Building People, Not Systems: the evolving role of the CIO – transform

Building People, Not Systems: the evolving role of the CIO

Amidst the exquisite interior and high ceilings of The Wolseley, we invited some of the best respected CIOs from a wide-range of sectors to discuss common challenges, opportunities and goals in relation to their role.

Hosted by Transform and The Up Group, Chair Bill James kicked off the morning with a fascinating history of the Grade II listed building, as a delightful array of breakfast goodies were brought out for the table.

The discussion kicked off with a question: ‘what defines a CIO and what are the essential skills?’, which instantly flowed into an energetic conversation about the changing nature of the role and barriers they faced. It wasn’t long before all guests realised that despite their background- public or private, retail or tech- they were all drawing from similar experiences and attitudes…

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