Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 63 | Page 7


Hello and welcome to the latest edition of Intelligent CIO Europe where we bring you a roundup of some of the exciting trends and developments taking place across the region ’ s IT space . We hear from various industry experts who offer their best practice advice on hot topics of interest .

This month ’ s cover story explores the relationship between River Island , one of the UK ’ s leading high street fashion retailers , and Scandit . Paul Cooper , Head of Technology at River Island , tells us how the company integrated Scandit ’ s Smart Data Capture into its employee-facing app on Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro rugged smartphones as part of the organisation ’ s innovative approach to Digital Transformation across its stores . Read about this in more detail on page 58 .
One of this month ’ s hot topics , as is the case across the IT industry , is sustainability . On page 38 , Guy Long , Senior Cloud Advisor at Cloudreach , discusses the importance of partnering with organisations that prioritise sustainability and who put forward innovative solutions to help drive sustainable change .
infrastructure , as well as how Volkswagen Group is already on board . You can find this on page 50 .
On page 55 , I was interested to hear more about how Nokia and FCCN connected Portugal ’ s leading universities , so I caught up with Gil Bento , Business Development Manager for Nokia , and Alberto Bellato , Senior Technical Product Manager for Nokia , to find out about the driving factors behind the project .
Elsewhere in the magazine , Steve Rogers , Enterprise Cloud , Infrastructure and Security Architect at Coventry University , tells us how the university worked with CrowdStrike to achieve first-class results with an enhanced endpoint security strategy . This can be found on page 77 .
To round off , we ‘ Get To Know ’ Dirk Schrader , Field CISO ( EMEA ) and VP of Security Research at Netwrix , who tells us how he landed in his role and how he likes to relax and unwind outside the office .
I hope you enjoy the read and if you ’ d like to contribute to any upcoming editions , please don ’ t hesitate to get in touch at alix @ lynchpinmedia . com
Shining a spotlight on Germany for ‘ Country Focus ’, we delve into how the country is paving the way in electric mobility . We hear how the European Commission is investing in the future of electric vehicles as it approves a € 1.8 billion scheme to rollout high-power charging
Alix Pressley Editor
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