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 , on page 58 , explores the collaborative work between The Wellcome Sanger Institute and Dell Technologies . James McCafferty , CIO ; and Pete Clapham , ISG Team Leader at the Sanger Institute , explain how the organisation ’ s partnership with Dell has enabled it to address and overcome some of the most difficult challenges in genomic research , whilst Richard Rawcliffe , VP & GM , UK Public Sector at Dell , discusses how the IT provider develops solutions that are tailored to the customer ’ s needs .
between CISOs and the boardroom and how both parties can better align their business priorities .
A hot topic across the industry is data management . On page 38 , Martin James , Vice President EMEA at Aerospike , highlights the criticality of effective data management for success and why technology leaders and the C-suite must factor in the importance of scaling infrastructure when planning – which includes the deployment of modern data platforms .
Elsewhere in the magazine , on page 50 , we delve into the state of the UK ’ s digital skills market . The general consensus is that the lack of digital skills is jeopardising UK business growth and businesses must start acting . We take a look at some interesting findings from reports produced by AND Digital and O ’ Reilly .
Another of our case studies featuring in this issue sees how one of the UK ’ s leading retailers , Dr . Martens , modernised its global data protection and retention strategy with 11:11 Systems . Dan Morgan , Global Head of Cloud and Infrastructure at Dr . Martens , offers insight into the organisation ’ s business priorities ; security , resiliency and global availability of cloud , and explains how it worked with 11:11 Systems to manage its cloud transition . This can be found on page 63 .
An interesting discussion point this issue is Proofpoint and Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan ( CAMS )’ s report findings , which discovered that almost half of board members globally feel unprepared for a cyberattack . On page 25 , we delve deeper into the relationship
Another of our features this month places the mobile technology market under the spotlight as Jürgen Hatheier , International CTO at Ciena , explores the advantages of private 5G . He believes that ‘ the promise of private 5G holds too much potential for the journey to Industry 4.0 to not be figured out ’.
I hope you enjoy the read and if you ’ d like to contribute to any upcoming editions , please don ’ t hesitate to get in touch at alix @ lynchpinmedia . com
Alix Pressley Editor
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