Erwin Saegesser

Erwin Saegesser

Head of Engineering and Product Management - Program Manager Innovation at NIS AG

Location
Z├╝rich Area, Switzerland
Industry
Information Technology and Services

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Erwin Saegesser's Overview

Current
  • Head of Engineering and Product Management - Program Manager Innovation at NIS AG
  • Head of Engineering and Product Management - Deputy Director at NIS AG
Past
Education
  • St. Gallen Executive College
  • Burgdorf Higher Technical College
Connections

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Websites

Erwin Saegesser's Summary

Senior management experience in business development and product management. Skilled communicator and negotiator. Experienced in bringing solutions to worldwide markets and in democratizing industry specific products for distribution through partner channels. Many years of experience in project management and the utilities and state local governement markets. Successfully introduced agile and lean practices to product management and engineering teams. Experienced in developing and executing innovation strategies.

Specialties: Business development and "go to market", product management, innovation management, innovation strategies, business model generation canvas (Osterwalder, compas), market research, target market segmentation, revenue/business model development, market/feature requirements, international markets, utilities and infrastructure modelling markets, Geospatial/GIS markets; Agile and lean practices, Scrum, XP, Test driven development, Hudson/Jenkins, Selenium, OpenSource frameworks, ExtJS, GeoExt, Grails, (Geo)JSON, OpenLayers, Sencha Touch 2, PhoneGap/Cordova

Erwin Saegesser's Experience

Head of Engineering and Product Management - Program Manager Innovation

NIS AG

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

October 2013Present (1 year) Lucerne Area, Switzerland

Worked out the innovation strategy for the company. In addition to the role as head of engineering and product management, currently responsible for implementing innovation management as the key part of the overall company strategy. The program consists of three projects and aims at pushing innovation at NIS AG to new limits, making innovation the key differentiator. The program benefits from the existing Scrum experience at NIS AG and takes a new approach for overcoming the so called innovation gap (transfer between preparation and realization).

Head of Engineering and Product Management - Deputy Director

NIS AG

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

January 2010Present (4 years 9 months) Lucerne Area, Switzerland

Head of engineering and product management. Deputy director and member of the executive management at NIS. Implemented Scrum as the management framework for product management and engineering. Introduced Scrum for agile software contracts in external customer projects.

NIS provides Network Infrastructure Solutions based on GE Smallworld and OpenSource Technology for the Utility industry with a focus on Electricity and Telecommunication. The founding principle of NIS AG is to exploit synergies and long-term benefits by developing Network Information Systems based on industry standard software.

Product Line Manager

Autodesk

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; ADSK; Computer Software industry

November 2006January 2010 (3 years 3 months)

Development of product strategies, product and release planning, business development as well as stakeholder support to include representation of product strategies, and team management

Technical Manager SG&I

Intergraph

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Computer Software industry

19972006 (9 years)

Overall responsibility for "Technology and Services" of the Swiss branch, supervising numerous application engineers. Supervised product management for the utilities solutions based on Intergraph's Geomedia products for the regions of Switzerland and Germany. Worldwide internal consulting to include the US-headquarters. Senior manager of the executive board - Power of procurement

Erwin Saegesser's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • German

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • French

    (Elementary proficiency)

Erwin Saegesser's Skills & Expertise

  1. Scrum
  2. Product Management
  3. TDD
  4. Market Research
  5. Grails
  6. Hudson
  7. OpenLayers
  8. Process Development
  9. Agile
  10. Software Development
  11. Software Engineering
  12. Software Project Management
  13. GIS
  14. Databases
  15. XP
  16. Agile Methodologies
  17. Telecommunications
  18. Geomatics
  19. Test Driven Development

Erwin Saegesser's Certifications

  • Certified Scrum Master [SCM]

    • Scrum Alliance
    • License 000104393
    • September 2010 to September 2012
  • Certified Scrum Professional [SCP]

    • Scrum Alliance
    • License 000104393
    • December 2012 to December 2014
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner [SPO]

    • Scrum Alliance
    • License 000104393
    • November 2012 to November 2014
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies / Innovation

    • Berner Fachhochschule BFH
    • October 2013

Erwin Saegesser's Education

St. Gallen Executive College

Post graduate in Economics, Ecomonics and Marketing

19961997

Burgdorf Higher Technical College

Bachelor, Civil Engineering

19911994

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