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Top Influencers: 43 UK Solutions Architect’s To Follow in 2022

Head of Solutions Architecture play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Head of Solutions Architecture role. We have selected these Head of Solutions Architecture’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Head of Solutions Architecture’s. The list is in no particular order!

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Boris Devouge

Head of Solutions Architecture @ Amazon Web Services

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Amine Al Oumami

Senior Solutions Architect @ Red Hat

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Amine Al Oumami is one of our Senior Solution Architects here at Red Hat. Always up for a challenge, Amine is committed to driving customer success and particularly enjoys designing and architecting solutions for the long term. Learn more about Amine Al Oumami on Crunchbase…

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Bryan Dollery

Solutions Architect @ Future Worx

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Future Worx drives people-centric digital workplace transformation with a proven methodology focused on business outcomes. Read more aboutFuture Worx on Crunchbase…

Peter Kim

Chief Solutions Architect @ Dachis Group

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Chief Solutions Architect at Dachis Group. Learn more about Peter Kim on Crunchbase…

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Louay Alakkad

Digital Specialist – Tech Lead & Solutions Architect @ McKinsey & Company

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A go-to person for getting things done. From delivering products to building teams and organising events Learn more about Louay Alakkad on Crunchbase…

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Jason Tyler

Technical Solutions Architect- Mobility @ Cisco

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Lawrence Rye

Head of Solutions Architects, Game Services @ Unity Technologies

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With over 17 years’ experience as an engineer in hosting and gaming, Laurence (Larry) Rye works with game engineers from all around the world to design and implement game-server hosting solutions that are focused on the genre-specific gamer experience. Learn from Larry how his team has overcome some of the toughest challenges in scaling multiplayer games from 4-player co-ops to 100-player battle royale games. Learn more about Lawrence Rye on Crunchbase…

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Graham Banner

Solutions Architect @ Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Experienced IT professional specializing in IT strategy and virtualization. Specialties include enterprise desktop support, Hyper-V, VMWare ,IT monitoring and reporting and data center configuration. Learn more about Graham Banner on Crunchbase…

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Tom Arbuthnot

Principal Solutions Architect @ Modality Systems

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Tom Arbuthnot is a Microsoft Lync Certified Master and MVP. He is a blogger, regular on The UC Architects Podcast, contributing writer to Lync Server 2013 Unleashed and speaker at events such as Lync Conference and Teched. He is currently Managing Consultant at Modality Systems. Learn more about Tom Arbuthnot on Crunchbase…

Modality Systems is a technology company specializing in Microsoft Unified Communications technologies. Read more aboutModality Systems on Crunchbase…

Brendan Hole

Head of TV & Content Solutions Architecture @ BT Global Services

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Brendan has led the architecture of multiple Telco-TV services across Europe over the last 18 years – starting with the BAFTA-winning ‘Homechoice’ triple-play service from Video Networks Ltd, and most recently for BT TV and BT Sport. At BT he has led on the delivery of live TV services over BT’s IP networks; the launch of BT Sport, and Champion’s League coverage – including Europe’s first live UHD TV channel, innovative interactive Connected Red Button services, and enhanced interactive services for OTT sport delivery. Most recently, he led on the launch of BT’s award-winning new ‘personalised’ TV user experience. In his role as Head of Solutions Architecture, Brendan works closely with product owners and business stakeholders to understand and shape their requirements, and to architect robust and scalable technical solutions that deliver great customer experiences. Learn more about Brendan Hole on Crunchbase…

BT Global Services plc is a division of United Kingdom telecommunications operator BT Group. Read more aboutBT Global Services on Crunchbase…

Stephen Greenslade

Principal Solutions Architect @ EE

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Stephen is a Principal Solutions Architect at EE, operator of the UK’s largest mobile network. He has architected major network projects such as NGN Gi, IP interconnect, femtocells, EE WiFi on the London Underground and QoS enablement. Architecture lead during EE’s successful response to the UK government’s tender to provide mobile network services for the Emergency Services Network, he has 20 years of architecture experience with mobile operators starting with his first telecoms role in Accra, Ghana. Stephen graduated from the University of Cambridge, is a member of the IET and holds an MBA. Learn more about Stephen Greenslade on Crunchbase…

EE is a telecommunications company that provides 4G mobile and fixed fiber broadband services to personal and business customers. Read more aboutEE on Crunchbase…

