Bill Genovese is a entrepreneurial executive leader with passion and integrity with over 20 years of international experience., with expertise in emerging and technologies, enterprise architecture, strategic planning, cloud computing and analytics, with the right balance of Risk Management.

Experience

  • Board Advisor

    at Prado Capital Group

    March 2016 - at Present

    New York

    Improving the human experience through technology | www.pradocapitalgroup.com Board Advisor | Technology Fund Investments | FinTech | IoT | Aerospace | Healthcare | Real Estate

  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)

    at Encrypted Labs

    March 2016 - at Present

    North Carolina

    Encrypted Labs, Inc. was founded in January 2015 to research, design, and integrate real-world applications of Blockchain Technologies into enterprise-level systems. We are constantly analyzing emerging Blockchain driven technologies to identify opportunities for our clients to stand out from their competition with extremely limited added risk. I am serving as the CIO and with the team at Encrypted Labs to: - Conduct research about your current system(s) and process(es) to identify where a Blockchain solution can be easily and effectively integrated to increase efficiencies, security, and workflow - Collaborate directly with your team to pinpoint the most effective methods to streamline integration of this emerging technology into your current systems and infrastructure. - Further develop a common open stack with BigChain Database (Blockchain technology database) www.encryptedlabs.com www.bigchaindb.com

  • Principal

    at WGroup

    April 2015 - at Present

    Pennsylvania

    CIO Advisory firm of former CIOs and Senior IT executives. Serving as an Executive Principal focused on deriving business value through IT transformation for US and multi-national corporations. -As Principal, Chief Technology Architect served, advised and guided a CIO and his team at a well-known New England based healthcare provider, and led and delivered the following: -29-point Enterprise Network Assessment, vendor selection and initial solution design for a Cisco solution centered on Software Defined Networking with ACI, WAN Acceleration, QoS and improved resiliency, performance, and Enterprise Security, supporting advanced virtualization and “pre-cloud” datacenter re-design. -Guided and coached IT Team to raise architectural maturity through new governance board design, development of new IT Architecture organization, and proven design methodologies and disciplines focused on best practices for enterprise IT architecture and transformation. www.thinkwgroup.com

  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Executive Board

    at Saving Promise

    January 2015 - at Present

    Washington, D.C.

    A national nonprofit organization with a vision to lead a call to action to change domestic violence in America. I am serving as the Chief Technology Officer on the Board to help the team identify, engage and implement progressive technology to support the call to action initiatives. • Partnered with CEO and the board on development of Business and IT Strategy, based on a partner ecosystem for advanced enablement to develop digital-first solutions to align and meet company business objectives and drivers. • Serving on R&D task force with leading medical doctors and executives, providing expertise and strategic advice on integration of technology to optimize impact • Structured and defined technical strategy aligned to business driver work streams and contributed to objectives for R&D summit of leading health care organizations, academia, and think tanks (CDC, WHO, Copenhagen Consensus Center, Stanford University, Harvard University, Yale University) www.savingpromise.org

  • Executive Architect | Client Technical Leader & Advisor

    at IBM Technical Sales & Delivery

    July 2013 - February 2015

    North Carolina

    As a Financial Services Sector Industry Executive Architect, I -Develop trusted relationships with client leadership through a commitment to their success, personal integrity, and industry and technical insight. -Create a technical strategy that aligns to the client business goals and requirements, -Provide proactive technical counsel to the CIO, CTO's, Directors and other key business and technical executives on technical strategy, direction and critical programs and projects. -Improve and broaden client access to IBM’s global technical and innovation expertise (i.e Watson, Cloud) - Identify and consult on major architectural decisions, visions, strategies and emerging developments for Cloud Computing, Analytics, and the Financial Services industry - Demonstrate & deliver thorough knowledge of technology components of solutions - Deliver Oversight and Guide Architectural Initiatives - Provide overall technical leadership in major programs www.ibm.com

  • Engagement Leader & Senior IT Architect

    at IBM Systems & Technology Group | Lab Services Executive Consulting

    February 2012 - June 2013

    North Carolina

    I work as a trusted advisor with WW customers to solve their practical issues, and advise on industry trends, best practices, reference architectures, and service management processes. The High Availability Center of Competency functions as a Center of Expertise: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/services/highavailabilitycenter/index.html -Led team to deliver a full E2E assessment including a phased execution roadmap to the target improved architecture for Mobile Banking and Service Management for a Top 3 Bank in Thailand - Led team to assist US regional bank in developing their initial IBM z Mainframe Parallel Sysplex architecture, deployment strategy and beginning implementation plan by critical phases. Recommendations package and phased roadmap also covered Websphere Application Server, MQ,DB2, Storage, and Service and Systems Management to improve high availability. -Further developed IBM Reference Architecture and Best Practices and led Executive Customer Briefings.

  • Chief Enterprise Architect

    at IBM Global Technology Services

    October 2010 - January 2012

    Singapore

    Chief Enterprise Architect for multi-million $ program at major bank in Southeast Asia ,providing technical leadership, innovation, strategy, design and governance Highlighted accomplishments, which directly contributed to a new $400MM contract spanning multiple years, with new services: - Led advanced virtualization architectural program leveraging a pre-cloud automation solution strategy and design to reduce datacenter footprint by 50% and reduce virtualized workload provisioning times. - MQ Integration Hub design resulting in targeted 40% cost reduction and improved resiliency and guaranteed handling and recovery - Information Management Strategy and design based on IBM Banking Reference Architecture - Improved overall technical health, stability and resiliency for the account through managed critical system health checks resulting in local banking government regulator acknowledgement

  • Senior Managing IT Architect

    at IBM Global Technology Services

    May 2008 - October 2010

    Provincie Noord-Holland

    Senior Managing IT Architect team member of the European Regional Design Authority and Design Review Board for a multi billion dollar outsourced IT Infrastructure contract for one of the world’s largest banks.. As Senior Architect and Chief Engineer for ABN AMRO Private Clients International division led team providing cross -enterprise solution strategy, definition, design and development for solution development for the bank´s datacenters across Europe and also migration from other international locations into Europe. Key Senior Level contributor--solutions led to a 7-year 1.3 B$ contract renewal with new business.

