Recognition for Business Change boss

By on 12/06/2009 in News

Glyn Evans, Birmingham City Councils Corporate Director of Business Change, has been named in a prestigious list of the UKs top 50 business and technology executives.

The annual CIO50 is shaped by the UK’s top business and technology executives voting for their CIO (Chief Information Officer) peers on the basis of their performance during the last year.

Glyn has helped save costs and increase efficiency at Birmingham City Council by spearheading the authoritys Business Transformation programme.

After joining as director of business solutions and IT in 2003, he led the creation of Service Birmingham, a joint venture company with Capita aimed at reducing the cost of IT operations and driving up staff productivity by 15 per cent.

Before joining Birmingham City Council, he worked as head of e-services for the London Borough of Camden following a period serving as head of ICT for the Knowsley Metropolitan Borough.

With 27 years’ experience of local authority IT support under his belt, Glyn chairs Socitm Futures and is a member of the CIO Council and the Local Government Delivery Council.

Glyn said: “I am honoured to be recognised in this way, but the real credit must go to the councils talented and dedicated workforce we would not have been able to make the progress we have without our staff putting in the effort they have.

There are still many challenges ahead for our transformation agenda but we are making a positive difference by improving services for citizens.”

This year’s CIO50 list was compiled using the ballots of nearly three dozen of the UK’s most prominent IT chiefs, including CIOs and IT executives who have featured in the list in previous years, as well as votes from members of’s CIO Jury community and a panel of CIO experts.

The CIOs who voted this year include executives from some of the largest organisations in the UK, from retail and financial services companies through to central and local government bodies.

CIOs were asked to judge their peers anonymously on the basis of the CIO’s leadership ability, delivery and execution record, innovation and influence.

The CIO50 was unveiled at an exclusive reception in central London attended by many of the IT chiefs on this year’s list, plus CIOs from previous years’ lists and members of the CIO Jury.

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