Nicholas D. Evans

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Nicholas D. Evans is the founder of Innovators360, a boutique innovation and digital transformation consulting firm, as well as Thinkers360. The award winning author of “Mastering Digital Business” and “Business Innovation & Disruptive Technology,” Nick is a globally recognized consultant, speaker and author focused on managing innovation and disruptive technology.

Nick was formerly Global Head of Innovation and a VP & GM within the Office of the CTO at Unisys. One of Consulting Magazine’s “Top 25 Consultants,” and one of Computerworld’s “Premier 100 IT Leaders”, he led the Applied Innovation program, an internal and client-facing worldwide initiative, and the company’s focus on disruptive technologies and trends including social, mobile, big data analytics, cloud, IoT, intelligent automation and cybersecurity. He is the author of more than 10 books on business and technology strategy including titles from the British Computer Society, Financial Times Prentice Hall, Tech TV, Microsoft Press and Powersoft Press.

With more than 25 years of consulting experience, Nick previously ran the global emerging technology consulting practice at BearingPoint (formerly KPMG Consulting) and well as serving as the national technical director for e-business at PwC. He co-founded the National Internet Consulting Practice for Coopers & Lybrand in 1997.

Nick holds a B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc. from Southampton University in England. He serves as a frequent advisor to the venture capital and startup community and has served on numerous boards. His extracurricular interests include triathlon having been a member of Team USA and a former U.S. National Champion.

He can be reached at ndevans@hotmail.com or connect with him at LinkedIn.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Nicholas Evans and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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