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IT Leader: Jora Gill, CTO
In role since: One year
Reporting line: Group CIO, Bill Godfrey
Board level seat: Yes
IT estate and or number of log on accounts under the control of the IT leader: 35,000 users
Level of the workforce that relies on technology to carry out their tasks: 80 per cent
IT staff currently employed: My organisation has 450 IT resources the organisation has close to 1300 (combination of FTEs and Consultants)
Split between in-house/outsourced staff: 30 per cent 70 per cent
Primary technology platforms at the organisation: Combination of CRM, ERP and websites
Strategic aim of the CIO and IT operations for the next financial year: Manage a large demand as we make further strides towards e-business, manage a large technology estate
How do you see technology transforming your organisation in the near future? Cloud, ERP, Content management
How do you see technology transforming your organisation in the near future? We will use technology to provide information through multiple channels and will provide a customer experience of receiving the data they need for their requirements in a timely and focused manner.