Job Title : CIO
Organization : Leeds City Council
Leeds City Council CIO Dylan Roberts has demonstrated the benefits to the business of improving technology efficiency.
Roberts, who leads a team of 286 business and ICT professionals, appears on the CIO50 list after driving down the cost of providing the council's ICT by 30 per cent since 2007, while increasing its sophistication and overall usage.
He has more than 24 years' experience in the public sector, including 12 years as a CIO.
He sits on the National CIO Council and is vice chair of the Local CIO Council where he takes a lead role on local public services infrastructure. MBA-qualified Roberts is a passionate Welshman fluent in the language and a lover of football.
Toby Wolpe is a senior reporter at TechRepublic in London. He started in technology journalism when the Apple II was state of the art.