When people ask what I do, the conversation goes a bit like this… I’m an architect. Wow, you design buildings. No. So, you make those amazing building models. No. Oh. I model digital technologies.
Mark Lyons, Chief Architect, Department for Transport
I’m Mark Lyons, Chief Architect at the Department for Transport (DfT) since September 2017. I’m responsible for leading the programme to develop, maintain and govern architecture across the DfT. I make sure our technology meets the objectives listed in DfT’s Single Departmental Plan.
I joined DfT from one of the largest Housing Associations in the UK, where I headed up an architecture function. You wouldn’t believe the confusion this caused – I had so many calls from suppliers trying to sell me building material. Before that, I worked in utilities, professional services and had a 10 year stint working for BAA.