John Addis

John is a highly accomplished Technology Leader with over 25 years’ experience in IT, Cyber Security, and Data Management across multiple sectors who helps Business Leaders of SMEs to PLCs achieve significant cost savings and manage risk by scaling, optimising, and improving underperforming technologies and teams, rationalising poor performing suppliers and creating efficiencies. Commercially focused with the ability to convert strategic thinking into clearly defined and effective benefit realisation initiatives.

A Transformation and Run expert who has helped organisations realise opex savings of >£2m PA by optimising business practices, rationalising expenditure across budgets and introducing strong supplier management.

The IT industry is constantly changing and evolving with a perception that current supply chains and ways of working offer the best-of-breed solutions and optimum capability. Managing an IT estate and Technology as a service is time-consuming and with the detail often hidden from Executives leading them to question the value that IT brings to their business. John brings a unique balance of expertise in business management, technology transformation, multi-disciplined technology understanding and independence to his clients allowing them to ensure their technology is structured in the most optimal way to balance costs and performance with long-term suitability to support the business.

Taking a holistic approach to current and future needs of the business within every IT-related project, John is able to identify areas of inefficient and ineffective use of IT and create an improvement plan that will enable a business to utilise their budget more wisely and provide for a more optimised IT estate, while also providing for wider business understanding and satisfaction of their technology.

Specialist Areas:

  • Software Procurement
  • Hardware Procurement
  • Cyber Security
  • Data & Analytics
  • Service & Support
  • Development
  • Operate & Run on Prem & Cloud

Recent Successes

Ecommerce Food Takeaway
Created a 30% increase in speed to market and risk exposure reduced by 80% while maintaining high availability internationally by restructuring the Technology Department, introducing 24/7 International support and optimising Cyber Security.

International Betting & Gaming Co.
Led the post merger optimisation of the Group resulting in >€13m synergies over 16 months, £4m YOY Opex upside and £30m increased EBITDA within 24 months.

A Top 5 Professional Services Company
Reduced the Total Cost of Ownership by >£1m pa with effective management of the Outsourced MSP; Removed unnecessary data storage (c£150k pa saving); Mobile & printer Operations (saving of >£2m over 5 years); Unified Comms project, including mobile-for-all and fixed line removal, saving > £2m pa.

Delivered a fully integrated (finance, analytics, CRM) trading platform and operational IT for the PLC’ digital JV in Spain generating £5m EBITDA in the year 1 with 30% growth YOY.