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Konstantin Simonow


Last update: 21.01.2020

Project and Program Manager, IT Management Consultant, Coach

Graduation: not provided
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
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Languages: German (Native or Bilingual) | English (Full Professional) | Russian (Limited professional)


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  • Entrepreneur, project & program manager, consultant and coach with 10+ years professional experience
  • Interdisciplinary thinker and leader at the intersection between business strategy, organization and technology.
  • Interested in everything that fits under the umbrella of digital transformation. Currently learning a lot about AI and its applications, the industrial internet of things and agile management approaches (not only for IT and software development)
  • Experienced partner for stakeholders at all levels of enterprises, from C suite to the operations on the shop floor or in your data center.
  • Delivered projects and results for OTTO Group, GLS, Fiege Logistics, AIDA Cruises, Phoenix Contact, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen.
  • Experienced in leading and supporting roles, willing to do both if necessary/benefitial for my clients!
  • International experience and global mindset. Worked in Germany, the UK, France, Italy and Russia.
  • Excellent German, English and very good Russian language skills. Basic French.
I would describe myself as an experienced project and program leader and a facilitator who establishes the relationships and processes and introduces the tools necessary for my clients and our team to successfully complete the task at hand. I bring an analytical mind, paired with broad knowledge of both business and technology, and strong communication skills to the table.

With my experience and interest in both classical and agile management methodologies, and their application both in IT and other organizations I can adapt my leadership style to the specific circumstances of my client and the project. I pride myself in being a project management specialist with no particular focus on just one business or systems domain. It is my biggest strength to speak the language of different stakeholders, literally and figuratively, to be able to build bridges between them, and lead everbody in the same direction towards a common goal. I'm a quick learner, very self-driven and with an entrepreneurial mindset. My current interest is in digital transformation projects on every level, from strategy to operations, from technology to business models and from product and service innovations to organizational change. Learning more about AI, the industrial internet of things (Industrie 4.0) and agile management every day.

In addition to my life as a consultant and project maanger I have been a basketball referee on the professional level in Germany and Europe for the 15 years, which has definitely helped me grow tremendously as a leader and a person in general.

Topics of interest: business and competitive strategy, business models, digital transformation, project and program management, agile and lean management philosophies and their applications (Scrum, Kanban etc), design thinking, corporate innovation, startups, accelerators, IT strategy, IT governance, IT service management, data protection (EU-GDPR.

Project history

09/2019 - Present
CIO-Advisory IT Governance
- (1000-5000 employees)
Pharmaceuticals and medical technology
  • Consulting the CIO on implementing a new IT governance structure: organization, boards and roles, processes, decision right allocation and decision processes.
  • Research and documentation of state of the art IT governance systems
  • Preparation of management decisions regarding the system to be implemented

01/2018 - 06/2019
Project manager for the enterprise wide implementation of EU GDPR (data privacy regulation)
- (>10.000 employees)
  • Project delivered EU GDPR compliance for my client who processes millions of customer records for marketing and operational purposes.
  • Completely responsible for planning, managing, monitoring and reporting all aspects of the project: documentation, organizational changes in all business processes dealing with personal data, and IT changes across an application portfolio of over a hundred systems, including critical platforms such as CRM and DWH.
  • Reporting to CIO and Managing Director/CFO.
  • Responsible for alignment and consultation with affiliated companies, partners, and all affected departments: IT, legal, Data Protection Officer, marketing and sales, customer service, HR.
  • International environment with affiliated companies around the globe and main stakeholders in Italy and the United States of America.

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11/2015 - 07/2017
Project manager for launch of a global parcel distribution service and establishment of necessary partner network
- (>10.000 employees)
Transport and Logistics
  • Responsible for the timely delivery of all aspects of the project: contractual agreements with network partners, operational agreements and implemented operational processes of key carriers, legal requirements and compliance, IT software development for a core system, marketing and sales intitiatives (product launch)
  • Planning, managing and monitoring all project related activities. Reporting to the management board.
  • Moderating requirements workshops to ensure operational and IT alignment of network partners.
  • Requirements management and documentation. Quality management.
  • Management of IT service providers in agile software delivery environment.

04/2015 - 11/2015
Business analysis and requirements management for an enterprise BI/analytics platform (enterprise data warehouse and data lake, descriptive and predictive analytics, visualization)
- (5000-10.000 employees)
Consumer goods and retail
  • Documentation and analysis of business and competitive strategy
  • Documentation and analysis of business model and core processes: logistics, procurement, marketing and sales
  • Identification and documentation of various analytics use cases for all relevant departments and roles inside the company
  • Analysis and documentation of legacy IT landscape, mapping business domains and IT systems
  • Definition of a reference process framework and a system of key performance indicators and process measures for future use

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