Chris Akathiotis - IT Transformation Director

Director of Technology Transformation at Virgin Media

Nationality

British

Work category

IT and Technology

Profile Activity

IT Director with a broad range of skills developed during a successful IT career across a variety of business disciplines with a particular emphasis on the strategy (IT & Business), shaping and e2e delivery of large scale, complex technology transformation programmes including integration, migrations, strategic outsourcing, insourcing, mergers, acquisitions and divestment solutions for the Telecommunications, Broadcast Media & Entertainment industry. Trusted advisor to the CIO/CTO.

Delivered £mm+ OCF savings, efficiencies, improved ‘Customer Experience’ and growth through transformation, innovation and emerging technologies.

100% successful track record of high value programme delivery (£50M+). Motivational leader with proven talent management ability, managing and developing cross functional teams of 150 - 350 FTE.

Thought leadership enabling technology to move from ‘provider’ to ‘peer’ status. Extensive experience in solutioning including shaping retained, target organisation and operating model design.

Enterprise Architecture Transformation specialist who through influence, vision and direction, leveraging the strategic imperatives of an evolving business can take an organisation ‘‘to a better place’’ and deliver outcomes either through Evolution, Greenfield or a Step Change agenda. Simplifying the IT and Business architecture, improving delivery, IT Operations, customer experience and quality.

Attribute success to owning the challenge, enabling the team, taking the customer on the journey and sharing the ‘end game’ vision.

 

architecture

(8 years)

Billing

(13 years)

CRM

(9 years)

data

(13 years)

Negotiation

(9 years)

strategy

(11 years)

Transformation, Target operating model design, roadmap, telecoms, billing, CIO, CTO, ERP, Outsourcing, Insourcing, Enterprise architecture simplification, cost efficiencies, improved customer experience

(8 years)

vendor management, commercial negotiation, mergers, acquisitions, divestments, revenue assurance

(8 years)

Budget management

(2 years)

Marketing

(2 years)
 

Project Management

(2 years)

SAP

(5 years)

architects

(3 years)

construction

(3 years)

Customer Services

(3 years)

programme management

(3 years)

AIR

(16 years)

engineering

(16 years)
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