KONICA MINOLTA APPOINTS MIKE FAIERS AS ITS NEW CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER (CTO)

| 10 August 2021

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd announces the appointment of Mike Faiers as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Mike will play a crucial role in strengthening Konica Minolta’s leading position in digital workplace technology, which includes areas such as data, analytics, and cloud-based services. Working with the company’s European and Global operations, Mike will ensure Konica Minolta’s best-in-class technologies and services are rapidly delivered to UK customers and partners.


Reflecting upon his new position, Mike comments, “I am proud to be joining Konica Minolta at this exciting juncture. We have the right technology, professional expertise, and service support to meet the exacting needs of organisations at every stage of their digital transformation.” He adds, “My career has focussed on transforming the way customers interact with their suppliers, sharpening the customer experience and evolving the perception of both the company and product value, which are the perfect criteria to support Konica Minolta’s continued growth in the market.”
 
With a career blending 20 years’ worth of technical, digital, marketing, and commercial experience, Mike brings an impressive track record of success to the role, which will be crucial in Konica Minolta’s evolution. Having repeatedly been placed inside Top 50 UK IT leaders lists, Mike has extensive experience in building and leading high performing teams, to deliver digital and technical transformation at every level of an organisation.
 
With a career starting in a managed IT service provider, Mike moved into the automotive industry with Audi where he  led the ground-breaking introduction of the Audi R8 supercar into the UK market. A programme that transformed the entire product introduction and delivery process for the global brand.  Mike most recently has held the role of Director of IT and eBusiness at BSH UK & Ireland where he was responsible for the leadership, strategy, and daily operations of all digital & IT functions.
 
UK CEO, Rob Ferris, comments: “With experience of working on major technology based transformation projects for high profile global brands, Mike, brings invaluable experience and expertise to further support  this significant next step in bringing digital workplace technologies to our UK customers and partners. We continue to accelerate our business transformation in the UK based upon Konica Minolta’s globally aligned portfolio of digital workplace technologies and services, which includes IT managed services, data analytics and process automation capabilities.  Mikes arrival to the UK executive team marks another significant milestone on this exciting journey.


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