James Duckenfield, chief executive, Hobs Group
James is responsible for the four companies within the Hobs Group: Hobs Repro, providing document print, design, and content management services; Hobs On-Site, an Integrated Document Management and Information Solutions provider; Hobs Studio, 3D printing and visualisation services; Anexsys, an outsourced legal technology and services company.
In his last role James was responsible for a group of four companies within Xerox HR Services: RightOpt, a private healthcare exchange; Benefit Wallet, a tax efficient savings/benefits business; Financial Wellness, which delivers improved financial management to employees; and HRS Client Technology, developers of custom portals in the HR space, such as global total rewards portals. James was previously Chief Innovation Officer for the Xerox Consulting and Analytics Services (XCAS) group of companies, and the Analytics Resource Center (ARC). Key responsibilities of his included driving the correct build, buy or ally decisions, as well as overseeing analytics and automation.Prior to taking the CIO post, James founded and led a consulting and analytics company, NewField IT, and was one of the inventors of Asset DB; a geospatial database application that has become the industry standard for managed print and content services in the area of discovery and design. James led the business to the forefront of the MPS industry and negotiated a trade sale to Xerox in 2011.