CIO50

CIO 50 2012: Jennifer Rigby

CIO 50

Job Title : CIO

Organization : Department of Energy and Climate Change

In her present role, Jennifer Rigby looks after technology for the government ministry in charge of energy and climate-change policy.

Rigby took up her role at DECC in January 2011 and, so far, has been able to reduce the department's carbon emissions by 21 per cent. She believes that e-procurement and cloud computing can help to drive a green IT strategy.

In January 2012 she became chair of the Green Delivery Unit, which is responsible for helping the government roll out its Government Green ICT Strategy.

Before taking on her position at DECC, Rigby worked at the Home Office, the National Archives and the BBC, where she held various positions involving technology strategy, policy and production.

About Toby Wolpe

Toby Wolpe is a senior reporter at TechRepublic in London. He started in technology journalism when the Apple II was state of the art.

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