The CIO 100 is compiled each year to reveal the 100 most transformative CIOs in the UK business economy.
CIOs that are driving business change, process improvement, enabling greater collaboration and innovating
in new market opportunities join this exclusive group each year. The technology strategies of the CIOs
and their achievements and ambitions towards transformation are judged in comparison to their IT sourcing
strategies, vendor influence. The CIOs with the most transformative vision are also judged on their place
within the business, have they put technology into the board level position and discussion.
The largest and possibly the most popular broadcaster in the world, the BBC employs 29,000 staff and delivers its content via radio, television and the internet. As a public service organisation the BBC has a Royal Charter and a funding agreement via the license fee overseen by the Home Office. A commercial operation, BBC Worldwide sells BBC content into countries like Australia or formats that re-made locally into the US.
IT Leader: John Linwood, CTO In role since: Two and half years Reporting line: Reports to COO Caroline Thomson Board level seat: Sits on the business directors group IT estate and or number of log on accounts under the control of the IT leader: 29,000 users Level of the workforce that relies on technology to carry out their tasks: 100 per cent IT staff currently employed: 1200 tech staff- 200 pure IT staff Split between in-house/outsourced staff: All in house. In addition to the in-house staff there are also 800 staff that work on the BBC account from our technology outsource partner. IT management team and reporting structure: Chief advisor and programme director, plus 12 senior managers including Tiffany Hall, technology controller for operations and finance. Primary technology platforms at the organisation: Broadcasting systems for commissioning, broadcasting and scheduling plus the usual business systems you would expect for a large organisation including those for finance and HR Strategic aim of the CIO and IT operations for the next financial year: Making technology easier to use in the BBC and allowing technology to enable people to do their jobs. Forward looking role- how technology will benefit the BBC in the future, such as Cloud, Virtualisation and consumerisation
Computing pioneer Sophie Wilson, who helped design the Acorn Micro-Computer and the original ARM processor, has been nominated for the European Inventor Award 2013 for her contributions to technological, social and economic progress.