Raluca Bolovan

DevOps Consultant & AWS Certified Solutions Architect @ Contino

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Contino is a professional services consultancy providing a range of services for DevOps, Continuous Delivery, and Pragmatic Agile practices. Read more aboutContino on Crunchbase…

James Allen

Principal Solutions Architect @ Red Hat

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Xuan Jin

Lead Solutions Architect @ Alibaba Cloud

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Xuan Jin is an experienced software engineer, solution architect and technology evangelist. He started his career in software engineering in Oracle UK and progressed to tech lead in software engineering and SRE in companies including Cisco. Currently Xuan holds the position of lead solutions architect and technology evangelist in Alibaba Cloud Europe, helping customers to adopt the world-leading cloud platform and promote BigData and AI solutions from Alibaba Group. Learn more about Xuan Jin on Crunchbase…

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Paul Done

Executive Solutions Architect @ MongoDB

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Rob Otto

Senior Regional Solutions Architect and Field CTO for EMEA Region @ Ping Identity

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Rob is a Senior Technical Architect for Ping Identity in the UK and also the EMEA representative to the Ping Identity CTO Office. Rob holds a BSc (Computer Science) degree from Pretoria University and has 20 years experience in identity and access management. He has worked on complex implementation projects in the UK, USA, Europe and South Africa. His current area of focus is on applying industry standards like OpenID Connect and OAuth 2.0 to enable businesses to interoperate and securely expose data and API’s. He has worked widely within the burgeoning PSD2/OpenBanking ecosystem across Europe and is specifically focused on using Mobile Applications to deliver elegant Strong Customer Authentication solutions within financial services and other verticals. Learn more about Rob Otto on Crunchbase…

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Dimitrie Sandu

Partner Solutions Architect & WAN Specialist @ Meraki

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Gopinath Nanthakumaar

OTT Solutions Architect @ WarnerMedia

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Neil Trevains

Solutions Architect – UK Data Center Architecture Practice @ Cisco

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Neil Trevains

Solutions Architect – UK Data Center Architecture Practice @ Cisco

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Yuval Arav

VP Solutions Architecture @ PNMsoft

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PNMsoft, a software company, develops and supports business process management, case management, and work optimization software. Read more aboutPNMsoft on Crunchbase…

Douglas Pulley

Chief Solutions Architect @ Picocom

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Picocom is a 5G open RAN baseband semiconductor and software specialist. Read more aboutPicocom on Crunchbase…

Marco De Sanctis

Solutions Architect (contract) @ Alix Partners

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Marco De Sanctis is a tech entrepreneur and technology lover, with 15 years of experience in IT. Focused on Cloud adoption and digital transformation, he’s been awarded as Microsoft MVP for the last 8 years thanks to his contributions to the community. His field of interest currently include Docker, Kubernetes, and highly scalable microservices architectures. Learn more about Marco De Sanctis on Crunchbase…

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Paul Touzel

Azure Practice Lead and Cloud Solutions Architect @ Nasstar

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Nasstar is Managed Services provider that takes the pain and complexity out of IT. Read more aboutNasstar on Crunchbase…

David Caruana

Solutions Architect, Cloud Services @ Alfresco

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Tom Poole

Solutions Architect @ Six Degrees Group

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Tom Poole is a Pre-Sales Architect focusing on Cloud Transformation with an in-depth knowledge of Microsoft-based solutions, particularly around Azure, along with experience in a wide range of other technologies such as Citrix, Nutanix, DellEMC, VMware, NetApp, HP & Veeam. Working for a number of highly regarded companies, and working with a wide range of clients across both private and public sectors, Tom has valuable experience in the IT industry. Tom is enthusiastic about technology and continually strives to deepen his knowledge with particular interests in Cloud Computing & Digital Transformation. Learn more about Tom Poole on Crunchbase…

Six Degrees Group provides integrated and managed data services, including datacenter connectivity, voice and cloud offerings. Read more aboutSix Degrees Group on Crunchbase…

Dharmesh Bhatt

Sr. Solutions Architect @ VMware

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Dharmesh Bhatt serves as a senior solutions architect at VMware. Learn more about Dharmesh Bhatt on Crunchbase…

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Peter Voss

Chief Solutions Architect @ Edenhouse Solutions

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Edenhouse Solutions is provides SAP consultancy services. Read more aboutEdenhouse Solutions on Crunchbase…

