Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer
Julian Sparkes currently serves as Diebold Nixdorf’s chief digital officer. He joined the company in December 2018. In this role, Sparkes is responsible for simplifying, streamlining and further digitizing Diebold Nixdorf's IT infrastructure to enhance both customer and employee experiences, as well as refining the company’s long-term digitally-enabled strategy.
Sparkes has more than 35 years of digital transformation and global IT experience, as well as more than a decade in senior leadership positions. During his career, he worked at IBM and Accenture with multinational companies to modernize their business applications for the cloud, deploy new mobile, Internet of Things and big data applications, consolidate data centers and automate supply chain functions. Prior to joining Diebold Nixdorf, Sparkes led global alliances and channels business for PRGX Global, Inc., a leader in big-data analytics.
Sparkes obtained a Master of Science degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, from the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England.