Chris Weston

Expert Contributor

Chris Weston

Portfolio CTO

Chainmaker Consulting

Portfolio CTO, digital strategist, focused on business growth and innovation

Helping organisations large and small exploit business opportunities through smart technology –

#30 in 2016 CIO Magazine top 100 IT Leaders

Working on a number of projects with diverse clients involving Machine Learning, Internet of Things, smart buildings. application development (including off/ nearshore) and business growth planning, from startups through to established service organisations.

They say that ‘culture eats strategy for breakfast’ – very true, but they also say breakfast is the most important meal of the day… I am convinced that a coherent technology strategy makes a huge difference to all organisations.

I’m not happy if I haven’t done someone a good turn each day, if I can help you with a problem, make a useful connection or provide a second opinion please get in touch, I’d be delighted to help.

I’m half of the WB-40 podcast with CIO columnist Matt Ballantine, join us at

I’m available for advisory, media or speaking engagements, call me on 07977 011116.

Recent speaking highlights
360┬░ Club – Business growth through agility
IT Directors Forum – Brexit and the impact on IT Strategy
British Computer Society – Winning at the Internet of Things
IT Directors Forum Spring – Brexit and the impact on IT Strategy
The Service Desk Show – Brexit – Impacts and opportunities for IT teams
Finance Directors Forum, Oct 2017 – Betting on Blockchain – stick or twist?
British Computer Society – Practical Applications of Artificial Intelligence