Highly experienced and people-centric technology leader with special focus on Digital, Cyber and major transformation programs.
Aktualisiert am 12.06.2024
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Digital Transformation
IT Leadership (CIO/CTO/CDO)
Cyber
Complex IT & Transformation Programs
Digital Strategy
Business Strategy
IT Strategy
IT Security
IT Operations
Business Process Improvement
Management Consulting
Program Management
Automotive
Analytics
Enterprise Architecture
Innovation
Leadership
Enterprise Software
Digital Customer Experience
German
Muttersprache
English
fluent
French
conversational

Einsatzorte

Einsatzorte

Zürich (+500km)
Deutschland, Schweiz, Österreich
möglich

Projekte

Projekte

3 years 5 months
2021-01 - now

Leading a new org model implementation for IT

  • I grew and matured a global IT function with ~1000 employees and ~$320m yearly OPEX budget from a traditional backoffice service provider mindset towards a proactive shaper as driver of the (not only technology) transformation and source of innovation
  • Leading a new org model implementation for IT as part of new company strategy refocusing on customers and establishing global, fully empowered functions from a previous regional structure
  • In charge of defending a major cyber-attack in 2022 and establishing a strong and holistic cyber resilience program
  • Started up a shared service center in Bangalore, India to attract best talent to fuel digital transformation with 150 people hired the first 12 months
  • Initiated and established multiple new initiatives elevating end-to-end processes out of legacy silos, establishing a data-driven mindset, or putting the customer at the center of business operations
14 years 6 months
2009-07 - 2023-12

CIO/CTO/IT & Program Leadership

CIO/CTO/IT & Program Leadership
CIO/CTO/IT & Program Leadership
  • With my previous experience as a versatile technology / IT leader and as a former CIO for an S&P 500 company, I look for challenging opportunities like interim management or ambitious digital transformation programs
  • As a key strength I can take strategy to execution by having led post-merger & acquisition integrations including large scale SAP transformations, new strategy and operating model definition & implementation as well as innovating in the area of new digital products, Industrial Cloud and employee experience anticipating future Business needs
  • I innovate IT at the core by having established modern Agile DevOps practices with ?Cloud First? vision delivering competitive advantage as a people-centric entrepreneur by experimenting with new IT capabilities and emerging technologies while leveraging stakeholder relationships and demonstrating practical business acumen
AGCO
3 years 2 months
2017-11 - 2020-12

Digital transformation program

Director & Vice President, IT EME & DCX
Director & Vice President, IT EME & DCX
  • In parallel to my regional CIO role for Europe and Middle East (EME), I lead AGCO?s first major digital transformation program: Digital Customer Experience (DCX) establishing leading digital experience and products for dealers and customers along the lifecycle as well as new Business models with $250m budget for the first 2 years
  • Key responsibilities included complex stakeholder & change management, creation of new IT capabilities for new digital skillsets as well as program & delivery management
  • Initiated the company?s first SAFE Agile transformation shifting from a project to a product management culture which meanwhile in many areas has become the role model for AGCO?s way of working
  • 5 years later the DCX initiative has transformed to a permanent and thriving line organization of ~500 people across Business and IT working on innovative digital offboard products (like customer portal, eCommerce, CRM, CPQ) as a critical component of AGCO?s overall strategy
2 years 5 months
2015-06 - 2017-10

SAP transformation program

Director, IT EAME & Director, IT EME & EAS
Director, IT EAME & Director, IT EME & EAS
  • In my role as regional CIO for Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME), I shaped and led a regional IT team of ~350 employees which was initially made up of individual site and brand organizations in post-merger & acquisition state
  • In addition, acquired responsibility of large-scale SAP transformation program (EAS ? Enterprise Application Services) in 2016 accelerating the program to around one complex site implementation per year and reestablishing trust and confidence in its success
11 months
2014-07 - 2015-05

Product introduction program

Director, IT Delivery Management
Director, IT Delivery Management
  • I lead all IT efforts for AGCO?s largest major new product introduction program at that time including all aspects of IT for new greenfield factory in China
  • This included great learning experiences: From enriching my cultural awareness to acquiring Wholegoods and manufacturing Business acumen to building an IT function and team from the ground up alongside the new factory
5 years
2009-07 - 2014-06

