Darren Simons

Darren Simons

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Innovators are always chasing what’s next. For the past 25 years, Darren has been a driving force of change and innovation by leading organizations in the creation of new business models, optimizing customer experiences, and creating value through the thoughtful adoption of technology.

As the Chief Digital Officer for Kelly®, a global leader in providing strategic workforce solutions, Darren has responsibility for leading an enterprise digitization roadmap; driving digital innovation that transforms and optimizes the company’s business processes; developing new tech-enabled customer and candidate-facing solutions; creating new business models; and improving both internal and external digital experiences. His strong focus on the customer and delivering meaningful personalized experiences that create value is at the heart of all that he does.

Over the course his career, Darren has held general management, innovation, and other executive leadership positions at industry-leading companies, including Manpower, Allegis, CDI, and Cielo.

A sought-after speaker and industry thought leader, Darren frequently presents on the topics of global business strategy, digital disruption, technology enabled services, innovation, and human capital. He holds an MBA with distinction from the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University and has completed executive education programs at the IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland and at the University of Wisconsin Lubar School of Business.

Darren is based in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he is active in multiple charities. In his free time, he is an avid reader, enjoys snow skiing and playing what he describes as “mediocre” golf.