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Digital Transformations

ABE. DIGITAL

DIGITAL STRATEGY & INTERIM MANAGEMENT

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ABOUT

PERSONAL DETAILS

I get sh*t ... (ahum) ... stuff done!

Digital native and former McKinsey consultant with an entrepreneurial mindset. Loves complex problem-solving at the crossroads of business and IT on senior and executive level. Preferably in late-startup, scale-up and corporate venture settings. Enjoys designing and leading cross-functional programs in different industries to drive digital and IT transformations. Strengthened by an extensive knowledge across different industries and in different fields of digital and software. Can recruit and build cross-functional teams across cultures and countries. Possesses leadership skills to get colleagues excited around transformations and coach team members towards excellence. Open for Non-Executive board memberships.

And all that... with a big smile ☻

ABOUT ME
SERVICES

WHAT I DO

NON-EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERSHIP

As a millennial Digital native with experiences across different industries, company sizes and geographies I bring significant strategic value as a Board member. Having finished my Corporate Digital training at Hemingway Professional Governance, I'm ready to partner up with and challenge executives in navigating current markets and organizational challenges

INTERIM MANAGEMENT

I support management teams in temporary and longer-term needs. Depending on the organization and industry these can be roles in the domains of the COO, CTO, CIO or CDO.

MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY

Senior management and executive advisory in complex and strategic projects and due diligence. My focus is mainly on the areas of Strategy, leadership, culture and organization in the fields of IT and Digital.

I have worked with and advised CxO's from different global enterprises and startups across the world.

DIGITAL AND IT STRATEGY

Diagnosis and strategy definition in the Digital Age. I focus on aligning stakeholders across the organization on what the IT and Digital domains should deliver to support the overall business strategy. Bringing in an independent and outside perspective, challenging the status quo and translating analogies from other industries are core to my approach. I believe that a structured execution plan, budget, talent plan and technology roadmap are critical parts of a strategy to be able to bring the rest of the organization along.

I have worked on several IT and Digital strategies for corporations in different industries across the globe.

TECHNICAL DUE DILLIGENCE

In progress...

AGILE AT SCALE TRANSFORMATION

Designing and leading agile transformations in big organizations is a challenge that is often underestimated by management, resulting in sub-optimal results or simple failure. I bring you the theoretical knowledge (SAFe and Scrum certified), combined with the practical experience of working together with business and product teams for a successful implementation. I focus extensively and coach executives on the required changes in culture and leadership style. A crucial part of the transformation is also the continuous monitoring and problem-solving on identified blockers while implementing changes in an iterative manner.

I have designed and implemented Agile transformation in different industries and organization sizes.

DEVOPS TRANSFORMATION

Implementing DevOps requires attention for a complex set of areas. I can support leadership in assessing the current situation and develop a structured approach to implement DevOps from an organization, technology, talent and automation perspective. I work with the technology teams to understand their needs and concerns. During the implementation, I support stakeholders in problem-solving and continuous improvement of the way of working.

