Headforwards CIO Advisory provides tailored digital, data, cyber and technology guidance to public and private sector organisations to help you become self-sufficient and sustainable.

Headforwards CIO Advisory builds great partnerships that bring value to our clients.  We provide tailored digital, data, cyber and technology guidance with an emphasis on improving internal capability and highlighting green opportunities.  

Led by Pete Reed, former CIO for AXA Health, Headforwards CIO Advisory‚Äôs goal is to enable our clients to achieve self-sufficiency and deliver long-term sustainable outcomes.

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Our Approach

We deliver valuable real-world outcomes to our clients. We start by building strong business partnerships that form the foundations of strategic alignment across your organisation. 

We provide every client with tailored advice and solutions to address your specific challenges. Using our discovery method we collaborate to identify your precise needs and then co-create measurable outcomes that address your challenges enabling you to continue on your successful journey.

Advisory is fully bespoke and tailored to each client but our expertise includes:

  • Shaping and communicating IT strategy
  • Establishing strong business partnerships to ensure strategic alignment
  • Agile tailored to your enterprise
  • Digital and data transformation underpinned by modern target architecture
  • Interim/Fractional CIO capability from seasoned industry CIOs
  • Technology and change delivery assurance and risk management
  • Value optimisations across technology spend
  • Legacy and new-world support
  • Winning strategy for cloud modernisation
  • Talent and skills support
  • Service and lifecycle management
  • Data protection and cyber posture strategies
  • Partner procurement and management support

INSIGHT

Digital Transformation: the coexistence challenge

The process of undergoing a Digital Transformation requires organisations to continue to run their business at the same time as transforming. CIO Advisory Partner, Pete Reed says companies must give both the old world and the new world attention, being careful not to let one overtake the other.

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About Pete Reed

Pete is the lead Partner in our CIO Advisory division. He has worked as a senior IT Executive for over 20 years, his most recent industry role being Chief Information Officer for AXA Health. At AXA, Pete provided IT across both UK and Global business lines supporting strong business growth and profitability. 

Through his role on the AXA UK & Ireland IT Executive Leadership team, and on several other data, risk, and cyber committees, Pete has been able to build a wealth of knowledge and experience that he now uses to help, advise and guide other senior IT and business leaders. 

He supports in the design and implementation of digital transformation strategies underpinned by new operating models and modern architectures that improve the customer experience. He also guides Business and IT departments through mergers, acquisitions and disposals, and advises on the implementation of low-cost ITIL-based service management and run models to reduce IT cost and improve reliability.

Pete is experienced in leading large scale programme delivery, including cloud transformation, moving multiple IT workloads to hybrid cloud environments and successfully completing the migration and decommissioning of very large technology platforms; and building, coaching, and mentoring high performing IT leaders and their leadership teams.

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Cloud Solutions

INSIGHT

Setting up your cloud journey for success

Headforwards CIO Advisory partner Pete Reed explains how leveraging and using the cloud well, as a part of your digital transformation journey, can provide great business value.

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