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Nic Oatridge   MSc MBCS

I have a passion for Information Technology, and the transformational impact it has on business and society.

I provide consultancy services to help organizations achieve superior outcomes from their use of IT, based on over 35 years experience in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

I have had executive leadership roles in organizations ranging from entrepreneurial SMEs with a light IT footprint through to a $10bn highly-regulated global corporation. I have also established successful businesses.

I know what drives performance, and I know how to overcome the road blocks. In particular, I am skilled in performing the remediation required as a result of project or organisational failure, a security breach or a major incident.

My industry knowledge covers Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Imaging/Optical Products, Software Development, Energy, Transportation, Property, Publishing and Retail.

I demonstrate enthusiasm, diligence, collaboration and insight in my work.

I am eligible, and available, to work throughout the European Union and Switzerland on a contracted or consultancy basis.

Consultancy Skills

Interim Management

Chief Information Officer/Head of IT
Chief Information Security Officer
Service Manager
Head of PMO
Business and Information Planner

Audit & PDCA

IT Strategy & Organization
Information Security Management Systems/ISO 27001
Vulnerability Assessment & Information Security Controls
Managing Sensitive Personal Data in Information Systems
Quality Managements Systems, ISO9001, GAMP5, Six Sigma & SPC
Vendor Assessment/Audit
Contract Management
Benchmarking, Risk Assessment & Asset Management

Project/Program Management

Design/development of Portfolio, Program and Project Management Offices
Business Case development
Managing projects addressing Security Incidents
Managing projects requiring compliance with GxP regulations
Managing projects utilising Cloud-based or SaaS solutions
Managing projects involving extensive business process redesign
Managing projects working with web-enabled technologies
Implementation Lead for ISO27001 Certification
Prince2, Agile and DSDM-based projects
Acquisitions, Disposals & Decommissioning
ERP (SAP/Oracle), CRM, CTS, BI/BW, MHS & ITSM solutions

Service Management

Design/development of ITIL-compliant service organisation
Design of core service processes (Incident, Problem, Change etc)
Management of various services incl. offshore, infrastructure, application

Employment Experience

TNT Head of PMO - Schiphol, The Netherlands

Canon Europe Head of PMO - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Digital Ekho Service & Security Management Consultant - Zurich, Switzerland

MyMeds&Me Service & Security Management Consultant - London, England

T-Systems Consultant - Kloten, Switzerland

IBMProject Manager - Basel, Switzerland

NovartisSenior Auditor - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Novartis PharmaKey Account Manager - Basel, Switzerland

Novartis Oncology CIO - New Jersey, USA

Novartis Global ISOffshore IT Service Manager - Basel, Switzerland

Novartis Japan Head of IT Operations - Tokyo, Japan

Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK CIO/CISO - Surrey/Sussex, England

Pfizer Hospital Products Group, EMEA CIO - Surrey, England

Foxtons Group Digital Business Director - London, England

Life Sciences International IT Director - Manchester, England

Shell International Program Manager - The Hague, Netherlands

Shell Oil UK Project Manager - London, England

Burton Group Merchandise Manager - London, England

Ladbroke Group - United Trade PressComputer Manager - London, England

Applied Computer & Software Software Developer - London, England