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Digital Matters Podcast: Are IT Vendors Selling what CTO's / CIO's Really Need?


19 Jan 2023 | 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 Partner, Noel Ady.

In this episode of Digital Matters, the first of 2023, gravity9 partners Andy Ross and Noel Ady speak with experienced CIO and Nuclear Physicist Tim Hargest. Having worked within the Technology industry for a number of years and holding a number of CIO roles, Tim discusses the challenges CIO’s are facing in todays world and how Digital vendors can meet their very real needs. In this podcast we discuss;

  • The challenge for most CIO’s is ensuring the foundations are right, the cost and that it works!
  • The importance of speaking the language of business to business outside yet understanding the architecture and systems integration.
  • How to understand and appreciate ‘the problem’.
  • The importance of business relationships and doing business with people you trust.
  • How to balance innovation with ‘keeping the lights on’.
  • What is truly fundamental to business and is this the world software vendors sell into?
  • The playbook for turning around failing projects.
  • The advice Tim would share with CIO’s of today.


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