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Jacobs is a digital business transformation expert with over two decades of proven successes in enterprise system architecture and design, implementations, upgrades, enhancements and support. An active participant in different phases of more than 18 ERP system implementations and proven veteran of 5 full life cycle implementations in a wide range of industries including Oil and Gas, Consulting, Utilities, Banking Sector, Public Sector, NPO, and Industries. A deep understanding of business applications (including latest innovations in virtualization, cloud computing, SDN, NFV) in multiple environments. Committed to excellence by reducing the customer’s Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) while improving their Return on Investment (ROI) through proven analytic and strategic skills gained through exemplary services in numerous assignments as consultant and employee in globally respected organizations.

Jacobs is the author of the best seller – Digital Transformation – Evolving a digitally enabled Nigerian public Service 

 

Jacobs Edo
Trusted Advisor | Enterprise & Solution Architect | Public Speaker | Author
Austria area | International Trade and Development
Summary

Known for a tireless professional work ethics, thought leadership in change management, and a focus on IT enabled digital transformation, Jacobs Edo has blazed a trail of multi-million dollar enterprise technology project achievement across industries and channels including oil and gas, government, non-profit organization and development finance institution. A trusted advisor to C-Suite executives, decision-makers, and corporate CFOs and CEOs, he has leveraged intense program and technical expertise to build a competitive digital advantage - fostering improved user experience and collaboration that won him unprecedented career growth, and led company’s foray into previously uncharted waters.

Jacobs’s ability to work closely with clients at all levels has created significant profit opportunities, edging out competitors while working through internal changes affecting business process re-design and automation, and demonstrating sincere interest in solving core client technical problems. As a result, his efforts have closed some of the largest technical deals in the global IT enterprise market, achieving what executives and colleagues had previously thought impossible.

Serving as an Enterprise Architect and Transformation Program Manager, Jacobs’s insight has been leveraged to filter out un-necessary requirements and streamlined business processes, while presenting a strong business case for proceeding with unprecedented programme developments for growing revenue potential. With a track record of continually growing self and business, Jacobs earned repeated promotions to the present senior executive level of ERP Systems Coordinator in the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) in Vienna, with manager’s responsibilities spanning four distinct IT charters: Governance, Risk and Compliance, User Experience, Shared Services, Business Process Re-design, Value Realization, and Digital Transformation with over 16+ years of work experience.

Experience
Computer System Officer - ERP Systems Coordinator (2010 - Present)
The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)
Non Profit, 51-200, International Trade & Development

As Systems Coordinator, I am responsible for the overall management of the enterprise IT solutions based on SAP. Thus, ensuring systems are improved, maintained and supported in an integrated and systematic manner with the close involvement of the business community. Achievement highlights:
• Excellent knowledge and demonstrated experience in large scale ERP, CML, CRM, TRM, SRM, SCM, SWIFT, etc. project development and implementation;
• Broad managerial and administrative experience with in-depth understanding of the technologies underpinning enterprise systems, capabilities and architecture;
• Excellent knowledge of topmost business/IT management methodologies and tools used in Architectural Design, Implementation and Transformation (e.g. BTM², TOGAF, BPM, ASAP, COBIT, ITIL, Agile, PMI-PMP, etc.);
• Good knowledge of business process analysis, modeling and design techniques including over 15 years of SAP Basis, Authorization and Security Management, Business Intelligence and Data Mining, etc.;
• Ability to develop enterprise-wide operational plans for ERP, CRM, SRM, SCM, etc. deployment, work plans, direct others in the execution of the project goals and ensure timely delivery of professional results;
• Mature judgement, initiative and resourcefulness; proven ability to ensure an effective work structure to maximize productivity and achieve goals;
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries and business transformational strata;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective teams and partnerships and working relationships in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environments with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
• Proven record of building and managing teams and creating an enabling work environment including ability to effectively lead, supervise, mentor, develop and evaluate groups of staff and design training/skills enhancements initiatives to ensure effective transfer of knowledge/skills.

Business Transformation Consultant (2016 - Present)
Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (Stanford Seed)
Non Profit, 11-50, Higher Education

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