Leading global application support group

Solution Architect & Senior Manager Global Systems
Solution Architect & Senior Manager Global Systems
  • First people and budget responsibility leading global application support group for AGCO?s Aftersales Business (~15 heads) after in depth and hands-on re-design efforts (including coding if required) to mature newly introduced SAP platforms
  • Built up strong Business acumen in Aftersales

Aus- und Weiterbildung

Aus- und Weiterbildung

5 years 3 months
2000-10 - 2005-12

Information Engineering and Management

Diploma, Final Grade: 1.8, University of Karlsruhe (TU)
Diploma, Final Grade: 1.8
University of Karlsruhe (TU)
  • Telematics, Semantic Web, Innovation Management
  • Diploma Thesis on request

Kompetenzen

Kompetenzen

Top-Skills

Digital Transformation IT Leadership (CIO/CTO/CDO) Cyber Complex IT & Transformation Programs Digital Strategy Business Strategy IT Strategy IT Security IT Operations Business Process Improvement Management Consulting Program Management Automotive Analytics Enterprise Architecture Innovation Leadership Enterprise Software Digital Customer Experience

Produkte / Standards / Erfahrungen / Methoden

Profile:

  • Highly experienced technology leader
    • ?in global & regional CIO roles for 8 years with broad and international experience in many areas of IT as well as large transformation programs (digital and beyond). Major focus on strengthening cyber resilience/maturity
  • Taking strategy to execution 
    • ?by having led post-merger & acquisition integrations including large scale SAP transformations, new strategy and operating model definition & implementation as well as innovating in the area of new digital products, Industrial Cloud and employee experience anticipating future Business needs
  • Innovating IT at the Core 
    • ?by having established modern Agile DevOps practice with ?Cloud First? vision including the startup of new digital capability centers in Hungary and India to hire and develop digital transformation-enabling talent
  • Delivering competitive advantage 
    • ?as a people-centric entrepreneur by experimenting with new IT capabilities and emerging technologies while leveraging stakeholder relationships and demonstrating practical business acumen


Experience:

  • 8+ Global/regional CIO roles
  • 18+ in IT, 13 in leadership roles
  • 6+ Digital Transformation


KEY CAPABILITIES

  • Digital Enterprise Transformation
  • Effective communicator
  • Champion of creativity & innovation
  • Data Strategist
  • Risk tolerance & experimentation Mindset
  • Building people, not systems


Work experience:

01/2021 - today

Role: Vice President & CIO

Customer: on request


Tasks:

  • Leadership of global IT function with ~1000 employees and ~$320m yearly budget including digital offboard product responsibility


01/2020 - 12/2020

Role: Vice President, IT EME & DCX


Tasks:

  • Responsible for IT in Europe and Middle East with 350 IT employees and evolving company-wide digital transformation program
  • Strong technology and business leadership scaling the organization for next generation of digital products as part of Digital Customer Experience (DCX) transformation


11/2017 - 12/2019

Role: Director, IT EME & DCX


Tasks:

  • Leadership of global Digital Customer Experience (DCX) transformation including introduction of modern practices like Agile and DevOps ? next to regional CIO role for Europe and Middle East


12/2016 - 10/2017

Role: Director, IT EME & EAS


Tasks:

  • Leadership to global Enterprise Application Services (EAS) group with large scale SAP implementations ? next to regional CIO role for Europe and Middle East


06/2015 - 11/2016

Role: Director, IT EAME


Tasks:

  • Regional CIO for Europe, Africa and Middle East


07/2014 - 05/2015

Role: Director, IT Delivery Management


Tasks:

  • Responsible for IT portfolio delivery in two regions (EAME & APAC)
  • Global IT lead of major new product introduction program including all aspects of IT (including SAP) for new greenfield factory in China


01/2011 - 06/2014

Role: Senior Manager Global Systems


Tasks:

