CIO50

CIO 50 2011: Jeremy Vincent

CIO 50

Job Title : CIO

Organization : Jaguar Land Rover

Jeremy Vincent joined Jaguar Land Rover as CIO in August 2008 after moving from the Birds Eye Igloo Group.

Vincent's experience of Birds Eye Igloo's separation from Unilever proved invaluable, with Jaguar Land Rover adjusting to the change of ownership from Ford Motor Company to Tata Motors.

Vincent led and delivered the separation of technology from Ford in a two-year, £200m programme which involved migrating more than 1,600 business applications and renegotiating technology contracts with more than 400 technology vendors.

Between October 2009 and June 2010, various applications were transferred to Jaguar Land Rover's infrastructure every weekend with little disruption to the business.

The company also moved to Google Apps over a single weekend in December 2009 with accounts being moved for 15,000 users.

Vincent recently launched Jaguar Land Rover's business-aligned technology strategy, which aims to transform the organisation's tech landscape in the next three to five years.

This will include a business transformation effort underpinned by SAP technology, adoption of real-time management information and revamped product development processes using Dassault Systèmes technology.

Since leaving the Royal Navy where he was an engineering officer, Vincent has worked as a senior strategic technology and business professional for various Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies. As well as having roles in the UK, he has worked in Japan and Germany in a career spanning 20 years.

Before starting his career, Vincent achieved a degree in electrical engineering at Huddersfield Polytechnic before going on to gain an MBA from Warwick University.

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