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John Pillar
CTO - Digital Ventures & Innovation at RBS


John Pillar is a technology executive with a track record of driving digital innovation and transformation.

He has spent the past 21 years immersed in digital, building, scaling and transforming technology teams to be digital leaders by combining context, discovery, aspiration and content with high-end customer centric e-commerce experiences.

Whilst leading those teams they obtained various awards, including the Retail Week technology award and Retail Week’s IT Team of the Year.

Currently John is disrupting the banking world at RBS where he is the CTO of their commercial and private banking ventures arm. His previous career highlights include transforming M&S’s technology echo-system into a multi-channel innovator. He also helped build the technology team and systems at the U.K.’s leading online fashion retailer, which propelled the business to be at the forefront of online retailing.