CIO WaterCooler Newsletter: Your April content round-up

We’re well in the swing of 2019, with plenty of exciting content and discussions for you to sink your teeth into. While the content we share is curated by us, the authors and moderators are exceptionally experienced thought leaders who always share practical ideas you can apply in your own work life.

Without further ado, here’s your April content menu…

Articles worth reading

Combatting Future Security Risks to Cloud Services

By Robin Smith
We live in an expanding digital universe. Each year zettabytes of data are added to global information asset holdings according to recent analysis by IDC, expanding the potential attack surface for highly organised cyber criminals. Adopting Cloud services in any form poses a security conundrum for organisations.

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First 8 months of GDPR: 59,000 breaches notified and only 91 fines


By Jean-Christophe Gaillard

Are we reaching the point where a harder enforcement line is required? The recent Data Breach Survey released by DLA Piper earlier this month deserves some comments. It gives us for the first time some consolidated real-world statistics around the way GDPR has been handled by domestic regulators since May 25th.

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Our Digital Future

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What do you include in data quality issue log?

By: Nicola Askham

Managing, monitoring and leveraging data has never been more important. While GDPR has presented some challenges, it’s also helped businesses get their data (customer’s data rather) under control. The log is what the Data Governance Team will be using while they help investigate and resolve data quality issues, as well as for monitoring and reporting on progress. What should be included in this log?

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Digital Boardrooms

From DevOps to ArchOps: The New World of Infrastructure Design and Management

Led by: Paul Bevan and Dr. Richard Sykes

In recent time the professional creation of software has been developed to ensure a tight alignment between software and the operations it is intended to enable…thus the term DevOps.

Now the design of technical architectures can be developed to directly enable the operations that the business seeks…leading to a new term, ArchOps.

This interactive, virtual session allows for meaningful and immediate knowledge share.

Details: Wednesday, 24 April, 13:00 – 14:00

Register here.

CIO WaterCooler Live Manchester

CIO WaterCooler Live Manchester took place last month at the Radisson Blu Edwardian.

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Our IT leaders explored various topics, while unearthing new perspectives and ideas for leveraging technology and people, to take businesses into new areas of digital innovation.

Supported by Manchester City Council and the Northern IT Leaders Group the event received incredible feedback for being slick and fun, while offering outstanding networking with dynamic personalities in the tech space.

Keep an eye out for our CIO WaterCooler Live London, coming up 11 June at Merchant Taylors Hall, in the City of London.

The event will feature brilliant speakers on current topics, who will deliver practical insights to help you better lead as a CIO.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Our objective is to support tech leaders make better decisions, through initiatives designed to equip attendees with new perspectives while making new connections.

If you’re growing your personal brand, consider participating in our Live and Focus events, joining the Digital Boardrooms or submitting your articles to engage with the CIO community.

Explore and find a world of CIO-focused content, podcasts, physical and virtual events.

For any queries, please feel free to drop us an email.

CIO WaterCooler team

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