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.
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
2018 – 2019
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
2010 – 2012
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.