A proactive problem solver and decisive leader, with an in-depth knowledge of system infrastructure and new trends, Nigel Thomas was appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for The Jamaica National Group in October 2020.
As CTO, he is responsible to align technology vision with business strategy by integrating company processes with the appropriate technologies. He will lead the charge for the rollout of the “JN Cloud” which will offer world class Cloud computing services to JN companies and key customers, through MC Systems. JN Cloud will further increase operational efficiencies and drive profits for the JN Group.
Nigel joined MC Systems as Technical Representative in 1994 where he worked on implementing ground-breaking products such as eMoney, and other technology projects provided by MC Systems. He was seconded to the JN Group as Manager, Technical Services in 2003, with responsibility to manage infrastructure services and successfully led the centralization of IT services and infrastructure in 2008. He has worked on key technology projects such as the groundbreaking JN Live and SOA (JN Teller and SOA module) implementations, the major upgrade of Phoenix from Sybase to SQL server, and the migration of the JN Group Data Center to a virtualized environment.
He was promoted to Head of Technical Services in 2013 and in that role extended the management of Shared IT services to all of the JN member companies.
Nigel completed the Diploma in Electronics & Telecommunications from the College of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST), now the University of Technology and has completed several IT certification courses over the years.