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Ilkka von Schulman

Director, Strategy and Architecture

+358 40 571 0712

“Ilkka is very effective digital development leader, with ability to connect business and technical expertise. He can quickly make sense of fuzzy and complex business problems and projects.”

Special skills

•Strategy processes and strategy implementation 

​•Business ecosystem and value network planning​

•Business and IT transformations

​•ERP strategies, ERP ecosystem choices and planning of ERP transformations

•ERP/CRM project planning and lead.

•Digital business and services, target operating model design and design thinking ​

•Post-merger IT integration and carve-out project management.

Strengths

  • Analytical – make quickly sense of complex problems and focus on high priority issues

  • A consistent, capable and skilled change leader

  • Leading teams through challenging change situations, in multicultural and virtual set up​

  • Working with various stakeholder groups, e.g. experts, steering groups, leadership teams and C-level decision makers

Relevant experience

  • +30 years of experience from both vendor and customer side including companies like UPM-Kymmene, Tieto, Cognizant and TCS

  • +30 years of experience in project and program manager roles

  • Most relevant positions:

    • Tieto, global consulting lead: strategic advisor and program lead.

    • TCS Lead Digital Consultant, Nordics: advised customers in digital strategies and transformations.  

    • Cognizant Business Consulting, Head of Business Consulting: business transformation planning, target operating model design and transformation program management.

Education

  • Master of Science (IT), Tampere University of Technology, Finland

  • Doctoral studies, University of Economics, Turku, Finland

  • Basic and advanced studies in Social Psychology, Helsinki University, Finland