Set at the striking Mondrian London Hotel overlooking the River Thames, more than 70 CIOs, IT Directors and technology leaders gathered in celebration and conversation for the 2018 CIO 100.
The night's panel discussions were a hit, with 2018 CIO 100 leaders David Henderson from Global Radio, News UK CTO Christina Scott, Trainline CTO Mark Holt discussing themes from the 2018 CIO 100, including diversity and influencing organisational culture with CIO 100 judges Ian Cox and Jayne Nickalls.
Francis Crick Institute CIO Alison Davis, Addison Lee CIO Ian Cohen, NHS Blood and Transplant Chief Digital Officer Aaron Powell and Salesforce's Justin Wilson discussed the different ways CIOs are having positive impacts on products, customers and outcomes
The evening gathering on the South Bank was supported by headline sponsors Salesforce, and the #CIO100 hashtag was buzzing on Twitter all night. Here's a roundup of some of the best Tweets.
The night kicked off with warm words from CIO UK Editor Edward Qualtrough.
Lovely to see so many fantastic people in the #CIO100 this evening. Ed Qualtrough: "A showcase of the CIO role..."— Alison Davis (@AlisonDavisIT) April 19, 2018
So ...humbled/excited/emotional & can confirm I made the list for the 2018 #CIO100, to be fair cant do my role without my amazing team @DigitalOfficeLG & the Scottish Digital Partnership. Thank you. Now let’s continue to #disrupt & #deliver ? pic.twitter.com/2z9zwj9Ux5— Martyn Wallace (@Digital_MW) April 19, 2018
Delighted to be in #cio100 again this year, surrounded by an amazing array of talented people. The biggest thanks though is to my @sciencemuseum ICT team who continue to drive us forward and meet the fantastic challenges we are given - thanks ?— Jason Oliver (@OliverJason75) April 19, 2018
#CIO100 be authentic and be the best you you can be. Bloody love it, can't agree more.— Amy Freeman (@Duffnet1970s) April 19, 2018
At the #CIO100 awards tonight and honoured to be awarded a place in a list of very impressive IT leaders. Thank you to the @ciouk team and most importantly to the amazing European IT team at @AEGworldwide. I couldn’t have done it without you.— David Jones (@davidjones) April 19, 2018
Automation won’t kill jobs, it will create new jobs and new opportunities. It will allow us to focus on providing value to our organisations - in my opinion! #CIO100— Alex Farr (@AlexFarr_TSC) April 19, 2018
The inimitable @AlisonDavisIT on IT at The Crick ...”we’ll know we are successful when a researcher winning the nobel prize says - I couldn’t have done it without the IT department “#CIO100 pic.twitter.com/uP8j1woqBn— Claire Priestley (@ClairePriestl8y) April 19, 2018
#CIO100 we talked about diversity in tech. Its more than gender, it covers a range of attributes to create the diversity of thought and execution needed in today’s companies. We were agreed on one thing, the way to tackle it was to start in the schools— Christine H. Ashton (@CHA_Tech_Leader) April 19, 2018
Very honoured to part of such a great group of inspiring folk for the 4th year in a row. I’m going to miss this - we’ll need to get a CIO100 going in Qatar! #CIO100— Joanna Smith (@joannamarysmith) April 19, 2018
Discussion: Role of the CIO - setting a culture, leading the change, coming to the table with digital solutions to support the business,innovating ....plus fixing projector in a meeting room and someones iPhone #CIO100— Martyn Wallace (@Digital_MW) April 19, 2018
#CIO100 with @AlisonDavisIT one of the #tribe doing the most awesome panel stint. #HealthTech leaders grasp roles, save lives, deliver digital. Great panel put together by Mr. MC himself @QedwardRobert— Richard Corbridge (@R1chardatron) April 19, 2018
Genuinely amazed and humbled to be ranked in the top half of the #CIO100 after barely 6m back in role.— IanCohen (@coe62) April 19, 2018
All down to my awesome Product & Technology team and equally amazing colleagues @AddisonLeeCabs
We're changing the face of ground transportation - one journey at a time
Fantastic to be one of the #CIO100 again this year-humbling/inspiring to hear what other CIOs are achieving. Thanks to @QedwardRobert for hosting a very enjoyable evening and to the great IT&S team @TheCrick who do all the hard work, it's a huge privilege to work with you all!— Alison Davis (@AlisonDavisIT) April 20, 2018
Honoured to be recognised in the #CIO100 for 2018.— John Fenwick (@80_blade) April 19, 2018
This is a reflection of the efforts of every member of the Horizon IT team and an organisation in @Horizonnuclear which is one of the best places to work giving challenge and opportunity #oneteam @ciouk pic.twitter.com/wbyut5oikA