Bringing Technology back to Earth
Harold has more than 27 years’ experience across the IT and corporate engineering sector having spent a substantial portion of this career working for the some of the largest global banks. At a young age Harold achieved directorship at Citigroup and was responsible for $2B plus budgets. He has since held various executive positions, across sectors, including Regional CIO at Citigroup, Group CIO for a leading African Bank and CTO for the world’s largest thread manufacturer (Coats). Harold brings a wealth of not only technology capabilities but also a very good understanding of how to put IT strategy in place to drive business technology change and revenue growth. Harold has been recognised for successfully leading and managing some of the world’s first and largest technology programme. (e.g. the first Enterprise on Office 365, first vCloud in West Africa). Recently Harold led the world’s first ever SAP HANA Production install in Microsoft Azure and as a result had a private meeting with Satya Nadella and the VP of Azure, Jason Zander. Harold is a member of the Microsoft Azure/SAP advisory board. Harold holds a Pr.Eng (Electronic) degree and technology remains his true passion.
Nick brings complete technology lifecycle experience to the infrastructure strategy process spanning a multitude of network domains, with the purpose of ensuring global architectural excellence from every aspect of network services. Nick has for the last 12 years been a senior consultant working on engagements in the finance (London Clearing House, State Street Bank, Unum Provident, Fortis Bank, Nomura), outsourcing (KPMG, Accenture, PwC), Mobile service provider (Vodafone Live – Vizzavi, T-Mobile and O2), Manufacturing (Coats) and enterprise (Xerox, BAT) verticals. Nick brings with him a number of key network (e.g. CCIE) and collaboration, security and platforms technology certifications. Nick has also completed a number of key Lync 2013 and now Skype for Business projects and have developed leading edge solutions with Microsoft in this field
Laurence is a highly driven and customer-focused IT professional specialising in leading delivery of innovative, transformational and leading-edge technology architecture and solutions. He has developed a deep technology architectural understanding of networks, server infrastructure, security based application delivery and mobile technologies. He has a successful track record delivering innovative solutions to a global organisations. Laurence has recently launched some business changing leading edge secure end-to-end global corporate, Internet and mobility solutions across the public and private sectors. Strong with end-to-end solution lifecycle management; and attention-to-detail.