On 19 April 2012 during CIO CITY, European Commissioner Neelie Kroes will hand out the European CIO of the Year Awards 2012. Simon Post, Group Operations Director of Best Buy Europe is one of the 13 nominees. Check out his profile below.
When Simon joined The Carphone Warehouse (now Best Buy Europe) as CTO in 2005, he had a clear vision… to shape the department into one that would support such a pioneering, entrepreneurial FTSE 100 organisation. Simon successfully steered the organisation through a period of Transformation with the goal of re-engineering itself into a flexible, scalable and innovative department which could react quickly to the ambitious growth plans of the business. Simon has subsequently become the Group Operations Director and now runs other parts of the Best Buy Europe business such as shared services, supply chain, business change and procurement.
Previous to CPW, Simon worked at BSkyB as Group IT and Strategy Director, where he was responsible for a complete organisational and process transformation and an update to much of the core IT infrastructure.
His early career included a spell in consulting and he was a partner at Arthur Andersen responsible for running its global e-business and advanced technology teams. Following that he worked at Stanford Research Institute spin-off Atomic Tangerine in commercialising technology intellectual property from companies and research laboratories.
Simon has four children whom he keeps challenged with the large number of gadgets to be found in and around his house!.