CIO Jeremy Vincent hunts down an exciting future at Jaguar Land Rover
Mark Chillingworth |
Feb. 7, 2013
The night before we meet Jeremy Vincent, CIO of luxury car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover there had been a technological problem on one of the production lines. For any CIO and any manufacturer this is an issue, but for this British manufacturing institution the enormity of the problem is amplified because around the world there is a hunger for its products akin to that of the big cat which Jaguar is named after.
Critics have written off the UK car manufacturing industry for years, yet the recent performance of JLR has outmanoeuvred these views. Vincent, like his employers, is not afraid to ignore the mapped-out route and his frank appraisal of technology, suppliers and the CIO role has the boldness of lines of one of Jaguar founder's Sir William Lyons' breathtaking car designs.