The IT crowd is no longer sitting in the basement. They’re contributing in the board room and they’re influencing business strategy.  CIO Advisory gives your organisation access to seasoned, industry Chief Information Officers to guide your IT and Data strategy and ensure it delivers for your business.

As the scope and relevance of IT and Data on business has continued to expand, neglecting to pay attention to your organisational Technology and Data strategy could impact your ability to compete. CIO Advisory provides tailored guidance designed to support and improve your internal capability, with services including:

  • Shaping and communicating IT strategy
  • 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

Our Approach

Our approach brings valuable, real-world outcomes to our clients. We collaborate with you to establish what your organisation needs, providing tailored advice and solutions that address your specific challenges with measurable outcomes.

IT strategy requires strategic alignment. 

We build the strong business partnerships that form the foundations and support needed to succeed across the organisation.​

Businesses need to build their own knowledge. 

Our approach helps clients develop their own capabilities to become self-sufficient.​

Strategy must be achievable

Headforwards’ breadth of expertise across Agile, talent, data, cyber and software engineering creates actionable, impactful and meaningful strategy and guidance that transforms organisations​

Organisations are unique. 

Headforwards Advisory and Consultancy provides tailored advice and solutions that address your specific challenges and opportunities.

Our Lead Advisory Partner.

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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