Vladimir Averbakh

Managing Director, Data Research Competency Development Department, Sberbank

Manager with 20+ years of experience in digital transformation/IT/AI projects in public services, banking, telecom. Understand and drive an end-to-end process from setting up strategy to running operations and projects delivery. Excellent communication and personal skills create a trusted and motivated environment for project teams. Possess strong background in computer science from Voronezh State University and Union College. Hold clients and government honors. Enjoy multinational environment. Fan of yoga. Education: 10/98 – 06/02 Voronezh Institute of Communications, PhD in applied computer science 10/89 – 06/96 Voronezh State University (Russia), Physics/Computer Science 09/92 – 08/93 Union College (USA), Computer Science PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2018 – 2019 Moscow, Russia Sberbank (largest bank in Russia) Managing Director of AI development center Responsible for advising on AI development for bank clients. Led joint business and science team to make proposals to national AI strategy. 2013 – 2018 Moscow, Russia 2010 – 2012 Moscow, Russia Ministry of digital development and communications (government body) Director of e-government department Responsible for setting and implementing digital transformation strategy of public services and its adoption among citizens. Developing and running operations of key e-gov platforms including but not limited to Public portal (gosuslugi.ru), Data service bus among government bodies, Single sign-on for public services. The customer base of public services portal increased from 3 mln to 70 mln citizens. Averbakh consulting (consulting startup, a partner of Capgemini) Founder and managing partner As an external project/program manager led to successful delivery of digital transformation projects for various industries. 2007 - 2010 Moscow, Russia, Kiev, Ukraine Capgemini (consulting company, 200 000+ people) Managing consultant, transformation department As a consultant, external project manager took part in delivery of streams for such projects as: migration to new core banking systems, merger of banks; IT strategies. 2005 – 2007 Moscow, Russia, Almaty, Astana, Kazakhstan Lucent Technologies (multinational telco company, later Alcatel-Lucent, now Nokia Networks) Managing consultant, Professional services As head of local operations support systems center of competence delivered a network management center solution. 2003 – 2005 Moscow, Russia Geyser (local integration company, 200+ people) Head of custom software development lab • Led custom software development for R&D. 1996 - 2003 Voronezh, Russia Voronezh R&D Institute of Communications (government R&D body, 5000+ people) • Managed algorithmic R&D and software development.