Alastair Allen

Alastair is an experienced technology leader with a proven track record of leading strategy, design and development of large transformational services and products that have delivered value to millions of people and transformed business processes across a range of industries.

Alastair joined Kainos in 2001 after graduating from Queen’s University Belfast with a First Class Honors degree. Throughout his career he has worked in a variety of roles, including Software Engineer, Technology Consultant, Architect, Product Manager and CTO. As a result, he has a breadth of technology, business and people skills with a proven track record of leading large, diverse and distributed teams through major transformational programs within highly competitive, technically challenging, and fast paced environments.

 Alastair was a founding member of Evolve, Kainos’ flagship healthcare product and he has worked in healthcare for the last 12 years. He is passionate about using technology to help deliver better outcomes and is committed to designing, building and implementing user-centred services that are simple and easy to use.

Over the past year he has helped support the response to COVID-19, leading a number of Kainos teams through the design and delivery of national services for COVID testing, contact tracing and vaccination.

In his current position as Chief Technology Officer for Healthcare, he is accountable for technology innovation, strategy, and assurance for all healthcare products and services for Kainos.

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