MY SERVICES
IT Consulting
SKILLS

WHAT I’M BEST AT

MY SKILLS
RESUME

MY ENTIRE CAREER

  • CONSULTANT AND INTERIM MANAGEMENT - ABE.DIGITAL
    You can read all about what I do in my current on the rest of this page already
  • COO - NEOCLES
    March 2019 - present Within Neocles, we focus on delivering enterprise-grade B2B Commerce with our Epicuro SaaS platform for the fashion and sports industry. We focus on the top 100 brands and process billions of Euros of transactions for our clients, such as Puma, Bestseller, Ecco and Brooks Running. Scale organisation from 11 to 35 FTE across 3 international offices Responsible for Technology, Operations and Organization Setup of new teams: DevOps, QA Automation & Product Management
  • CTO FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES - TRANSDEV
    March 2017 - July 2018 Managing one of Transdev's global technology hubs, where we focus on the development of world-class routing and scheduling SaaS platforms and algorithms for next-generation mobility solutions, mobility-as-a-service and autonomous vehicles. Carve-out of internal development team into global solution center and separate business unit Transformation of project organization to product organization > Setup of new functions: Product Management, Strategy, DevOps and Consultancy Devops transformation and cloud migration Global representation, consultancy and roll-out of mobility solutions across Transdev subsidiaries Supporting digital transformation of Transdev Netherlands and executive support to operational business lines
  • COO - TRADEYOURTRIP
    April 2016 - March 2017 TradeYourTrip is the people’s marketplace for real last-minute holidays from travellers that can’t go themselves. Both the seller and the buyer can save incremental money through TradeYourTrip. Key responsibilities Customer Care Internal organization & HR Product Management Software Development & IT
  • ASSOCIATE - MCKINSEY AND CO
    January 2014 - March 2016 Supporting our clients in diagnosing, designing and executing disruptive C-level digital opportunities, challenges and transformations Strategy in Digital age Digital strategy and organization IT strategy for Digital future Digital Marketing Agile at Scale software development Industries: Banking, Telecom, Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products, Media & Entertainment Regions: Northern Europe, North-America, South-East Asia, Middle East
  • VP OF PROJECTS - PLATFORM161
    June 2012 - December 2013 Demand-side programmatic ad-technology platform Strategic product management. Direct report to CEO Finance and P&L responsible Build and grow of cross-functional Agile team in four countries Roll-out Agile project methodology, continuous delivery and testing automation In-house consultant for MT and all international subsidiaries to identify opportunities and roll-out best practices Design and implementation of performance management system and balanced score cards Bridging business and IT for international clients, e.g. KLM, Alphabird, Adscale, SNS Reaal, TMg and OMG
  • BUSINESS UNIT MANAGER - YOUWE
    July 2010 - June 2012 Specialist in development of Open Source E-commerce and CMS solutions Overall responsible for the largest Drecomm business unit. Direct report to CEO HRM, planning, training, personal coaching, QA and outsourcing: grew BU from 17 to 35 professionals Setup of new departments: Sales, Marketing and Support Daily management of the consultancy, project management, design, UX and development functions E-commerce process integration with ERP, complex B2B environments and wholesalers Consultant and project manager top accounts and complex e-commerce projects, e.g. PostNL, SHV Holdings, SHV Energy, Five4U and BUVA
  • FOUNDER
    April 2004 - May 2010 Founder of: So Solid - Entertainment agency, specialized in events for 2.500 – 10.000 visitors. Reaching 50.000 visitors annually Pozerz Media - Full-service marketing and communication agency for events and clients focusing on metropolitan youth Sohrab Consulting - Architect and software engineer for the development of community websites focused on youth lifestyle Pozerscene - Online lifestyle magazine focused on ‘street’ lifestyle, providing a platform for music, fashion and art Key responsibilities Day-to-day management Finance and P&L responsible. Reporting to VC investors Project manager for key events Concept creation and development of multi-channel marketing campaigns Key achievements Sponsor deals including Heineken, Red Bull, Go Fast and Diageo Productions in Heineken Music Hall, Mecc Maastricht and Ahoy Successful productions and campaigns for clients such as: MTV, European Cultural Foundation and Rotterdam Festivals Winner of 2 Online Awards for Girlscene.nl and Celebscene.nl for "Best Community – Content, Navigation and Design" Marketing campaigns with clients such as T-Mobile, Vodafone, Malibu, Samsung and McDonald’s Pozerscene acquired by Yourscene.nl / Ilse Media (Sanoma Digital) to join a new platform focused on youth
  • EXECUTIVE MBA
    January 2012 - December 2013 Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University In-company thesis "The implementation of performance management - An in-company project at Platform161" Score: 92/100 Electives Entrepreneurship Private Equity International Investment Management Corporate Governance
  • COMPUTER SCIENCE BSC.
    September 2002 - July 2008 Utrecht University Minor: Business Informatics
  • CERTIFICATIONS
    ISACA Certified Information Security Manager Data Science for Executives Certified SAFe® 4 Agilist Microsoft Azure Fundamentals AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Professional Scrum Product Owner I IT Management Prince2 Foundation Projectmanagement Foundation
  • TRAINING
    Non-Executive Corporate Governance MBTI Emotional Intelligence Conflict Management Coaching Feedback Human Resource Management
RESUME
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