Ales Smetana

Employee, Business Development Lead & Consultant EMEA, Independent

London, United Kingdom



Professional experience for Ales Smetana

  • Current , since Jun 2015

    Business Development Lead & Consultant EMEA


  • 2 years and 5 months, Jan 2013 - May 2015

    Business Development Lead EMEA

    GC System a.s.

    In my role I am mainly responsible for: - Business development accross EMEA region - Corporate marketing strategy development - Key Account Management for my selected customers - Partner channel management

  • 2 years and 10 months, Mar 2010 - Dec 2012

    Principal Project and Product Manager

    GC System

  • 2 years and 4 months, Nov 2007 - Feb 2010

    International Senior Project Manager

    DHL IT Services Europe

  • 2 years, Nov 2005 - Oct 2007

    International Program and Sourcing Manager

    BSC Praha

    - Responsibility for projects management and delivery for consumer finance and direct banking SW products for international bank customers, specialized in Russian and Ukrainian market. - Key member of sourcing team responsible for setting up sourcing strategy and processes. - Responsible for “whole scale” relationship management for strategic SW vendors.

  • 2004 - 2005

    Business Consultant

    Unicorn Consulting, s.r.o.

    Consulting Project Management Methodology implementation for IT Project Management Office department at customer place. Analyzing customer business requirements for branch automation SW product, modeling business processes, collecting business requirements, creating development center materials onsite at customer place.

  • 2003 - 2005

    PhD Student and Assistant

    University of Economics, Prague

    As PhD student and Assistant I executed research of offshore and near shore outsourcing and forms of its application in real environment. For support of my research I founded and ran a non-for-profit organization IT Outsourcing Center which cooperated with customer and supplier side organizations.

  • 2003 - 2005

    Director of non for profit organization

    IT Outsourcing Center

    IT Outsourcing Center was a professional association providing IT outsourcing research and knowledge spread, serving range of professional services and operating dedicated portal. I was responsible for professional association management, covering marketing, HR, consultancy and project management activities.

Educational background for Ales Smetana

  • 2003 - 2005

    Information Technology

    University of Economics, Prague

  • 2001 - 2001

    Erasmus exchange programme

    Brunel University

  • 1998 - 2003

    Electrical Engineering

    University of West Bohemia, Pilsen


  • Czech

    First language

  • English


  • German


  • Russian



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