Martin Symmers

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Experience & expertise

Martin has more than 30 years of experience, encompassing positions such as CIO, Head of Strategy and Architecture, and Principal Advisor for a ‘Big 4’ consultancy. This has been gained across the UK, Europe, and North America, and in contexts spanning small product teams to 100k+ seat organisations. Sectors include insurance, financial services, energy intelligence, and retail.

He has led strategy and architecture development, transformation programmes, cloud migrations, platform design and build, divestments, IT restructuring and ‘green field’ build of functions.

Background & approach

Martin believes in cutting out jargon and demystifying IT. Favouring plain English and ‘pictures that speak a thousand words’ he works with business leaders to develop a compelling but pragmatic technology vision. He will then lead or oversee delivery, including building in-house or third-party delivery capability. Martin is passionate about talent development, and technicians that have worked for him have gone on to become senior leaders in banking and global technology companies.

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