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Former Fujitsu CTO Joins Advanced

Advanced Computer Software Group has appointed Jon Wrennall as the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Wrennall will focus on enhancing the quality and innovation at Advanced.

A renowned thought leader in the technology sector, Wrennall brings 20 years’ experience to his new role. He spent the last five years as CTO of Fujitsu UK and Ireland, overseeing 1,200 architects and driving change across all areas of the business. During his time there, the company, which has an annual turnover of £1.7 billion, grew from a largely public sector client base to nearly 50% private sector.

Prior to moving to Fujitsu, Wrennall served as Chief Information Officer, Transformation Director and SIRO at the Valuation Office Agency (VOA).Before joining the VOA, he served as Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs’ first Chief Technology Officer, leading the integration of the former Inland Revenue and Customs & Excise organisations.

At both organisations, he drove savings of £600 million and led IT and business transformations that have helped shape how UK businesses interface with the public sector.

Wrennall says, “I cannot think of a better time to join Advanced. The business is going through an exciting period of growth and is investing heavily in software development, so I see this as a massive opportunity to build on the broad set of products and services.

“I am looking forward to working with the team to create and deliver truly world class solutions that will enable our customers to compete and to win in a digital enabled world. Without question, Advanced is one of the most dynamic IT companies in the UK and I am eager to be part of their ongoing success story.”

Gordon Wilson, CEO, Advanced Computer Software Group says, “Jon’s appointment as our new CTO is an excellent start to the new year and is an example of the calibre of senior executives who are inspired to join Advanced.

“He brings unrivalled experience to the role as well as a passion for technology and proven leadership skills, which will further enhance our products and take us closer to our goal of becoming a world class business.”

Wrennall is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the British Computer Society, founding Fujitsu Fellow and member of the Advisory Board for leading application intelligence company, AppDynamics.

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David Dungay

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