Harmeen Mehta Joins BT As Chief Digital And Innovation Officer


BT has announced the creation of a new technology unit – Digital – to lead its digital innovation agenda and has hired Harmeen Mehta lead the unit.

The new unit will focus on the development and rapid delivery of innovative products, platforms and services in key areas such as healthcare and data.

Mehta will begin her stint as the Chief Digital and Innovation Officer on March 1, reporting directly to Chief Executive Philip Jansen and as a member of the Executive Committee. India’s telecom sector, in the efforts of enabling policies including more quantum of the spectrum, is set to establish new benchmarks in the next-generation network deployments and service delivery.

Mehta will work closely with Philip, the Board, the Chief Technology Officer and BT’s customer facing units to drive the company’s digital transformation.

The new Digital unit will include accountability for IT, digital innovation, BT-wide business transformation and data and product strategy.

Mehta was most recently serving Bharti Airtel, where she’s spent the last seven years as Group CIO, as well as leading their cloud and security businesses.

She has 24 years’ experience leading digital, engineering, IT and innovation transformation. Before Bharti Airtel, Mehta held CIO positions at BBVA, HSBC and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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