Jo Drake
Jo Drake
CIO
The Hut Group

Technology wasn’t Jo’s first career choice. Instead she was on track to be a professional tennis player until injury forced her to put her sporting ambitions to one side and she took a role on an IT help desk.  It was there she learned her trade and realised she wanted to be part of fixing the bigger problem, progressing into service management strategy roles at Diageo, Accenture and Yahoo.

With a demonstrable record of driving successful global technology transformations, Jo went on to hold senior positions including Head of Global Service Management at Betfair and the BBC where she helped to build a world-class centralised operations team. 

Jo went onto senior leadership roles as SVP Global Technology Services group and then CTO at Wood Mackenzie, Senior director of engineering at Skyscanner and is now CIO at The Hut group.

Jo is a people orientated leader who is passionate about leadership, Diversity & Inclusion.  She also sits on the advisory boards of Global Business intelligence (GBI) and Northern IT Leaders group.

My Sessions
Modern leadership - the ripple effect
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Presentation Main Stage
PANEL: Tech Leaders Discussion: How should business and tech leaders plan for digital transformation
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Panel discussion Main Stage