May 21, 2024


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Northumbrian Water and Johnson Matthey CIOs at CIO Town Hall Live

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Join these two foremost CIOs on Wednesday 9 September for a reside Q&A and a lot more

“I’ve been in telecoms. I have been in fiscal expert services. I did an interim stint with Microsoft. And I assume the most important variation in the drinking water sector is that we are a very little a lot more threat averse. You consume the stuff, so you can likely take pleasure in why… The problem is earning positive that as well a great deal threat aversion does not go in all places in our organisation that we are able to innovate, for our prospects, for the natural environment.”

Northumbrian Drinking water CIO Nigel Watson has helped lead the business to award-successful use of engineering – and pioneered a thriving annual innovation festival. And he is refreshingly frank about the business is performing on, from cloud to AI.

He is talking at Computer system Organization Critique and NS Tech’s CIO Town Hall Dwell this coming Wednesday September 9. The event is a typical accumulating for CIOs, CTOs and fellow engineering executives to sign up for a reside, interactive discussion board with friends, have interaction with every other in team discussions, reside Q&As with our speakers, and in private chats.

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Nigel Watson, who is talking with Computer system Organization Critique editor Ed Targett, will be joined by Paul Coby, CIO of FTSE one hundred sustainable systems business Johnson Matthey, who will be talking with NS Media Groups Edward Qualtrough.

As Ed Targett notes: “Our CIO Town Hall Dwell is fast turning into the go-to assembly for CIOs to hear from colleagues and to explore vital sector trends and disruptive threats. Join us to hear from two refreshingly direct speakers, with earth-class encounter and a observe history of revolutionary innovation at their organisations.”


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Nigel Watson has been CIO at Northumbrian Drinking water considering that October 2016, possessing formerly labored in engineering roles at Vodafone, Travelport, Microsoft and GE Capital.

Northumbrian Drinking water Group’s said purpose is to grow to be the most electronic drinking water business in the earth — scooping a worldwide award for an progressive use of synthetic intelligence very last year as a result.

Notably passionate about innovation, Watson set up Northumbrian Drinking water Group’s Innovation Competition in 2017 to make on the accomplishment of the organisation’s open up doorway hackathons which brought alongside one another startups, suppliers, regulators and tech sellers to test and deal with the business and the sector’s most important business, resilience, engineering and environmental problems. Northumbrian Water’s Innovation Competition 2020 will get put in the autumn about electronic channels.

Paul Coby has been CIO of Johnson Matthey considering that April 2018, and is a Non-Government Director of Virgin Dollars, which also operates Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank.

At Johnson Matthey, a FTSE one hundred business which is a chief in sustainable systems, the name of IT has hardly ever been better and Coby’s purpose is driving the two hundred-year-previous organisation’s programs to innovate using electronic and facts. Coby was formerly IT Director of John Lewis and subsequently the initial CIO of the John Lewis Partnership. He was CIO of British Airways for a lot more than a 10 years.

A author on Roman military history, Coby has also served as an NED or board member for Animals at Household, P&O Ferries and SITA, the airline joint undertaking engineering expert services business.


Johnson Matthey CIO Paul Coby job interview
‘Innovation in electronic and data’

Northumbrian Drinking water CIO Nigel Watson job interview
‘Opening the innovation floodgates’

Dwell audience Q&A with CIO Paul Coby, and Northumbrian Drinking water CIO Nigel Watson

Past speakers at NS Media Group’s CIO Town Hall Dwell event include things like British Army CIO Major Typical Jonathan Cole, and Parliamentary Electronic Assistance CIO Tracey Jessup.

NS Media Group’s CIO Town Hall Dwell will be confined to CIOs and senior engineering executives on the day of the event, but the classes will subsequently be opened and manufactured offered on demand from customers to all.

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