David Norton Global Chief Information Officer, MullenLowe Group

David Norton

As Global Chief Information Officer of MullenLowe Group, David is responsible for all systems and technology for an organisation that operates in over 65 countries, employing 6,400 staff.

In the six years David has been with MullenLowe, he has restructured the IT organisation and gone about capturing all activity and costs to better understand current state and future requirements. This has led to a continuation in the move to centralised services, consolidating and rationalising infrastructure to create a Standard Operating Environment, as well as deploying Enterprise applications such as SAP and PeopleSoft. In addition, he has built an in-house Digital capability focusing on improved internal portals and collaborative applications with clients, which generate revenue and foster closer business relationships. Similarly, he has promoted the use of Social Tools and Unified Communications, as the workforce becomes ever more mobile and increases its utilisation of social media platforms. 

David has worked within the Marketing Communication industry for his entire 30 year career at some of the largest and most successful agency networks including McCann-Erickson, Bates and Saatchi & Saatchi. He has gained invaluable experience in the managing and building of technology platforms, along with defining and executing strategies that have led to significant business change and efficiencies being made. Holding roles of increasing challenge, seniority and scope, David has managed large virtual teams across a number of international locations which have allowed him to experience differing business dynamics and cultures across the globe.

Additionally, David is a member of the highly respected International CIO Research Board and a Board Member of The Tech Partnership who, working with the UK Government, create and promote skills for the digital economy.

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