We caught up with top digital transformation influencer and Advice Cloud Strategic Adviser Jos Creese. Jos has over 30 years IT leadership experience, including CIO and CDO roles, and a variety of Non-Exec Director positions (including audit and risk and chair). He is a past president of both the Society of IT Management (SOCITM) and the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, and has been cited as 'the most influential UK CIO' in the Silicon 50 survey.
For over a decade Jos was CIO and latterly CDO for Hampshire County Council, leading a range of ground-breaking shared services and achieving national recognition with a range of awards for IT innovation. He also set up and chaired the Local Public Service CIO Council and worked with central government on a range of national programmes such as open data, ID cards and national supplier contract negotiation. He now works as an independent consultant and researcher providing expert advice to public and private sectors on digital and IT strategies.
In this new interview, Jos shares his expertise and opinion on various aspects of digital transformation. We covered:
- the biggest challenges for CIOs in the current public sector
- how the role of the CIO has evolved
- the trailblazers of digital transformation within the public sector
- why things go wrong with transformation strategy and what needs to happen
- how CIOs can best measure the impact of technology to the overall business
- staffing and skills challenge predictions
- the biggest concerns for the CIO moving to a cloud infrastructure