Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 30 | Page 12

EDITO Hello and welcome to the latest edition of Intelligent CIO Europe where we place a spotlight on the trends and developments within the IT industry from across the region. On the cover this month, we have Mike Young, Group Chief Information Officer, Centrica, who explains how Citrix has been a great aid in helping the company steer through such unprecedented times caused by COVID-19. Adapting to home working has been a requirement of businesses across the globe due to the pandemic and we see how Centrica has utilised a Citrix solution to enable it to transition smoothly. Another company which has utilised a solution to improve business performance is Helsana, the largest health insurance provider in Switzerland. Helsana’s data ecosystem needed modernising to shorten development cycles and make the company more agile, and with WhereScape it was able to automate and future-proof its operations. We hear more from Gallus Messmer, Data Warehouse Architect. In this edition, we explore how technology is vital to operations in sectors such as retail. With the increa the lack of available w is key to maintaining chain to deliver essen during COVID-19. We at the impact and ho is coping. Turning our attention ‘Country Focus’ invest government is raising growing cyberskills ga to encourage young p classes to develop pro cyberskills, and we hea provide further insight This issue, we asked e adoption is becoming the EMEA region. Indu Degrees; Nutanix; and input as part of our ‘E As 5G is being talked a in a world that is digit business leaders must considered approach SVP EMEA, Cradlepoin benefits of 5G adopti to minimise disruption during such uncertain ‘Final Word’.