Matt Harris

Matt Harris

Company: MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team

Job Title: Head of IT, MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team

Matt has worked in IT for over 21 years, the last 20 of which have been in Formula One. Matt began learning the tools of his trade at the motorsport and engineering firm TWR before joining British American Racing in 1998. Since then he has progressed upwards through the IT department until, in 2009, Matt became Head of IT. That year the team won both the Drivers’ and Constructors’ World Championships as Brawn GP before becoming the Mercedes works team in 2010. Matt has worked in most of the relevant functional areas of IT within the team enabling him to understand and manage the ever-changing and challenging world of IT whilst matching the technology with the business requirement in the incredibly fast-paced world of Formula One. Outside of work, Matt enjoys other sports and over the last three years has managed and coached youth football which has led to him become an FA licensed and qualified coach.

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