Steve O’Donnell

Steve O’Donnell

Steve O’Donnell has over three decades of global high technology experience. He is currently Group IT Director at The Peoples Pension (B&CE), a financial services firm focused on retirement savings. He is a founding judge at Tech Trailblazers a global awards program, focused on enterprise technology startups.

Previously he was CIO at Coventry Building Society as well as CTO at Women in Banking & Finance, 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 leads 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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