Colt strengthens technical vision with CIO hire
TS Narayanan joins Colt as VP, CIO
London 6 December, 2016 – Colt Technology Services has announced that TS Narayanan has joined the company as VP and CIO reporting directly to CTO Rajiv Datta effective immediately.
Narayanan is based in London, and joins Colt from Tech Mahindra Ltd where he has held a number of senior roles, most recently as Senior Vice President & Head of Delivery and Solutions for Europe.
Commenting on the appointment, Datta said: “TS has extensive knowledge in how telecommunications businesses operate and has a strong heritage in adopting compelling customer facing engagement models which will complement Colt’s customer focused strategy.”
In his role Narayanan will be responsible for driving overall technical vision, ensuring that the appropriate systems, applications and infrastructure capability exist in order to support Colt’s growth and strategic objectives.
“Colt has embraced an innovative approach to technological development and is arming itself to enable the digital transformation of business. I look forward to helping the organisation thrive in a future built upon gigabit speeds and high quality connectivity,” commented Narayanan.
Colt provides high bandwidth services for enterprises and wholesale in Europe and Asia’s largest business hubs. Customers include 18 of the top 25 bank and diversified financial groups and 19 out of the top 25 companies in both global media and telecoms industries (Forbes 2000 list, 2014). In addition, Colt works with over 50 exchange venues and 13 European central banks.
Colt customers benefit from our unique, purpose-built, intelligent network which is fully-integrated with the Cloud. This means connectivity to almost 500 data centres around the globe, with over 24,000 on-net buildings and growing. We employ the best talent globally, so wherever in the world our customers are, they benefit from local expertise. And because we are owned by Fidelity – Colt is one of the most financially sound competitors in our industry. All of this means Colt provides the best customer experience at a competitive price.
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