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Be a part of these two main CIOs on Wednesday nine September for a are living Q&A and a lot more

“I’ve been in telecoms. I’ve been in financial services. I did an interim stint with Microsoft. And I imagine the biggest distinction in the water sector is that we are a little a lot more possibility averse. You drink the things, so you can in all probability appreciate why… The problem is creating certain that also substantially possibility aversion does not go all over the place in our organisation that we are in a position to innovate, for our consumers, for the environment.”

Northumbrian Drinking water CIO Nigel Watson has served lead the firm to award-successful use of technological innovation – and pioneered a flourishing once-a-year innovation pageant. And he is refreshingly frank about the business enterprise is doing the job on, from cloud to AI.

He is speaking at Computer system Enterprise Review and NS Tech’s CIO Town Hall Live this coming Wednesday September nine. The celebration is a typical accumulating for CIOs, CTOs and fellow technological innovation executives to be a part of a are living, interactive forum with peers, have interaction with each other in group conversations, are living Q&As with our speakers, and in non-public chats.

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Nigel Watson, who is speaking with Computer system Enterprise Review editor Ed Targett, will be joined by Paul Coby, CIO of FTSE a hundred sustainable systems firm Johnson Matthey, who will be speaking with NS Media Groups Edward Qualtrough.

As Ed Targett notes: “Our CIO Town Hall Live is promptly becoming the go-to assembly for CIOs to hear from colleagues and to talk about important field developments and disruptive threats. Be a part of us to hear from two refreshingly direct speakers, with world-course experience and a monitor file of pioneering innovation at their organisations.”


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Nigel Watson has been CIO at Northumbrian Drinking water given that October 2016, possessing earlier worked in technological innovation roles at Vodafone, Travelport, Microsoft and GE Capital.

Northumbrian Drinking water Group’s said aim is to come to be the most digital water firm in the world — scooping a world wide award for an progressive use of synthetic intelligence previous yr as a end result.

Specifically passionate about innovation, Watson set up Northumbrian Drinking water Group’s Innovation Competition in 2017 to build on the achievements of the organisation’s open doorway hackathons which brought jointly startups, suppliers, regulators and tech suppliers to consider and deal with the firm and the sector’s biggest business enterprise, resilience, technological innovation and environmental problems. Northumbrian Water’s Innovation Competition 2020 will just take place in the autumn more than digital channels.

Paul Coby has been CIO of Johnson Matthey given that April 2018, and is a Non-Executive Director of Virgin Funds, which also operates Clydesdale Lender and Yorkshire Lender.

At Johnson Matthey, a FTSE a hundred firm which is a leader in sustainable systems, the reputation of IT has in no way been higher and Coby’s perform is driving the 200-yr-aged organisation’s strategies to innovate making use of digital and facts. Coby was earlier IT Director of John Lewis and subsequently the initially CIO of the John Lewis Partnership. He was CIO of British Airways for a lot more than a ten years.

A writer on Roman navy heritage, Coby has also served as an NED or board member for Pets at Residence, P&O Ferries and SITA, the airline joint venture technological innovation services firm.


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

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

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

Past speakers at NS Media Group’s CIO Town Hall Live celebration consist of British Military CIO Key Common Jonathan Cole, and Parliamentary Electronic Company CIO Tracey Jessup.

NS Media Group’s CIO Town Hall Live will be limited to CIOs and senior technological innovation executives on the day of the celebration, but the sessions will subsequently be opened and manufactured readily available on desire to all.

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