Pythian Services Inc., a leading data, analytics and cloud services company, announced that Paul Lewis has joined the company as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Lewis is renowned in the information technology industry as a leader in operational strategy and digital transformation.
“Paul’s extensive understanding of the complexities inherent in IT operations, cloud strategy and digital transformation will bring vast insights to our customers and partners,” stated Pythian President, Keith Millar. “His knowledge will be a driving force behind the innovations Pythian brings to its clients.”
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As a 25+ year global CTO and technology executive, Lewis is well-known in the industry for his impassioned technology evangelism, client executive advocacy, and technological and business strategy, particularly as it relates to digital transformation and operational IT strategy.
“I’m thrilled to join Pythian’s esteemed leadership team,” said Lewis. “I look forward to championing the company’s relentless focus on data and the cloud to inform and elevate organizations across the globe.”
As CTO, Lewis will drive Pythian’s technology strategy, helping customers leverage and scale their data and cloud assets to deliver valuable business outcomes throughout their digital transformation journey. In addition, Lewis will steer technical innovations that continue to expand partner relationships.
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Lewis is a frequent speaker at technology and industry events as well as a recurring lecturer at higher educational institutions, presenting on topics such as IT leadership, Digital Transformation, and using data insights to drive growth. He serves on the Master of Business Analytics (MBAN) and Master of Management Artificial Intelligence (MMAI) advisory boards at Schulich School of Business, the IT Media Group advisory board, and as an executive analyst at Gigaom—providing guidance on compelling issues and topics for CIOs and the vendors that serve them.
Lewis comes to Pythian from Hitachi Vantara, where he was Global CTO.