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Premiership CIO forms interim sports tech manager service

Mike BohndiekSports business technology leader Mike Bohndiek has formed a new consulting organisation following just under three years with Premiership football club West Ham.  

Pragmatic Technological Insight (PTI) Consulting brings Bohndiek’s 13 years at the touchline of sports technology together.  Bohndiek was recently the keynote speaker at a Horizon CIO podcast live event for peers where he described the importance of being a customer facing CIO and the ways he led West Ham to increase its customer focus via technology.

Over 13 years Behndiek has deployed technology into 14 venues, including two large stadium transformations, the last being West Ham moving into the London 2012 Olympics stadium in Stratford. Bohndiek told peers via the Sullivan & Stanley WhatsApp group that the organisation will not only focus on technology transformation, but also the people transformation.

Bohndiek says PTI Consulting will help sports organisations discover simplicity from complexity as an interim or as-a-service CIO/CTO model for sports organisations. Like a growing number of vertical markets, the sports sector is adopting the interim business model.

London Stadium
The London Stadium. Picture by David Dixon

PTI Consulting is more than Bohndiek though, the organisation has a number of business analysts, product managers and infrastructure consultants it can provide to help clubs, venues and stadiums develop their technology offering.  

Bohndiek joined West Ham in March 2015 ahead of the club’s move into the former Olympic stadium at the end of the 2015/2016 season. Before joining the Hammers he was in cricket with Action Indoor Cricket England for five years having spent a year with major cricket club Middlesex. Bohndiek’s first technology leadership role was with the Arsenal Football Club, the team he’s supported since childhood, he told peers on a soon to be released Horizon CIO podcast.

Learn more at: mike@pticonsulting.co.uk

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