Mark Chillingworth has been observing, speaking, writing about, and hosting chief information officers (CIO) community events and podcasts since January 2008. Over the last 12 years he has interviewed CIOs from across the globe and in every vertical market, ranging from the CIO of the British Army, major Dutch ports, international media conglomerates, global manufacturers, and retailers through to national and local government as well as startup technology pioneers.
Today Chillingworth works as a writer, editor, and moderator for leading publications, including Diginomica, the Financial Times, HotTopics, iCIO, and IDG Connect. CIOs and IT Teams as well as foremost technology service providers commission Chillingworth as a professional storyteller to write and convey how technology is reshaping organizations, cultures, and business processes. Alongside writing commissions, Chillingworth chairs the Horizon CIO Network, a specialist community of European and UK CIOs and CTOs.
Chillingworth entered the CIO and CTO community in 2008 as the Editor in Chief of CIO UK magazine. During his editorship, he created the CIO Summit, at the time the largest CIO event, and the CIO 100 powerlist formats in a tenure that took the title from failure to award winner. Leaving CIO UK magazine in 2016, Chillingworth and a business partner created the first podcast for CIOs.
Away from the world of CIOs and CTOs Chillingworth is father to two daughters and is obsessed with mountain biking in France or the North Downs.