Kuldip Sandhu is a CIO and Digital / IT Transformation consultant with 28+ years working in IT across higher education, banking and financial services, legal, police, local government, insurance, retail, professional services, telecoms and aerospace, events & hospitality, and recruitment.
He has also worked across a number of IT consultancies: PwC’s CIO Advisory practice, TCS’ Global Consultancy, developed the CIO Advisory practice at PTS Consulting, a small boutique IT consultancy, and in his most current interim roles engagements on Digital/ IT Transformation initiatives at University of London, Newcastle University, Durham University, British Transport Police, UIS University of Cambridge, Wakefield District Council, Hogan Lovells, ExCeL Convention Centre and Clarion Events.
He has managed IT teams of 150+ cross-functional experts and budgets of £10M+, and have worked with multiple renowned clients including RBS, Citigroup, State Street, Saxo Bank, Scottish Widows, EDF Trading, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, First Data Corporation, Slaughter & May and Coventry City Council, and technology partners such as HPE, BMC, Samsung, Cisco, Microsoft, and IT managed service providers.
In addition, he authors articles, papers, blogs and hosts webinars that relate to how the IT function needs to adapt in the digital age. Some of his recent blogs and webinars can be found at https://www.innovativequalitysolutions.co.uk/news-insights including articles on ‘’Digital Business Innovation through IT Function agility’’, ‘’Cybersecurity in the HE sector’’, ‘’Enterprise Agility for the Digital Age’’ and how the IT function must adapt to the drive for Digital Transformation post the Covid-19 pandemic.
He brings about change in reluctant environments through leadership, vision and taking stakeholders on a journey and empowering staff with the tools for change and upskilling teams so they become high performing, whilst building the IT Function into a stable internal department and making it more effective and efficient whilst decreasing the dependence on 3rd party suppliers.
Kuldip enjoys sports and has been a grassroots football coach and manager for the last ten years. He also likes eating out with family and friends over a good glass of wine!