Local authorities chart the top 100

1 May 2015, 1:09 pm

Senior Officers and Heads of IT and information from seven local authorities have this year been included in the list of the country’s top 100 CIOs, judged as “leaders who enable organisations to meet the needs of their customers through technology”.

Jos Creese, Hampshire County Council CIOThe ‘CIO100’ from magazine CIO UK, recognised the leaders for their central role in modernising and driving business change, according to a panel of leading technology and business specialists from the private sector.

The accolade is compiled each year to showcase the achievements and ambitions of 100 business and technology executives leading transformation across a range of markets. The award recognises technology leaders who create “significant business change management using technology tools to improve the organisation”.

The winners are:

– Jos Creese, CIO Hampshire County Council
– Paul Brocklehurst, CIO, Surrey County Council
– Claudette Jones, CIO, Edinburgh City Council
– Tonino Ciuffini, Head of IT, Warwickshire County Council
– David Wilde, Director of Information, Essex County Council
– Geoff Connell, ICT Chief, Newham Borough council
– Rocco Labellarte, CIO, Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

Entries were judged on, among others, ‘customer centricity’; transformation projects completed or underway and what they mean for the organisation; innovation, influence with the IT vendor community; and strong communication skills.

The judging panel included former CEO of DirectGov Jayne Nickalls; former head of IT at brand marketer Imagination, Matt Ballantine; Editor in Chief of CIO UK Mark Chillingworth; former NHS IT Director Jerry Fishenden; and author, market commentator and advisor on digital leadership Ade McCormack.