I am a businessman with a breadth of
experience that spans the chemical & IT industries and the world of
arts. I have held senior executive roles in a major global
multinational, and non-executive chairmanships of smaller ventures. I
have lived & managed businesses internationally.
In my personal practice 'Dr Richard Sykes' I work as a board-level strategic analyst & advisor in information technology & business process sourcing, outsourcing and offshoring. My particular focus is the transformation of classic outsourcing business models by new models based on direct sourcing of information technology & business process services, including through the agency of 'the Cloud'.
I advise users, suppliers and intermediairies: recent clients include the independent sourcing consultants Alsbridge, the UK Government's 'G-Cloud & Apps Store' initiative and the South African IT services vendor Gijima, the defense services company Cassidan Systems and the UK Government's Office of Fair Trading. I have recently completed a three year term as an elected member of the Board of Intellect (the UK business association of the IT, Telecoms and Electronics industries). In the software testing arena I chair the TMMi Foundation.
I have a busy Autum ahead.
You can meet me and hear me speak at a series of events - the News and
Announcements page for details.
"Technical progress should never be the goal, only the means." - Laszlo Moholy-Nagy
This website is professionally crafted and maintained by Solcom limited, with my appreciation & thanks. Nonetheless, I am fully responsible for its content. - Richard Sykes, September 2011..