Technology and business visionary with executive and hands-on experience in automating multi-billion euro business in various industries. Strong references of success in creating robust and scalable IT architecture and infrastructure. Proven ability to reap the benefits of IT to solve complex business issues while costs and risks are under control. Has led the development and implementation of
Technology and business visionary with executive and hands-on experience in automating multi-billion euro business in various industries. Strong references of success in creating robust and scalable IT architecture and infrastructure. Proven ability to reap the benefits of IT to solve complex business issues while costs and risks are under control. Has led the development and implementation of well tailored as standard systems and applications in internal, outsourced and offshore environments. 12 years of Internet experience, including e-business and e-commerce. Draws the strategic direction for senior management in technology.
Dynamic management career with strong leadership, problem-solving, planning, team-building and project management skills. Attract, develop, motivate, retain and dismiss different employee types, and structuring them in teams that deliver results and savings. Transformation and professionalization of large IT organizations to performance-and value-driven business units. Full responsibility for P & L and multi-million euro budgets.
Specialties: International contract negotiations, leading large software development organisations, large scale IT projects, project portfolio management, strategy development and implementation, ERP, data warehousing, business intelligence, economics, Corporate Performance Management, systems consolidation, outsourcing and off-shore.
Senior Director, Global IT @ Reporting to CIO and member of Executive Management Team as head of IT Performance Management my key objective is to support the Global IT organization with consolidated business support functions provided by three departments with the following responsibilities:
Performance & Portfolio & Quality Management delivering management reporting on Global IT business performance, managing the portfolio and governance of projects and change requests, handling releases, test management and service level management. In addition responsible for Global IT financials, budgets and rolling forecasts acting as IT CFO.
Process Management & Services defining and implementing governance and processes for Global IT operating model, change management processes, project execution model, development and operations processes.
Programme & Project Management delivering (Prince2 certified) programme/project managers and services equivalent to a project management office (PMO). From October 2012 to Present (3 years 3 months) Århus Area, DenmarkMember of Business Network, Protocol @ Voluntary leadership mentor helping, sparring, coaching, and challenging ambitious management talents in relation to personal career path. From November 2013 to Present (2 years 2 months) Copenhagen Area, DenmarkDirector, Group IT @ ✰ Director, GSS & GMCCI and Global Design Leads & Manila, Global IT (JUL-12 to SEP-12):
New area of responsibility when new Global IT organisation was introduced July 1st 2012:
Head of service development department (Denmark, Singapore & Philippines) delivering solutions for customer relationship management, portal solutions for eBusiness & Collaboration, and mobile applications for handheld devices.
Head of service development department (Denmark, UK and Singapore) of IT specialists and Global Design Leads.
✰ Director, Customer Focus, Service Development, Group IT (OCT-10 to JUN-12):
First position as head of global IT service development department delivering projects and solutions for business processes within areas of sales & marketing, field service, construction, transport, and logistics. The core platform is based on SAP with various middleware vendors and other 3rd party service provider solutions.
Three direct reports (managers) who manage 36 IT consultants and specialists on locations in Randers/DK, Berlin, Singapore and Manila/PH, and a number of external consultants.
Portfolio of projects within
- Sales & Marketing, i.e. CRM and eBusiness Programme
- Construction/Transportation & Logistics
- Field service of wind turbines
- Application support on systems within above domains.
Project execution performance, and continuous improvement of development processes.
• Steering group participation,
• Daily management of a global department,
• Managing and developing my own management team. From October 2010 to September 2012 (2 years) Randers Area, DenmarkFirst Vice President @ Development manager and head of Business Intelligence Systems in Danske Bank Group. An international software development department with +70 IT specialists on locations in Aarhus, Copenhagen and Bangalore.
Crafting and implementing new BI & Data Warehousing strategy including a BICC, a new data centre and a new software & hardwareplatform.
Portfolio of systems for Corporate Performance Management (CPM)
Data warehouse and performance management reporting for real estate.
Compliance Applications for fraud and anti-money laundering.
Group Customer Segmentation Models
Financial Reporting Solutions
The Group Dynamics AX/Axapta platform for cost management systems a.o.
Speaker at the following conferences:
☛ Copenhagen, Denmark, Sep. 2008 - Business Intelligence & Reporting with the session "Next Generation Business Intelligence in Danske Bank Group".
☛ Seattle, WA, Oct. 2008 - Microsoft BI Summit 2008 with the session "Business Intelligence in Danske Bank Group: One Group - One System". From June 2006 to September 2010 (4 years 4 months) Copenhagen Area, DenmarkGroup IT Manager / CIO @ Reporting to Group CEO and member of Vink Holdning Management Board as CIO my key objective was to design and implement technology strategies to retain market leader position in the European market.
