cio's day one meeting
"it's clear from my extensive investigation that what we need in hmrc is more microsoft stuff"
HMRC has named Microsoft veep Jacky Wright as its next CIO, The Register can confirm. Wright will replace interim CIO Mike Potter, who headed up the department's technology since former top brass Mark Dearnley stepped down in October 2016. Last year it emerged that Dearnley walked away from his £185,000-a-year job because the …
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HMRC's big challenge is alluded to in the article, and that is disentangling itself from the big Aspire contract. What HMRC does is produce, and then support, large numbers of software applications (that help the Government collect tax).
So what is needed is a new CIO with experience of running a very large IT organisation, who can find a way to deal effectively with many hundreds, if not thousands, of suppliers of bespoke software.
Microsoft with its equivalent (large numbers of internal teams delivering its products) is perhaps as close as you can get, so she may well turn out to be an unexpectedly good catch.