MEET THE 2017 CIO 100 PANEL

Matt Ballantine

Matt Ballantine

Matt Ballantine works with clients helping them to take advantage of the opportunities that digital is providing across a number of industry sectors. In the past two years has worked to develop digital technology strategies across the public sector at the UK Government Digital Service, and with clients in Pharmaceuticals, Telecoms, Media, Utilities and Professional Services.

Ian Cohen

Ian Cohen

Ian Cohen is a Non-Exec Director to a variety of start-up and scale-up companies as well as working as a Digital / Corporate Advisor to several more established firms. With over 16 years C-suite experience spanning the financial services, media and technology sectors, Ian is recognised by industry peers and colleagues as the driving force behind numerous strategic transformation programmes. He was most recently the Group CIO at Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) Group plc - one of the world’s largest risk and insurance brokers – and led its market leading global digital programme.

Ian Cox

Ian Cox

Ian is a Research Director with Gartner’s CIO research team. Prior to joining Gartner, he worked as an Independent Advisor to boards and executives across a range of industries covering subjects including strategy, digital transformation, and the role of the CIO and IT. He is also the author of two books, Digital Uncovered and Disrupt IT. Before becoming an Independent Advisor, Ian held CIO positions at a number of companies and developed a reputation for using technology to drive business transformation.

Trevor Didcock

Trevor Didcock

Trevor is a Non-Executive Director at Affinity Water and Futurice and a non-executive member of the Transformation Programme Board at the Civil Aviation Authority. He provides advisory services to a range of companies from start-ups, through private equity backed organisations to multinationals. He is also an Associate at the Executive Change Group, developing and leading coaching programmes for Cisco and IBM. He was CIO at easyJet from 2010 to 2015, CIO at HomeServe from 2008 to 2010, CIO at The AA from 2003 to 2007 and Group IT Director at the RAC from 1999 to 2003.

Jerry Fishenden

Jerry Fishenden

Jerry Fishenden is an experienced CTO/CIO and Board Member, with a career spanning both public and private sectors. He has recently assisted the National Audit Office with their review of Digital Transformation in Government, acted as the independent Chief Technical Advisor to the Home Office and been interim Deputy CTO for HM Government. He was previously CTO for Microsoft UK, and an IT business leader at the City of London financial services and investments senior regulator, the Houses of Parliament, and the NHS.

Jayne Nickalls

Jayne Nickalls

Jayne has an extensive level of digital, IT and change experience and is currently a Non-Executive Director at the Pension Protection Fund, FSCS and at UK based web experience supplier Jadu, where she advises on business development and strategy. Jayne was also VP Consulting Services (Northern Europe) of US software company Chordiant Software from 1998 to 2004. From 2005, Jayne spent six years as CEO of Directgov, the Government’s central public services website. Under her leadership, the service transformed from a start-up to an established, successful business at the heart of the Government’s digital strategy.

Edward Qualtrough

Edward Qualtrough

Edward is the Editor of CIO UK and has been a member of the CIO 100 judging panel since 2013. With a particular interest covering digital strategy, leadership, enterprise culture, and diversity, 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.

Adizah Tejani

Adizah Tejani

Adizah is a product-focused technology executive having worked within the digital technologies space since 2009 with a number of industry leaders including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, IBM, JP Morgan, UBS, EY, UKTI, Thomson Reuters and Accenture. Adizah was part of the founding team of Level39 (Head of Ecosystem Development), a London-based technology accelerator focused on fintech products, set up in 2013 by the Canary Wharf Group. She is currently the Director of Marketing EMEA at Token, an open banking fintech company from San Francisco.

Janet Day

Janet Day

Janet has worked in the broad sphere of legal IT virtually all her working life – even her MBA speciality was ‘Competitive Advantage in the Legal Profession’. After working in administration at A&O, Janet set up a specialist consultancy practice looking at technology services (in their widest sense) for legal firms. She joined BLP about 19 years ago – initially as a Consultant but later as their IT Director with a wide range of responsibilities. She normally says ‘if it plugs into an electric socket and does not make coffee it belongs to me!

Christine Ashton

Christine Ashton

Christine’s role builds on years of experience as a Technology Executive at previous employers, where she focused on the journey to the cloud and its role in creating transformation as a driving force for innovation and business value creation. Prior to this, she was Senior VP of Technology at Thomson Reuters. Christine has also worked across a number of industries holding CIO, CTO and major technology leadership roles at BP, BG Group Plc (now part of RDS), Transport for London, United Utilities and Associated Octel. She is a Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society. Consistently voted one of the most influential women in UK IT and among the UK’s top 50 CIOs and IT Influencers.

Dr. Richard Sykes

Dr. Richard Sykes

Richard is an Independent Advisor in the strategic transformation of technology and business operations and process sourcing, outsourcing and offshoring by new business models based on the direct sourcing of services, including through the agency of ‘the Cloud’. He has his own practice (‘Dr Richard Sykes’) and is also Research Director, Cloud and Executive Advisor for Bloor. He has chaired the (UK) Cloud Industry Forum since 2012. In the software testing arena he chaired the TMMi Foundation (2009-2014). He wrote a monthly column in IDG’s CIO Magazine between 2008 and 2015.