DigiTech Magazine - UK CIO2020 - Spring 2015 - Page 3

...........................................................................................................................................................TECHNOLOGYBUSINESS Welc ome t o C IO2020! Hello, welcome back to our latest edition of North Highland’s magazine ‘CIO2020’, written especially for CIOs. For many years, North Highland has prided itself on being “the friend of the CIO” and this vision still rings true today. In this magazine we bring you our latest thinking within the CIO space and spark a dialogue around this within our CIO community. My name is Ben Grinnell, Global CIO Services Lead for North Highland. I have spent the last 15 years helping CIOs build capability in their functions and improve their relationship with the business to ensure IT divisions can facilitate the business vision. This publication is compiled with articles from subject matter experts across the North Highland offices in the UK and US. In this issue we take a look at the IT and digital outlook for 2015 and discuss the ‘super trends’ sweeping the space. We look at the benefit of running your own hackathon to re-start innovation that may be waning in your organisation. We bring you the reasons behind Agile project failure, and the consequences, along with the hot trends in gadgets and gizmos for the new year. Lastly, in my article I look at what’s shaping the IT function for 2020 and at the capabilities we see in organisations that are driving the pace. I discuss the things that more traditional IT functions need to do in order to stay in the game over the next 5 years. I hope you enjoy these articles and we would welcome any questions or further discussion on the topics within – Just get in touch! Grab a coffee and have a read of CIO2020! Ben Grinnell CONTENTS TECHNOLOGY Gadgets And Gizmos For CIOs 4 BUSINESS 2015 I.T. & Digital Outlook 6 Attack A Hackathon 8 Shaping The I.T. Function For 2020 10 Chasing The Digital Train 14 6 Reasons Agile Projects Fail 17 Join our CIO Breakfast Community 20 On The Horizon For 2015 22 ben.grinnell@northhighland.com Twitter: @Ben_Grinnell facebook.com/ NorthHighland twitter.com/ NorthHighland youtube.com/ NorthHighlandCo CIO Magazine Spring 2015 Issue 3