I just heard that BT announced a major restructuring today. I have not been able to get on BT’s web site to learn more about it, but here’s what I know, from an e-mail from British IT research firm Ovum:
A new Group Strategy and Operations function has been created to be lead by Andy Green (currently CEO of Global services). The new unit has the role of designing, building, operating and maintaining services for the customer facing divisions (Retail, Wholesale, Global Service, and Openreach). The new division will include what is currently in Exact (the IT division) and the management of the network including 21CN. Francois Barrault will take over from Andy Green as CEO at Global Services.
I don’t know what this means for BT Group CIO, Al-Noor Ramji, who also serves as president of BT Exact. If anyone knows, please let me know. I’ll keep you apprised of what I learn.