Dr. Christian Nowak

Selbstständig, Retired (Open for consultancy/advisory activities from Nov. 2022), —-

Vienna, Austria


IT Management
Line Management (CIO
Programme & Project Management
Programme & Project Change Management
Project Portfolio Management
Process Management (Development-CMMI
IT Services-ITIL)
IT Architecture Management
Enterprise Architecture
International experience (Africa
The Americas
Eastern Europe - development and developed areas)
Financial Institutions / Banking
Systemic Consulting
IT Infrastructure Outsourcing
Quantum computer science


Professional experience for Christian Nowak

  • Current 2 years and 2 months, since May 2022

    Retired (Open for consultancy/advisory activities from Nov. 2022)


  • Current 3 years, since Jul 2021

    Program Manager 'FlexCore: Core Solution Modernization'

    Erste Digital

  • Current 4 years and 6 months, since Jan 2020

    Programm Manager 'Core System Modernization'

    sIT Solutions AT

    Management of a 5Y initiative on renewing legacy core systems for digitization, ccordinating mainframe platform utilization extension measures, core banking solution refactoring, target architecturing.

  • Current 7 years and 4 months, since Mar 2017

    Transition & Transformation Manager

    Erste Group

  • 4 years and 5 months, Oct 2012 - Feb 2017

    IT Architect / Consultant

  • 11 months, Sep 2011 - Jul 2012

    Project Lead

    s IT Solutions AT

    Project Lead reporting to CEO. Analyse options to reduce mainframe cost (Erste Bank, Ceska Sporitelna, Savings Banks). Options analysed are port to midrange (UNIX, Windows) with or without code transformation, outsourcing and optimization. Based on a decision to outsource, role as negotiation lead, resulting in a contract with IBM to Outsource basic mainframe operations ('hosting').

  • 1 year and 10 months, Nov 2009 - Aug 2011

    Chief IT Architect (CTO)

    Erste Group / s IT Solutions Holding / s IT Solutions AT Spardat GmbH

    Coordinating all IT technology strategies, roadmaps, frameworks, standards for Erste Group.

  • 1 year and 6 months, May 2008 - Oct 2009

    Lead Architecture; Lead Transition

    s IT Solutions AT / s IT Solutions Holding

    Lead of Architecture in s IT Solutions Holding, caring for coordinating It architecture strategies, roadmaps, decisions and activities for s It Solutions, the It solutions provider to Erste Group. In Charge of coordinating all Organizational Change activities of s It Solutions entities from a Holding perspective.

  • 2 years and 2 months, Apr 2006 - May 2008

    Board Member

    s IT Solutions Slovakia

    Board member for legistic entity s IT Solutions SK (~350 FTes, 5 branches in CZ, SK and HU). In addition to international responsibilities as s IT Solutions Board, responsibility for Customer Relationship Management SK. Sponsorship for Slovenska Sporitelna's programmes Euro & Core System Replacement

  • 2 years and 7 months, Oct 2005 - Apr 2008

    Board Member

    s IT Solutions

    Board Member of sIT Solutions, the (virtual) software development service center of Erste Bank group (1500+ FTEs). Within my direct responsibility are areas project management, process management, ,organisational development

  • 2 years and 1 month, Oct 2003 - Oct 2005

    Lead Division, Programme Director CMMI


    Build up of a Division concentrating project management skills (=project manager pool) and methods together with Process managment. Management of a cross organization CMMI Appraisal and Improvement programme.

  • 8 months, Nov 2004 - Jun 2005

    Lead Feasibility Study

    Spardat / Erste Bank Group

    Lead management of a study on how to concentrate all development resources of Erste Bank grouop into a group wide 'service center'

  • 4 months, Jun 2003 - Sep 2003

    Sabbatical leave


  • 7 months, Nov 2002 - May 2003

    Programme Manager

    Slovenska Sporitelna

    Programme lead for implementation of 'Symbols' as new core banking system for Slovenska Sporitelna.

  • 3 months, Aug 2002 - Oct 2002

    Lead Programme Management Office

    Spardat / Erste Bank Group

    Lead of Programme Management Office for joint core system replacement project of Ceska Sporitelna and Slovenska Sporitelna. (Programme was stopped shortly after start)

  • 2 years and 10 months, Oct 1999 - Jul 2002

    Programme Manager easd+

    Spardat / Erste Bank

    Programme lead for complete replacement of core bankins system of Erste Bank against Spardat solutions. Special responsibilities for programme areas data migration and test support / test environments

  • 4 months, Mar 2002 - Jun 2002

    Task Force Lead


    Task Force lead for analyse of a potential cloning of Spardat's core systems to suport Erste Bank's international setups in Czech republic and Slovak Republic.

  • 9 months, Jan 1999 - Sep 1999

    Head of Division Architecture & Methods


    Division head, responsible for all architectural design, for project and development methods and infrastructure, for project methods, for middleware development. (100+ FTEs)

  • 2 years and 2 months, Nov 1996 - Dec 1998

    Project Manager EURO & Year 2000


    Project lead for 'Euro transformation project' of Austrian Savingsbanks, together with project to prepare for Year2000 changeover of all Spardat systems.

  • 1 year and 2 months, Sep 1995 - Oct 1996

    Project Manager

    GiroCredit Informatik / Spardat

    Project Manager for project "Client /Server 1996". Development and start of deployment of new C/S based (Office & Branch) Infrastructure for Savingsbanks. (10.000+ workstations)

Educational background for Christian Nowak

  • 1978 - 1983

    Computer Science [Informatics]

    TU Wien

    Artificial Intelligence Computability Theory


  • German


  • English


  • Slovak basic skills still learning



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