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Northumbrian Water and Johnson Matthey CIOs at CIO Town Hall Live

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Join these two main CIOs on Wednesday nine September for a stay Q&A and much more

“I’ve been in telecoms. I’ve been in economic products and services. I did an interim stint with Microsoft. And I consider the largest big difference in the h2o sector is that we are a minor much more risk averse. You consume the stuff, so you can most likely respect why… The obstacle is building certain that as well substantially risk aversion does not go everywhere in our organisation that we are in a position to innovate, for our customers, for the natural environment.”

Northumbrian H2o CIO Nigel Watson has aided lead the enterprise to award-profitable use of technologies – and pioneered a thriving once-a-year innovation pageant. And he is refreshingly frank about the company is doing work on, from cloud to AI.

He is speaking at Computer system Business enterprise Assessment and NS Tech’s CIO City Hall Dwell this coming Wednesday September nine. The event is a common collecting for CIOs, CTOs and fellow technologies executives to be part of a stay, interactive forum with friends, engage with each and every other in team conversations, stay Q&As with our speakers, and in private chats.

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Nigel Watson, who is speaking with Computer system Business enterprise Assessment editor Ed Targett, will be joined by Paul Coby, CIO of FTSE a hundred sustainable systems enterprise Johnson Matthey, who will be speaking with NS Media Groups Edward Qualtrough.

As Ed Targett notes: “Our CIO City Hall Dwell is rapidly becoming the go-to assembly for CIOs to listen to from colleagues and to go over important marketplace traits and disruptive threats. Join us to listen to from two refreshingly direct speakers, with entire world-course working experience and a observe record of groundbreaking innovation at their organisations.”


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Nigel Watson has been CIO at Northumbrian H2o considering the fact that Oct 2016, possessing formerly labored in technologies roles at Vodafone, Travelport, Microsoft and GE Money.

Northumbrian H2o Group’s mentioned intention is to develop into the most electronic h2o enterprise in the entire world — scooping a global award for an revolutionary use of artificial intelligence previous calendar year as a outcome.

Specifically passionate about innovation, Watson set up Northumbrian H2o Group’s Innovation Pageant in 2017 to establish on the good results of the organisation’s open doorway hackathons which introduced together startups, suppliers, regulators and tech suppliers to try and tackle the enterprise and the sector’s largest company, resilience, technologies and environmental issues. Northumbrian Water’s Innovation Pageant 2020 will choose put in the autumn about electronic channels.

Paul Coby has been CIO of Johnson Matthey considering the fact that April 2018, and is a Non-Executive Director of Virgin Income, which also operates Clydesdale Lender and Yorkshire Lender.

At Johnson Matthey, a FTSE a hundred enterprise which is a leader in sustainable systems, the track record of IT has never ever been bigger and Coby’s operate is driving the two hundred-calendar year-aged organisation’s options to innovate utilizing electronic and details. Coby was formerly IT Director of John Lewis and subsequently the initially CIO of the John Lewis Partnership. He was CIO of British Airways for much more than a decade.

A author on Roman armed forces historical past, Coby has also served as an NED or board member for Animals at Household, P&O Ferries and SITA, the airline joint enterprise technologies products and services enterprise.


Johnson Matthey CIO Paul Coby interview
‘Innovation in electronic and data’

Northumbrian H2o CIO Nigel Watson interview
‘Opening the innovation floodgates’

Dwell audience Q&A with CIO Paul Coby, and Northumbrian H2o CIO Nigel Watson

Preceding speakers at NS Media Group’s CIO City Hall Dwell event involve British Military CIO Big Standard Jonathan Cole, and Parliamentary Digital Assistance CIO Tracey Jessup.

NS Media Group’s CIO City Hall Dwell will be minimal to CIOs and senior technologies executives on the working day of the event, but the periods will subsequently be opened and designed obtainable on demand to all.

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