Steve Coppin, Global Head of Technology, Oxford Policy Management Ltd,
Member, University of Oxford
A recognized strategic thinker in UK technology, Steve Coppin has built and delivered impactful technology strategies for a diverse range of well-known and niche organizations. He brings his extensive experience across many varied sectors to his role as a sought-after speaker at conferences and seminars.
Forging leadership skills and in the UK military, Steve's first major tech triumph was transforming a global infrastructure within Greenwich NatWest, a large investment bank. Navigating complex stakeholder needs and working closely with regulatory bodies, he successfully achieved strategic alignment with all parties. Since then, he has overseen numerous technology transformations, creating strategic roadmaps and guiding organizations through significant change aligned with business objectives.
Living in Silicon Valley for several years fostered Steve's deep interest in strategic thinking, further bolstered by his involvement in several successful tech startups. He has advised governments and FTSE 250 companies, earning recognition through awards like "CIO of the Year," a top-200 UK technology influencer ranking, and a top UK innovator title. This interest led to coaching in football and boxing, both highly strategic sports.
Steve translates corporate strategy through a technologist's lens, demystifying complexities and focusing on fundamentals. His clarity empowers you to navigate uncertainties and craft workable, realistic strategies that focus on value creation. He believes that an organization's technology function, through their almost complete connections across the corporate body, often holds incredibly accurate views of the real landscape, offering a powerful springboard for transforming IT from a cost centre to a source of competitive advantage.