Simon is the COO at Connected World Services (CWS), a specialist skills provider for businesses who want to develop their products and services within the connected market. He is responsible for developing opportunities to leverage CWS’ specialist IT systems, operating processes and customer relationship management tools with its partners and clients. CWS is part of the Dixons Carphone Group, where Simon has been Group CTO since 2005.

Previously, Simon worked as Group IT and Strategy Director at BSkyB, and prior to that as a Partner at Arthur Andersen, where he was responsible for the e-business and advanced technology teams. He holds a degree in Biochemistry/Microbiology from Kings College London.