Former CTO of DWP and Head of Innovation at Lloyds Banking Group will drive strategy and roadmap for Ignite Technologies solution sets
AUSTIN, Texas — August 3, 2016 —James Gardner has been named Senior Vice President, Products reporting to Ignite Technologies Chief Executive Officer, Davin Cushman.
Gardner has worked in enterprise software for over 20 years in multiple countries and verticals, including assignments as Chief Technology Officer at the UK Department of Work and Pensions, Chief Innovation Officer at Lloyds Banking Group in London, industry executive for Microsoft, and Chief Technology Officer at Bay Area startup, Mindjet.
Gardner will serve on the Senior Leadership Team and will lead product strategy and execution initiatives. In this role, he will focus on driving organic growth across the existing product lines and through the creation of more robust and valuable offerings; working with other senior executives to ensure end-to-end execution; and assisting the CEO in communicating, executing and sustaining strategic initiatives. “James’ brings extensive background in business strategy, engineering and customer solutions, as well as a proven track record of delivering strong results in complex environments,” CEO Davin Cushman said.
Garner earned his Doctor of Business Administration and Masters of Computer Science in Australia and is the author of several books including “Innovation and the Future Proof Bank”, “The Little Innovation Book”, and “Sidestep & Twist”.