Next CIO Awards

Recognising the rising stars of the UK IT sector

Next CIO recognises and celebrates the biggest rising stars in the UK IT sector.

Next CIO is the annual awards and mentoring programme helping aspiring IT leaders to develop their careers, build their network and improve their skillsets.

This is an opportunity for aspiring digital, data and technology leaders to join an exclusive community that supports inclusion, career development and progress, and for current CIOs and business leaders to reward their colleagues and peers on what they have achieved.

Why attend

  • Best in class speakers
  • Celebrate the winners
  • Extend your network
  • Develop your career
  • Connect with the CIO UK community
  • Meet the next-generation of IT leaders

Next CIO judges

We’re proud to present the judges of Next CIO UK 2022

Doug Drinkwater

Doug Drinkwater

Position: Editor

Company: CIO UK

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Christelle Heikilla

Christelle Heikilla

Position: Former IT Director

Company: Arsenal FC

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Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts

Position: Global IT Director

Company: Stantec

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David Wilde

David Wilde

Position: Former CIO, Essex Country Council

Company: Advisor, GovX

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Bev White

Bev White

Position: CEO

Company: Nash Squared (formerly Harvey Nash)

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Yodit Stanton

Yodit Stanton

Position: CEO

Company: OpenSensors

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Nick McQuire

Nick McQuire

Position: Director, AI and Innovation

Company: Microsoft

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Dom Howson

Dom Howson

Position: CEO

Company: Viridor

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Nadine Thomson

Nadine Thomson

Position: Global Chief Technology Officer

Company: MediaCom

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Nisha Manaktala

Nisha Manaktala

Position: Technology Director, Re/ILS

Company: Hiscox

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Jots Sehmbi

Jots Sehmbi

Position: Chief Digital and Technology Officer

Company: University of Essex

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