CIO Development

Blog Digital Academy Second Group Graduation!

We’ve just seen the second cohort through the CIO Development Digital Academy and they have been an inspiration. There have been so many rich and wonderful conversations amongst the group, sharing of stories and learning from each other. Here are some quotes from the conclusion of the programme:

“It’s been a great experience, insightful, thought-provoking and very practical…”
Nicky Gibbs, Head of Knowledge & Information, National Audit Office

“Excellent, great and diverse speakers, great structure, good facilities, great colleagues…”
John Holding, Deputy Director, IT Transformation Programme, DWP

“I knew that digital transformation was happening but I was not able to see how big it is. I now look and read much more about digital…”
Georg Langlotz, Operations Director, Colt Technology Services

“It’s been great going through this journey with a group who are all facing similar challenges…”
Matthew Greaves, Interim Programme Manager, N Brown plc

“Forced you to examine what your organisation is doing to adapt to the fast pace of change in technology…”
Jeanine Cazabon, IT Senior Manager Applications Delivery, Kimberly-Clark

A number of the participants have gone on to take on additional responsibilities and more of a leadership role in driving digital change in their organisations. That is a truly wonderful result, and it has been a pleasure getting to know them all.

CIO Development has just launched a new short series of workshops to follow up the core Digital Academy. These are available as individual workshops for £595 plus VAT each:

  1. Disrupting the IT Function – 4th November 2014 – Most technology leaders acknowledge that IT itself needs to transform – we’ll show you how to start the process of disrupting your own IT function to kick start change.
  2. Creating Your Digital team – 18th November 2014 – Whether you want to transform your current team or build a new digital team, what skills do you need to find and develop? Who do you need first and who do you need most?
  3. Achieving Enterprise Mobility – 15th January 2015 – Mobile is considered the hottest of the current ‘big’ technology trends – how can you work out a mobile and mobility strategy for your organisation?

Contact us if you are interested in developing your digital outlook or strategy, we’d love to help.