  • Leading global application support group for AGCO?s Aftersales Business as well as delivery management for IT projects in sales & marketing


07/2009 - 12/2010

Role: Solution Architect


Tasks:

  • Responsible for solution architecture for AGCO?s global Aftersales IT platforms (master data, purchasing, forecasting & planning)

Einsatzorte

Einsatzorte

Zürich (+500km)
Deutschland, Schweiz, Österreich
möglich

Projekte

Projekte

3 years 5 months
2021-01 - now

Leading a new org model implementation for IT

  • I grew and matured a global IT function with ~1000 employees and ~$320m yearly OPEX budget from a traditional backoffice service provider mindset towards a proactive shaper as driver of the (not only technology) transformation and source of innovation
  • Leading a new org model implementation for IT as part of new company strategy refocusing on customers and establishing global, fully empowered functions from a previous regional structure
  • In charge of defending a major cyber-attack in 2022 and establishing a strong and holistic cyber resilience program
  • Started up a shared service center in Bangalore, India to attract best talent to fuel digital transformation with 150 people hired the first 12 months
  • Initiated and established multiple new initiatives elevating end-to-end processes out of legacy silos, establishing a data-driven mindset, or putting the customer at the center of business operations
14 years 6 months
2009-07 - 2023-12

CIO/CTO/IT & Program Leadership

CIO/CTO/IT & Program Leadership
CIO/CTO/IT & Program Leadership
  • With my previous experience as a versatile technology / IT leader and as a former CIO for an S&P 500 company, I look for challenging opportunities like interim management or ambitious digital transformation programs
  • As a key strength I can take strategy to execution by having led post-merger & acquisition integrations including large scale SAP transformations, new strategy and operating model definition & implementation as well as innovating in the area of new digital products, Industrial Cloud and employee experience anticipating future Business needs
  • I innovate IT at the core by having established modern Agile DevOps practices with ?Cloud First? vision delivering competitive advantage as a people-centric entrepreneur by experimenting with new IT capabilities and emerging technologies while leveraging stakeholder relationships and demonstrating practical business acumen
AGCO
3 years 2 months
2017-11 - 2020-12

Digital transformation program

Director & Vice President, IT EME & DCX
Director & Vice President, IT EME & DCX
  • In parallel to my regional CIO role for Europe and Middle East (EME), I lead AGCO?s first major digital transformation program: Digital Customer Experience (DCX) establishing leading digital experience and products for dealers and customers along the lifecycle as well as new Business models with $250m budget for the first 2 years
  • Key responsibilities included complex stakeholder & change management, creation of new IT capabilities for new digital skillsets as well as program & delivery management
  • Initiated the company?s first SAFE Agile transformation shifting from a project to a product management culture which meanwhile in many areas has become the role model for AGCO?s way of working
  • 5 years later the DCX initiative has transformed to a permanent and thriving line organization of ~500 people across Business and IT working on innovative digital offboard products (like customer portal, eCommerce, CRM, CPQ) as a critical component of AGCO?s overall strategy
2 years 5 months
2015-06 - 2017-10

SAP transformation program

Director, IT EAME & Director, IT EME & EAS
Director, IT EAME & Director, IT EME & EAS
  • In my role as regional CIO for Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME), I shaped and led a regional IT team of ~350 employees which was initially made up of individual site and brand organizations in post-merger & acquisition state
  • In addition, acquired responsibility of large-scale SAP transformation program (EAS ? Enterprise Application Services) in 2016 accelerating the program to around one complex site implementation per year and reestablishing trust and confidence in its success
11 months
2014-07 - 2015-05

Product introduction program

Director, IT Delivery Management
Director, IT Delivery Management
  • I lead all IT efforts for AGCO?s largest major new product introduction program at that time including all aspects of IT for new greenfield factory in China
  • This included great learning experiences: From enriching my cultural awareness to acquiring Wholegoods and manufacturing Business acumen to building an IT function and team from the ground up alongside the new factory
5 years
2009-07 - 2014-06

