NATS fills new technology role

26 March 2013

NATS has appointed Simon Daykin as its Chief Architect.

Simon, currently Chief Technology Officer for IT solutions company Logicalis, will lead the work to ensure NATS’ systems align with its operational and business strategy, such as integration with the Single European Sky initiative.

Simon Daykin

Simon Daykin

Simon is a Chartered Engineer and started his career with Racal Comsec.

He has also worked as a Systems Integrator at Thales Sensors and Corporate and as an Infrastructure Architect at Portman Building Society before moving to Logicalis UK where he has led the development and design of their data centres, cloud platform and major customer projects.

He said: “I’m very excited to be joining NATS at a time when infrastructure is at the centre not only of what it is doing within the company, but also more widely through Single European Sky and wider alignment.

“Robust IT architecture is absolutely the key to NATS’ continued success.  I’m looking forward to applying my expertise to a new industry and working with experts to help implement the technical challenges NATS faces in the future.”

Simon Hocquard, NATS Operations Strategy and Deployment Director, said: “I’m delighted to have attracted Simon to NATS. We’re moving into a new era and he brings a fresh approach.  His enthusiasm for technology is inspiring and he does not believe in new technology for technology’s sake.

“He is particularly good at articulating complex technological challenges – and understands what those challenges are likely to be.”

Simon, who joins NATS at the end of April, is married and lives in Fordingbridge.


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