How CIOs can pay off tech debt and invest in the future


Business technology leaders are being tasked with enabling their organisations to innovate, a demand that has increased in importance as a result of the global pandemic. However, maintaining existing systems is consuming over half of the budget that CIOs and CTOs are responsible for, preventing that innovation. A major study finds technology debt, mostly as a result of code, is slowing business performance and with technology stacks, mobility and cloud computing and sprawl, technology debt has the potential to grow.

This discussion will explore:

  • Business performance
  • Innovation demand
  • Capex and Opex priorities
  • Causes of technology debt
  • How the pandemic demonstrated the issues of tech debt


Mark Chillingworth
European CIO &
CTO Community Editor

Rui Rosado Gonçalves

Claire Priestley
Interim Chief Digital and Information Officer,
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Richard Williams
Managing Director Information Technology,
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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