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Making Digital Work, Ep 10, Full Interview: Save The Children CIO, Karl Hoods

Karl Hoods

We spoke to Karl Hoods, UK CIO at Save The Children, to understand how tech is being used to build stronger relationships with donors.

Karl Hoods serves as CIO at Save the Children UK, the global children’s charity who helped 22.1 million through their work in 2016 alone. Karl has full responsibility for technology and digital functions within the UK. He is also a member of the global IT executive team and provides vision and strategy to ensure technology supports the charity in fulfilling its mission.

Karl has been in this role since 2013 and so far has defined technology strategy to support all business functions including retail operations and overseen key progressive elements such as negotiating the global contract with Adobe for Marketing Cloud, and implementing Oracle HCM globally to provide a common HR service across Save the Children.

Prior to his role at Save the Children, Karl served in a number of technology based roles including CTO & Head of Central Service Management for the UK governments Department of Education.

Our ‘Making Digital Work’ series focuses on how tech leaders are implementing digital at their companies. The series is run in partnership with Computacenter.