EVP & CIO

Kevin Robins

Sage

A board level CTO/CIO executive with over 30 years experience in Banking, Insurance, Retail, Logistics. Fintech, VC, Private Equity and Payments. Also detailed knowledge of Consulting with IBM, CMG and Accenture. A close partner to the business helping to grow revenue and market share and bringing new products to market across Europe, US, APac and Latin America. 

Experienced in leading large global IT infrastructure and application teams (800 people, $200m budgets) and implementing strategic complex global programmes. A commercial negotiator with a track record for improving service and reducing costs year on year through reengineering; data dentre consolidations; improving processes i.e. ITIL; embracing new technology i.e. cloud, digital and developing strong teams. Also recognised as an IT trouble shooter known for rescuing troubled projects and programmes with hands on experience in UK, Germany, Baltics, Greece, Australia, South Korea, India, China, Brazil and Argentina. 

Kevin's previous role was at First Data where he led the Infrastructure, Operations and DevOps teams across EMEA, APAC and LAC supporting 14 billion authorisations annually, along with the associated funding and settlement. Accountable for the card payment authorisation systems that supported VISA payments during the London 2012 Olympics, he also served on the main board of EMS a First Data joint venture with ABN AMRO in Amsterdam, full regulated by the Dutch National Bank. 

Holder of an MBA gained with Distinction from London Cass Business School, City University and mentor to MBA students. 

Specialties: Retail, Banking, Consultancy, Payments Industry, Programme Management, E-Commerce, Organisational Change, Finance, Team Building, Change Agent, Data Centre Management, Disaster Recovery, BCP, Regulations, Transformations, Operations, DevOps, Digital, Negotiation and Vendor Management...and just getting things done through a pragmatic and hands on approach.