Director of IT, Aston Martin
Recognised in CIO's 2021 top 100 in the UK, Steve O'Connor is Director of IT at Aston Martin Lagonda and is responsible for the company's corporate IT. As technology transforms every facet of the automotive industry, Steve has created and led the digital transformation strategy to become the most efficient, agile, technology-driven luxury car manufacturer. A new digital IT Strategy, Target Operating model, and organisation that delivers are at the core of the transformation. The opportunity of the digital revolution has put the focus on the business' Information Technology solutions more than ever before. This has necessitated a significant change of mindset as it pertains to IT's place in the organisation. As a result, Steve has advanced IT from its role as a Partner/Service Provider to a core business capability, and now in his 11th year, has begun driving the equality, diversity, and sustainability agenda within the IT Team.