  • Senior Consulting Architect

    at IBM Global Business Services

    March 2007 - May 2008

    North Carolina

    *Lead BI Architect for Program Architecture team on a Basel II RDS analytics project at a leading global bank (Wachovia Bank- Wells Fargo) implementing Cognos and SAS solutions. o Developed BI Tool Selection Methodology; aided the client in BI tool selection through vendor tool capability scoring and analysis, and RFP reviews o Aided in further refining the client’s vision for a Business Intelligence Center of Competency for longer-term strategic needs o Developed security design for Cognos 8 and security options for SAS 9 environments *Solution Executive | IBM/Oracle Banking Alliance o Design and develop solution demos by working closely with IBM global solution managers and solution centers o Led design, and delivery of solution roadmaps (Core Banking, Front Office, CRM, ERP, and Risk, Compliance and Performance Management) o Presented and represented IBM/Oracle Banking alliance at Oracle Open World (Nov 07)

  • Managing Consulting Architect

    at IBM Global Business Services

    November 2005 - March 2007

    North Carolina

    *Lead Application Architect for IBM Extreme Blue Development Team Project: Dynamic Infrastructure for Managing IBM Websphere Landscapes. The project delivered an application landscape management solution for IBM WebSphere Application, Portal and Process Server Landscapes to help customers easily automatically provision and manage these infrastructures in their datacenters; reducing operational costs in data centers and providing significant customer value. The project resulted in Germany and US Patents. o The project delivered an application landscape management solution for IBM WebSphere Application, Portal and Process Server Landscapes to help customers easily provision and manage these infrastructures in their datacenters through orchestration and automation.

  • Advanced Consultant

    at IBM Global Business Services

    March 2004 - November 2005

    North Carolina

    Project Manager for the following IBM Extreme Blue Development Teams: 1. IBM Systems and Technology Group: Firmware Development- Network Topology Analysis and Diagnostics Developed an automated technical solution in C++ to further enhance the Networking and problem diagnostics in pSeries offerings. 2. . IBM SWG - Rational and Tivoli Adoption The objective of this project was to design and prototype enhanced integration points (Rational Performance Tester, Rational Functional Tester, Tivoli Provisioning Management) and solutions for product enhancements, to increase SW integration. Application Developer/Solution Architect- As Reporting team lead, led the design, development, and implementation of a tactical reporting solution in support of NASD 3013 requirements for CEO Certification at a global top-three Investment Management firm. This reporting solution was implemented for Divisional Line of Business Managers in support of 2005 CEO Certification (Client: Goldman Sachs).

  • Senior Consultant

    at KPMG

    November 1998 - February 2004

    North Carolina

    Global Top-three financial management and bank holding corporation: As Senior Consultant and lead: o Provided guidance and input for the development of a Global Reporting Standards Strategy o Global Financial Architecture team member delivering architecture guidance, definition, development and deployment roll-out strategy, and technology training to global leadership and technology teams on-site in UK, CH, SG, AU, BR, HK, JP and NY/NJ- US locations. o Developed Operating Model for sub-ledger and reporting and analytical tools architecture As Program workstream lead: o Developed and delivered the business case for Middle Markets to migrate to the Global Financial Architecture, with an estimated first-year cost savings in excess of $1.5 MM per annum. o Defined and produced technical migration methodology leveraging global building blocks of global financial architecture blueprint, and identifying common re-usable components for cost savings.

  • Manager - Credit Operations Performance Engineering

    at Wells Fargo (Wachovia Bank)

    January 1996 - November 1998

    North Carolina

    Designed and developed data modeling and analytical tools which aided in increasing management effectiveness and efficiency gains for the division. -Developed an activity-based costing application saving an estimated $5.1MM per annum and utilized for mergers and acquisitions at $65 billion Southeastern bank headquarters. -Led team in further application development and implementation and integration of the application to the bank’s financial architecture -As member of a workflow architecture planning project; identified process efficiencies, IT, and financial control gains through implementation of image routing and processing applications. -Drove divisional strategy to identify % based efficiency improvements through application and processing re-engineering, and introduction of activity based costing to identify improvement areas.

Education

  • Continuing Education/Coursework

    at Forsyth Technical College

    1997 - 1998 (1 year) North Carolina

  • Continuing Education/Coursework

    at Saddleback College

    1993 - 1995 (2 years) California

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree

    at Western Connecticut State University

    1984 - 1987 (3 years) Connecticut

  • Coursework

    at University of Connecticut

    1982 - 1984 (2 years) Connecticut

  • Diploma

    at New Fairfield High School

    1978 - 1982 (4 years) Connecticut

Services offered

  • CIO and CTO Advisory

    IT and Transformation Strategy, Innovation Development and Management, Program Management and Development

  • Interim to Permanent CIO and CTO

    Provide interim/contract/transition to permanent CIO and CTO services

  • Executive Board Advisory

    Provide Technology Investment and Strategy Guidance

  • Technology Consulting

    Emerging Technology, IT Strategy, Cloud Computing, IT Transformation, BigData/Analytics, Digital Transformation, Blockchain, FinTech

  • Business and IT Strategy Planning and Development

    Business, Technology - Cross Enterprise - Multi-national strategy development and execution

Languages

  • German Elementary

  • French Conversation

  • English Native

  • Dutch Elementary

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