The purpose of architectural governance is to ensure that technology and change is introduced to a business in a way that appropriate and sustainable.
For regulated industries (which isn’t in the age of GDPR?), blind trust will never be enough and being able to demonstrate a sufficient degree of due-diligence on key vendors will always be essential to defend against any liability in case of a data breach.
The IT market continues to evolve and shifts away from the traditional, towards the disruptive. Some of the trends I’ve noticed is that IT outsourcing firms have become more focused on long-term cooperation and becoming a client’s partner for years.
Mark Ridley has been a top 100 CIO, co-technical founder of Reed.co.uk. These days he runs his own consultancy, Ridley Industries, where he helps a range of clients from start-ups to tech leaders. Ahead of his talk at CIO WaterCooler LIVE London, our Content Director, Nic Jennings spoke with him about his 2019 Tech Trends.