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CIO as a conductor…

First published in CIO Magazine in August 2016. A collaboration with Elaine Naughton in the  writing and development of this idea, a huge thanks to Elaine for this. In the excellent Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson, he describes a discussion between Jobs and Steve Wozniak where Jobs is explaining to Woz that the role… Read More

Brexit and the CIO!

First published to CIO.CO.UK Just when you thought every conversation would be about Trump this summer someone decided to press a big button that didn’t say Brexit on it, it said ‘stick it to the man’ and very few people thought that meant leave Europe! Or certainly after the event that is what it feels… Read More

eHealth Eco-System – From a different perspective…

The eHealth Ireland Eco-System was a year old last week, a great achievement for the team to go from the germ of an idea to the formation of a self-supporting Eco-System that has seen the meeting of many ideas and organisations that have been able to be another hand on the tiller, steering the eHealth… Read More

Mix tape management…

On days like yesterday I am so pleased I am a bit of a music geek, I love making musical lists, the best 75 songs of Bowie, the best 10 Stone Roses songs and yesterday morning way more important than any list ever before, the best 50 Prince songs. The day the world lost Prince… Read More

CIO as a team leader…

Originally written for and published by Horizon Business Innovation The role of CIO is more and more about leading a team, and a team of diverse skills and capabilities at that. Healthcare CIOs are used to the term multidisciplinary team, it is intrinsic to integrated care delivery one of the key benefits of technology in… Read More

The Bright side…

First published as a blog article on in the Health Management Institute of Ireland Journal. One of the most critical parts that must be carefully considered when creating an eHealth fabric for any care delivery system is not the latest innovation but actually how will the system react under the worst case scenario. Many systems… Read More

Starting something new…

In February 2015, our new CIO Richard Corbridge asked me if I would take on the challenge of leading our drive to build Projects, Programme & Portfolio Management (PPPM) division, within what would become the new Operating Model for the freshly renamed Office of the CIO. After our conversation, it took me all of 5 minutes… Read More

What should you never tell the CEO?

What does my boss never want to hear? Ian Cox, a prominent commentator on the role of the CIO recently published an open letter to all CEOs. The letter contains five pieces of advice every CEO should hear about the role of the CIO and how a CEO can support them more. The corollary of… Read More

Led by the nose… Business led CIO!

Was it an insult I thought, being congratulated for not being technical? It felt like an insult! Of course it wasn’t but it got me thinking about what it means to be leading a technology team in a large organisation where the best way to get engagement is to take away all references to technology,… Read More

Too Good To Fail?

That frustrating moment when the key piece of advice you hear is, ‘Why can’t they just put more resource on it?’. Managing suppliers when a project has difficulties is the most difficult part of any role I have ever had, and managing the stakeholders around project delays is always the area where the most focus… Read More

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