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Friday 14 January 2022

Overton to lead BT's "Division X"

BTAs telecoms giant BT Group continues its long-term transformation, Marc Overton (pictured below) has been appointed as the Managing Director of the organisation's recently created ‘Division X’. Overton will officially join BT on 14 February 2022, working within BT’s Enterprise business.

BT’s Division X has been established effectively as an internal incubator, in order to help the organisation to develop and scale impactful customer propositions that leverage technologies such as 5G Private Networks, IoT, and Edge Computing. In this way, BT hopes to play a greater in the digital transformation of a variety of high growth industries, including healthcare, transport and logistics, putting BT at the heart of building the UK’s economic recovery.

Marc OvertonOverton is joining BT after just over 4 years at Sierra Wireless, where he was Chief Solutions Officer. BT’s new recruit was previously Managing Director of Global Innovation and Sales for US IoT startup, Cisco Jasper and is also a Fiserv/First Data alumnus.

BT has been beefing up its innovation credentials of late, as the current phase of its £1.3bn, 5-year transformation programme continues. The initiative is designed to modernise the business and its technology, whilst delivering annualised savings of £2bn by March 2025. In January 2021 the group announced the creation of a new Digital business unit to help deliver further technology innovation to the company and its clients (see: BT restructure to accelerate digital adoption).

Posted by: Jon C Davies at 08:45

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