Dr. Marcel Schlatter

Vorstandsmitglied, Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board, CTO and Chief Architect, DactaTrace.swiss AG

Abschluss: Dr. sc. techn., ETH Zuerich

Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland


IT Strategy
Enterprise Architecture
Solution Architecture
Systems Architecture
Application Architecture
Requirements Engineering
IT Service Management
Software Development
IT Outsourcing
Cloud Computing
Migration to Cloud
Distributed Software Systems
IBM Mainframes
Blockchain DLT Distributed Ledger Technology


Professional experience for Marcel Schlatter

  • Current 5 years and 7 months, since Jun 2018

    Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board, CTO and Chief Architect

    DactaTrace.swiss AG

  • Current 7 years and 4 months, since Sep 2016

    Independent IT Architect and Consultant

    Dr. sc. techn. Marcel Schlatter

    IT Architect

  • 2 years and 11 months, Oct 2013 - Aug 2016

    IBM Distinguished Engineer and Chief Architect


    IBM Distinguished Engineer, and Chief Architect in the solutioning and engagement, as well as in the transition and transformation phases of a large outsourcing deal in the insurance industry, involving data centre consolidation and application migration to a newly designed and built on-premise cloud infrastructure that is globally distributed across 5 strategic client data centres.

  • 10 years and 7 months, Jan 2006 - Jul 2016

    IBM Distinguished Engineer


    In 2006 Marcel was appointed to the position of an IBM Distinguished Engineer, which is an IBM Technical Executive position. In that capacity Marcel is a member of a largely self-governing ecosystem of interdisciplinary IBM thought leaders, chartered to help clients rethinking the basic building blocks of their business, questioning their assumptions about how to define, assemble, manage and grow their companies, to make them keystones in complex value chains.

  • 2010 - 2013

    IBM Distinguished Engineer with a global leadership role


    IBM Distinguished Engineer with a global leadership role in Delivery Technology & Engineering, providing direction to and driving joint work of IBM Research, and IBM Product and Services Lines of Business to design and implement a repeatable method and process for the rapid migration of legacy workloads to Shared or Private Clouds.

  • 2008 - 2010

    IBM Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect and Design Authority Leader


    IBM Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect and IT Delivery Design Authority Leader, overseeing the technical health of outsourcing bids and accounts in Central and Eastern Europe and Middle East, leading reviews of troubled accounts, and nurturing them back to a stable financial and technical position.

  • 2008 - 2009

    IBM Distinguished Engineer, leading transformation of an outsourcing client


    IBM Global Technology Services, South Africa

  • 2007 - 2008

    IBM Distinguished Engineer, Legacy Transformation


    Set the right direction and organization in an EU project in Bulgaria, involving Legacy-to-SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) Transformation. Periodic reviews of project technical health.

  • 2006 - 2007

    IBM Distinguished Engineer, SOA Enablement


    IBM Distinguished Engineer, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) enablement of a client in the transportation industry in the UAE who required 1) a governance framework to provide financial transparency, business / IT alignment, and process control, and 2) a reference architecture and standards and guidelines for the critical processes in all phases of the SOA Lifecycle, a roadmap with milestones, and key initiatives. Created and agreed Statement of Work with the client.

  • 2004 - 2006

    IBM Executive Architect, Software Engineering


    Leading program to improve software engineering capabilities and to raise software development maturity level of a large bank. Introducing and enforcing solid systems engineering methodologies, and a systematic method and process for architecture and design documentation across all application development projects, and covering the complete application development and maintenance life-cycle.

  • 2003 - 2004

    IBM Executive Architect, SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)


    SOA solution architecture of a new Order Management system for a large Telco in Germany. Introduced the concept of a service bus, designed to implement a loose coupling between individual systems and components, thereby meeting the flexibility requirements of the dynamic business environment in which the client was competing. The concept of a service bus, which was soon after widely accepted as state-of-the-art, was in 2003 new and innovative.

  • 2002 - 2004

    IBM Executive Architect, Basel II


    Lead architect for the Basel II program of a large bank, involving major changes to corporate data infrastructure, data management, and analysis capabilities.

  • 2003 - 2003

    IBM Executive Architect, Online Banking Platform


    Lead solution architecture of a new online banking platform for a large bank.

  • 2003 - 2003

    IBM Executive Architect, application development & portfolio management


    Requirements analysis and solution design for improved application development efficiency, application portfolio management, and server consolidation in a large bank.

  • 2003 - 2003

    IBM Executive Architect, Insurance Product Platform


    Solution architecture for a new insurance product platform, and for a new car insurance solution.

  • 2003 - 2003

    IBM Executive Architect, Enterprise Architecture Framework


    Enterprise architecture framework to support project and application architecture decisions of a logistics company.

  • 2000 - 2002

    IBM Executive Architect, Replace Legacy Banking System


    Lead architect, new solution based on innovative application architecture with loosely coupled application components.

  • 1998 - 1999

    IBM Senior Architect, Component-Based Application Architecture


    Business requirements specification and design of component-based application architecture with client-facing and manufacturing business units in a large international insurance and financial services company.

  • 1996 - 1999

    IBM Senior Architect, Replacement of a large bank's legacy accounting system


    Design and build new real-time system. High-performance straight-through transaction processing system exploiting massively parallel processes, based on an innovative message-based solution combined with an Asynchronous Process Control System, reducing delays between the time when business events occur, and the time when affected accounts are updated. Elements of the asynchronous process control design were successfully reused to keeping data in legacy and in new systems consistent and in sync.

  • 1992 - 1995

    IBM Architect, Application Architecture


    Application architecture for a large bank, based on asynchronous decoupling of components and applications.

Educational background for Marcel Schlatter

  • 7 years, Jan 1975 - Dec 1981

    Electrical engineering

    ETH Zuerich

    Ring Systems for Digital Communication

  • 6 years, Jan 1969 - Dec 1974

    Electrical engineering

    ETH Zuerich

    Electrical Engineering


  • German


  • English


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