All posts tagged CIO Skills

The Shades of Grey IT.

What is one of the most wicked problems in large organisations seriously adopting digital today? Many digital leaders would say it’s the challenge that Grey IT brings, and then some board members would turn to them and say what is Grey IT? Digital functions the world over have adopted a multitude of phrases to describe… Read More

Twelve month school report…

Do you remember that school report moment, that evaluation and review of the academic year, the fear of what your teachers would say, or not say when your parents went to meet them? A year of hard work distilled to a 45 minute meeting with a bunch of teachers who, in some cases, were probably… Read More

Handover CIO

First published in CIO Magazine, November 2017. In 1797 George Washington instigated the first handover period for the presidency of the USA, he handed his responsibilities to John Adams. Since the 1960s a 72 to 78 day handover period has featured in every transition of the presidential role, and yet in almost all other public… Read More

Leaving Ireland…

The 31st of July was a very sad day for me, it was the day I had to sit down with the Director General and say those words, ‘I resign as CIO of the HSE.’ Nearly three years in Ireland has been amazing. In the following week one of the team asked me, ‘was it… Read More

Digital health and the Hollywood re-boot!

What can digital health learn from the biggest trend in Hollywood block busters, the Re-Boot. In the last 15 years Spiderman has been through three ‘re-boots’, Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield and now Tom Holland. Batman has managed even more changes that have brought various degrees of success (personally I thought Michael Keaton did a great… Read More

CIO100 – A thank you to a few people

For the last five years I have been part of the CIO100, that is something I am extremely proud of. The role of CIO is something I believe passionately in and to be part of this group, to achieve membership to this rag-tag group of pioneers, leaders, misfits and general try hard, mean well human… Read More

eHealth Policy & Law in Ireland

The blog article below was originally published in the European Journal of eHealth law and Policy, it is a longer blog article than normal for here but may be a good reflection of the current situation in Ireland and what we are trying to do and how we are going about it… The concept of… Read More

The first twenty percent of initiation…

There are plenty of articles and books that give a great deal of advice about starting a new job. First 90 Days by Michael Watkins and the Gartner First 100 Days were great preparation reads for me moving to my new role in Ireland. Now I am more than 20% into that first period of… Read More

The butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker…

The butcher, the baker and the candlestick-maker – or in this case, the educator, the shop owner, the mechanic and the know-it-all – were in discussion at the recent UK CIO 100 event. (As an aside no one has worked out what a collective noun for CIOs is, although suggestions have included a ‘wally’ of… Read More