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Most recent update: 2023-03-04

Summary CV in English, 2-pages, updated 2023-01-18

PM-Change focus CV in English, 2-pages, updated 2023-02-10

Main (multi-course) continuous learning 2019-2023

About me: since 1986, worked in multinational companies in Italy and abroad across various industries, in English, French, Italian (passively in German and Spanish, reading Dutch and Portuguese);
1990-2011 missions via word-of-mouth in Europe, 2012-2022 multinational missions but from Italy

Main activities 1986-2022: first PMO/QA/QC/UAT roles then project/release management since 1987 (1986-1987 mainframe developer and business analyst); data-driven decision support for senior management since 1988; cultural/organizational change since 1990;
from 2012, mainly PMO roles based in Italy, at the business unit, portfolio, initiative level, for multinational/global projects

Latest multinational mission: July 2021-July 2022 at CNH Industrial/Ivecogroup, PMO/Senior Management Consultant, with transition after spin-off of Ivecogroup from CNH Industrial

Citizenship: Italian/EU (born in Turin, Italy); resident abroad from 1997, re-registered in Italy 2012

Current target roles: project-/mission-based as PMO/Project/Program/Portfolio/Change manager;
for permanent roles: to be discussed; willing to relocate within Europe (EEA included)

for further information, please schedule on robertolofaro.com/schedule

Sample publications on:
- cultural and organizational change: https://robertolofaro.com/bfm2013
- project/program/change management (includes a 200+ pages fictional case): https://robertolofaro.com/quplan
- integrating social media in organizational communication (in Italian): https://robertolofaro.com/strumenti
- data-centric society and data for decision support: https://robertolofaro.com/connectingthedots
- data privacy: https://robertolofaro.com/gdpr

If you work in project, program, portfolio, product, change, service, vendor management, you are welcome to connect on PMI's ProjectManagement.com https://www.projectmanagement.com/profile/aleph123

Personal related interest: social/political impacts digital/green transformation, UN SDGs, ESGs, related

Memberships: Mensa since 1989, IEEE 1997-2022, ISACA (Estonian chapter) and e-estonia 2015-2018, PMI 2023-

Please note that both directly and indirectly, until 2023-07-18 I cannot accept missions whose final customer is either CNH Industrial or Ivecogroup (due to a 12-months non-competition agreement)

Professional skills and experience:
_Controlling, PMO / Project / Program / Account / Vendor Management, Budgeting, BPR, HR plan
_Account / Negotiation / Consulting interacting at the CEO/CFO/CIO level and senior management
_Cultural and organizational change, designing and delivering training curricula / methodologies
_From 1990, business / marketing planning for start-ups, system integrators, software publishers
_Worked as freelance or owned company (all VAT-registered) in 1990, 1993-1998, 1998-2011, 2018

Non-profit activities: 1998-2010 support to start-ups (profit and non-profit), including remote USA+Rwanda+India, from Europe (activities in their timezone)

_Main: English, French, Italian (mother tongue): used at the Cxx-level in business, including in sales and contract negotiation/vendor coordination, and for project/account management activities
_Ongoing: German B1 (intensive course attended at Goethe Institut in Frankfurt summer 2017)
_Others: used also in business, but mainly passively on specific projects (details available)

Completed education after high-school
_2017-current: continued professional education online/offline (see robertolofaro.com/cv for subjects)
_2017 Goethe Institut Frankfurt-am-Main Intensiv B1 residential course
_1995 Summer School on "The Politics of Global Finance" at LSE, London
_1994 Summer Academy on "Intercultural Communication and Management" at Gothenburg
_1994 Summer School on "States and Firms in the International Economy" at LSE, London

Compulsory Army service: GSAD "Centauro" (artillery specialist) May 1985 - May 1986 (details on Linkedin)

Continuous learning details
Note: for SAP courses, followed to either get informed on new products/modules, or to be updated on trends (e.g. sustainability); for data science/AI, to update on past knowledge and learn (since 2020) on AI applications (including hands-on ML); for Scrum, Agile, Lean, Design Thinking, Product Management: to both cross-check prior knowledge and update knowledge

Available on demand list of courses followed on the following themes (2017-2023 and ongoing):
- Data Science and AI (including those taken on Kaggle and SAP+HPI)
- List of Kaggle 2020-current
- List of OpenSAP and HPI 2017-current (including blockchain and quantum)
- Product Management (including those taken on SAP+HPI)
- Quantum computing and cryptography (in German on HPI)
- Scrum, Agile, Lean, Design Thinking, PMI, Project and Program Management, Six Sigma (including those taken on SAP+HPI)
- Sustainability (including those taken on SAP+HPI)

Personal interests: social/political impacts digital/green transformation, UN SDGs, ESGs, related
_since 2012 published books on change (organizational and digital transformation) see here
_since 2017 updated data skills (adding also from 2020 on ML/AI), used both in publishing and to support PMO missions (e.g. budget analysis, organizational review, solution blueprint, SAP, analytics in HR and accounting, scrum/agile/Jira, AI product and project management, Industry 4.0, others)
_since July 2022 update and research/publications on change, sustainability, EU initiatives

sample projects under "projects" on Linkedin

Announces on new publications, articles, videos on change: https://twitter.com/changerulebook

Video presentations on change: https://robertolofaro.com/ctr-channel

Full list of books on change published since 2013: see here

See also dataset releases since 2019 (current focus: NextGenerationEU, UN SDGs, related)

Profiling tests results
_2008-05-09 in French (banking role - management)
_2020-01-27 in Italian (banking role - data)
_2020-04-23 in English (cross-industry culture fit from CWJobs/Good&Co)
_2021-05-05 in English (update to check the impacts due to COVID-induced constraints and ensuing initiatives adopted, same source)

Social media presence

Sample experiences by industry (1986-2022)
_Automotive/Mobility CNH/Iveco 1999-2001/2012/2015-2018/2021-2022, SKF, FIAT 1986/2002, Magneti Marelli 1988
_Banking Arcafondi, Cedacri, Banco Santander Finconsumo, Credit Suisse Private Banking, Credit Suisse, Crédit Agricole du Var,UK-based risk/ALM software companies, Federazione Toscana Casse Rurali ed Artigiane, Sanpaolo Invest, Sanpaolo
_Software Brio, MIP, Applix, Retek, TM/1, Comshare/Arbor; support to other UK-based
_Gas/Logistics Sappi, DHL, Novogas/Liquigas, Intertransport, SAV; see also "Retail"
_Government Sviluppo Italia, Ministero dell'Interno, office work within the Italian Army
_Retail Filasport, EPA/Coop, Carrefour, Retek, Comshare, CEDIS Migliarini, GS, Autogrill
_Start-ups Watchbook/kanshu, TOHF, TheCruize, Teknemedia, others; support mainly in B F IT UK USA
_Consulting Sys-Tek 2004-2007, Reply (various business units), Client Focus; CGI; Andersen/Coritel 1986-1990
_Non-profit Trees of Hope (USA/Rwanda) 2008-2010 and support to start-ups 1998-2011 in Italy, UK, USA