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Janes Welcomes Phil Smith as Chief Technology Officer

The trusted global agency for open-source defence intelligence today welcomes Phil Smith to drive global technology strategy

LONDON (15 March) -  Janes – the trusted global agency for open-source defence intelligence – today announced the appointment of  Phil Smith as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Smith will lead global technology operations as the company continues its transition from its publishing legacy into the leading provider of open-source data, intelligence and analytics. 

“I’m delighted to be joining Janes at such an exciting time in the transformation of its global interconnected data and intelligence offerings,” said Smith. “I’m passionate about delivering innovative, intelligent data solutions and am looking forward to working with the team to deliver new technology-enhancing value to customers.”

Smith brings significant experience in technology and transformation leadership, with ten years’ experience as a Chief Technology/Chief Information Officer behind him, including at Vaultex, where he spent three years as CTO. He also brings extensive experience from BT Global Services and Gartner, where he held senior positions. 

“I’m delighted that Phil has joined Janes to spearhead our global technology function,” said Blake Bartlett, CEO at Janes. “His significant experience in data transformation and data analytics will be vital as we find new ways to deliver the trusted open-source intelligence and proprietary data that our customers rely on.”

About Janes (

The Janes stamp of trust means supplying our customers with timely, validated, unbiased and relevant intelligence in a world crowded with increasingly unreliable information. With an unmatched legacy of more than 120 years, Janes has adapted, expanded, and developed its unique tradecraft while transitioning from a traditional military publisher to the leading global agency for open-source defence intelligence.

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