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John Riley

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Full name John Riley
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
Specialist areas

IT Management; CIO Issues; IT professionalism; IT security and business/reputation risk; Government; industry groups

Editorial work News writing, Features writing, Editing
Last updated 28-09-2011 18:09

Biography

Profile: John Riley

Since February this year John Riley has focussed on IT security and writing through his company Global Media Ventures Ltd.

Prior to that he was Managing Editor of Computer Weekly, Reed Elsevier's flagship IT publication. Over many years there he was responsible for developing strategic direction, identifying business value from IT, and for building in-depth relationships with the corporate IT user community.

In the mid 1990s he set up Computer Weekly’s long standing club for IT Directors (the CW500 Club) which still meets monthly at Claridges.

He is very active within the IT scene, being a Court member of the Information Technologists Company (a City livery company), and a management committee member of the British Computer Society user oriented group, Elite, and also a member of the BCS Management Forum.

He is also currently a member of two Parliamentary/industry groups: the Parliamentary Information Technology Committee (Pitcom); and Parliamentary/IT action group, Eurim. He is also a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS), a Fellow of the Society of Arts (FRSA), and a Freeman of the City of London.

He is is a founder external advisor to de Montfort’s University’s Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, and a long standing member of the IT ginger group, the Real Time Club. Until this year he was a board committee member of Byte Night, the annual IT industry charity sleepover.

In his 25 years at Computer Weekly, he also set up from scratch and ran IT related book publishing, newsletter and high priced report operations, and regularly organised various events, workshops and awards.

Before joining Computer Weekly he was for four years a Research Fellow in Archaeological Science at Southampton University. He has a PhD in Mediterranean Roman Archaeology from Manchester University and is also a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (FSA).

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