Principal Profile - Doug Walters

“Doug Walters”

Profile Summary
Doug is a commercially aware, engaging and delivery focused Enterprise Architect, IT Strategist and CIO Advisor with considerable expertise of aligning business requirements with technical solutions across the Financial Services, Consultancy, Public Sector and Service Provider sectors. Doug has experience of a wide range of Business Operating Models, Digital Platforms, and IT Delivery and Service Models.
One of his key skills is the ability to understand complex business problems and work with technical SME’s to provide innovative solutions, explaining them to business stakeholders in a language that is easily understood.  

Business Experience:
Programme Architect

Engaged by one of the largest UK government ministries to re-design the components and ensure the technical integrity of a major Transformation Programme Successfully recruited and led an internal Systems Integration team, re-aligning the architecture mapped to revised requirements and re-factoring components, leading to a phased roll-out of the solution with a positive business case.

Head of Strategy & Architecture
Worked for 4 years as Head of Strategy and Architecture at the Middle East’s largest full-service bank, setting up the new function and getting executive buy-in to the architectural governance processes; recruiting a team to define Target Digital Platforms supporting the banks strategic ambitions.

Technical Principal (Europe)
Engaged by a Global Consultancy (operating in 17 countries) to develop their Enterprise Architecture and Solution Integration offer in European markets. This involved successful engagements defining the Digital Strategy for the largest producer of natural gas products in the world, spanning Europe, the Americas, the Far East and Australasia; the CRM Strategy for the Equities Trading division of a major European bank, and the largest UK Corporate Insurer.

Lead Enterprise Architect
Recruited by one of the top 5 UK Retail Banks to lead their Design Consultancy Group, with the aim of getting to “up their game” and evolve as a Strategy & Architecture team. This involved developing a Target Blueprint as a reference model for a large Programme and Project Portfolio.
Doug’s main focus is his family, with his wife, Joyce, 2 children, 2 grandchildren and 2 step-children. He is also a Board Member for Byte Night, the IT industry’s event in support of Action for Children, and has volunteered his time at weekends to support residential events for young people who are in deprived circumstances.

“MS Planning & Deploying Office 365 - 2013”

“Architecting on Amazon - 2015”

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