The Innovation Circle started life about two years ago as an internal publication for Capgemini Infrastructure Services in the UK. It then branched out to teams across Northern Europe and, most recently, to our global colleagues. I am very pleased to now share it with a wider, public audience – and I hope it will spark some interesting conversations.

This edition focuses on something I have been championing for a while: the evolving role of the CIO from Chief Information Officer to Chief Innovation Officer. This shift is becoming more necessary than ever as CIOs strive to maintain the right balance between their traditional IT estate and a more agile, service-driven way of working – I call this a Hybrid IT approach.

More insights into Hybrid IT and the balancing act of two very different worlds can be found in our feature article. There are also pieces on:

  • Lessons on the Internet of Things
  • Data export compliance innovations
  • The future of data center transformation
  • New storage technology – keeping pace

We also have an update from the Chief Architect Office and some insights from around the market.

I hope you enjoy reading, and please do get in touch with me or any of the contributors if you’d like to comment on the topic discussed.