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CIO Advisory

CIO Advisory from Brighter Connections

Brighter Connections are now able to offer a CIO Advisory Service. Any company can benefit from this service, but it is particularly suited for organisations on a high-growth trajectory wishing to elevate or re-shape their IT strategy, accelerate digital transformation or implement a business change programme.

Even companies who are not on a high-growth trajectory may benefit from a CIO; they may be disorientated or without strategy and our CIO Advisory Service could help accelerate their trajectory.

Our CIOs

Our CIOs are highly experienced and excellent communicators at all business levels, with a successful track record in a variety of organisations (including many Blue-Chip and FTSE 200 clients) in different market sectors. They have a vast amount of experience in developing and implementing operational performance improvements and can bring additional skills, knowledge and experience to your team through their extensive partner network.

Our CIOs can assist in many areas which include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Providing guidance and support in terms of the general direction of the business
  • Defining what IT strategy is required to underpin this
  • Assessing the supply chain that is needed to support the strategy
  • Recommending what kind of partners are needed to achieve the agreed business objectives
  • Creating a roadmap of how to reach these objectives
  • Managing multiple programmes and multiple teams
  • Building investment cases to present at Board level
  • Advising and presenting to the Board
  • Unifying and gaining buy-in from Directors and Managers with a view to working as one team around digital transformation and business change
  • Acting as a catalyst to bring an element of pace and purpose to the business
  • Offering an external viewpoint
  • Helping to drive and manage an agreed plan to achieve key deliverables on time and on budget

What the Service Entails

We follow a defined methodology from initial engagement through to implementation, go-live and ongoing business as usual.


We will assess the project capabilities by understanding the vision and current IT pain points, understanding business priorities and timelines, understanding and documenting the current IT landscape and identifying key business opportunities and risks


We will provide new strategic IT direction aligned to the business priorities and timelines, define the future IT target operating model and define how we will mitigate key business risks and optimise opportunities


We will a develop a roadmap to delivery to ensure objectives are met on time and on budget


We will deliver the agreed plan including actionable outcomes via a RAG report and clear documentation

Throughout our engagement, we focus on 5 key areas:

  1. Governance
  2. Infrastructure
  3. Systems
  4. Service
  5. Organisation

Key Benefits to Your Business

External Expertise

Our CIO will provide additional capacity and expertise to complement the existing in-house knowledge and experience of your Board of Directors

Specific Skills

Our CIO can provide an additional skillset which may be lacking within the business

Time Saving

Considerable HR time can be saved searching for, and recruiting, the right candidate, often with long notice periods to be served before the right person can be employed

Cost Savings

Substantial costs savings can be made due to the fact you are not employing a permanent member of staff and do not have to pay recruitment fees and secondary expenses such as additional benefits packages

Results Driven

We will focus on clear, defined, actionable outcomes within a specific, agreed timescale


Our CIO Advisory Service offers flexibility as regards the level of commitment you need to make in terms of number of days and timescales

Partner Network

Our experienced CIOs have access to an extensive network of highly credible partners and business associates to add additional value to your business

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