Carillion plc is a major provider of construction and engineering services. The name came in the business world in July 1999 following a demerger with construction firm Tarmac. Carillion’s recent history has seen it acquire some major names from the British construction scene, including Mowlem in 2006 for £350 million and Alfred McAlpine in 2008 for £572 million. Based in Wolverhampton Carillion is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

IT Leader: Steve Connor, CIO

In role since: IT Director since 1999

Reporting line: Reports to the Carillion Strategy Director

Board level seat: No

IT estate and or number of log on accounts under the control of the IT leader: 18,000 log in’s and screens

Level of the workforce that relies on technology to carry out their tasks: 60 per cent

IT staff currently employed: Approximately 400

Split between in-house/outsourced staff: Approximately 50/50

IT management team and reporting structure: Has a number of sector CIO’s and each of them have their own part of the business to look after

Primary technology platforms at the organisation: Windows and Oracle

Primary technology suppliers: Accenture, IBM, EMC, Lenovo, Xerox, Orange and BT

Strategic aim of the CIO and IT operations for the next financial year: To align the IT development to Carillion’s strategic business objectives

Technologies considered by the leader to offer their organisation potential: Cloud is getting more important and virtualisation is ongoing. Also keen on green aspects of technology and sustainability,  virtualisation is an example of this.

Future transformation and technology vision for the organisation:  They are doing an enterprise technology refresh over the next two years.