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Welcome to the leading
CIO Community

Chief Information & Technology Officers Network

Welcome to HotTopics' Chief Information Officers and Chief Technology Officers community. Embracing our mantra of 'Connecting Leaders, Inspiring Action,' we unite the brightest minds in technology leadership.

Join our global CIO community for unparalleled networking, innovative discussions, and access to cutting-edge insights. Be part of a movement that celebrates and drives transformative action in the tech world.

Your journey as a technology leader starts here.

Why join the CIO community

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Executive networking

Connect and collaborate with peers in our global network

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Inspirational events

Fuel your innovation at transformative events

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Industry insights

Access cutting-edge insights from industry leaders

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C-suite Awards

Recognise excellence with our C-suite awards

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CIO events

Networking excellence in technology leadership

Engage with top CIOs and CTOs, share knowledge, and stay informed about the latest trends and innovations in technology leadership.

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CMO | CIO | CISO | CDO - Digital | CDO - Data | CFO

How to improve AI literacy

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Vector (3)Vector-2 26 Jun 2024

CMO | CIO | CISO | CDO - Digital | CDO - Data | CFO

The Global CFO 100: Learn from the judges

Vector (4)Vector-1 Virtual event

Vector (3)Vector-2 3 Jul 2024

CFO

Chasing sustainable growth through disruption

Vector (4)Vector-1 Central London

Vector (3)Vector-2 11 Jul 2024

CMO | CIO | CISO | CDO - Data | CDO - Digital

GenAI adoption strategies

Vector (4)Vector-1 Virtual event

Vector (3)Vector-2 25 Jul 2024

CMO

Marketing Meetup: Talent, Skills and People

Vector (4)Vector-1 Virtual marketing meetup

Vector (3)Vector-2 30 Jul 2024

CIO | CISO | CDO - Digital | CDO - Data | CMO

Embracing Digital Disruption: Navigating the Future of Business

Vector (4)Vector-1 Central London

Vector (3)Vector-2 7 Aug 2024

CMO | CIO | CISO | CDO - Data | CDO - Digital

Unleashing the Power of Data: Transforming Marketing Strategies

Vector (4)Vector-1 Virtual event

Vector (3)Vector-2 15 Aug 2024

CMO | CIO | CISO | CDO - Data | CDO - Digital

Navigating the shifting AI regulatory landscape

Vector (4)Vector-1 Virtual event

Vector (3)Vector-2 10 Sep 2024

CIO | CMO | CFO

The C-Suite’s quandary: Who owns innovation?

