René Hodel

Until 2018, IT Project Manager CRM, CDC, E-Banking and Legal & Compliance, UBS, Zurich, via Pragmatica, Zurich

Degree: Master of Business and Computer Science, University of Applied Sciences of Lucerne, Lucerne

Ennetbaden, Switzerland

Timeline

Professional experience for René Hodel

  • 2016 - 2018

    IT Project Manager CRM, CDC, E-Banking and Legal & Compliance

    UBS, Zurich, via Pragmatica, Zurich

    Overall responsibility for various CRM, CDC, E-Banking and Legal & Compliance projects (CRM: Customer Relationship Mgmt/ CDC: Client Data Confidentiality): Agile and traditional project approaches/ New software components, applications & functionalities, defect fixes and legal and compliance issues/ Host and decentralized systems/ Infrastructure changes/ Budgets: CHF 2 million and more/ Involved parties: More than 50, various disciplines and from various countries.

  • 2014 - 2015

    Sub-Program Manager WHITE (Too big to fail initiative) for Compliance

    UBS, Zurich, via Pragmatica, Zurich

    Coordination and support of all hardware and software activities to achieve the multi-tenancy of twelve Compliance applications on behalf of the UBS-wide initiative “Too big to fail“ (Program WHITE)/ Budget: Around CHF 12 million/ Involved parties: More than 40, various disciplines, from various countries.

  • 2012 - 2013

    Business Continuity Manager (BCM) Securities Trading & Reference Data

    Credit Suisse, Zurich

    Overall responsibility for the execution of IT disaster recovery tests (approximately 90 applications)/ Approximately 5 - 10 parties are involved in a test.

  • 2009 - 2013

    Multi IT Project Mgr./ Release & Deployment Mgr. Securities Trading & Ref. Data

    Credit Suisse, Zurich

    Overall responsibility for four large and four small releases per year (approximately 16 applications and 30 projects per release) and various special releases/ Budget: CHF several millions per major release/ Involved parties: Several hundred, various disciplines and from various countries.

  • 2008 - 2009

    Requirements Engineer for a new Trading Order Management System

    Credit Suisse, Zurich

    Specification of a new trading order management system (web application for entering securities orders): Main responsibility for the development of the Business Object Model (BOM) (3 - 5 employees have worked for that)/ Creating UML documents based on client requirements: Use Cases, Business Rules, Interface Requirements Specifications and Screen Requirements Specifications. Responsibility that the UML documents are approved by the client and the developers.

  • 2006 - 2008

    IT Project Manager and Solution Manager Trusts, Foundations and UBS Life

    UBS, Zürich

    IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Overall responsibility for the smooth implementation of enhancements and bug fixes of various host-based and decentralized Trust, Foundation and UBS Life applications (project team size between 5 and 10 employees)/ SOLUTION MANAGEMENT: Creation of target architectures, implementation guidelines, application designs, road maps, etc. for Trust, Foundation and UBS Life solutions. Responsibility that these documents are approved by all relevant stakeholders.

  • 2006 - 2008

    Business and IT Analyst Trusts, Foundations and UBS Life

    UBS, Zurich

    Specification of a web application for client advisors for the entering of TRUSTS and FOUNDATIONS: Development of solutions in close cooperation with the client. Responsibility that the proposed solutions are approved by the client and the developers/ Specification of UBS LIFE enhancements. Responsibility that these are approved by the client and the developers. Responsibility for the organization and execution of all user acceptance tests (approximately 20 involved testers).

  • 2004 - 2005

    Requirements Engineer of a Project Management Web Platform

    SPOL AG, Steinhausen

    Specification of a web platform for the comprehensive support of the project managers: Development of processes and solutions in close cooperation with the client and writing down the solutions so that they can be implemented by the developers. Responsibility that the proposed solutions are approved by the client and the developers. Responsibility for the organization and execution of the user acceptance tests (approximately 5 involved testers)

  • 2004 - 2005

    Developer and Supervisor of Project Manager Trainings

    SPOL AG, Steinhausen

  • 2002 - 2003

    IT Strategy and Network Strategy Consultant

    Credit Suisse, Zurich

    Annual preparation or updating of the overarching Credit Suisse IT strategy and the sector-specific IT strategies in line with the corresponding business strategies.

  • 1999 - 2001

    Project Manager Intranet Search Engine Evaluatioon

    Credit-Suisse, Zürich

    Overall responsibility for the evaluation of a SEARCH ENGINE FOR THE INTRANET (10 - 15 project members): Ensuring that the requirements are approved by all stakeholders/ Rating of the incoming offers for conformity with the requirements/ Presenting the ratings to all stakeholders and deciding for the winning product/ Ensuring a waterproof supplier contract and a smooth implementation of the selected product/ I have also supported colleagues evaluating a CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM and a WORKFLOW TOOL.

  • 1990 - 1996

    Financial Manager and Controller of the Advertising Agency

    McCann-Erickson SA, Geneva (no longer exists)

    Keeping of financial, accounts receivable and accounts payable accounting and preparation of annual and quarterly financial statements for the individual legal entities and their holding company as well as preparation of budgets and monthly forecasts/ Controlling of major advertising campaigns, among others for General Motors and Camel.

  • 1990 - 1996

    IT Project Manager and IT Manager of the Advertising Agency

    McCann-Erickson SA, Geneva (no longer exists)

    Overall responsibility for replacing of a IBM/36 mainframe and networking of PCs (approximately 5 - 6 project staff): Evaluation of a suitable new mainframe and a PC network/ Planning and supervision of the introduction of the IBM AS/400 and the Novell Netware/ Ensuring effective and efficient IT operation.

  • 1985 - 1988

    Project Manager, Requirements Engineer, Developer and IT Manager

    Agro Data AG (heute Bison Group), Sursee

    Overall PROJECT RESPONSIBILITY for the implementation of ERP and special solutions at small and medium-sized production and trading companies (approximately 4 - 5 project staff: Ensuring the capturing and acceptance of the requirements/ Programming of special solutions/ Implementation of ERP and special solutions at the client and training of the client/ IT MANAGEMENT at large production and trading company (fenaco Central Switzerland, formerly Association of Agricultural Cooperatives Central Switzerland).

  • 1980 - 1984

    Commercial apprentice and Administrator

    Agricultural Cooperative, Nottwil und ALU Menziken AG, Menziken

    Three years commercial apprenticeship (Agricultural Cooperative, Nottwil) and afterwards general administration work (ALU Menziken AG, Menziken).

Educational background for René Hodel

  • 2016 - 2017

    Public Administration Principles

    University of Applied Sciences of Aargau, Windisch

  • 2004 - 2004

    Advanced Project Management

    ZfU, International Business School, Thalwil

  • 2003 - 2005

    Business and Computer Science

    University of Applied Sciences of Lucerne, Lucerne

  • 1999 - 2000

    Financial services training and internships in various banking areas

    Credit Suisse Education, Zurich

  • 1999 - 2000

    Project Management for IT and Business Project Managers

    TIS live AG, Glattbrugg

  • 1996 - 1999

    Business Administration

    University of Applied Sciences of Aargau, Baden

  • 1992 - 1992

    Management Training

    TrendLine Seminar AG

  • 1983 - 1984

    IT and Cobol Programming

    Pro Instruct AG, Zürich

  • 1980 - 1983

    Commercial Clerk

    Commercial Vocational School, Sursee

Languages

  • German

    First language

  • English

    Fluent

  • French

    Fluent

  • Spanish

    Intermediate

  • Italian

    Basic

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