Executing an effective IT strategy requires selection and integration of suitable solutions with a clear data and applications architecture to underpin it. It is important that systems are compatible, reliable and well supported. There is often a choice to make between “best of breed” applications, plus integration effort to make them work together, versus integrated suites where there may be some compromise to make on functionality.
A good analogy is that of a jigsaw puzzle. It is important to have the picture of what you are creating in front of you and then to take the pieces from the right box. You can never achieve the goal by randomly taking pieces from the boxes of different puzzles.
Bryan Steele is experienced at assisting clients to define the business and IT strategy, develop an appropriate systems architecture and then assess potential solutions and vendors including supporting the negotiation of contracts.
“Bryan delivered a step change in IT capabilities”
In two years Bryan delivered a step change in IT capabilities at the Royal Automobile Club. He successfully delivered a raft of IT projects and initiated the Club’s Digital Transformation Plan. He overcame some significant challenges in implementing an ambitious IT change programme over a short timeframe.
Founder Farrar Consulting, Co-Founder True Gold Communications
“I would recommend him as a Great Asset to any company.”
I had the pleasure of working with Bryan during the last 3 years and found his knowledge in the Hospitality Industry to be amazing. He has many great contacts in the Industry and I have personally learned a lot from him about the Industry. Also, his dedication and passion for getting the job done to the satisfaction of the Customer is outstanding. I would recommend him as a Great Asset to any company.
Global Account Director - Hilton WorldWide, Schneider Electric
“Bryan is one of the most forward-thinking IT professionals active in the European hospitality industry”
He drove major strategic change in IT at Thistle Hotels by driving it toward standardised platforms and infrastructure and ASP-based services, at a time when the conventional wisdom said this couldn’t be done. While he was IT Director at Thistle Hotels, Bryan was a Director of Hotel Technology Next Generaton from 2004 to 2006 and he has continued to be heavily involved since he formed Jireh-Tek in 2006.
Executive VP & CEO, Hotel Technology Next Generation
” a great job done”
Bryan Steele, has done a great job in defining the IT strategy for Majid Al Futtaim Hospitality. Attention to the detail, project planning and recommending the right technologies with patience and understanding as the way forward are some of his strong points.
Head of Information Technology, Majid Al Futtaim Hospitality
“extremely technical and strategic in equal measure”
I had the pleasure of working very closely with Bryan on an ambitious and complex digital project of which he was very much the driver. The fact that he is both extremely technical and strategic in equal measure make him unique within the industry, and he has an unrivalled ability to cut through and get the job done. Would recommend highly.
Business Development Director, Propeller Communications
“acts to get the best value for the client”
Bryan is a well organised consultant with a breadth of knowledge across hospitality technology. He thinks ahead, planning what might be round the corner and also acts to get the best value for the client. He always keeps the ultimate consumer of the product aligned with the solution.
Technology Operations Director, IHG