Leading global application support group

Solution Architect & Senior Manager Global Systems
Solution Architect & Senior Manager Global Systems
  • First people and budget responsibility leading global application support group for AGCO?s Aftersales Business (~15 heads) after in depth and hands-on re-design efforts (including coding if required) to mature newly introduced SAP platforms
  • Built up strong Business acumen in Aftersales

Aus- und Weiterbildung

Aus- und Weiterbildung

5 years 3 months
2000-10 - 2005-12

Information Engineering and Management

Diploma, Final Grade: 1.8, University of Karlsruhe (TU)
Diploma, Final Grade: 1.8
University of Karlsruhe (TU)
  • Telematics, Semantic Web, Innovation Management
  • Diploma Thesis on request

Kompetenzen

Kompetenzen

Top-Skills

Digital Transformation IT Leadership (CIO/CTO/CDO) Cyber Complex IT & Transformation Programs Digital Strategy Business Strategy IT Strategy IT Security IT Operations Business Process Improvement Management Consulting Program Management Automotive Analytics Enterprise Architecture Innovation Leadership Enterprise Software Digital Customer Experience

Produkte / Standards / Erfahrungen / Methoden

Profile:

  • Highly experienced technology leader
    • ?in global & regional CIO roles for 8 years with broad and international experience in many areas of IT as well as large transformation programs (digital and beyond). Major focus on strengthening cyber resilience/maturity
  • Taking strategy to execution 
    • ?by having led post-merger & acquisition integrations including large scale SAP transformations, new strategy and operating model definition & implementation as well as innovating in the area of new digital products, Industrial Cloud and employee experience anticipating future Business needs
  • Innovating IT at the Core 
    • ?by having established modern Agile DevOps practice with ?Cloud First? vision including the startup of new digital capability centers in Hungary and India to hire and develop digital transformation-enabling talent
  • Delivering competitive advantage 
    • ?as a people-centric entrepreneur by experimenting with new IT capabilities and emerging technologies while leveraging stakeholder relationships and demonstrating practical business acumen


Experience:

  • 8+ Global/regional CIO roles
  • 18+ in IT, 13 in leadership roles
  • 6+ Digital Transformation


KEY CAPABILITIES

  • Digital Enterprise Transformation
  • Effective communicator
  • Champion of creativity & innovation
  • Data Strategist
  • Risk tolerance & experimentation Mindset
  • Building people, not systems


Work experience:

01/2021 - today

Role: Vice President & CIO

Customer: on request


Tasks:

  • Leadership of global IT function with ~1000 employees and ~$320m yearly budget including digital offboard product responsibility


01/2020 - 12/2020

Role: Vice President, IT EME & DCX


Tasks:

  • Responsible for IT in Europe and Middle East with 350 IT employees and evolving company-wide digital transformation program
  • Strong technology and business leadership scaling the organization for next generation of digital products as part of Digital Customer Experience (DCX) transformation


11/2017 - 12/2019

Role: Director, IT EME & DCX


Tasks:

  • Leadership of global Digital Customer Experience (DCX) transformation including introduction of modern practices like Agile and DevOps ? next to regional CIO role for Europe and Middle East


12/2016 - 10/2017

Role: Director, IT EME & EAS


Tasks:

  • Leadership to global Enterprise Application Services (EAS) group with large scale SAP implementations ? next to regional CIO role for Europe and Middle East


06/2015 - 11/2016

Role: Director, IT EAME


Tasks:

  • Regional CIO for Europe, Africa and Middle East


07/2014 - 05/2015

Role: Director, IT Delivery Management


Tasks:

  • Responsible for IT portfolio delivery in two regions (EAME & APAC)
  • Global IT lead of major new product introduction program including all aspects of IT (including SAP) for new greenfield factory in China


01/2011 - 06/2014

Role: Senior Manager Global Systems


Tasks:

  • Leading global application support group for AGCO?s Aftersales Business as well as delivery management for IT projects in sales & marketing


07/2009 - 12/2010

Role: Solution Architect


Tasks:

  • Responsible for solution architecture for AGCO?s global Aftersales IT platforms (master data, purchasing, forecasting & planning)

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