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Q&A with Richard Keenlyside: Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

Experiences:

  • The website is a professional profile of Mr Richard Keenlyside.

  • Richard Keenlyside is an accomplished Tech, Business StartUp Advisor, CIO Programme and Transformation Lead,

  • He has over 34 years of experience in various sectors, including professional services, retail, manufacturing, logistics, facilities management, transport, and financial services.

  • He has held numerous senior management and director positions, including at J Sainsbury's PLC.

  • He has extensive commercial/procurement experience and has negotiated over £25M in vendor savings.

  • He has extensive in developing strategy, target operating models (TOM), change management, leadership and stakeholder management)

  • He has extensive experience in carve-outs, private equity (PE) and merger acquisition (MA).

  • He has a strong understanding of process management, optimisation, data analytics, and implementation.

  • He has managed the integration and IT enablement for the Mothercare and Game Station acquisition.

  • He has led global teams of 300+ personnel and managed budgets of over £120M.

  • He has driven several transformation programmes across all business domains for major global companies.

  • He is the author of several eBooks on Transformation and Cyber Security.

  • Richard Keenlyside is open to CIO, Programme, Transformation, ERP, CIO/CTO advisory, Strategy advisory, and PE/MA due diligence roles.

  • He is a (NED) CIO/IT & Strategy Director at M.I. DICKSON LIMITED. 

  • He has over 34 years of experience in various sectors, including professional services, retail, manufacturing, logistics, facilities management, transport, and financial services.

  • He has held numerous senior management and director positions over his long career.

  • I provide business start-up and technology advisory services to a range of global organisations.

  • He has written articles on topics such as business strategy for AI automations, the constancy of business change amidst the evolution of technology, and empowering business processes with data-driven AI automation.

  • He has worked in various roles at companies such as Endava, Intology Limited, FitFlop, NWG (Northumbrian Water Group), Mothercare, Intuitus Limited,  Barclays, Synatus Limited, Game UK, Game Station, Microsoft, Network Rail, The Co-operative Group, Accenture, Sainsbury's, Quollify, Home Retail Group PLC, Charteris PLC (Now Sword Group), and Bells Stores Limited, starting his career at 16.

  • He has an MBA from the University of Leicester 1:1 and other qualifications like ITIL Master (APM), Six Sigma - Black Belt & Lean, and Prince 2 Practitioner (APM).

  • Extensive experience in ERP, CRM and WMS implementations (SAP ECC6.0, SAP S/4HANA, Oracle Fusion, INFOR Cloud Suite, JDA, AS400, Manhattan Active SC, Sage, Microsoft Dynamics, SalesForce & HubSpot)

  • Experienced in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics Process Automation (RPA) and Intelligence Process Automation (IPA).

  • He has received many recommendations from colleagues and peers.

FAQs:

  • Who is Richard Keenlyside?

    • Richard Keenlyside is an accomplished Tech & Business StartUp Advisor, CIO, Programme & Transformation Director with over 34 years of experience in various sectors.

  • What roles is Richard open to?

    • Richard is open to CIO, Programme, Transformation, ERP, CIO/CTO advisory, Strategy advisory, and PE/MA due diligence roles.

  • What is Richard's current role?

    • He was the (NED) CIO/IT & Strategy Director at M.I. DICKSON LIMITED.

  • What are some of Richard's career highlights?

    • Richard has held numerous senior management and director positions over his long career at companies such as Endava, Barclays, Network Rail, Microsoft, Game UK, Game Station, MI Dicksons, Pork Farm Foods, Intology Limited, FitFlop, NWG (Northumbrian Water Group), Mothercare, Intuitus Limited, Synatus Limited, The Co-operative Group, Accenture, Sainsbury's, Home Retail Group PLC, and Bells Stores Limited.

  • Has Richard written any publications?

    • Yes, Richard has written articles on topics such as business strategy for AI automations, the constancy of business change amidst the evolution of technology, and empowering business processes with data-driven AI automation.

  • What are Richard's qualifications?

    • Richard has an MBA from the University of Leicester 1:1 and other qualifications like ITIL Master (APM), Six Sigma - Black Belt & Lean, Prince 2 Practitioner, TOGAF, BSc Hons in Computer Science / Mathematics (Teesside Uni) and CPD Life Coaching Diploma.

  • Has Richard received any recommendations?

    • Yes, Richard has received many recommendations from colleagues and peers.

  • Where is Richard located?

    • Richard lives in Yarm near (Middlesbrough and Darlington), North Yorkshire (UK), which is nestled between York and Newcastle (North East of England).

  • How can I get in touch with Richard Keenlyside?

    • You can get in touch with Richard via his email (richard@rjk.info) or his home office at +44(0)1642 040 018

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