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Boots and BCS – Professionalisation of IT.

Every CIO is striving for the professionalisation of IT in some way or another.  In some cases, CIOs are doing it to make recruitment and retention easier; in other cases, it’s to position IT in the best possible way within their organisation. Elsewhere, it’s because CIOs believe it is quite simply the right thing to… Read More

The Puzzle of Digital Leadership Styles

Rich Corbridge, CIO, Boots and Grant Ecker, Chief Architect, WBA discuss the skills needed to solve “the IT puzzle” Solving the puzzles of IT leadership In a recent Boots UK IT huddle between Grant Ecker, Chief Architect at WBA and Rich Corbridge, CIO at Boots there was a conversation about how each part of the Global IT function at… Read More

Boots IT & Architecture Partnership

What do Rich Corbridge, CIO of Boots in the UK and Ireland and Grant Ecker, Chief Architect at WBA have in common? The Boots IT CIO stretching to think like an Architect? A Chief Architect stretching to think like a CIO? Sure, we could start there… but the roots are quite a bit deeper. Grant – It… Read More

Collaborative ways and the resource of the future…

The key resource in 2020 for the delivery of healthcare to populations around the world is… people, friends, colleagues; human beings that we need to work with day in and day out to keep ‘the show on the road’, and we didn’t even need a drum roll! A crisis tells us this; facts tell us… Read More

The make-up of great leadership…

“Imagine that the Clash had stayed around to be influenced by 3rd Bass, the Young Disciples and Marshall Jefferson. Or Soul II Soul had been inspired as much by Public Image Limited’s ‘Metal Box’ as Public Enemy or that the soundtrack to Taxi Driver was influenced by Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’. Imagine that… Read More

Multi Supplier Partnerships – Unknown quantities

A blog piece written in conjunction with Rachel Murphy of Difrent. Originally edited and published on DigitalHealth.net captured here in its uncut form. Rachel Murphy (CEO of Diferent) and Richard Corbridge (Director of High Street Healthcare at Boots UK) have worked in digital health and care and public sector transformation for many years, never quite… Read More

Innovation coaching…

Lead innovation. It sounds so simple, but innovation means so many different things to so many people. Not to mention trying to ‘lead’ a creative process, to make something happen that is quite a creative and individual ‘thing’ requires a new kind of working together. My role is now to find ways, as many ways… Read More

Don’t be salted about a problem, be marinated!

The digital revolution will not be televised! Its already here and televising a modern revolution simply will not be enough. The revolution will be live streamed in virtual reality for everybody to take part in! Gil Scott Heron will be smiling from on high; to think that the immortal statement of wild abandon and a… Read More

Leeds Digital Interns

What does a soap factory, a hotel laundry, a cheese processing plant and a builder’s merchant have in common? They were all places that I learnt my ‘trade’, and somehow I became a CIO in the health service! Yesterday was a great day for the digital team in Leeds, for the second year running the… Read More

CCIO Leadership Styles.

Originally published by DigitalHealth.net Since the publication of Robert Wachter’s book in the spring of 2015, the idea of clinical engagement in all that is digital health has been pervasive. But before ‘the’ book and over the last decade at least, I have seen a plethora of different styles adopted for the role of what… Read More

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