Make Your Vision Reality

Good ideas and strong capabilities: they are what have got you to where you are now, and the same is true for us. Supporting ambitious IT and security leaders with a strong vision is Company85’s bread and butter – from Christina Scott from News UK to Neil Brooks from Autodata. We have collated that experience here, to provide you with a one-stop shop of resources to help in those crucial early days.

Dinner Debate Series

How can IT and security leaders make the most of their first year in a new role?

Hosted by Chris White, CIO at HFW LLP

The pressure is on to make an impact fast when starting a new IT or security leadership role. It can be difficult to balance the business’ concerns with your own personal goals, especially when building relationships from scratch.

This Dinner Debate will bring together a group of leaders one year or less in their current role to discuss their personal challenges and experiences.

Only 12 places available
28th February 2019, 5pm-9pm. South Place Hotel, London

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Paul Heffernan, Group CISO at Unipart

How can security leaders make the most of their first year in a new role?

Hosted by Paul Heffernan, Group CISO at Unipart

With cyber security rising up the agenda, the pressure is on to make an impact fast when starting a new leadership role. It can be difficult to balance the business’ concerns with your own personal goals, especially when building relationships from scratch.

Christina Scott, CTO at News UK

How can IT leaders make the most of their first year in a new role?

Hosted by Christina Scott, CTO at News UK

Cover of How can IT leaders make the most of their first 12 months in a new role?

Our dinner debate for new-in-role CIOs was a lively discussion, full of actionable advice and personal perspectives on how to thrive in the first 12 months in a role. Get that advice in our debate report now.

Make An Impact Fast

Written for IT and security leaders in the first year of their role.

With IT and cybersecurity becoming increasingly crucial to business function, the pressure is on to make an impact fast when starting a new leadership role. We reached out to some of our clients, including Christina Scott from News UK and Simon Strickland from Jaguar Land Rover, and compiled this light and honest read to help your prioritise and make the most of your early days.

Original research for CIOs and CISOs new in their role

Download: The CIO Success Story

The CIO Success Story

We spoke with more than 20 CIOs in their first 12 months in a new role. This paper will help to assess your position and provide valuable insights into the strategic priorities and trend affecting your peers.

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of new CIOs consider operational efficiency as their key strategic responsibility

of new CIOs believe they can do their job effectively within their budget

Download: The CISO Success Story

The CISO Success Story

This paper outlines original research of 20 CISOs less than a year in their role. It will give you the inside track on how to hit the ground running in your first 12 months, alongside specific insight into the right strategic priorities and trends.

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of CISOs expect to spend 1-3 years in the job, whereas CIOs expect to average 3-5

of new CISOs were primarily attracted to their role because of its complexity

Alison FitzGerald, COO of London City Airport, on being new in role

“Explaining the vision was a challenge: this was an environment that hadn’t invested in IT in a long time, but knew it needed to. So it was really describing the challenge in business speak, not talking about boxes and wires but talking about what the risk to the business was, how we would enable the business, how we would meet the future growth plans.”

Alison FitzGerald, COO of London City Airport, spoke to us about her experiences of being new to a senior IT leadership role, as the first CIO of London City Airport, and her advice for those in the same position.

Scrutinise the infrastructure you’ve inherited

Having a vision, however humble or extreme, is what has put you in this new position. But while your organisation has had ample opportunity to understand you, you have probably not had the same chance to scrutinise the infrastructure you have inherited.

At Company85, our New in Role Assessment Services are designed for IT leaders looking to gain rapid, independent insight in their current state. They provide the information you need to accelerate change and make information, future-proofed decisions.

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