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We are sorry to advise you that this event is cancelled. The speaker told us that her organisation has implemented strict instructions dealing with the Coronavirus outbreak, and this means no travel and no appearances at events like ours. Jo has stated she wants to do the event at a later date, but cannot support the event on the 28th.


“My career began with what felt like a backwards step to the help desk, but it’s where I learned that technology can be a game changer for a business.”


Many technology projects do not fail because of the technology.  They fail due to people and to expectations.  How can we can make a difference as IT leaders in introducing change into the business?



Our expert presenter is:  JOANNA DRAKE - CIO, The Hut Group

Technology wasn’t Jo’s first career choice. Instead she was on track to be a professional tennis player until injury forced her to put her sporting ambitions to one side and she took a role on an IT help desk.  It was there she learned her trade and realised she wanted to be part of fixing the bigger problem, progressing into service management strategy roles at Diageo, Accenture and Yahoo.

With a record of driving successful global technology transformations, Jo progressed to senior positions including Head of Global Service Management at Betfair and at the BBC where she helped to build a world-class centralised operations team. Jo went onto senior leadership roles as SVP Global Technology Services group and then CTO at Wood Mackenzie, Senior director of engineering at Skyscanner, and is now CIO at The Hut group.



We are experiencing increasingly high numbers of people booking BCS London events - but, not showing up. Please, think twice before you book and cancel your place if you can no longer attend.  This leaves space for those who can genuinely attend and is important for health & safety at the venue, plus allows us to order accurate catering - and avoid food wastage.  Thank you.


This is a London North Branch 'Wominspiration' event.


Please note, duplicate delegate names will be deleted. For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.


FILMING: This event may be filmed and recording could be used for future publicity.



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IT Leadership - the Ripple Effect - London North Branch (THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED)
Date and time
Tuesday 28 January, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor, 25 Copthall Avenue
This event is sold out