How leading CIOs are approaching blockchain

These are some UK CIOs investing in the distributed ledger technology in different ways in their organisation

Blockchain is slowly but surely transforming from underpinning digital currencies such as bitcoin, to having viable applications across all industries. It can loosely be described as a technology that creates an immutable, shared and distributed ledger of data.

Government, healthcare and financial services organisations are all particularly interested in its hyper-secure ledger capabilities, and the technology is being eyed to deliver greater efficiencies in areas involving payments, data storage and digital assets.

In early 2018, CIO UK identified blockchain as one of the main technologies that CIOs were looking to invest in. A number of CIOs and COOs including Save the Children CIO Karl Hoods, Lloyds of London COO Shirine Khoury-Haq and London City Airport former COO Alison FitzGerald have explored blockchain for further opportunities in their organisations. 

Here, we offer insight from leading UK CIOs and tech leaders on how they are embracing blockchain to help improve their digital strategies.

See also: What CIOs really need to know about blockchain.

Additional reporting by Hannah Williams.