Steve CrawshawChief Solutions Architect

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 Optimisation & Delivery team, helping businesses successfully execute digital change.

Steve brings over 25 years of experience in delivering change and growth, evolving and developing the right unique digital solutions for clients. He has undertaken projects for more than 50 clients, working across diverse countries and cultures, with wide 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 digital 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 uses an iterative organic process, at the right level of detail on any aspect of the software development lifecycle; 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 unique 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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