Digital leaders article archive

  • Joerg Winkelmann, head of IBM's Center for CIO Leadership talks to Brian Runciman about the centre, what it does as well as challenges for CIOs and other C-level managers.
  • Last year BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, undertook a survey of CIOs, asking them what their CEOs are asking to them to do against what they think they should be doing in the business. This is the new survey for 2013.
  • Peter Wood, CEO, First Base Technologies, talks to Henry Tucker MBCS about penetration testing, ethical hacking and why security is still a bolt-on to many systems and processes.
  • After being awarded the outstanding contribution to IT award at this year's UK IT Industry Awards, LOCOG CIO Gerry Pennell, and colleague Chris Payne, spoke to Henry Tucker MBCS about the project and more.
  • Justin Richards MBCS recently caught up with several of the short-listed candidates for the CIO of the Year Award while attending the IT Awards judging day at the Madejski Stadium, in Reading, where he asked them what makes a good CIO and for their own careers advice.
  • What is agile? How can it be implemented? Does it scale? These are some of the questions discussed in this latest debate featuring Stuart Reid, CTO of Testing Solutions Group, Siamak Shams, Head of Learn at Radtek and Dale Titcombe, Application Development Manager BCS.
  • CEO of UKIE, Jo Twist, talks about helping UK game developers, tax breaks and playing games in your spare time.
  • This video debate looks at whether there will be a ‘hollowing out’ of UK IT staff as offshoring continues; whether specialisms could be lost and if the UK needs to change its attitude in the era of ‘follow the sun’ working. Also covered are approaches to specifying skill levels in tendering and a discussion of what the Institute’s role should be.
  • Brian Runciman MBCS hosted a debate in February 2012 in which some of the issues raised by the ‘Skills for the Green Economy’ report from UK government were discussed with leading experts in green arena.
  • BCS has produced a video on information assurance, to tie-in with the Institute piloting an information assurance certification scheme to CESG, the information assurance arm of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and the UK’s National Technical Authority for Information Assurance.

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