Inspiring Tech Leaders

The Technology Podcast Series

Episode 13 - Inspiring Tech Leaders interview with John Sullivan, Transformational and Award-winning CIO

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In this week's Inspiring Tech Leaders podcast I'm talking with John Sullivan, who is an award-winning and transformational CIO. John has worked in a number of senior roles for well known organisations such as Virgin Trains, the Gondola Group, Laura Ashley, the Disney Store and HMV.

Learn more about how John has helped to implement data driven solutions across various retail environments that has helped to increase gross margins and customer satisfaction.

John talks about his experiences of developing strategies to implement both regional and international technology solutions and how to target the right products for the various global markets.

Hear about how John helped to drive forward transformational projects such as the Pizza Express customer database, which reached 19 million customers. We discuss how John used analytics and automation to offer enticing incentives and vouchers for customers and how that helped to increase the overall revenue for the group.

As a modern CIO, John relays his interactions with customers while working with Virgin Trains and how he led the project to automate ticket refunds for late running trains and the overall positive impact for customers, staff and shareholders.


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Episode 12 - Inspiring Tech Leaders interview with Sabah Carter, CIO at News Corp

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In this week's Inspiring Tech Leaders podcast, Sabah Carter talks about her career journey as a senior technology leader working within leading organisations such as News Corp, Pearson English, BBC Worldwide, Capgemini and the Financial Times.

We talk about the importance of IT security and some of the techniques used to help increase Cyber Security awareness across organisations.

Sabah talks about creating a culture of innovation and the importance of having a seamless experience when using technology.

Hear about how Sabah is focused on ensuring there is diversity and inclusion at all levels within technology and the importance of being good collaborators.


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Episode 11 - Inspiring Tech Leaders interview with Paul Boardman, IT Director at Northwood

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In this week's Inspiring Tech Leaders podcast I'm talking with Paul Boardman, who is the IT Director at Northwood.

Paul talks about his IT career journey working within manufacturing and supply chain.

We explore the challenges that face IT Leaders today and how to ensure organisations drive value from technology.

Hear how Paul has helped to improve analytics and automation within Northwood and is taking advantage of cloud based solutions to drive efficiency across the entire business.


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