Unisys names Dwayne L. Allen as chief technology officer

Effective today, new Unisys chief technology officer Allen will report to chair and CEO Peter Altabef, and will be responsible for driving identification of innovative technologies in cloud, end-user experience and enterprise computing to benefit Unisys clients and their customers.

New Unisys CTO, Dwayne L. Allen.

Additionally, Allen will oversee integration of technologies into solutions that Unisys’ global business units provide.

Allen joins Unisys from Microsoft, where he was a global digital strategist working with the company’s major clients in multiple industries on reimagining their business models, driving outcomes through digital innovation and improving customer experience.

Prior to Microsoft, the new appointment was chief information officer at Masonite International, a global manufacturer of building products, leading an IT organisation supporting multiple business segments, a global engineering centre, 60 plants and 40 warehouses in multiple countries.

Allen previously held the role of divisional CIO of the Components business segment for global engine and power manufacturing company Cummins, leading an IT organisation for the five businesses within the segment.

Beginning his career as an IT director for strategy planning at Marriott International, Allen has also held senior IT positions at Fifth Third Bank and Wells Fargo.

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“I have learned from experience that value-added innovative solutions excite existing clients and bring in new ones,” said new Unisys chief technology officer, Allen.

“I believe in being bold, assertive and innovative in crafting solutions and taking them to market. I know that, as a company, Unisys shares that view.

“I look forward to working with talented colleagues on solutions that deliver transformative outcomes for our clients’ businesses.”

Peter Altabef, chair and CEO of Unisys, commented: “Delivering increasingly innovative solutions is a key imperative for Unisys.

“Dwayne is ideal for that role. He has an admirable record of success in leading digital transformation and has deep experience in multiple industries relevant to Unisys’ business.

“I am confident that he will quickly drive faster, more efficient development of digital solutions that yield next-level business outcomes for our clients.”

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Aaron Hurst

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