With over a quarter century as a leader in major global organizations, Oliver has gained experience in a wide range of high-tech and financial services sectors spanning diverse geographies.

2016 – Today

Founder & Managing Partner

Bussmann Advisory, Zug/Switzerland

Consulting, coaching and thought leadership services in the areas of digital transformation, innovation and business model re-creation.

2017 – Today

President

Crypto Valley Association, Zug/Switzerland

President of the not-for-profit Crypto Valley Association founded to develop the world’s best ecosystem for blockchain and other cryptographic technologies and businesses.

2017 – Today

Global Ambassador

Innovate Finance, London/United Kingdom

Global Ambassador for Innovate Finance, an independent not-for-profit membership association representing the UK’s global FinTech community.

2017 – Today

Member of the Technology Advisory Council

Financial Services Roundtable, Washington/USA

Member of the Technology Advisory Council of the Financial Services Roundtable (FSR), the leading advocacy organization for America’s financial services industry. The FSR helps financial services institutions understand the opportunities of using cutting edge technology to upgrade security, improve efficiency and integrate consumer demand.

2016 – Today

Board Director

Identity2020, New York/USA

Member of the Board of Directors of ID2020, a non-profit organization building a bridge between the FinTech/blockchain communities and organizations like the United Nations with the goal of ensuring that every person’s right to identity is protected.

2015 – Today

Mentor

Level39, London/United Kingdom

Mentor for FinTech startups at Level39 in London, Europe’s largest technology accelerator for finance, retail, cyber-security and future cities technology companies.

2013-2016

Group CIO & Group Managing Director

UBS, Zurich/Switzerland

Led the IT strategy, operations and processes of one of the world’s largest financial services companies, with group-wide responsibility for innovation and digitalization.

2012 – Today

Affiliate

Webb Investment Network, San Francisco Bay/USA

Advise, mentor and invest in startups as part of the WIN Affiliate Network.

2012 – 2013

Deputy CEO

Deutschland sicher im Netz e.V, Berlin/Germany

Led the non-profit association DsiN as Deputy CEO to make an active contribution to greater IT security in Germany. DsiN membership includes large enterprises and associations under the sponsorship of the German Minister of the Interior.

2010 – 2013

Member of the Advisory Board

IVI Innovation Value Institute of the National University of Ireland, Dublin/Ireland

Member of the Advisory Board of the Innovation value Institute (IVI) to help drive the transformation of IT management and create a global gold standard for IT management.

2009 – 2013

Executive Vice President & Corporate Officer, Global CIO

SAP, Frankfurt/Germany

Developed and executed strategy to transform traditional siloed IT structure into an innovation-driving and agile operation aligned with the business and partnering with SAP product development to build market advantage. Conceptualized and evangelized “SAP runs SAP” innovation program.

2006 – 2009

Executive VP/Regional CIO – North America & Mexico

Allianz of America Corp., San Francisco Bay/USA

Regional CIO for the North America operations and Program Executive for the $300M+ strategic change initiatives to improve efficiency and effectiveness across all regional shared services.

2003 – 2006

Executive Vice President, Group Information Technology

Allianz SE, Munich/Germany

Drove global corporation’s enterprise-wide IT services strategy and reduced total IT expenses 25%. Orchestrated the change process to achieve financial and performance gains.

2000 – 2003

Managing Director, IT

Allianz Global Investors, San Francisco/USA

Led IT for Allianz Global Investors/RCM, the asset management arm of Allianz, with remit to streamline, standardize and improve IT and BPO services for the global Equity division.

1997 – 2000

Managing Director, IT Private Banking

Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt am Main/Germany

Ensured the implementation of front- and back-office systems in the Group’s European, American and Asian on- and offshore business operations were efficient and up-to-date. Launched the entire IT infrastructure and business applications for the bank’s expansion into France.

1990 – 1997

Sales Manager, Retail Banking IT Solutions

IBM, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Fast-tracked from Associate to System Engineer to Sales Manager. Achieved $30M sales turnover in very first P&L role.

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