John Batterbee is joining Atkins from Costain to lead its new Applied Technology Practice, which has been formed in response to a growing demand for digital and technology capabilities across its markets.
He will bring together and expand Atkins’ existing expertise in digital strategy and architecture, complex technology integration and sophisticated data analytics and visualisation, developing a comprehensive service to help clients unlock the benefits of digital transformation.
A particular focus will be embedding a people-focussed philosophy into the practice to deliver holistic solutions centred around the user experience for clients and their customers.
Formerly technology solutions director at Costain, John was responsible for helping clients navigate digital disruption and realise the value of technology transformation. He has delivered client solutions across a diverse range of sectors including defence, energy, transport and water.
Speaking of his appointment, John said: “As the world becomes ever more digitally integrated, new opportunities as well as resilience risks continue to arise. By understanding these challenges and providing holistic solutions, we can help clients realise the full potential of new technologies.
“I’m incredibly proud to lead the next chapter in growing these services and helping clients unlock the benefits of current technology trends such as digital twins, Internet of Things and artificial intelligence.”