#Innovidual Simon Daykin

January 25, 2018 Arin Karimian

We’re a company full of innovative individuals, or as we call them, #innoviduals. This recurring series highlights some of our best and brightest employees, providing insights about the scope and depth of talent throughout Leidos.

This month’s #innovidual is Simon Daykin, Chief Technology Officer for Civil, Defence and Health for Leidos UK/Europe.

Tell us a little about your job role and responsibilities, and/or something you’re currently working on

“I provide technology leadership to the UK Civil, Defence and Health groups, nurturing our capabilities, teams and individuals to bring the best possible solutions and services to our customers. I’m particularly interested in developing our capabilities in emerging technologies, bringing our world-class system and service integration skills to solve big problems in new and innovative ways.”

Why is innovation important in your role?

“Technology evolves fast, and there is a huge opportunity to innovate by designing, integrating and consuming the technology in new ways to solve problems in ways that haven’t previously been considered or possible. Motivating the team and giving them the ability to grow their knowledge breadth and thinking enables innovation which benefits both the customers and our own business.”

What’s your definition of innovation? What does innovation mean to you?

“Innovation is about transformation and exploiting new ideas – technology is a great avenue for this as it’s evolving fast, but innovation isn’t bound to this. We are really innovative in areas like service integration and delivery, improving customer experience not just with new technology.”

Meet more Leidos #innoviduals here


Arin Karimian

Arin is the Corporate Content Lead at Leidos. He creates and curates content across a wide range of topics -- familiar territory for someone who's worked in banking, health care, media, and the non-profit space.

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