Steve CrawshawChief Solutions Architect, Product, Project & Technology

Steve Crawshaw is part of a multi-disciplinary team of strategy, execution and growth experts.

  • End-to-end or specific needs. Our team is structured to provide the exact skills you need
  • A ‘think + do’ approach. With expertise, methods, and networks to rapidly deliver tangible business benefits
  • A collaborative, pragmatic, and flexible culture. Sharing insights and expertise to bring the best to our clients

Steve is Chief Solutions Architect within our Product, Project, and Technology team, helping businesses successfully execute digital change. Steve brings over 25 years experience in delivering change and growth.

He has undertaken projects for more than 50 clients, working across diverse countries and cultures, with broad industry knowledge, including telecoms, financial services, pharmaceuticals and government.

Steve acts as a ‘bridge’ between business and IT, working with the major stakeholders to understand pain points and using his natural creativity to identify the right options. He effectively translates ‘business need’ into ‘technical deliverables’ defining the best architecture and design to provide the necessary functionality, scalability, and flexibility.

With a hands-on approach, Steve works at the right level of detail on any aspect of the software development life-cycle; from concept and strategy to approaches for maintenance and rationalisation.

Steve has proven expertise in:

  • Understanding a highly complex space of systems, data and process
  • Identifying, defining and presenting the right architectural approach for an organisation
  • Applying the lessons from one customer and industry and refining it to be the solution for another
  • The life cycle from concept through detailed systems implementation and support

Key achievements include:

  • As Chief Architect took BT Openreach Network Engineering and Planning into the ‘digital age’ to exploit data & provide automation & basis for BTs roll-out of fibre-based services; one of the world’s largest IT programmes covering systems, data migration & change management affecting +25,000 staff & contractors & a budget of more than £120m & a team of 1500
  • Chief Architect for global wholesale network provider expanding to take on a B2B market delivered via new scalable and flexible architecture of industry-leading COTS
  • Re-scoping and refocussing big data initiatives for customer experience management for SE Asian conglomerate. Emphasis on the business uses of ‘actionable’ information

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