Vector (4)Vector-1 Central London

Vector (3)Vector-2 19 Sep 2024

CMO

Marketing Leadership Luncheon at the House of Commons

Vector (4)Vector-1 House of Commons

Vector (3)Vector-2 25 Sep 2024

CIO | CISO | CDO - Data | CDO - Digital | CFO | CX Leaders

Navigating Geopolitics in the Technological Sphere

Vector (4)Vector-1 Virtual technology meetup

Vector (3)Vector-2 26 Sep 2024

CFO | CMO | CDO - Data | CDO - Digital | CISO | CIO

The CFO Priorities for 2025 and Beyond

Vector (4)Vector-1 Virtual event

Vector (3)Vector-2 2 Oct 2024

CIO | CISO | CDO - Data | CDO - Digital | CFO | CX Leaders | CMO

The Studio - Nashville, USA

Vector (4)Vector-1 The Country Music Hall of Fame

Vector (3)Vector-2 28 Oct 2024

CMO | CIO | CISO | CDO - Data | CDO - Digital

Making sense of your unstructured data

Vector (4)Vector-1 Virtual event

Vector (3)Vector-2 6 Nov 2024

CIO | CISO | CDO - Data | CDO - Digital | CX Leaders | CFO

Meet-Up: Technology Leaders, November

Vector (4)Vector-1 Virtual technology meetup

Vector (3)Vector-2 28 Nov 2024

CMO

The Studio - Marketing Series

Vector (4)Vector-1 BAFTA

Vector (3)Vector-2 3 Dec 2024

CIO | CISO | CDO - Data | CDO - Digital | CFO | CX Leaders

The Studio - Technology Series

Vector (4)Vector-1 BAFTA

Vector (3)Vector-2 4 Dec 2024

CFO

Finance’s digital transformation imperative

Vector (4)Vector-1 Central London

Vector (3)Vector-2 29 Jan 2025

CIO and CTO Awards

The CIO 100
Award Winners

In partnership with IFS

Meet the Top 100 Global CIO Award Winners, nominated by our global community and selected by our independent judges.

CIO community insights

Leading voices in technology

Engage with leading voices in the CIO community and enhance your understanding of the evolving technology landscape.

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Become a TechGirl Mentor

Empowering Future Female Leaders

Become a TechGirl Mentor and empower the next generation of female leaders in technology. Share your expertise, offer guidance, and inspire young women to pursue fulfilling careers in tech

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Meet the HotTopics

Technology Advisory Board

The HotTopics Technology Advisory Board is comprised of some of the most influential and forward-thinking leaders within our global community. Each member brings a wealth of experience and a unique perspective, contributing to our mission of driving technological innovation and excellence.

Alejandro Becerra

Alejandro Becerra

CISO, Telefonica

Alison Davis

Alison Davis

CIO , GE Healthcare

Anna Barsby

Anna Barsby

CIO, 888 Holdings

Paul Smith

Paul Smith

Chief Information Officer, Amnesty International

Anna-Lisa Miller

Anna-Lisa Miller

CIO, Spectris

Avril Chester

Avril Chester

CTO, Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Bradley Schaufenbuel

Bradley Schaufenbuel

CISO, PayChex

Brian Brackenborough

Brian Brackenborough

CISO, C4

Catherine Buhler

Catherine Buhler

CISO, Energy Australia

Charlotte Baldwin

Charlotte Baldwin

CDIO, Costa Coffee

Christina Scott

Christina Scott

CIO & CPO, OVO Energy

Christopher Neal

Christopher Neal

Global CISO, Ramsay Health Care

Conor Whelan

Conor Whelan

CIO, Experian

Deborah Wheeler

Deborah Wheeler

CISO, Delta Airlines

Donna Ross

Donna Ross

CISO, Radian

Eileen Jennings-Brown

Eileen Jennings-Brown

CIO, Exscientia

Freddie Quek

Freddie Quek

CTO, THS

George Eapen

George Eapen

CIO & CISO, Petrofac

Georgina Owens

Georgina Owens

CTO, William Hill International

Ian Cohen

Ian Cohen

CIO, Acacium Group

Inken Braunschmidt

Inken Braunschmidt

Chief Innovation and Digital Officer, Halma

Itumeleng Makgati

Itumeleng Makgati

CISO, Standard Bank Group

Joanna Drake

Joanna Drake

CIO, THG

Juan Villamil

Juan Villamil

CIO, Imperial

Lauren Walker

Lauren Walker

MD Head Data Analytics UKI Europe, Accenture Song

Les McCollum

Les McCollum

CISO, UChicago Medical Center

Liz Banbury

Liz Banbury

CISO, Hiscox

Mark Walmsley

Mark Walmsley

Global CISO, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Norma Dove-Edwin

Norma Dove-Edwin

CIO, National Grid

Paul Coby

Paul Coby

CIO, Persimmon

Richard Newsome

Richard Newsome

Former CTO, Cancer Research UK

Robert Sheesley

Robert Sheesley

Group CIO, Wrench Group

Sarah Wilkinson

Sarah Wilkinson

COO & NED, Virgin Money

Vukosi Sambo

Vukosi Sambo

Executive Head of Data Insights, Afrocentric Group

Sarah Wilkinson

Sarah Wilkinson

COO, Virgin Money

Sandeep Seeripat

Sandeep Seeripat

Global Chief Transformation and Technology Officer, Twinings

Dominic Howson

Dominic Howson

Chief Information Officer, Viridor

Jason Oliver

Jason Oliver

Chief Digital Transformation Officer, University of Sussex

Alan Boehm

Alan Boehm

Former CTO, H&M Group

Walt Carter

Walt Carter

Chief Digital Officer, Homestar Financial Corporation

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Connect with C-suite leaders

