Sukhi Gill is the HP Enterprise Services chief technologist for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In this role he is responsible for the overall technical direction, innovation and leadership of the senior client – facing technical leaders and key Account Chief Technologists in the market.
Gill is also an HP Fellow in Enterprise Services, a title awarded to the corporation’s most innovative thought leaders in recognition of their exceptional achievements.
Gill has 27 years of experience in the IT industry. For the last 10 years, he has held a range of chief technologist and enterprise architect roles, establishing successful partnerships with key business sponsors, influencing strategic and architectural direction, and enabling organizations to gain significant business advantage through the strategic deployment of technology and process innovation.
Gill moved to the HP Office of Strategy and Technology in 2008 from his role as the HP led ATLAS Consortium Chief Technology Officer where he was responsible for technical strategy and innovation for the UK Ministry of Defence’s Information Infrastructure (DII) program.
Prior to his return to the UK in 2004, Gill was the chief engineer on the Navy and Marine Corps (NMCI) account, based in San Diego, California. Before working on NMCI, Gill was Infrastructure Technical Director at the UK Inland
Revenue account. Gill transitioned to EDS from the UK Inland Revenue Agency in 1994.
In the interview Gill discusses his keynote session at the HP Software Performance Tour 2015, which covered digitisation of the industry and the impact it has on enterprises. IT News Africa also interviewed Paul Muller, vice president of strategic marketing for software products within the Software business at HP. Muller’s video interview can be viewed here.
About the HP Software Performance Tour
Everything is digital. Industries are transformed as products and services become “software-defined”. Competitors win by putting engaging applications in the hands of customers and insightful data in the hands of employees. This new style of business requires a new style of IT. Core IT to deliver the backbone of services to run business operations, and Fluid IT to be a partner in building brands, experiences, and loyalty. IT faces a challenge – how to be efficient and consistent, as well as experimental and innovative.
Interview conducted by Darryl Linington