Interviews

Interview: Darren Price, group CIO, and Ian Hood, group chief digital officer, drive change at RSA Insurance

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Price and Hood take time out from a group-wide desktop upgrade, a major migration to Microsoft collaboration tools, a move to more flexible and agile working, and an ongoing recruitment drive to explain why the insurance giant is embracing so much change
27 Jan 2015

How Net-A-Porter CIO Hugh Fahy drives innovation with a start-up mentality

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Fahy tells Computing how innovations around data, mobile, software development and more are benefiting the global luxury fashion retailer and its customers
21 Jan 2015

Why Bet365 CIO Martin Davies isn’t chancing it with 'fashionable' technology

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Davies doesn't believe DevOps, BYOD or a hybrid cloud suit the nature of the online gambling firm's business
21 Jan 2015

From backroom to boardroom: an interview with CIO of the Year David Davies

UK IT Industry Awards CIO of the Year David Davies talks about his loathing for IT fads, respect for Oracle and aversion to cloud, and explains why giving CIOs a seat on the board is a sure way to boost enterprise efficiency
21 Jan 2015

Joined-up healthcare in Belfast: An interview with NHS BHSCT director of IT Paul Duffy

Duffy tells Computing how mobility and Civica's Paris EPR system are helping the Trust to provide better patient care
08 Jan 2015

In the thick of it: an interview with BT Group CIO Clive Selley

CIO discusses life at the heart of BT's broadband, business mobile and TV services
06 Jan 2015

VMware CIO Tony Scott pushes IT-as-a-service model at virtualisation giant

Scott claims sceptics are now seeing the benefits of switching from the traditional method of procuring hardware
18 Dec 2014

How Moneysupermarket.com CIO Tim Jones is taking inspiration from Spotify, Netflix and Zynga to shape his own technology strategy

Jones has been inspired by ideas such as squads and tribes, Z-Cloud and Chaos Monkey
16 Dec 2014

Personal data should become private property, not Google's or GCHQ's, says David Davis MP

MPs struggling to catch up with technology allow Google and GCHQ to treat personal data as their own
16 Dec 2014

Conjuring cohesion: An interview with TUI Travel Group CIO Mittu Sridhara

Sridhara explains how TUI is attempting to reduce the amount of systems it has while exploring new technologies to give it a competitive edge
15 Dec 2014

Man of Steel: an interview with Barrett Steel group IT director Tim Thackray

Group IT director Tim Thackray explains how he's laying out a network and telecommunication infrastructure to future-proof Barrett Steel
03 Dec 2014

Building for growth: an interview with Kier Group CIO Duncan Stott

Kier Group CIO Duncan Stott explains how a £30m ERP rollout and ambitious mobile app strategy are helping to lay the foundations for the construction firm’s rapid expansion
24 Nov 2014

Apples to go - IT director Andy Chalklin on how iPhones and iPads are helping Pret A Manger to provide better service to coffee lovers

Andy Chalklin, director of IT at Pret, explains why he opted for iPhone over Android, and why the firm hasn't jumped into big data
13 Nov 2014

MoJ’s chief digital officer will only recruit those with a motivation to work in public services

Paul Shetler says MoJ isn't competing with companies that can offer more money as it wants staff that have a real interest in public services
13 Nov 2014

Betting on testing, mobile and DevOps - an interview with City Index Group CIO Mike Lear

City Index group CIO Mike Lear tells Danny Palmer how continuous testing, DevOps and a focus on mobile are helping to keep the spread betting firm ahead of the game
07 Nov 2014

SaaS keeps things simple: an interview with Telefonica CIO Brendan O’Rourke

Telefonica CIO Brendan O’Rourke talks to Stuart Sumner about his single-stack SaaS philosophy, outsourcing, and how legacy problems can be very apparent to your customers
06 Nov 2014

BBC Worldwide's Michael Fleshman on how APIs and analytics are expanding the broadcaster's global reach

The BBC's Michael Fleshman explains the role API management and analytics will play in the broadcaster's forthcoming BBC Store service
04 Nov 2014

How UKTV's Ben Hine is using cloud, mobile and BYOD to 'give employees more technology than anywhere else in television'

UKTV's Ben Hine explains how a flexible working culture based on mobile and cloud technology is driving innovation at the popular TV company
29 Oct 2014

Why a mobile-first strategy and data scientists are definitely worth it at L'Oréal

L'Oréal global head of digital Vincent Stuhlen tells Danny Palmer how the cosmetics firm is preparing for a digital future
21 Oct 2014

Choosing Google: An interview with United Biscuits' CIO Clifford Burroughs

United Biscuits CIO Clifford Burroughs on why the global company has become one of Google's biggest enterprise customers
16 Oct 2014

How Reed.co.uk does IT without an IT department

Mark Ridley, Reed.co.uk director of technology, explains how every team within the business pays for their own IT
14 Oct 2014

Driving a digital transformation – an interview with JLT Group CIO Ian Cohen

JLT Group CIO Ian Cohen tells Danny Palmer how collaboration tools, big data, mobile devices and more have helped the insurance broker become a global force
03 Oct 2014

CIO interview: Running Comparethemarket.com's IT is no simples task

Comparethemarket.com might have Aleksandr Orlov to thank for its popularity, but it is its IT staff that keep the popular insurance comparison website number one
02 Oct 2014

NHS Spine 2: Q&A with HSCIC

Sooraj Shah speaks to Spine programme head Andrew Meyer and solution architect Martin Sumner about the changes required at HSCIC for the switch to Spine 2
23 Sep 2014