Shell
HSBC
Verizon
AstraZeneca
Unilever
Diageo
BT
Experian
GE
NTT Ltd.
Boeing
American Airlines
Cisco
Oracle
Target
ForgeRock
AXA
Airbus
Telefonica
BASF
Carrefour
Ericsson
Bayer
Schneider Electric
BUPA
Santander
Allen & Overy
Asda
Beiersdorf
ALDI
Costa Coffee
Volvo
Amazon
HMRC
BEIS
Bank of England
Yum Brands
Persimmon Homes
Cigna
AT&T
Generali
Walgreens

What our community says

Lee Fulmer

The opportunity to come together with other senior executives to network, collaborate and discuss the challenges, and opportunities facing industry in a non-competitive way is invaluable.


Lee Fulmer - Chairman - Bank of England

Joanna Pamphilis

Genuinely beyond impressed with the HotTopics Community! Left inspired by the C-Suite Tech Leaders I had the privilege to meet as well as energized by the opportunity to participate as a panelist.


Joanna Pamphilis - CDIO - UniCredit

Jon Buckthorp

Meeting industry peers is a must in a hyperconnected, hyperaware, hyper-focused world. HotTopics enables exactly that, a great community and I am proud to part of it.

Jon Buckthorp -  Global Field Marketing Leader - Vodafone

Danny Attias

HotTopics are true to their word when they say they deliver a completely different networking experience for the technology community.

Danny Attias - CDIO - London. Business School

Emma Roffey

Never underestimate the importance and power of networking. Being part of Hottopic's CMO community has been invaluable, resourceful and inspiring not to mention energising. I fully encourage everyone to dive in!

Emma Roffey - VP Marketing EMEAR & Global Advocacy- Cisco

Maria Pilar Varela Sepulveda

I have had the privilege of meeting professionals in the tech field around the world, such incredible people from whom I was able to exchange experiences and learn from.

Maria Pilar Varela Sepulveda - CDO - AgroGalaxy

 

Nuala  Kennedy-Preston

The best best best awards ever! Well done HotTopics team

Nuala  Kennedy-Preston - CDO - People's Postcode Lottery

 

 

Mandie Beitner

It was an extraordinary event! Thank you HotTopics, all of you who worked so hard to put the event on. Right on point and as usual captivating. Well done again

Mandie Beitner - CTO - Former London Stock Exchange

 

 

Jo Peterson

Massive shoutout to HotTopics and CrowdStrike for creating the Future CISO 100 AND having a gender button to show the female future CISO leaders! Just Boom, congrats all

Jo Peterson - Vice President Cloud & Security Services - Clarify360

 

 

Carolyn Kirwin

The Studio is a great event! I walked away with a lot of food for thought and have some creative ideas on how I can navigate the current technology landscape to benefit my organization, customers, and employees.

Carolyn J Kirwin - COO - Amati Orchestra Ltd

 

 

Emily Wearmouth

The Studio is a brilliant event, which avoids many of the downsides I find at other industry events. Plus of course the amazing evening activity - I won't forget that in a hurry! Thank you all for a great event.

Emily Wearmouth - Director of International Communication - Netskope

 

 

Bjorn Ovar Johansson

Thank you HotTopics for a brilliant day full of new insights, relevant (HOT!) topics and interesting people at a perfect location. Very well organised and perfectly executed. Can't wait for the next meet up

Bjorn Ovar Johansson - CIO - Fractional, Interim CIO

 

 

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