IRIS Software Group appoints Alan Hartwell as group CTO

IRIS Software Group has announced the appointment of former Capita and XUBER executive Alan Hartwell as its new group CTO

As new group chief technology officer, Hartwell will oversee evolution of IRIS’s cloud offering, as well as further developing product engineering capabilities to support its increasingly international expansion.

At IRIS, Hartwell’s mission will be to accelerate success and focus on the next stage of flexible, integrated cloud software innovation, to help retain competitive advantage.

Bringing over 25 years’ senior level experience supporting and leading acquisition, consolidation and integration of products and technologies, Hartwell joins from Capita, where he held the role of chief operations and technology officer.

Prior to Capita, where he served for five years, he was CTO at XUBER (now part of DXC Inc.), and has held multiple senior technology development and implementation, consulting and marketing roles at companies including Oracle and Exela Technologies.

“Having worked in this area for many years, I’m passionate about the incredible opportunity and benefits cloud software and services can bring to a company. And IRIS is excelling in this area,” said new IRIS Software Group CTO, Hartwell.

“We are dedicated to helping those in work and education automate critical business processes and give professionals the time to do what they are valued for. I am excited to be part of a company with such drive, passion and enthusiasm.”

Elona Mortimer-Zhika, CEO of IRIS Software Group, commented: “Alan brings a wealth of experience in integrating and consolidating products, technologies, architectures and software systems for essential industries like education and accountancy.

“As we expand our global footprint, it is vital that we have the right leadership in place to support our vision to empower professionals to thrive doing the work they love and are valued for with cloud software.

“Hartwell will be integral as IRIS continues to bring together leading modern technology and deep sector knowledge. This will be fundamental to help accountants, finance and HR teams solve today’s challenges supporting their teams and businesses during economic recovery.”

IRIS boasts a customer base that spreads across accountancy, payroll, human resources and education business.

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