Jos Creese

With over 25 years IT management experience, Jos has held a number of CIO roles as well as a variety of non-executive director positions - with the BCS, Corporate IT Forum, Society of IT Management and as a trustee of Eduserv. He was president of the Society of IT Management in 2010 and elected president of BCS in March 2015.

Jos has recently set up his own business as an independent digital consultant, supporting public and private sectors in maximising IT potential for business transformation.

He was CIO for Hampshire County Council for over a decade, as well as interim Chief Digital Officer and lead digital advisor. His responsibilities included service innovation and business improvement through IT-enabled transformational programmes and the IT team has won numerous awards for innovative IT projects.

He has advised many public bodies on IT and business strategy and he has worked with UK and international Governments on a range of topics, from ID cards to open data initiatives, and national IT supplier contract negotiations. He regularly advises private companies on technology and market trends. In 2006 he set up the Local Public Services CIO Council and chaired until 2014. He has led major organisational mergers, national and international IT programmes, the sale of an IT company and the development of a range of ground-breaking shared services across the public sector.

In 2011 he was named as the ‘most influential and innovative CIO’ in the UK in the ‘Silicon 50’ CIO survey and has been included in the ‘Top 100 CIO’ list since its inception. His work with BCS has included the IT professionalism agenda and support for a variety of BCS led IT innovation campaigns, including the annual BCS awards. His presidential theme is to encourage more IT apprenticeships across the UK.

He is a recognised speaker on IT leadership at national and international conferences and has published many articles on IT leadership.

In his spare time Jos is a keen runner and a musician, playing with the City of Southampton Symphony Orchestra.

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