Global IT Management: A Practical Approach








Robert Barton's key area of expertise is global IT management, drawn from client-side experience in implementation of global institutions and processes for IT strategy, architecture and standards.

Name: Robert Barton, MA, MBA
Born: 1964
Nationality: British
Languages: Native English, completely fluent German and French, conversational Spanish
Address: Baumgartenweg 2, CH-8606 Nšnikon, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 79 7752264
2004 - now Head Projects, Architecture and Standards, Group IS, ABB, Switzerland

2002 - 2004

Independent IT Consultant
Specialized in global IT management.
Book entitled 'Global IT Management: A Practical Approach' published in September 2005

2001 - 2002

Head PC Life Cycle Management, Novartis Pharma, Switzerland
Led start-up and planning phases for mass global replacement of 50,000 PCs as part of migration to XP

1998 - 2001

Head Global IT Strategy, Novartis Pharma, Switzerland
Led introduction of best practice global IT processes to post-merger Novartis

1997 - 1998 MBA, INSEAD, France
1991 - 1997 Independent IT Consultant, Siemens in Munich, Germany, and CAO Diffusion in Paris, France
1988 - 1991 Project Leader, LFE GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany
1987 - 1988 Analyst Programmer, Cybertek Computing Ltd, London
1986 - 1987 Cambridge University, Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Science
1983 - 1986 Cambridge University, MA in Natural Sciences

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