Director of Engineering, Ticketmaster
Simon Tarry is Director of Engineering Strategy at Ticketmaster, translating between tech & business teams to help further Ticketmaster’s mission of powering unique moments of joy for fans everywhere. In practice this means coordinating hackathons, harnessing the power of data to help inform decision making and finding better ways of using technology to tackle a wide array of challenges faced in today’s complex and fast moving world. Simon’s relationship with technology started at the age of 8, when he learnt to program 8 bit machines and then released a couple of games while still at school. Graduating from Nottingham University with a degree in Computer Science and Management Studies, he spent 10 years at IBM labs going backwards: from high level languages to low level ones, working across banking and insurance domains focusing on security, SOA and UI/UX. More recently Simon has managed multiple agile teams, in helping Ticketmaster become a one stop shop for live entertainment everywhere.