The UKtech50: The top 20


15: Paul Coby, IT director, John Lewis

One of the best-known names in the UK IT leadership community, Paul Coby spent nearly a decade as CIO at British Airways (BA), before leaving the airline in January this year following the merger with Iberia. Soon after, he became IT director at department store chain John Lewis, tasked with improving the retailer’s customer shopping experience through a multichannel offering as well as modernising the IT that makes the business tick. Coby is also a member of sector skills council e-Skills UK and chairs the National IT Skills Academy.

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