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 .
This month ’ s cover story explores the relationship between Crew Clothing , a leading UK retailer , and Couchbase , as we hear how it has transformed the shopping experience for its customers with a new , fully mobile sales solution . On page 58 , Richard Surman , Head of IT , Crew Clothing , tells us more about how it has improved its IT infrastructure by utilising Couchbase ’ s high-performance database . truly data-driven and how organisations are using data to make impactful business decisions .
Jagjit Dhaliwal , VP Global CIO Industry Leader , UiPath , contributes to this month ’ s ‘ CIO Opinion ’ on page 46 , highlighting how CIOs can ensure they are investing in the right technology and how automation plays a key role in addressing the difficulties businesses are facing .
Another key point of discussion present in the boardroom currently is ransomware . On page 55 , we hear from Gavin Knapp , Cyber Defence Technical Lead at Bridewell , who explains why business leaders cannot afford to rely on cyber insurance alone as a silver bullet .
In this issue , we take a look at findings from Capgemini Research Institute ’ s recent report which explores some of the concerns surrounding the public cloud and why organisations are looking at cloud sovereignty to unlock the benefits of the cloud . Find this on page 25 .
Florian Malecki , Executive VP Marketing , Arcserve , has the ‘ Final Word ’ this issue as he offers some best practice advice as to how organisations should manage their data more cost-effectively and efficiently . This can be found on page 84 .
For ‘ Editor ’ s Question ’ on page 34 , we ask the experts how ‘ data mistrust ’ in Europe could compromise technology-driven change and how organisations should manage this accordingly . We received contributions from Yaniv Balmas , VP of Research , Salt Security ; Amy O ’ Connor , Chief Data and Information Officer , Precisely ; and David Friend , Co-founder and CEO of Wasabi Technologies .
To round off , we ‘ Get To Know ’ Nick Mitchell , VP of UK & I , Celonis , who tells us how he landed in his role , and how he likes to relax and unwind outside the office . Find this on page 81 .
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
Data is a hot topic this month , and on page 38 , Mike Capone , CEO of Qlik , discusses what it means to be
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