Abhy Thomas Joseph
Abhy is a commercially driven and innovative business-IT Leader experienced in defining an IT strategy from group to business level, translate goals into specific objectives, and build high performing & inclusive teams to deliver against these objectives. Abhy has led several high-profile business change & transformation programs, mergers & acquisitions and digital initiatives while influencing senior board level stakeholders and decision makers. He is also a strategic architect well conversant with the latest digital technologies including packaged solution offerings from global software vendors, setting-up a DevOps competency, driving a data driven organisation culture and delivering an integrated platform ecosystem.
As the Global IT Director (CIO), Abhy is responsible for leading Pentland's global IT agenda by driving strategy, implementation and support for core business applications, digital, marketing & emerging technologies, data platforms, cyber security, connectivity, private cloud & data centres, virtualisation & storage, public cloud, collaboration services, desktop computing and productivity tools. In his current role, Abhy is also responsible for pioneering some innovative technology developments in the industry by digitizing consumer & customer experiences and also key functions like Supply Chain, Finance, People, Workplace, Communications, Marketing and Legal.
Abhy is passionate about transforming businesses and fuelling growth using data & technology, championing change, leading a culture transformation across the organisation, defining a purpose that people can live & breathe and, creating products & experiences that are original to help brands innovate & differentiate and matter to more consumers.