Hernan Tapia

Employee, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Independencia Fintech

Lima, Peru


Professional experience for Hernan Tapia

  • Current , since Jul 2016

    Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

    Independencia Fintech

    Direction in all product and technology activities of the company: strategic planning, user experience, product development, project management, technology architecture and engineering. Establishment and update of the multi-channel technological architecture of microservices with single page applications, API management, integration with third parties, data services, event processing, NLP and machine learning in an elastic and scalable cloud environment. Automation of engineering lifecycle.

  • Current , since Aug 2015

    Technology Innovation Specialist

    Self-Employed Consultancy

    Consultancy in technology innovation for local and foreign organizations: • MINISTRY OF FOREIGN TRADE AND TOURISM OF PERU: Advice on technology projects and solutions. • BOXXAPPS S.R.L - ITALY: Advice on solutions for IT assets management.

  • 3 years and 1 month, Aug 2012 - Aug 2015

    Engineering Manager


    Direction and guidance in all activities of software engineering and corporate applications support. In charge of several engineering teams (more than 100 engineers) with the responsibility to guide, educate and cultivate highly specialized software development teams, ensuring best practices, teams’ performance, development and organizational efficiency.

  • 2 years and 5 months, Apr 2010 - Aug 2012

    Lead Architecture


    Direction and guidance in the architecture and strategy of applications and infrastructure, compliance with corporate technology and quality standards. In charge of cost/benefit analysis, sourcing, leadership and guidance of internal and external teams on projects. Change control, audit and problem management.

  • 1 year and 11 months, Jun 2008 - Apr 2010

    Head of Architecture and Customer Support


    Direction and guidance in all activities of implementation and support of technological solutions. In charge of developing proposals to customers, mentoring and leadership of teams on solution development and integration and incident management during lifecycle and support levels.

  • 9 months, Oct 2007 - Jun 2008

    Senior Software Engineer Team Lead


    Leadership of engineering teams in the design and implementation of solutions based on Oracle E-Business Suite ERP. In charge of guidance and training of teams on solution development and integration.

  • 1 year and 3 months, Jul 2006 - Sep 2007

    Software Engineer


    Analysis, design, implementation, testing and delivery of applications. Maintenance, redesign and technological updating of applications.

  • 1 year and 6 months, Jan 2005 - Jun 2006

    Software Engineer

    Banco de Crédito del Perú

    Documentation and development of banking applications with technologies such as mainframe, client/server, web, BI.

Educational background for Hernan Tapia

  • 2020 - 2020


    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    The Iterative Innovation Process

  • 2020 - 2020

    Design Thinking

    University of Virginia Darden School of Business

    Design Thinking for Innovation

  • 2014 - 2014

    Economics, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    IE Business School

  • 2013 - 2015

    Global and Strategic Management

    Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business

    Executive Certificates in Business Entrepreneurship: American Business (New Orleans – USA) Asian Business (Shanghai – China)

  • 2008 - 2009

    Software Engineering

    Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP)

    Software Architecture and Engineering

  • 2001 - 2006

    Computer Engineering

    Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP)

    Computer Science and Engineering


  • English

    First language

  • Spanish

    First language

  • Portuguese

    First language

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