Steve O’Donnell

Steve O’Donnell

Steve O’Donnell has over three decades of global high technology experience. He is currently CIO at Coventry Building Society as well as CTO at Women in Banking & Finance.

Previously he was CIO at Arthur J Gallagher, a global Insurance Broker. He was a founder and Senior Analyst for Global Hive, a specialist Data Center consulting and analyst firm. He served as Transformation Director for Ferguson plc, working to modernise business operations. He served as CIO for G4S plc, a managed services firm and the world’s second-largest employer. He was CTO at Amlin Underwriting in the UK. He formerly served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GreenBytes (acquired by Oracle Corp), a Providence, Rhode Island-based manufacturer of cloud-scale Desktop Virtualization solutions; O’Donnell currently serves as Chairman of the Board at Hydra Aesthetics.

Previously, O’Donnell was CEO at MEEZA in Qatar, a large data centre and managed services business, Managing Director at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), a leading analyst firm, Global Head of Data Centre Operations at British Telecom, and member of the Advisory Board at Fusion-io (FIO) and Violin Memory Inc (VMEM). He led the judging panel of the Tech Trailblazers Awards.

Recognized as an expert commentator in Data Centres, Storage, IT Security and Cloud & Managed Services, O’Donnell has been the recipient of six industry awards, including the British Computer Society Best Use of Green Technology. He has acted as a spokesperson for the IEEE on Cloud and IT Security and is credited as the Green Grid’s Data Center Maturity Model initiator.

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