Researcher Profiles
Ian Cohen
Digital Advisor, Leading Edge Forum

Ian Cohen is a Digital Advisor for Leading Edge Forum.  He holds board advisory and non-executive positions with a number of UK start-ups who are at the forefront of the current wave of digital led transformation and delivery, as well as acting in a Digital Non-Exec (DNED) capacity for several more established firms. 

A ‘C level’ executive for over 15 years, Ian has been recognized by industry analysts and peers as one of the UK’s leading CIOs with a career spanning the financial services, media and technology sectors.  He has a proven track record in technology leadership, business transformation, customer/design-led innovation and operational excellence gained from a variety of commercial and IT roles in traditional and digital businesses. 

Formerly the Group CIO at Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) Group – one of the world's largest risk and insurance brokers – he was responsible for all aspects of JLT’s technology as well as, most recently, being the driving force behind their market leading global digital transformation programme.  Prior to joining JLT, he spent several years as CIO at Associated Newspapers (one of the UK’s largest media groups), was Global IT Director for the Financial Times, after initially joining them as CTO for FT.com, and also held leadership roles in e-Commerce at Lloyds TSB.

A sought-after speaker, mentor and coach, Ian is a digital practitioner and focuses on helping large complex organizations get from where ‘they are’ to where ‘they need to be’. 

RELATED PUBLICATIONS

BRMs Must Add Digital Business Leadership (DBL) Skills to their Toolkit to Remain Successful – Presented on 13 October 2016 at BRM Regional Briefing, London, UK

17 OCT 2016 / MIKE BOWDEN, DAVID REID, ROBINA CHATHAM, IAN COHEN

Becoming a Digital Disrupter

21 SEP 2016 / IAN COHEN

60% of Firms Face a Digital Leadership Gap

01 JUL 2015 / RICHARD BHANAP, IAN COHEN

Digital Drama in the C-Suite

12 JUN 2015 / RICHARD BHANAP, RICHARD DAVIES, IAN COHEN

PRESS ARTICLES

Ian Cohen, Leading Edge Forum, discusses CIO leadership
ComputerWeekly (Feb 2016)
Everybody's talkin' at me
CIO.co.uk (Nov 2015)
Please don't let me be misunderstood
CIO.co.uk (Oct 2015)
Come talk to me
CIO.co.uk (Oct 2015)
Welcome to the machine
CIO.co.uk (Sep 2015)
I'll tell what the smile on my face meant
CIO.co.uk (Jul 2015)
'You've done it all' - seeking out the latest innovation
CIO.co.uk (Jun 2015)
'Are you experienced?'
CIO.co.uk (May 2015)
Who's Next? Meet the new boss - same as the old boss
CIO.co.uk (Mar 2015)