Nick Smith

Managing Partner

Nick delights in leading complex and challenging change projects integrating engagement, process and learning elements.  His strong background in strategy, marketing, and management consulting brings robust, creative and commercial focus to his work.

Nick has over 30 years’ experience of working in and around technology, with over 20 of them spent in consulting.  He has held change, general management, marketing, sales and service roles with IT vendors and leading consultancies.  Persuaded that people make the difference, Nick has aligned with and strengthened Afiniti’s key emphases since beginning to work with us in 2010.  Leadership roles in CIO programmes ensure an understanding of the pressures on this key role for organizational change.  Nick has an MA from Edinburgh University and began his career with IBM.

Nick lives in Oxford with his wife, has two grown-up daughters, and is active in his local church.

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Nick’s Insights

Digital Transformation – Adoption Pull not Delivery Push?

In the first and second blogs of this series on how Business…
Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation – Focus on culture, not using technology?

Recognising the need for culture change in order to effect real digital transformation

There’s more to Business Change than the business

Is it possible that we run into (or even create) more challenges than we need by focusing our change visioning and engagement on business purpose alone? 

Bringing an adoption focus to embed Network Rail's new intranet

Driving the adoption of a new organisation-wide intranet site, beginning the journey of transitioning to Office 365 and developing more collaborative, efficient ways of working for Network Rail.

Culture Change Series #3: How do you go about changing organisational culture?

Before embarking on organisational culture change here are five key considerations not to be overlooked.