Swindon’s Appsbroker Appoints BBC and John Lewis CTO

By Anita Jaynes on 1 June, 2021

Appsbroker, a leading EMEA Google Cloud-only Agile Systems Integrator headquartered in Swindon, has welcomed Andy MacInnes as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO).  

Moving from the John Lewis Partnership where he was CTO, it’s the first time Andy will be consultancy side with Appsbroker.  Previously, Andy spent over a decade at the BBC delivering disruptive digital services including the Red Button, iPlayer and Children in Need, as well as long periods with lastminute.com and Sage, the UK’s largest software firm. 

Trained as a skilled Software Engineer, Andy has worked at pivotal points of change in major brands – notably BBC’s move to the iPlayer, Sage’s move to the Cloud and John Lewis’s move from bricks and mortar to 100% online during the pandemic.  His move to Appsbroker builds on his strong relationship with Google and brings him closer to the technology to help businesses transform.

Andy MacInnes, CTO of Appsbroker said, “Moving to the Cloud is now the default for every organisation. Automated decision making is giving businesses the freedom to operate and control their own destinies. I believe machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) has the ability to transform every part of every business. It’s of strategic importance to work with a provider who will give you the best capability – and the clear winner is Google.

“I’m excited to solve many of the key challenges businesses are facing today with Appsbroker, adding value through world-beating technology to deliver true transformation.” 

Andy’s role will support businesses to transform at pace towards their digital future, bringing a new perspective to consulting on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).  Appsbroker is also looking to Andy to help attract and retain the best GCP skills for the business and its customers. His background will enable Appsbroker to drive the roadmap for Google Cloud through customer insight, C-Level conversations and Research and Development.

Mike Conner, CEO of Appsbroker said, “Andy has led digital transformation for some of the UK’s best loved brands.  Moving to consulting creates an opportunity for Appsbroker customers to have access to a CTO with huge digital experience and empathy for how transformations should feel as a customer.” 

Pictured above: Andy MacInnes, new Chief Technology Officer at Swindon-based Appsbroker