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Digital Matters Podcast: The Evolving Role of a CTO with Andy Caddy


05 Nov 2020 | Emma Benham

Our Digital Matters podcast offers monthly discussions with leading digital innovators, thought leaders and industry disruptors who, like us, think differently when it comes to digital.

Hosted by: Partner, Andy Ross and Experience Director, Andy Newman.

In episode four of gravity9’s Digital Matters podcast Partner Andy Ross and Experience Director Andy Newman talk with Andy Caddy, previously CTO of Whitbread and CIO of Virgin Active, Andy is now Group Technology Director at The Collective, a London and New York based co-living organisation designed to connect members. Andy talks with us about the evolution of the CTO/CIO role and the skills of great businesses leaders.

  • Why the role of the CTO/CIO is a privileged position.
  • How the CTO/CIO role has changed over the last ten years and the skills needed as it continues to evolve.
  • Why a strong Technology leader eliminates the need for a CDO.
  • Why there are so few examples of Technology leaders that have progressed into business leaders and is this set to change?
  • The key skills seen in successful business leaders
  • How Technology leaders can challenge and equip themselves to step into business leadership roles?


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