Ransomware: ‘World War Business’ and the post-modern CIO

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Afzal Ballim is an Irish-Swiss transformational CIO, bilingual English-French, who gained experience through senior positions in Switzerland, the UK, the U.S. and Ireland for multinationals, research institutes and NGOs in strategy development, change leadership and creative solution delivery.

He devised and obtained adoption of enterprise IT strategies at executive committee level, leading design, development and implementation across all continents. He led and managed large teams spread across the world, and prepared and managed budgets of up to $80 million. He created operational service centers, and offshore support. He is knowledgeable in all areas of business through owning and running a small software company and is the holder of a Ph.D. in Computer Science.

Afzal employs an intuitive understanding of business priorities to establish bottom-line focused IT strategies. He is a highly effective communicator and team leader with proven ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels and in all functions, and he is adaptable and resourceful with a strong aptitude for learning new domains, able to bring enthusiasm and a high level of creativity to projects and initiatives thus ensuring superior delivery.

Afzal Ballim performs consulting activities in IT strategy, project conception and delivery (in particular ERP projects such as HR SAP, knowledge management and collaboration). He is the author of a book on artificial intelligence and of numerous articles in professional journals, books, magazines and conferences.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Afzal Ballim and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.