Data is Now IN Your Products — Culture Change Ahead

Data is at the very core of the business models of the future – and this means wrenching change for some organizations. We tend to think of our information systems as a foundation layer that support the “real” business of the organization – for example, by providing the information executives need to steer the business …

McLaren CIO on Digital Transformation, Hybrid Environments, Shadow IT And More

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McLaren has been a pioneer in the competitive world of Formula 1 since 1963, and has recently grown and diversified into related industries. In a previous post, I summarized McLaren’s five-point IT strategy, working closely with SAP, as summarized by CIO Craig Charlton in a recent web seminar when he was interview by Eric Kavanagh, …

Explaining McLaren Technology Group’s 5-Step IT Strategy

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McLaren has been pioneering and innovating in the competitive world of Formula 1 since 1963. In a recent web seminar sponsored by SAP, Eric Kavanagh, CEO of The Bloor Group, interviewed McLaren CIO Craig Charlton to understand the critical role of technology in supporting the Group’s different business units. The McLaren-Honda racing team remains dedicated to winning …

Move Over CIO, The CDO is Coming…

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You have to feel sorry for Chief Information Officers. Just as they finally prove their worth to the business, a new job title turns up in the boardroom and tries to take credit for all things digital: The Chief Digital Officer or CDO.

Economist CIO and Technology Leaders Forum, London

The Economist Conferences’ CIO and Technology Leaders forum brought together CIOs from a diverse range of companies including Rentokil, Rolls-Royce, the Salvation Army, Tube Lines, BAA, and Aston Martin Lagonda to discuss how CIOs are coping with the current economic climate.