Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 15 - Page 37

A PUBLICATION Providing Unparalleled Technology Intelligence ISSUE 15 // TRANSFORMING FINANCE How the payment industry is being developed by Digital Transformation MODERNISING OPERATIONS Meeting the modern demands of having a mobile workforce DATA CENTRE DOMINANCE Why Germany has become a magnet for data residency CONSISTENT CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE Barry Libenson, Global CIO for Experian on key challenges, the European IT market and the biggest cyberthreats facing enterprises. Intelligent Business Solutions Partner Global ICIO Knowledge Partner Intelligent Partner Global Innovation Partner Intelligent ITSM Partner Intelligent Data Management Partner Intelligent Data Security Partner EDITOR’S NOTE W elcome to the 15th issue of Intelligent CIO Europe where you’ll find an array of topics covering business mobility, Machine Learning and data centre residency in Germany, for example. This month’s cover story is an interview with Experian’s Global CIO, Barry Libenson, who discusses his management style, his role as a CIO, what he believes are the biggest cyberthreats facing Europe currently, whether European businesses are doing well to combat these threats, the customer experience and the future of technology. On page 63, Swansea University’s Head of IT, Simon Thompson, provides us with an insight into how an open source cloud solution has offered many benefits for the institution. The solution has allowed for collaboration and improved data sharing between university sites and groups around the UK. This month, we consider the ways business mobility is enhancing workplace operations and Leigh Moody, SOTI UK MD, discusses its rapid rise in the current tech era. He talks about the importance of businesses adapting to mobile solutions and how this is a necessity, rather than an option. Germany is this issue’s ‘Country Focus’ and we explore the driving force behind companies increasingly choosing to house their data there. Germany is now a dominant player in Europe for data centre residency and Philip van der Wilt, SVP, GM EMEA, ServiceNow, tells us why the company decided to reap the benefits provided by the country’s lead in this market. Bitterlikh, who informs us of the journey he took to land him in his current role, and about how he likes to relax and unwind outside of the office. I hope you enjoy this edition and if you are interested in contributing any future content then please don’t hesitate to get in touch at: Also talking data is ServiceNow’s Chris Pope, VP of Innovation, for our ‘CIO Opinion’ feature. He offers advice on how CIOs should be locking down their IoT data while managing it securely and successfully. This month’s ‘Tech Talk’ feature is an interview with Gavin Millard, VP of Intelligence at Tenable. Some of the topics Gavin explores include the repercussions of poor cyberhygiene, how the threat landscape is evolving, combatting the cybersecurity issue and reaching a solution.He also offers some top tips for securing an enterprise. Alix Pressley Editor To round off this edition, we ‘Get To Know’ LogNet Billing’s Vice President R&D, Rost INTELLIGENTCIO 37