Chief Executive Officer's Review

Mark Rogers, Logicalis Chief Executive Officer, commented:

The role of the IT department is changing, bringing fresh challenges, shifting roles and new responsibilities.

There is now real momentum behind our drive to become the leading Digital Enabler for our customers – a vision shaped in response to a series of big changes in the IT industry. We recognise that business technology is undergoing a major shift. Driven by the explosion of data, the rise of mobile and the cloud, the role of the IT department is changing – for CIOs and IT leaders that change brings fresh challenges, shifting roles and new responsibilities. Technology has never played a larger role in the business than it does today and CIOs and IT leaders have the opportunity to deliver more business value than ever before.

Logicalis’ future is now mapped out by an Executive Board. This group sits alongside our statutory Board and has more direct involvement in shaping and realising our vision and strategy for Logicalis: to evolve into a digital-centric IT provider.

This strategy will be realised through both our financial performance and growth in existing markets, and a number of acquisitions completed over the last 12 months. Each has been driven by a clear strategic goal, whether that be to increase our scale, increase our services mix, or introduce new capabilities – particularly in areas such as data analytics and business intelligence, cloud and security.

We are also aligning our services more to line of business as we identify new job functions to sell to and influence, and developing industry-aligned propositions in areas such as healthcare. Of course, we also have our eye on what is coming next…the explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT). We have already established a software team to develop new capabilities in this area and then replicate them internationally.