Oliver T. Bussmann has gained a worldwide reputation as a technology thought leader and driver of large-scale transformation at global organizations in the Financial Services and Hi-Tech Industry. As Group Chief Information Officer of UBS from 2013 to 2016 he successfully led a major IT transformation effort, instituted a new group-wide innovation framework and established UBS as a pioneer in the development of Blockchain for use in financial services. Prior to joining UBS Oliver was Global Chief Information Officer at SAP for four years, where he also spearheaded significant technological transformation, and was CIO for North America & Mexico at Allianz. Previous roles included executive positions at Deutsche Bank and IBM.
Oliver's achievements have been widely recognized. In 2015 he was named COO/CTO of the year by Financial News/The Wall Street Journal, and this year won the Global CIO Award from the Indian Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM). In 2015 he won Best Technology Executive at the American Financial Technology Awards and in 2013 the Elite 8 Award, which is given to the most innovative leaders in technology working in capital markets by Wall Street & Technology Magazine. For the past two years Financial News has included him on its "Fintech 40" list of innovators shaping the future of finance. In 2012, Oliver received the European of the Year award from INSEAD and CIONET.