Criminal Justice IT has appointed Tunde Coker as its new chief technology officer to set the technology direction of the £2 billion programme designed to join up police, courts, prison and probation services.
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Part of the Office for Criminal Justice Reform, Criminal Justice IT was set up in 2002 to lead the cross-departmental Criminal Justice System IT Programme with the aim of building the foundation for a modern and effective, "joined-up" criminal justice system by 2008.
Coker now has a wide communication and negotiation role, working with suppliers and the CJS community, other government departments and public bodies to ensure that the work CJIT is taking forward in the area of joined–up government at the technical level is recognised and understood.
He will also be responsible for the strategic architecture for the CJS Exchange – the electronic heart of the criminal justice system - and ensuring compliance of future project architectures to the overall strategy.
Tunde was previously applications director for corporate functions in BP’s digital and communications technology team and since 2000 has held a variety of senior roles, including IT director at Egg, where he delivered digital services business capability enabled by service-based architectures and platforms.