Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 61 | Page 7


Hello and welcome to the first edition of Intelligent CIO Europe in 2023 – wishing you a very Happy New Year ! Entering a new year means lots of potentially exciting new trends and developments are to be expected across Europe ’ s tech space . We hear from industry experts on what these could be and some of their best practice advice for managing these .

Gracing the cover , we have Andy Wyatt , Chief Information Officer at TIP , who tells us how its collaboration with NTT has enabled its teams to focus on driving innovation in the highly competitive logistics sector , while adopting a cloud-first view of the future . You can find out more about this on page 58 .
Data management has become a huge focal point as of late , due to digitisation demands placing pressure on businesses to ensure they handle their data most efficiently . ‘ Trending ’ on page 25 explores insights from 600 European and US data leaders to get an inside look at the state of data policy management – from how it ’ s done to who ’ s in charge .
Once again , we asked industry experts what Europe ’ s technology sector looks like for the year ahead – a very topical point of discussion currently . On page 34 , we received responses to this ‘ Editor ’ s Question ’ from Tim Goodwin , Chief Product & Technology Officer , Planet ; Chris Royles , Field CTO – EMEA at Cloudera ; and Sarah Barrett , Product Insights at Wärtsilä Voyage .
Another hot topic across the industry at the moment is the Metaverse and how it is set to take shape . Mirko Voltolini , Vice President , Strategy and Innovation , Colt Technology Services , offers some insight into why core infrastructure is the foundation to the Metaverse and some of the business opportunities that will arise . This can be found on page 38 .
The role of the CIO has evolved tremendously in recent years – largely due to the pandemic . For ‘ CIO Opinion ’ on page 46 , Arthur Hu , SVP and Global CIO at Lenovo , discusses the transformation of the role and why partnering with tech vendors that offer flexible solutions will be crucial to its success .
Setting tongues wagging is the looming recession and experts from Epicor and Pipedrive tell us how enterprises can best prepare by prioritising investment in new areas and exercising data-led insights for decision-making . Find this on page 74 .
To round off , we ‘ Get To Know ’ Stanimir Markov , CEO of Runecast , as we hear how he landed in his role and how he relaxes and unwinds outside the office . This is on page 81 .
I hope you enjoy the read – please do get in touch if you ’ d like to contribute to any future editions : alix @ lynchpinmedia . com
Alix Pressley Editor
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