Edward is the Editor of CIO UK and has a particular interest covering digital strategy, leadership, enterprise culture, and diversity. Previously the CIO UK Online Editor, Edward meets regularly with Chief Information Officers and other business technology executives to discuss C-level issues and keep on top of industry trends and disruptive threats.
Mike Sturrock from DX Group and Amey's Darryl Salmons digest the latest CIO 100.
Judge and columnist Ian Cox arrives, greeting Editor in Chief Mark Chillingworth before they explain to the audience some of the aspects of the judging process with fellow panellists Mike Altendorf and Richard Sykes
Carolyn Brown explained the current transformation programme at the University of Durham to the CIO UK editorial team. Pictured with Dr Brown is Richard Corbridge, CIO of the National Institute for Health Research's Clinical Research Network.
CIO 100 leader Stephen Kneebone from Nissan in discussion with CIO columnist Matt Ballantine.
SThree CIO Lance Fisher, a speaker at a CIO event in November 2013, finds his photo on the CIO 100 banner...
... but it's a bit too much of a stretch for Jeremy Boss from the Department of Energy & Climate Change!
David Willock from Welcome Break (right) shares a joke with Natural Resources Wales CIO Martin Britton.
Phil Van Enis (left) from Bidwells and the Salvation Army's Martyn Croft (right) join Mark Gannon and Steve Halliday from the public sector.
The Open University's David Matthewman with BMJ CIO Sharon Cooper.
Last year's leader James Thomas from UCLH with Keith Hopkinson from Genus. Both have featured recently on the website and in the magazine.
Channel 4 CIO Kevin Gallagher discusses the latest edition of the CIO 100 with Centrica's Rod Carr.
Co-operative Group CIO Andy Haywood came down from Manchester for the event. Also in the background is Co-operative Bank CIO Peter Coleman.
Lee Bingham, head of IT at fashion house Paul Smith, checks out the brochure.
easyJet CIO Trevor Didcock (left) and Barry Smith from Foster and Partners (right), along with DX Group's Mike Sturrock and JCB CIO Tim Coles.
Kevin Gallagher from Channel 4 catches up with former CIO 100 leader Trevor Didcock and Centrica CIO Rod Carr.
Durham University CIO Carolyn Brown shares a joke with CIO UK Online Editor Edward Qualtrough, and Liz Benison from CSC (right).
Financial Times CIO Christina Scott was unable to attend, instead choosing to follow the event on Twitter and by a guest appearance in a pre-recorded video.
Editor in Chief Mark Chillingworth leads a discussion on stage with Nissan's Stephen Kneebone.
James Thomas and Mark Large were some of the NHS representatives, pictured here with Keith Hopkinson. Judges Ade McCormack, Richard Sykes and Mike Altendorf and on the adjacent table.
Local government CIOs Mark Gannon, Sander Kristel, Steve Halliday and Tonino Ciuffini have their public sector photo gatecrashed by Stephen Kneebone, Martyn Croft from the Salvation Army, and CIO UK editors Mark Chillingworth and Edward Qualtrough
Meta camerawork - Anand Madabushi films photographer Thomas Wood, perhaps under the guidance of event organiser Amie Lane?! Thanks to everyone who made the CIO 100 reception a great evening.