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The Urban Transit Evolution

This new report, sponsored by Siemens UK, which reviews some of the urban mobility challenges facing well-established, congested cities. It provides a roadmap for city leaders to overcome these challenges, with a focus on factors to consider when making decisions around infrastructure projects and transport policies.

Key findings of the report include:

Possibilities require purpose: The role of emerging technology in digital transformation

In theory, new technologies drive digital transformation, but CIOs often find it’s not that easy. In fact, adopting new technologies to drive business results requires the CIO’s strategic involvement from the very beginning, from choosing the technologies to ensuring they’re working effectively across the enterprise.

Pioneering leadership: CIOs reinventing technology and business

Today, these changes require going beyond simply introducing new technologies to digitise the company. Pioneering and leading successful transformations require accelerating both innovation and strategic enablement across the entire enterprise.

Q&A with Theresa Payton, CEO, Fortalice, former CIO, White House

In this Q&A, we ask Theresa Payton, CEO of Fortalice Solutions and former CIO of the White House, about the changing role of the CIO, today’s cyber threat landscape and best practices in security and IT operations.

Theresa Payton is a leading expert in cyber-security and IT strategy. Ms Payton is currently CEO of Fortalice Solutions, a cyber-security consulting firm, and was the first woman CIO at the White House, serving under president George W Bush from 2006 to 2008. Ms Payton also previously held leadership roles at Bank of America and Wachovia. 


Q&A with Renata Marques, CIO, Whirlpool Latin America

In this Q&A, The EIU asks Renata Marques, CIO of Whirlpool Latin America, about the changing role of the CIO, how emerging technologies like cloud are enabling innovation and how businesses execute their digital transformation journeys.

Renata Marques is the CIO at Whirlpool Latin America, responsible for information technology and digital business transformation solutions. Ms Marques has held previous IT leadership roles at ABB and Monsanto.

Q&A with Ritesh Sarda, CIO, Sun Life Financial Hong Kong

In this Q&A, The EIU asks Ritesh Sarda, CIO of Sun Life Financial Hong Kong, about the changing role of the CIO, digital transformation in the financial services industry and how CIOs can leverage emerging technologies to enable their business strategies. Ritesh Sarda is the CIO of Sun Life Financial Hong Kong.

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Pioneering Leadership: CIOs Reinventing Technology and Business

Today these changes require going beyond simply introducing new technologies to digitise the company.  As a result, we asked leading CIOs globally from across industries to explore how they are pioneering successful digital transformations to accelerate innovation and strategic enablement across their businesses.

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