CIO 100

Panellists announced for Business & Finance CIO 100 Index launch event, in association with Equinix

By Business & Finance
16 May 2023
Pictured (L–R): Peter Lantry, Managing Director, Equinix Ireland; Ashling Cunningham, Chief Information Officer, Uisce Éireann and Sarah Freeman, Managing Editor, Business & Finance.

The panellists for the CIO 100 Index thought leadership discussion have been announced. The launch event for the Business & Finance CIO 100 Index, in association with Equinix, will coincide with the beginning of Dublin Tech Summit.

The CIO 100 launch event will take place at 8am on Wednesday, May 31st at the Minerva Suite in the RDS Dublin. You can now register for the event which will feature insights from some of Ireland’s top Digital Leaders.

The theme for this year’s event is ‘Future-proofing strategies for CIOs’. Peter Lantry, Managing Director, Equinix Ireland will open the event moderated by Joan Mulvihill, Digitalisation & Sustainability Lead, Siemens.

Peter Lantry commented on the significance of the event:

“The past year has seen significant changes to the economic landscape, so it is fitting that this year’s CIO 100 theme is centred around futureproofing strategies. Technology is fascinating in its malleability; consistently providing innovative solutions to real-world problems. CIOs must ensure that they – and their organisations – are as agile as today’s technologies are. Only then will they be able to navigate the unknown road ahead, all while driving transformation and prioritising security and sustainability.

“This year’s CIO 100 highlights the breadth of talent that we have operating on these shores, and we at Equinix are proud to support these brilliant leaders as they enrich our digital economy and pave the way towards our sustainable future.”

The panel comprises Ashling Cunningham, Chief Information Officer, Uisce Éireann; Noelle Watts, Chief Information Technology Officer, Ornua and Eoin Fleming, Chief information officer, Carne Group. 

Meet the panellists for this year’s CIO 100 Index launch event

Ashling Cunningham, Chief Information Officer,
Uisce Éireann

Ashling Cunningham is the Chief Information Officer at Uisce Éireann. She has extensive experience working in manufacturing, services and utilities industries. Cunningham has an IT and Finance background, and holds an M.Sc. in Management from Trinity College.

Before joining Uisce Éireann (formerly Irish Water) she held several senior leadership and consulting positions in international companies. Cunningham is a regular speaker at seminars, conferences and industry events on the transformational role of digital and technology, data and security, innovation and women in business. She is also a frequent contributor to trade publications.

Noelle Watts, Chief Information Technology Officer,

Noelle Watts is an experienced Chief IT Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the Ingredients and dairy industry. She currently works as part of the Ornua team and is skilled in Business Transformation, Business Process Design and technology enablement.

She has a Masters in Digital Marketing from The Digital Marketing Institute and a Bachelor of Commerce from UCC. She has experience in IT strategy and change management.

Eoin Fleming, Chief Information Officer,
Carne Group

Eoin Fleming is the CIO of Carne Group, an international ISO 27001 certified fund management company headquartered in Ireland with over 1 Trillion in Assets Under Management (AUM).

He is an IT executive with over twenty five years’ experience in regulated industries primarily in the financial services vertical. His principal skills are the management of IT outsourcing, service delivery and engineering.

Fleming is a former Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Data protection Officer (DPO). He has worked internationally with DXC (HP), KBC, Dell, KPMG and Leveris. He holds the following certifications: CISSP, ISSMP, ISSAP, ISSEP, CISA, CRISC, CIPP/E, ISO 27001 Lead auditor.


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