Experienced hands-on Executive with a demonstrated history of 20+ years in managing and scaling international IT teams (Ops, DevOps, R&D, BI, ITSM, QA, Office-IT, Customer Support).
With fluency in both technology strategy and business language, I have effectively developed the business-aligned technology vision and strategic plan.
I have created, coached, motivated and provided leadership for geographically dispersed teams (with up to 120 team members) that design, deliver and operate technology 24/7/365 services.
My focus is creating IT solutions that serve business agility and adapt smoothly in fast-moving environments.
As a leader (Transformational leadership) of multi-national teams my aim is to create a collaborative work atmosphere of trust and respect across all borders and distances. Recruiting and developing team members to live up to their full professional potential has always been my passion as a people manager.
Specialties: Global management, technology strategy, business transformation, collaboration, cost reduction, talent development, people management, recruiting, pre-sales, service delivery, project & program management, vendor management, business case development, budgeting, cost allocation, security, ITIL, GDPR, OKRs & IT infrastructure (hybrid data center with thousands of server/applications).
International project experience in: Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, South Africa, Egypt, USA, UAE, Brazil etc.
“Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.” (Mark Zuckerberg)
- Name: Thorsten Luedtke
- Actual job: EVP Technology (CIO)
- Citizenship: German
- Residence: Bad Segeberg
- Hobbies: Soccer, Traveling, Music, Smart Home