Richard PalmerPractice Leader, Public Sector at Ovum
Richard is the global Practice Leader for the Public Sector at Ovum, focusing on effectively employing technology within government and higher education.
Previously he has held CIO and other senior roles at two Top 100 global universities, leading IT centralizations, re-defining technology governance, strategy development, IT security and risk management, and enterprise architecture.
Richard uses his breadth of experience as an IT leader to work alongside senior executives in the public sector and industry to adapt and transform their business activities, as the use of digital technologies becomes pervasive and disrupts established business models.
He is skilled at looking beyond the surface of IT project and service delivery to engineer significantly better business outcomes. He has a reputation for lateral thinking, positively influencing those around him and helping teams to seize unperceived opportunities and previously unachievable goals.