Responsible for IT investments, projects, and operations in 14 companies in 13 European countries, and in addition making sure the technical prerequisites is completed to realise an ambitious growth business strategy.
Negotiations and closure of contracts with global service providers of ERP systems, tele communication and network, Internet services, e-commerce solutions, and consultancy services.
Responsible for the development of and implementation of the Group IT Strategy.
Established a central eCommerce platform for the whole Group based on Intershop application on Oracle database.
Established a central ERP platform for the whole Group based on MBS Axapta. By end year 2006 this consolidated platform replaced the 9 different ERP platforms.
Member of Microsoft Business Solutions EMEA CAS Advisory Board from 2004 until 2006.
Speaker at the following conferences:
☛ Copenhagen, Denmark, Nov. 2002 - Intranet & Knowledge Sharing with the session "Get in control with the amount of information"
☛ Copenhagen, Denmark, Oct. 2005 - Outsourcing of IT with the session "ERP Outsourcing - Why?" regarding the "One Group - One Platform" strategy for the Vink Group based on MS Dynamics AX. From November 2001 to May 2006 (4 years 7 months) Utrecht Area, NetherlandsResearch & Development Manager @ Hired into the top management to make a turnaround of the company, after the company had attempted hostile taken over by a failed management buyout. After 75% of the workforce needed to be replaced, was the first major task of recruiting a larger force of IT specialists and knowledge management consultants to develop systems and conduct training in the Information Mapping method. Besides this my primary role and responsibility were the following:
✰ Research & Development Manager
Head of e-Learning department including project sales of high-end solutions.
Head of IT development department in systems for Document and Content Management.
Contractual negotiations in relation to national and international strategic partnerships and co-operation.
Internal IT function and infrastructure.
Business and strategy development
✰ Key Account Manager
Field sales, relationship management and counselling in the B2B market for:
Document Management systems and Content Management systems, and courses,
Software and consultancy related to the Information Mapping® methodology.
Product and solutions presentations on international conferences.
✰ Assistant Managing Director
Sparring partner for managing director
Preparation of board material. From January 2000 to September 2001 (1 year 9 months) Århus Area, DenmarkManagement Consultant @ Consultant in network organisation, knowledge management, IT strategy and project management.
Development of web based project management system.
Consultant on establishing an educational network between educational institutions and the industrial enterprises in Kalundborg on the web based project management system.
Instructor in courses on project management via the Internet. From February 1999 to December 1999 (11 months) Århus Area, DenmarkIT Project Manager @ ✰ IT Project Manager
New International Payment System.
Generic score model for car insurance and credit line agreements.
Runners up on "Project Manager of the Year" in Danske Bank,1999.
✰ IT Architect
New MasterCard System for the financial sector in Denmark.
Development of internal IT Project Manager education. From February 1995 to January 1999 (4 years) Århus Area, DenmarkSemi-professional Soccer player @ 250 league soccer league games for Randers Freja FC (Now Randers FC), and another 50 league games for Skovbakken.
Runners Up Danish U19 National Championship (1980)
Honorary Player of The Year (1993) From April 1981 to November 1995 (14 years 8 months) Randers Area, DenmarkProcess Consultant @ ✰ Process Consultant
Standards and methods for software development department.
✰ IT Project Manager
Standard Debtor System,
Admin systems for wholesalers,
Standard systems for EDI/EDIFACT solutions.
✰ Board Member
Employee Representative (1990-93) From September 1988 to January 1995 (6 years 5 months) Århus Area, DenmarkSoftware Developer & Analyst @ Development of financial og logistics systems in an internal IT department.
Responsible for daily IT operations on the Scandinavian platform. From February 1987 to August 1988 (1 year 7 months) Randers Area, DenmarkSystems Analyst @ IT Programmer on systems for the national health insurance sector.
Project manager on clearing system for general practitioners in Denmark. From February 1984 to January 1987 (3 years) Århus Area, Denmark
Graduate Diploma @ Aarhus BSS From 1996 to 1998 Graduate Certificate @ Aarhus BSS From 1994 to 1996 Merkonom @ Randers Business College From 1987 to 1988 Edb-assistent @ Aarhus Business College From 1981 to 1983 Student @ Randers Business College From 1980 to 1981 Bo Florin is skilled in: IT Strategy, Business Intelligence, Project Portfolio Management, Outsourcing, Change Management, Strategy, IT Management, ERP, Management, Governance, Management Consulting, Organizational Change, Business Strategy, E-business, Information Technology
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