filled, and human resources can help
It's time for HR to move away from the transactional and measurement-based side of human resources and collaborate with technology and other functions to help provide platforms for working, writes Matt Ballantine. read more
Where are you on your continuous delivery journey?
Despite the challenges it is perfectly possible to implement DevOps at a strategic level. Dale Vile looks at the open source tools, IT vendors, and cultural transformations that CIOs need to be aware of when trying to create an agile business through continuous delivery. read more
As organisations become increasingly data driven, using data based insights for sales and marketing the need for high quality data increases. Expert in the field of master data management Andy Hayler shares his research and insight.
Three decades on we see that data management has come a very long way and that much has been achieved
Databases have continued to innovate considerably since those days, with the development of OLAP cubes for decision support data, columnar databases that more efficiently process business intelligence queries, through to multi-parallel processing approaches to better apply processing power to burgeoning database sizes. 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
Insights from former Betfair CTO and now heading up Team CXO.com
The Big Data hype is growing exponentially. If you believe the hype in the time it took write this three gazillion petabytes of big data marketing collateral has been created. Big data sounds cool and is trendy, but what is big data? Should CIOs be implementing big data strateies and if so how? read more