Project Description

David Bos

Profile

David (1980) is a senior technology and digital transformation professional helping people and organizations to benefit from the power of technology. Part business, part innovation, part technology – one hundred percent digital and secure. Over the past 20 years, his expertise has developed from delivering data analytics, robotics, cloud & platform solutions and cyber security into leading and executing large selection and implementation projects, IT strategy and governance programs and advising boards of directors on technology and innovation. Always focused on opportunities but with a keen eye for relevant risks involved.

He is described as a strategic builder with a hands-on approach and is able to translate market developments on technology and innovation into practical application within organizations and successfully operationalize and implement them. His approach is characterized being pragmatic, focused on growing people and teams, stimulating an innovative culture and helping drive organizations to become more resilient and client centric through digital transformation.

David is entrepreneurial and has broad experience; as a student he started his first internet company in 1998, which he sold successfully in 2001. After that he founded a consultancy company with a focus on data analytics, robotics and digital platforms. In order to gain more experience with larger organizations as well as listed companies, David switched to consultancy (Big5) in 2015 in order to help large and global organizations formulate their IT strategy, organize innovation and development through technology, growing IT and solution teams and drive projects on the rationalization of IT departments.

In addition to his work as a consultant, David has also been many years actively involved in several start- and scale-ups in cyber security, robotics and data engineering/analytics/science. These start- and scale-ups all have in common that they combine (emerging) technology with either process optimization, security/risk/compliance automation or predictive/prescriptive data science.

For David, technology and innovation are not ‘stand-alone’ nor a goal on itself but powerful enablers for more customer centricity and to enable organizations to be more efficient, effective and compliant. He believes that the right combination of people, domain expertise and technology is essential.

PERSONAL SKILLS
Problem solving
Results-driven
Entrepreneurial
Financially astute
Adaptable and flexible
Seeks new responsibilities
Pragmatic
Communicative
LANGUAGES

Dutch (native)
English (fluent)
German (intermediate)

David Bos
CONNECT
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Employment History

2018 – current
BDO Advisory
Partner & Technology Leader
2015 – 2017
Deloitte
Partner, CTO & Technology Leader
2001 – 2014
MGI Advisory, the Netherlands
Founder & Partner, IT Advisory

Additional positions

2012 – 2014
Rabobank
Member of the Council
2003 – 2013
Rechtbank Gelderland / District Court
Mediator
2005 – 2008
ABN AMRO Meespierson
Advisory Board member

Education

2016 – 2017
INSEAD (Fontainebleau)
Digital Strategy
2003 – 2004
Nyenrode Business University (Breukelen)
Accounting & control
1999 – 2003
University of Applied Science (Arnhem)
Economics, accounting & control

Certificates

2015 – 2016
Deloitte University (Brussel)
Leading Exponential Tranformation
2015
Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Technologies
Princeton University, USA
2015
Design Thinking for Business Innovation
University of Virginia, USA