Danny Wootton

Head of Innovation at Ministry of Defence



Danny joined MoD as Head of Innovation for Information Systems & Services on 1st August 2016, working with the ISS teams and the broader defence community to create a proactive, repeatable and agile innovation model for ICT across MoD.

The ISS Innovation team are responsible for: technology scouting & horizon scanning, partner & SME engagements to leverage innovation from industry across all sectors, running internal & external innovation challenges & hackathons and the management of innovation activities such as an innovation radar and funnel.

The Innovation Realisation part of the team is responsible for the delivery of Alpha and Beta projects and for ‘delivery readiness’ as projects are moved through to the delivery organisations.

Other areas include creating innovative commercial models and practices for defence to improve our speed of response to the market.

Prior to joining MoD, Danny was Director of Internet of Things and Innovation at CGI. Previous roles have included creating and supporting a range of start-up businesses as well as director level positions in Solution and Product Management, Commercial Management, Product Marketing and Finance at Lucent Technologies and AT&T.