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David Holcomb

Managing Director
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David Holcomb is a Managing Director at P&C Global and a leading figure in the Digital Transformation practice group. With over 25 years of professional experience across Global 1000 companies and startups in various industries, David brings deep expertise in the travel and transportation, luxury retail, hotels and resorts, automotive manufacturing, and aerospace manufacturing.

David’s successful career includes key leadership roles at major global organizations. At BMW Group, he was the Global Head of IT and Digital Transformation for renowned luxury vehicle subsidiary, driving technology initiatives that revolutionized the subsidiary’s operations and customer experience. As Vice President of Digital Innovation at Air Canada, David led the airline’s digital transformation, improving operational efficiency and passenger services. Prior to these roles, he served as the Chief Digital Officer at BMO Harris, where his innovative strategies enhanced the bank’s digital capabilities and customer engagement.

In his role at P&C Global, David has led several groundbreaking digital transformation initiatives:

  • For a Global 1000 travel and transportation company, David spearheaded the implementation of a data-driven predictive maintenance system, reducing downtime and saving $58 million/annum in operational costs.
  • He designed and deployed a digital customer experience strategy for a luxury retail brand, enhancing online customer engagement and driving a 19%/annum increase in digital sales.
  • At a major hotel and resort chain, David facilitated a comprehensive IT infrastructure overhaul, improving operational efficiency, customer service, and data security.
  • For an automotive manufacturing client, David led the integration of AI technologies into the production line, significantly boosting efficiency and delivering a transformative lift to product quality.

David’s professional achievements are underpinned by a solid academic background. He holds a Bachelor of Mathematics (BMath) in Statistics and a Master of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science, with a specialization in Software Engineering, both from the University of Waterloo.

Beyond his professional commitments, David resides in Toronto with his family. A devout CrossFit enthusiast, he is an early riser and usually the first to appear at the CrossFit studio at P&C HQ daily – rain or shine! David is also a nature photography hobbyist, capturing stunning landscapes and wildlife scenes that reveal his keen eye for detail and appreciation for natural beauty.

David’s insights and expertise are highly sought-after in the realm of IT and digital transformation. His thought leadership pieces have been published in esteemed business outlets, such as Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, and Fast Company.

In his role as a Managing Director at P&C Global, David Holcomb continues to leverage his unique expertise and innovative approach to drive digital transformation across various industries, shaping not only the strategic direction of P&C Global, but also the broader digital transformation landscape.

Past Experience

BMW Group
Global Head of IT and
Digital Transformation

Air Canada
Vice President,
Digital Innovation

BMO Harris
Chief Digital Officer

Academic Credentials

University of Waterloo
BMath, Statistics

University of Waterloo
MSc Mathematics & Computer Science
Software Engineering

Domain Expertise

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