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Expert in Digital Technology, Digital Business Transformation

Expert ID: 736493 New York, USA

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Overview: Experienced senior executive, expert in all things digital and technology.
Top Skills: Integration, Enterprise Architecture, IT Strategy

Expert is a CDO, CTO, strategist, and change agent who specializes in marketing, storytelling, entrepreneurship, blogging, coaching, and digital leadership. As a senior executive with a strong product focus and 20+ years’ experience leading large scale transformation efforts, Expert has deep knowledge of how to approach change within organizations.

Expert keeps in mind that product focus, design thinking, and time to value are key components of a modern customer obsessed organization. The role of IT is at a major inflection point and thought leading enterprises integrate elements from the traditional roles (Chief Digital Officer, CIO, CTO, Chief Architect, Chief Data Officer and Chief Innovation Officer) under a new kind of technical leader. Fortunately, Expert is currently immersed in the role to compliment these new difficulties.

Expert's track record demonstrates how he combines people, business, and technology skills to drive technology enabled business transformation. He works tirelessly and brings only the most unbeatable results.

Specialties:
• Synthesizing organizational needs and tackling the most challenging transformational problems
• Turning vision into action, applying structural thinking to complex problem sets
• Leading the creation of breakthrough, integrated digital experiences and ecosystems
• Transforming business operating platforms and processes
• Pushing the boundary of the possible through emerging technologies and deep analytics
• Achieving targeted business outcomes at significantly reduced integration cost
• Creating an outcome oriented culture that motivates and develops high powered talent

Available for panels, in depth interviews, and surveys only.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1995 Degree: PhD Subject: Computer Science Institution: Aarhus University
Year: 1991 Degree: Masters Subject: Computer Science Institution: Aarhus University
Year: 1990 Degree: Bachelors Subject: Mathematics and Computer Science Institution: Aarhus University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Chief Digital and Technology Officer Department: Responsibilities: Combines people, business and technology skills to transform the digital and technology organization into a unified, patient-focused, differentiated and agile innovation partner.

Leads a team of ~1500 professionals instrumental in critical initiatives such as:
• Driving Digital Transformation
• Optimizing and transforming business operating platforms
• Leading the creation of hybrid cancer research and care models
• Defining data strategy and creating a Unified Data Fabric to accelerate analytical insight
• Removing friction and reducing cost of integration using a modern hybrid cloud approach
• Adopting agile and devOps principles
• Driving technical leadership as part of IT culture

Select responsibilities:
• Trusted partner for business transformation
• Building next generation digital capabilities and products
• Change agent for the "next normal"
• Digital and platform vision, strategy, innovation and enablement
• Plan and lead the creation of digital products
• Synthesize people, information and technology to drive breakthrough outcomes
• Create an outcome oriented culture that motivates and develops high powered talent
• Tackle the most challenging transformational problems
• Operate clinical processes, IT systems, infrastructure with quality and stability

Prior, held numerous executive positions. CTO @ CVS Health & Aetna. Trusted advisor for IBM's largest clients, driving transformational business outcomes through technology innovation. SVP & Chief Architect @ Danske Bank, the largest Danish IT organization (~2200 IT professionals).
Years: 2015 to 2019 Employer: CVS Health + Aetna Title: CTO and Head of Architecture Department: Responsibilities: CTO & Head of Architecture, leading Technology Innovation, Business Transformation Incubation, Architecture Planning, Delivery and Forensics, Digital Integration and M&A activities across CVS Health. Plays a pivotal role in our journey to become a trusted health partner delivering a connected experience.

Combines people, business and technology skills to transform the CTO team into a consumer-focused, agile, innovative partner and differentiator.

