Digital and Innovation Sourcing Director
Nick Wright is bp’s digital and innovation sourcing director, having spent eight years with the company. Nick is responsible for directing professionals across multiple markets to deliver technology deals with around a billion dollars in digital spend.
He heads up the digital & innovation sourcing team, who are deal specialists for digital technologies (Blockchain, IoT, Cloud Services, Cyber, Virtual/Augmented Reality, Automation, Robotics etc) across bp and are responsible for the way in which bp approaches the market and secures supply in this space. Working across the business, the team is here to land technology deals which are either highly complex, or innovative.
The need to move from a natural oil and gas focus to a clean energy mission has driven a large portion of Nick’s strategy, with transformation serving as the backbone of this shift. Nick believes in harnessing the power of digital to move work out of the system and has seen through a number of innovative processes being transformed for efficiency.
Nick is a bold leader and believes in the beauty of being imperfect as the steppingstone for innovation. Nick has always been keen on understanding the nuances of supplier performance, having previously worked with First Data Corporation and Wordplay as a supplier performance manager. and lent his expertise to Barclays and Transport for London (TfL). Nick has a degree in Combined Science (Computer Science and Biology) from Nottingham Trent University and was a member of the IAOP (International Association of Outsourcing Professionals) UK and Ireland chapter’s leadership team.
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