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Christoph Heidler

CIO (former)

Christoph Heidler
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Platform Services and Digital Ecosystems provide the base for secure and sustainable IT services.
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Transformation Journey

Christoph Heidler is an experienced CIO with a demonstrated history of working in international corporations. As an impactful TURNAROUND CIO, he has achieved outstanding results in building strong, highly motivated teams and implementing tailored digital strategies that achieve business growth and profitability. Christoph is a business process digitization technology expert for cloud transformation and security operations and has led large enterprise projects including cloud and security IT infrastructure transformations across SMI, DAX, and Fortune 500 companies with more than 2K locations, 3K servers, and 80K clients. At SGS, Christoph led the migration of all data centers (>3K servers), BI, ML, AI, and cognitive services platforms, as well as moving the IT security stack to the cloud. Under his leadership, the IT organization was transformed into an agile business enabler and business partner.

Lessons Learned

The digital transformation and industry 4.0 have changed the company’s attack surface and cybersecurity exposure. We can no longer trust what’s on the network, even when using company devices. All prevention, detection, and response efforts must focus on identified digital data assets and authorized access of individuals and systems (Identity Access Management (IAM) of humans, systems, and processes).