The EXPERIENCE

25 years working as Executive and Architect in the most recognized IT Corporations and European Start Ups.

PROFESIONAL PROJECTS

1990 – 1992

HP

Software Developer Test Engineer

Hardware / Printing / Manufacturing

BARCELONA

Engineer in charge of Software Testing strategy in use for the HP Plotters Firmware.

1992

ACCENTURE SEAT

Software Developer

Automotive Sector

BARCELONA

Development of the Just In Time software in charge of controlling the materials provisioning process for the Martorell SEAT Factory.

1993

ACCENTURE YPF

IT Operations Manager

Oil & Gas

BUENOS AIRES

Engineer in charge of the Operations Processes at the newly developed Commercial System at YPF.

1994

ACCENTURE SEBEL

Software Architect

Automotive Sector

BUENOS AIRES

Design and Project leadership of a new Just In Time system for Sebel (an Argentinian Car Manufacturer).

1995 – 1999

ACCENTURE

Lead Developer & Solutions Architect

Insurance

CHICAGO

Development leader and Architect of the
Workflow component of the Claims Handling Solution, worldwide leader in its sector.

1995 – 1999

ACCENTURE WCA

Lead Developer & Solutions Architect

Insurance

EDMONTON

Development leader and Architect of the Workflow component of the Claims Handling Solution, worldwide leader in its sector.

2000 – 2002

eDREAMS

CTO

e-Travel
e-Commerce

BARCELONA

Definition, creation and Management
of the IT department. Guidance of the Platform Architecture to enable all the business features and objectives.

2005-2006

PLANETA

Business Analyst and Technical Advisor

Publishing
e-Commerce

MADRID

Defined the functional design of the platform to be used by the Planeta e-Commerce business.

2007 – 2009

NTR GLOBAL

CTO

Software Services

BARCELONA

Reorganized a 50+ software engineers department to increase its productivity by Introducing Agile Methodologies.

2009

PANDA SECURITY

Director of Cloud Software Strategy

Software Services

BILBAO

Defined the new Cloud offering for the Company.
Introduced and Lead the adoption of Agile Methodologies.

2010

KOALINK

CTO

Video on Demand

PARIS

Built the IT department and defined the Technical Architecture of the Company Offering.

2011

HP

Account CT for Caixa Bank

Banking

BARCELONA

Understand and quantify the client’s technology portfolio, influencing it to achieve increases in HP adoption, and strategizing with HP Global Business Units to address transformational business/ technology challenges.

2013 – 2015

NOTEGRAPHY

CTO

Social Media App

BARCELONA

Built the IT department and defined the Technical Architecture of the Company Offering.

2015

LIVING DIRECT

Solution Provider

e-Commerce

AUSTIN

Custom made a Dynamic Price Optimization Service for Living Direct.

2015

GRIFOLS

IT Advisor

Pharmaceutical

BARCELONA

Methodology Assessment focusing on Agile implementation and Testing Strategies.

A PROFESSIONAL LIFE STORY

Started his professional career working as a research student at the Cybernetics Institute from the “Escola Técnica Superior d’Enginyers Industrials de Barcelona”. In charge of maintaining and further evolving a Simulation Software Environment written in FORTRAN to be used by scientists in their investigations.

In this role, he proposed and developed an Object Oriented version written in Smalltalk, becoming one of the first adopters of this new development approach in Spain. Thanks to this skillset (not common at the time) he was hired by HP and two years later by Accenture in order to join their Software Development Labs. His passion for software development together with the training, resources and methodology provided by those big Corporations helped him become a Lead Developer and an Enterprise Solutions Architect.

Late 1995 he was invited to move to the Accenture Solution’s Center in Chicago USA in order to be part of the initial Development Team in charge of building up their Award winning Claims Handling solution widely used by Insurers all over the world becoming one of the Patent authors of the workflow for the solution: https://www.google.com/patents/EP1688880A3?cl=ko

Early 2000, Carles left Accenture to be part of the Start Up world. He joined eDreams founders in order to launch and run the first European e-Travel company. Since then, Carles has been working as an Investor and Technical Executive or Advisor in some successful Start Ups like NTR Global or Notegraphy and Trendy and Consolidated Companies like Planeta or Grifols.

Early 2016, he decided to open “the CTO coach” web site as a response to the continuous collaborations and advice requests. They make me believe that my offer is of public interest and could be of mutual benefit, for him to find new challenges and for his clients to dig into his experience.

The CONNEXION

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