Alan Flower is the HCL CTO for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). A successful entrepreneur and technologist, Alan is deeply passionate about using technology to support the digital transformation of business and to drive the creation of innovative products and services.
With a corporate background formed at IBM, HP and multiple start-ups, Alan has an extensive track record as both visionary and thought-leader with real hands-on experience leading global technology organizations.
Alan engages with business and technology leaders who seek to take advantage of the move to Digitalization to drive IT-enabled business innovation within their organizations. As the focus of IT rapidly evolves to become the enabler of new business models Alan is helping IT leaders take a stronger role in leading their business forwards.
As technology rapidly evolves, Alan is leveraging AI to drive deeper automation of the Enterprise and using Cognitive technologies to bring faster, better decision making to support reinvention of traditional business processes. As a result, a more predictive, automated experience is rapidly emerging across both the IT and business estate.
Alan has created and grown several software/services companies and led the creation of over 250 technology products. Notable highlights including the first global mobile payments solution; the world’s most successful money transfer solution; and the global API platform for mobile operators.
Alan is both a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Fellow of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs.