CORK, Ireland — Johnson Controls International plc has named Michael Ellis as executive vice president and chief customer & digital officer effective Oct. 14, 2019. In this newly created role, Ellis will serve as an officer of the company and oversee Johnson Controls digital strategy, innovation, and execution, working closely with customers to drive new growth and value opportunities across the globe.

Ellis most recently served as global managing director of Accenture, where he advised Fortune 1000 CEOs in developing digital strategy and innovation for new transformative revenue opportunities and industry leadership. Prior to joining Accenture as an executive in 2018, Ellis was president, chairman and CEO of ForgeRock, a global digital security software company. Earlier in his career, Ellis served in leadership roles at SAP, Oracle, i2 Technologies, and Apple Inc.

"Mike brings to Johnson Controls a wealth of experience in helping companies navigate the intersection of digital innovation and giving customers the products and solutions they need to succeed," said George Oliver, chairman and CEO, Johnson Controls. "Recognizing digital is core to our growth strategy, I'm excited Mike will help drive this innovation and focus throughout our company."

Ellis received two bachelor's degrees from the University of Minnesota and has participated in executive programs at the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

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