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Simon Wardley
Researcher, Leading Edge Forum (CSC)

Simon Wardley is a Researcher for CSC’s Leading Edge Forum, a global research and thought leadership

community dedicated to helping large organizations become more successful by identifying and

adopting Next Practices at the growing intersection between business and information technology.

Simon’s focus is on the intersection of IT strategy and new technologies, and he currently leads our

research entitled The Clash of the Titans.

Simon’s most recent published research (December 2014) is entitled Of Wonders and Disruption where he attempts

to predict the nature of technological and business change over the next 20 years. His previous research covers

topics including The Future is More Predictable Than You Think: A Workbook for Value Chain Mapping. Simon

has also covered topics including Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts: Strategies for an Increasingly Open Economy,

Learning from Web 2.0 and A Lifecycle Approach to Cloud Computing

Simon has spent the last 15 years defining future IT strategies for companies in the FMCG, Retail and IT industries.

From Canon’s early leadership in the cloud computing space in 2005, to Ubuntu’s recent dominance as the No 1

Cloud operating system.

As a geneticist with a love of mathematics and a fascination in economics, Simon has always found himself dealing

with complex systems, whether it’s in behavioural patterns, environmental risks of chemical pollution, developing

novel computer systems or managing companies. He is a passionate advocate and researcher in the fields of

open source, commoditization, innovation, organizational structure and cybernetics.

Simon is a regular presenter at conferences worldwide, and was voted as one of the UK’s top 50 most influential

people in IT in ComputerWeekly’s 2012 and 2011 polls.

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