Leads a team of ~500 technical professionals instrumental in critical initiatives such as:
• Sponsoring and driving Digital Transformation, Advanced Analytics
• Transforming business operating platforms
• Implementing a modern API centric integration platform
• Reducing cost of integration by >50% (saving >$100M per year)
• Creating a Unified Data Fabric based on Big Data principles
• Embodying agile and devOps principles in IT practices
• Driving technical leadership as part of IT culture

Selected responsibilities:
• Change agent for the "new normal" in IT
• Trusted partner for business transformation
• Technology vision, strategy, innovation and enablement
• Accountable for architecture decisions and designs (Chief Architect)
• Evaluate, plan and lead strategic acquisitions and divestitures
• Synthesize people, information and technology to drive breakthrough outcomes
• Create an outcome oriented culture that motivates and develops high powered talent
• Tackle the most challenging transformational problems
Years: 2008 to 2015 Employer: IBM Title: Chief Architect API Economy and SOA Department: Responsibilities: A hybrid leadership role, combining client partnership and field activities with synthesizing market direction into roadmap guidance for IBM product teams. This gave Expert international experience and deep exposure to the IT organizations of the largest and most complex companies in the world.

Achievements at IBM included:
• Drove strategic partnerships with IBM's largest clients world wide, as a trusted adviser for technology enabled business transformation
• Advised 50+ Enterprises on API and digital transformation journeys
• Provided industry thought leadership and defined IBM's point of view on API economy and digital transformation topics
• Spearheaded IBM's development of Cloud Integration capabilities
• Provided guidance and technology integration roadmaps to a broad set of IBM product teams
• Established API technical talent community and education
• Led IBM participation and authorship in SOA related standards
• Defined a thought leading approach to combining SOA, BPM and Enterprise Architecture

During his time at IBM, Expert was recognized as a Notable Lab Advocate, the highest IBM honor for a client facing technical executive. From 2013, was part of the leadership team for the IBM Academy of Technology, the body of technical executives which provides thought leadership, direction and guidance for IBM's technical professional population.
Years: 1995 to 2008 Employer: Danske Bank Title: Senior VP and Chief Architect, Head of Architecture and Business Development Department: Copenhagen, Denmark Responsibilities: Beginning in 2000, Expert was missioned with establishing an architecture discipline and culture in Danske Bank's IT organization. At the time the company had no architects and no architectural practices, everything needed to be built from the ground up, a journey of three to five years.

Over a period of eight years, in addition to Chief Architect role, Expert led a number of transformational initiatives, ranging from full integration of six acquisitions to being the executive sponsor for a CMMI maturity program.

Achievements at Danske Bank included:
• Commissioned by the Group CTO to establish and lead a Group wide architecture practice
• Transformed an organization with 2000+ developers through education and thought leadership
• Led the SOA and integration journey through 6 acquisitions and a multichannel transformation (Digital Transformation 1.0)
• Created and led a central team of talented enterprise architects, established a distributed network of architecture practitioners with associated architecture education and certification
• Developed strategic relationships with Software Vendors

Prior to Chief Architect role, Expert held multiple different leadership positions at Danske Bank, from development to program delivery to 18 month in a Chief Information Security Officer role.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
IBM Integration Client Advisory Board
SalesForce CIO Advisory Board
Forrester Board of Clients
Tech Mahindra Advisory Board
Watson Health Payer Advisory Board
Gartner Research Board
IBM Z General Manager Advisory Council
Health Utility Network
IBM Academy of Technology
The Open Group
Licenses / Certifications
Inventor- Practitioner; Aetna, Issued 2018
Consulting Skills- Practitioner; Aetna, Issued 2018
Influence & Diplomacy Skills- Practitioner; Aetna, Issued 2018
Negotiating Skills- Practitioner; Aetna, Issued 2018
Storytelling- Practitioner; Aetna, Issued 2018
Mentoring- Practitioner; Aetna, Issued 2017
Awards / Recognition
IDG CIO 100 Award
InfoWorld & Forrester Enterprise Architecture Award
IBM Lab Advocacy Hall of Fame
Outstanding Technical Achievement Award
Publications and Patents Summary
Frequent speaker at industry events. Author on topics ranging from technical leadership to digital transformation. 15+ patents.
Publications: 8

Additional Experience

Other Relevant Experience
Education Cont.:
Various Teaching Assistant positions between 1987 and 1994.
Various part time programming jobs between 1986 and 1994, for the University as well as for private companies.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Native/ Bilingual
Danish Native/ Bilingual

Fields of Expertise

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