smartCIO magazine

Welcome to the new edition of smartCIO – the quarterly magazine for technology leaders in EMEA. In this issue we focus on the continued move towards the digital transformation of core business systems and the key role CIOs play in the shift.

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Top stories in this issue

We have a packed edition this quarter. Unsure if cloud computing is right for your business? We’ve got you covered. Read on for the latest technology news for IT leaders.

Here are our top stories:

TopHow CIOs might frame the new age of uncertainty

IDG’s Martin Veitch explores how CIOs are successfully anticipating, hedging and planning for all possible outcomes in a changing world.

Inside view: A public sector perspective on digital transformation

Hear Doug Ward from Innovate UK’s perspective on digital transformation and his advice to those on a similar path to change. 

What does cloud innovation worthy of a spy movie look like?

Teresa Tung, Cloud First Chief Technologist from Accenture re-imagines cloud innovation as a spy movie and why tech can get you to the next level in business. 

Previous issues

Did you miss our previous issues of smartCIO? Find all them all below:

Issue #5

Learn about the culture-first approach framing business technology and why the cloud is so key to your future success in a changing world.


Issue #4

This issue explores how CIOs are embracing change, overcoming the challenges of digital transformation during the pandemic, and using a data-driven approach to enhance employee experience.


Issue #3

Understand how organisations including Webber Wentzel and Formula 1 are navigating the return to the workplace, and the role of technology in supporting this.


Issue #2

Explore digital acceleration and how the CIO has emerged from the pandemic as a key business enabler. We also take a look at the top tech trends for 2021 and beyond, and chat to Veolia UK and Pick n Pay.


Issue #1

Examine the role of the CIO in a post-COVID-19 world, AI and machine learning, and the importance of adaptable architecture. We also have interviews with Thyssenkrupp Steel and PGA European Tour.