Q&A: Philip Van Enis, Bidwells

We speak to the property consultancy's group IT director - and Leader Board member - about aligning the business and technology.

Describe your role in three words.

Tomorrow. Strategy. Delivery.

Who is your tech hero? And why?

Steve Jobs - and for a long time before the iPod for being able to develop technology that people love to use.

I started in architecture and drifted into IT because I could solve problems and organise delivery of solutions.

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What does your current role involve?

I have responsibility for all technology at Bidwells, aligning technology with the business, enabling our professionals to work efficiently anywhere and anytime.

How did you arrive at your current role?

I was aware of the firm as I live in the area and when the opportunity arose I applied for the role and was successful.

Did you always want to work in IT?

No. I started in architecture and drifted into IT because I could solve problems and organise delivery of solutions.

What do you enjoy most about your role/working in IT?

Strategy and figuring out how to adopt new technologies to suit our business needs.

And what is your least favourite aspect about your role/working in IT?

Lack of innovation around the desktop OS.

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