UKtech50: John Harris - Lite-IT innovation cells

Computer Weekly hosted an event at the Science Museum in London to coincide with the announcement of the UKtech50 list of the most influential people in UK IT. We invited top IT leaders to share their great ideas for how to innovate with IT, influence the role of technology in their organisation, and inspire their peers. This video is one of a series of the speakers talking to the audience of IT leaders.

In this presentation, John Harris will share his experience around how the concept of small, independent, empowered cells are transforming the pace and capability of IT to innovate at GSK.

John Harris – Chief Architect & VP IT Strategy, GlaxoSmithKline and Chairman, The Corporate IT Forum
As chief architect and VP global IT strategy at GSK, John is accountable for leading a distributed architecture function to ensure that GSK gets optimum value from IT investments. John is also responsible for ensuring that an end-to-end IT strategy exists and is well understood across the organisation. John has held a variety of VP roles in GSK, heading infrastructure connectivity, IT for corporate finance and setting up a global shared application capability
for the commercial business. John also plays a very active industry role as chairman of the Corporate IT Forum.

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