Horsham worker one of UK’s top IT leaders

Kevin Connell, Southern Housing Group, Horsham SUS-150430-104203001
Kevin Connell, Southern Housing Group, Horsham SUS-150430-104203001

Kevin Connell, IT Director at Southern Housing Group’s Horsham office, has been named in the 2015 CIO Top 100 announced by CIO UK Magazine.

The CIO 100 list recognises the most transformative CIOs in the UK, demonstrating how they are initiating and leading technology-enabled business transformation within their organisations.

Kevin is leading the Group’s IT transformation, and reshaping his supplier base to enable the business to become more customer-centric, commercially focussed and able to react to change more easily.

This is the second successive year that Kevin has been named in the list. He said: “I am honoured to be part of this list of IT leaders who are enabling change in their organisations. At Southern Housing Group we are introducing innovative IT solutions to help deliver an enhanced customer experience. We are passionate about using technology to realise efficiencies and improve access to our services.”

CIO UK Editor-in-Chief Mark Chillingworth said: “The CIO 100 showcases 100 examples of CIOs driving transformation in their organisation. Each story is unique to the challenges of the company, its vertical market, and the needs of the community or customer they serve.

“The latest CIO 100 demonstrates the variety of organisations and types of transformation that exist, and celebrates a host of industries including retailers, charities, FMCG manufacturers, government bodies, financial giants, social housing organisations and utilities providers in a showcase which includes UK institutions, global businesses and British megabrands.”

Report and picture contributed by Southern Housing Group.