Thought leader and sailor who has spent his career at technology's leading edge
Andy Mulholland joined Capgemini in 1996, bringing with him thirteen years of experience from previous senior IT roles across all major industry sectors. Andy is a member of the Capgemini Group management board and advises on all aspects of technology-driven market changes, as well as serving on the technology advisory boards of several organizations and enterprises. In 2006, Andy drew on his wealth of knowledge of Web 2.0 and Service Oriented Architecture technologies and co-authored the globally recognized book ‘Mashup Corporations’ with Chris Thomas of Intel, followed in May 2008 by ‘Mesh Collaboration’ with Nick Earl of Cisco as his co-author. More recently, Andy has published a third book in this series entitled “Enterprise Cloud Computing: A Strategy Guide for Business and Technology leaders” in 2010 co-authored with well-known academic Peter Fingar and one of the leading authorities on business process, John Pyke. The book describes the wider business implications of Cloud Computing with the promise of on-demand business innovation and as such was one of the first books to make the connection between the technology and new business models. In 2011 Andy was a contributing author to ‘Force.com’ subtitled ‘how to thrive in the new digital economy’ that described how Apps and Hosted Services could be harnessed by Business.
A popular speaker with many appearances at major events all around the World, and frequently quoted by the press, in 2009 Andy was voted one of the top 25 most influential CTOs in the world by InfoWorld USA, and in 2010 his CTOblog was voted best Blog for Business Managers and CIOs for the third third year running by Computing Weekly UK. Andy retired in June 2012, but still maintains an active association with the Capgemini Group and his activities across the Industry lead to his achieving 29th place in 2012 in the prestigious USA ExecRank ratings category ‘Top CTOs’.
Second Career 2012 –
Driven by a strong desire to work on the transference of the technology capabilities into new business capabilities and able to focus time on the various aspects that I define as the creation and operation of a ‘new business infrastructure. A platform built from the new technologies to create a stable, secure and reliable open environment on which government, business and society can meet and ‘do business. I have carefully selected activities that are mutually interrelated and supportive namely;
The Open Group – working as a co lead on the establishment and development of a new methodology for Business Architecture to align with and compliment TOGAF Enterprise Architecture methodology.
Henley Business School – the creation and teaching of a module for European business managers focusing on identifying, and delivering, innovative business capabilities.
Reading University – Chair of the Advisory Board for the School of Informatics
British Computer Society – member of the Policy board specifically working on the development of entrepreneurial and innovative capabilities for professional development of the members and to creating a vibrant and successful technology sector in the UK.
Capgemini Group – consulting on the strategy and direction of the relatively recently established, 2010, new global business unit ‘Infrastructure’ that provides a fully integrated set of ‘services’ from traditional outsourcing through to Cloud Services orchestration for clients.
EC DG CONNECT Horizon 2020 – expert advisor providing external expertise on the technology market and business innovative use of technology to aid the creation of a long running program to foster innovation and innovative behavior in Government.
Prior to 1996
Founder or co-founder of two startups in the UK;
Fibre Optic System Sales – one of the first providers of high capacity networking systems using fibre optic backbones successfully sold to BICC plc as part of their diversification into technologies making use of their cable products.
Business Information System Sales – one of the first new wave System Integrators successfully sold to Wang Corporation to form a substantial part of their moves to transform into a ‘services’ business.