HOWARD BOVILLE is chief technology officer for Bank of America, responsible for the company’s technology including operations and support of applications and infrastructure. In this capacity, he serves as a member of the Global Technology & Operations senior leadership team reporting to Cathy Bessant, chief operations and technology officer.
As chief technology officer, Howard oversees the bank’s technology networks, application production services including hosting and data storage, architecture and engineering, desktop and electronic communications, operations management, support services and data centers.
He leads the engagement, project delivery, design, build and operate capabilities for the mainframe, midrange server, network and desktop infrastructure supported by the shared infrastructure teams, as well as the chief technology officer organizations responsible for design and build, operations engagement and project delivery of the technology infrastructure that supports enterprise functions and the eight lines of business.
Previously, Howard was Technology Engineering & Operations executive. He led a team responsible for all mainframe, hosting, network services and command centers, in addition to the transformational initiatives of Software Defined Infrastructure, Network Simplification and IT Services Management. Before that, he was Global Network & Infrastructure Solutions executive responsible for delivering infrastructure and operations to manage data, voice, audio and video securely across the globe.
Howard joined Bank of America in August 2012 from British Telecom, where he was head of the company’s Global Financial Services Vertical. With over 20 years of experience in the information technology services industry, he has extensive expertise leading design, build, deployment and operations of business lead technology solutions for many of the world’s financial services companies.
A member of British American Business, Howard is an affiliate and founding member of Webb Investment Network and serves as public speaker and panel member for various financial services forums. He also contributes to research and development programs with MIT and Cambridge University.
Howard earned a Bachelor of Arts in business from Teesside University in Middlesbrough, U.K., and a Diploma of Business Studies from Leeds University, Leeds, U.K. He resides in New York City.