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James Smith
Director of Mobile and Digital at Nationwide


I have the privilege of leading the Mobile and Digital Community, which is probably the best job in Nationwide… Prior to this role I have worked in Transformation and Operational Resilience roles at Nationwide, which has given me a good understanding of how we work as a business and what technology we have supporting us. Prior to Nationwide I worked at Accenture and BAE Systems where I worked on technical delivery programmes in a variety of roles from analysis through to development and testing before specialising in Programme Management.

I live just outside Bath with my wife and two children (10, 11). Spare time is sparse, but when I can I enjoy mountain biking and I tolerate running. I also coach Bradford on Avon U10s rugby, which is something I have done for the last 5 years and thoroughly enjoy.

Agenda Sessions

  • Living and breathing agility: How to emulate digitally native companies