EDITOR ’ S NOTE
Hello and welcome to the latest edition of Intelligent CIO Europe where we bring you a roundup of some of the exciting trends and developments taking place across the region ’ s IT space . We hear from various industry experts who offer their best practice advice on hot topics of interest .
On this month ’ s cover , we have André Azadehdel , CIO , Clear Channel Europe , who discusses the lessons he ’ s learned in his role as CIO , the importance of never losing sight of your people and how he plans to continue pushing the Digital Transformation of the world ’ s oldest advertising medium . This can be found on page 58 .
Our ‘ Editor ’ s Question ’ feature on page 34 asks the experts how enterprises can tackle the skills shortage . We hear more on this from Dave Birchall , Chief People Officer at Node4 ; Drew Sanford , Vice President , Global Security Operations , ConnectWise ; and Chris Coward , Head of Project Management at BCS ( Business Critical Solutions ).
Another interesting topic covered this issue is that of the modern worker and their employer expectations . Rob Walker , UK & I MD , Cognizant , says that business leaders have had to adapt their management strategies to meet employee expectations and make their workspaces more appealing . Find this on page 38 .
Another of our case studies focuses on the cloud , as we hear how a leading supplier of lighting systems for medical technology , Derungs Licht , found that the increasingly fast pace of the market required the company to constantly adapt to the evolving competition . The modernisation of the digital infrastructure is now intended to remedy the situation and Andreas Schenkenbach , Derungs Licht CEO , tells us more on page 63 .
Also this month , we take a look at how financial institutions are experiencing major benefits from cloud adoption . Vanson Bourne ’ s research , conducted on behalf of Nutanix , surveyed 1,700 IT decision-makers around the world and focuses on cloud deployment and planning trends in the financial services industry . We also see how one financial institution in particular has experienced record growth since working with Temenos , the cloud banking platform .
A study of 525 global CIOs has revealed that three in five CIOs would replace half or more of their current technology if given the opportunity . This can be found on page 25 where we delve further into the findings of the Lenovo research , which explores the evolving role of the CIO and the growing responsibility they face within corporate strategies in today ’ s world .
I hope you enjoy the read and if you ’ d like to contribute to any future editions , please do get in touch at alix @ lynchpinmedia . com
Alix Pressley Editor
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