Spencer is a Researcher and Advisor for LEF. Prior to joining LEF, his most recent roles were as executive strategy advisor for UK&I at ServiceNow, and at Ovum as Chief Analyst leading their global CxO practice. Prior to Ovum, he led IDC’s European CxO advisory practice and also headed up their European retail group.
Spencer has previously worked at several international client-side organizations, both directly and indirectly, within CIO strategy and architecture functions developing and delivering IT strategies to bridge business demands and IT capability, creating and managing architecture teams, and establishing IT best practices.
At Marks & Spencer he introduced enterprise architecture, IT harmonization, and cloud strategies. During a three-year tenure at Microsoft Spencer provided strategic CxO advisory focused on business and IT engagement, building high performing IT functions, identification of new technology trends for business objectives, and enterprise architecture across retail, financial, energy, and public sectors. His engagements had a particular focus on enterprise applications, cloud computing, mobility, and data driven middleware, both from internal employee and external customer/partner perspectives. He also spent six years at BP in a variety of roles including global architecture management.
Spencer holds a BSc in Computing Science from Staffordshire University.