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Portfolio CIO, CDO and CTO
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Member since: 23-01-2019
My Background Details
Information Age Magazine's CIO of the Year Finalist (2018), UK Data 50 Awardee (2016 & 2017) and recognised as a Computer Weekly UK Tech 50 Rising Star in 2015. Nominated Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS) in 2016.

A proven CIO, CDO and CTO with extensive digital transformation experience on a global scale.

An experienced Fintech board advisor with a comprehensive CTO network across the EU and US.

Recent experience with Startup accelerators and SME enterprises across the UK in sectors such as Accountancy, Hospitality, Retail, Not-for-Profit, Private Equity and Financial Brokerage.

A track-record of transformational strategy, value-creation and delivery execution in complex legacy tier-1 environments as well a business change heritage in transition from traditional to 'lean-startup-like' operating models involving Data Science, DevOps, Microservices, Business Ecosystem Modelling, Agile/Scrum, Big Data, Analytics, Machine Learning, AI, APIs, Blockchain, Identity Managemen
Current Role Details
Interim Group Data CTO at Centrica.

Working on establishing a new Data Office for Centrica.

Also working in CIO advisory building a new digital go-to-market strategy for various businesses.
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ROYAL MAIL GROUP - Supply Chain Visibility Systems

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Delivery and Achievements
Board strategy, business alignment, platform and systems vision, RFP and delivery support. Saved over £8M per annum.

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Delivery and Achievements
Delivery of a new Group Data and AI Strategy for Centrica. CTO governance of all data and digital projects across a £300M pa change portfolio. Will increase data delivery speed by 30%+ and will save Centrica millions of avoided rework costs on their Data Lake initiatives.
BKL - Interim CIO

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Delivery and Achievements
Full Office 365 rollout; Windows 10 upgrade across systems. New document management system. Cloud Accounting platform transition. New AI-based automation pilots in the book-keeping areas. Full GDPR alignment of current processes and systems. CIO of year nominee with Information Age in 2018 for this role. Reduced IT costs by 8% in year.
BLETCHLEY PARK - Interim IT Director

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Delivery and Achievements
Office 365 rollout; new ticketing system changes. Transition from Google Cloud to Azure. Telco and network improvements across the estate
HSBC - Interim CDO and Global CRM Design Lead

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Delivery and Achievements
Design of a 360 Customer View platform and transition the first 10 countries onto Dynamics CRM. Strategy and design for a 56 country rollout including regulatory and GDPR alignment.
DELOITTE - Associate CTO and CDO

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Delivery and Achievements
Numerous engagements across banking and insurance clients on digital, data and AI advisory activities. Also CIO support on new IT Strategy and Operating Models for a DevOps focused business

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