We welcome new partner, Ian Renwood, to lead Grant Thornton’s Technology Advisory offering in Sydney. Formerly the Head of Digital at Ferrier Hodgson (now KPMG), Ian is passionate about emerging technologies and their application to transform traditional operating models.
In addition to 20 years as a management consultant, including over five years at IBM, Ian also advises on the Boards of two start-ups, AlphaVista Financial Services and Netlinkz, and is a lead mentor at Stone & Chalk – providing strategic advice for tech start-ups.
While at IBM, Ian led a number of global firsts including the application of the blockchain technology for a global payments remittance platform, the application of cognitive, robotic process automation and social listening for a new mobile retail banking solution and the development of a collaborative operating model to drive innovation between IBM and their strategic clients.
Now at Grant Thornton, Ian will work with our clients to help them define and implement their digital transformation plans. This will cover developing an appropriate technology strategy, helping clients source the right solutions and vendors and guiding them through the complexities of transformation.
“We are working with a number of clients that are leading in the digital transformation space, or are looking to embrace digital disruption to their advantage. Ian’s expertise in this area – not only in terms of tech development and application, but also commercialisation and business transformation – is highly sought after, and we’re pleased that Ian will be leading our technology offering for Grant Thornton in Sydney,” said Michael Pittendrigh, National Head of Grant Thornton Consulting.
“Unlike larger companies, who are encumbered with complex legacy systems and infrastructure, the mid-market is uniquely positioned to partner with emerging technologies to drive efficiency and speed to market. I’m excited to connect our Grant Thornton team and our clients to embrace and harness technology to create engaging experiences, understand their data better, and drive commercial outcomes,” said Ian Renwood, Leader Technology Advisory, Grant Thornton in Sydney.
Ian will be based in Sydney and will lead a team of 15 experienced technology consultants to support our clients in the start-up, mid-sized, ASX Top 100 and government sectors. Grant Thornton’s Consulting team comprises 150 consultants with deep expertise in business risk, human capital, technology advisory, strategy and growth, performance improvement, as well as our retail specialists from GNC Consulting.
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