Point of View – Digital transformation; managing and understanding data

Charles Forte

Charles has executive level experience gained from leading IT globally as Deputy Group CIO/ IT COO at BP, as CEO of IT services at Prudential and as an independent consultant with clients in multiple business sectors. He has a proven track record for enabling business innovation, driving clear linkage of IT to the business agenda, delivering people, process & digital business change initiatives at global scale in complex, multi-stakeholder business environments. Highlights include :

• Transformed IT capability in large scale FS driving a digital enabled business
• Designed & built global scale IT organisations transforming value, delivery & cost
• Led business adoption of effective technology innovations for clear business value
• Managed IT impacts of large business mergers/ acquisitions and divestments
• Re architected global IT infrastructure & services to create a flexible & responsive IT platform
• Drove adoption of multiple supply side innovations including adoption of cloud services
• Led large scale outsourcing negotiations & created successful supplier delivery ecosystems
• Advised clients how to leverage their IT investments & technology firms on ‘buy side’ strategy

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