A leading Global CIO & Digital Leader in the Communications and High Tech Industry
Phil has a very successful leadership track record and is renowned for transforming & exploiting the value of IT in major global companies. He spent twelve years at Vodafone culminating, in 2010, as Regional CIO in Northern Europe before moving to be CIO for Telefonica O2 UK. This was quickly followed in 2011 with a move to Madrid to become Telefonica Global CIO with 20 countries, 6000 IT Professionals and a multi-billion annual IT budget. In addition to his G-CIO responsibilities, he has overseen the creation and exploitation of a wholly owned, independent but captive global technology company as CEO and now Chairman.
Under his leadership, Telefonica has had many successes in the boldest transformation in the industry, including radical business simplification, building and exploiting unique and world class Datacenters, global shared services to optimise IT spend and in the transformation of the process & application landscape to enable the business vision: to be the best Digital Telecommunications company in the world.
Consistently voted at the very top of the CIO Top100 and in the UKTECH50 for the 50 most influential people in UK Technology. He is a member of the board of directors for the TM Forum and has served as a non-executive independent advisor on IT to a major banking and financial services company.