Joseph Baxter

Graduate Solutions Architect @ Red Hat

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Joseph Baxter works within Red Hat’s Solution Architecture team, with a primary focus on RHEL, OCP, Cloud, and Business Automation. Learn more about Joseph Baxter on Crunchbase…

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Andrew Campbell

Senior Systems Engineer / Solutions Architect @ VMware

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Andrew Campbell is a solutions architect at VMware. Learn more about Andrew Campbell on Crunchbase…

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Andrea Muttoni

Sr. Solutions Architect, Tech Evangelist – Amazon Alexa @ Amazon

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Andrea is a Technical Evangelist for Amazon Alexa. In this role, he is travelling the world to share stories, learnings and best practices for building voice-enabled experiences, aka Skills, with Alexa. Before that, he worked on both sides of software development as a full stack developer and as a product manager. When not prototyping new Alexa Skill ideas or championing the needs of developers, he enjoys composing music and working on cool ideas using AWS. Learn more about Andrea Muttoni on Crunchbase…

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Christopher Lewis

Lead Solutions Architect @ VMware

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Dominic Foley

Staff Solutions Architect @ VMware

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Dominic Foley is an EMEA Networking & Security Customer Success Architect at VMware, specializing in enterprise datacentre software defined networking. In his role, Dominic is responsible for helping customers and partners design and implement their private and public cloud initiatives based around NSX and Cloud native products such as PKS Today, the Customer Success Solutions Architect team focuses on the development and deployment of NSX and associated services and emerging technologies. Learn more about Dominic Foley on Crunchbase…

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Lee Packham

Solutions Architect @ Amazon Web Services

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Andrew Rumney

Solutions Architect & Director @ Intelisense IT

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Intelisense IT specialise in the delivery of world class business solutions. Read more aboutIntelisense IT on Crunchbase…

Jake Kiermasz

Solutions Architect @ AppSecTest

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AppSecTest has developed the ASAnalyzer technology Read more aboutAppSecTest on Crunchbase…

Sanjeewa Fernando

Principal Solutions Architect @ BT

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Sanjeewa Fernando is the Principal Solutions Architect at BT. Learn more about Sanjeewa Fernando on Crunchbase…

BT provides communications services to consumer and business sectors worldwide. Read more aboutBT on Crunchbase…

Gary Blake

Staff II Solutions Architect @ VMware

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Gary Blake is a Staff II Solutions Architect at VMware. Learn more about Gary Blake on Crunchbase…

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Chris Marrison

Consulting Solutions Architect @ Infoblox

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Chris Marrison is Consulting Solutions Architect at Infoblox, where he is responsible for the pre-sales and professional services teams across the region. He has more than 21 years of experience in the IT industry. Before joining Infoblox, he was responsible for building the core Internet services for Virgin.Net, Which Online, and NTLWorld before moving to a business-oriented ISP that specialised in providing value-added services to multi-tenant buildings funded by Canary Wharf Group, British Land, and others. Learn more about Chris Marrison on Crunchbase…

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Robbie Jerrom

Lead Solutions Architect @ VMware

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Paul Pitman

Solutions Architect | CRM Guide @ Collier Pickard

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Paul Pitman is a Solutions Architect at Collier Pickard Ltd. His track record covers over 20 years of sales and marketing management, giving customers valuable, real world insight in the delivery of CRM solutions. His direct experience of the development and implementation of solutions for organisations in a wide range of businesses, including global players in financial services, media and technology has saved many businesses money. His expertise has guided hundreds of organisations through the compliance, legal and management information requirements of a successful CRM solution. Learn more about Paul Pitman on Crunchbase…

Collier Pickard is an independent CRM consultancy specialising in offering independent and unbiased advice, systems and support. Read more aboutCollier Pickard on Crunchbase…

Andrew Sillifant

Solutions Architect @ Pure Storage

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Andrew Sillifant is a solutions architect specializing in structured and unstructured data platforms, most notably SAP HANA and SAP Sybase ASE. Learn more about Andrew Sillifant on Crunchbase…

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Alastair Parsons

Consulting Solutions Architect @ World Wide Technology

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Alastair is a Consulting Solutions Architect for World Wide Technology specialising in Datacentre Technologies.His experience, spanning 27 years in IT Consultancy, has given him an extensive view of customer concerns and challenges when undertaking Digital Transformation.In his current role Alastair delivers subject matter expertise and consultancy across a broad range of verticals including Global Financial Services and Global Enterprise organisations. Learn more about Alastair Parsons on Crunchbase…

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