I’m Nick Evans, a Vice President and General Manager within the Office of the CTO at Unisys. As one of Consulting Magazine’s “Top 25 Consultants”, and one of ComputerWorld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders, I lead the Applied Innovation program for the company, an internal and client-facing worldwide initiative.
I lead Portfolio Innovation for the corporate-wide portfolio of service offerings and oversees global strategy and thought leadership with respect to the company’s focus on Disruptive Technologies and Trends – including Social, Mobile, Analytics, IoT, Cloud, and Cybersecurity. I have also represented Unisys at the Research & Technology Executive Council (part of the Corporate Executive Board), the Service Research and Innovation Initiative (SRII), and the Berkeley Innovation Forum founded by Professor Henry Chesbrough.
I have over twenty-five years of consulting experience in all aspects of business innovation and emerging technology practice leadership and solution delivery in a wide variety of industries. I’m the author of several business-oriented books on emerging technology and IT strategy including titles from Financial Times Prentice Hall (“Business Innovation & Disruptive Technology: Harnessing the Power of Breakthrough Technology…for Competitive Advantage” and “Business Agility: Strategies for Gaining Competitive Advantage through Mobile Business Solutions“), Microsoft Press, and Powersoft Press.
I’ve shared my thoughts in leading publications such as Fortune, Time Magazine, Financial Times, CIO Magazine, ComputerWorld, Optimize, Internet Week, RFID Journal, and Washington Technology, as well as broadcast media such as CNBC Squawk Box, History Channel, Discovery Channel and Business Talk Radio.
Prior to my strategy and innovation role, I ran the Enterprise Security practice at Unisys – a worldwide consulting and integration practice covering security of people, goods & assets, and information systems.
Prior to Unisys, I was Global Lead, Emerging Technology at BearingPoint, Inc. (formerly KPMG Consulting). In this role, I focused on the delivery of emerging technology strategies and solutions, including Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), wireless/mobility, web services, business process management, real-time infrastructure, and security, having strategic enterprise value to BearingPoint clients.
I’ve received a B.Sc. (Hons) in Geophysical Sciences and an M.Sc. in Oceanography from Southampton University in England. I serve as a frequent advisor to the venture capital community and have served on numerous boards including the Dallas Museum of Art (Technical Advisory Board), TechAmerica, the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), and the Service Research & Innovation Initiative (SRII).
My extracurricular interests include triathlon having been a member of Team USA in 2010 and 2011 and U.S. National Champion in the Sprint Distance in his division in 2011.