Avtar Virdee

Vice President of Solution Architecture, Barclays

Avtar is a Vice President of Solution Architecture at Barclays. He has worked in commercial IT settings for 25 years for organisations across multiple business domains and of varying sizes. His career started early, writing code for small software houses, before writing degree courses in Software Engineering whilst researching emergent technologies and interconnected systems, to working as an Enterprise Solution Architect for multi-national Systems Integrators and user facing organisations.

As an Architect who has worked in environments ranging in size from small teams of 2-3 people to deliveries with several hundred people using numerous methodologies. Avtar has often had to “bridge the gap” between technical, delivery and business stakeholders and facilitate a dynamic that fits people, organisational culture, technological imperatives, business change and value realisation pressures.

Working within the CTO of Barclays, Avtar ensures that solutions and deliveries adhere to corporate governance, standards and toolsets whilst shaping future state models and technology adoption.

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