Rolando Ober

Rolo discovered his passion for technology from an early age, taking him to study computer engineering as a bachelor’s degree. After his graduation, he started his career at Microsoft, where he had the opportunity to learn how to link business and technology to create value for the business. Being responsible for the B2B Marketing Unit for the South Cone of Latin America, Rolo combined his job with his studies of Marketing Management in UAI Business School and Executive Marketing programs in IAE Business School.   After four years, he decided to leave Chile and move from Latin America to Europe, looking for new life experiences. 

Once in Europe, he started in Lisbon as a Business Development Director for a Portuguese Software Vendor, moving after a few months to Madrid to execute the first phases of the Business Plan.

Afterward, he continued for 10 years his career in multinational consulting firms, such as NTT Data, Accenture Strategy, and Capgemini Invent, where he led teams and complex transformation programs for clients in Europe, and Asia. During this time, he studied an Executive MBA at IE Business School, a Retail Innovation Program at ESADE, and a variety of certifications, including PMP® and Scrum Master for Agile methodologies.

From 2017 to 2019, he assumed the role of Global Digital PMO Lead for all the Brands of Pepe Jeans Group in all geographies. During this time, he also studied the Driving Digital Strategies executive program at Harvard Business School. From January 2019 to July 2019 he becomes the Global Head of Business Transformation and worked with the Brands to capture financial value for the company to achieve the defined objectives.

From 2021-2023 Rolo assumed a role in AWS as Senior Customer Solutions Manager, managing a multi-million agreement portfolio of customers across the EMEA Region. Rolo Business Unit supported 100+ Customers on migrations and modernization workloads using best practices to accelerate the cloud adoption, covering the end-to-end lifecycle, participating in the Assess, Mobilize, and Migrate & Modernize cloud phases. 

Currently, Rolo works for Metyis, as a Global Technology Director, advising partners and customers on how to innovate and transform their businesses using Technology with special focus on how to enable and scale up Global Tech Hubs.

At IE Business School, Rolo is a Digital and Technology strategy Adjunct Professor and Mentor for International MBA Programs, and he enjoys teaching practical approaches from a Company perspective, to align digital / technology  strategies with execution plans.

Corporate Experience

• Global Technology Director, Metyis, Portugal, 2023 - Present

• Senior Customer Solutions Manager, Amazon Web Services, Spain, 2021 - 2023

• Director of Future of Technology practice, Capgemini Invent, Spain, 2019 - 2021

• Head of Business and Digital Transformation, Pepe Jeans Group, Spain, 2017 - 2019

• Senior Project Manager, Accenture Strategy, 2013 - 2017

• IT Strategy Knowledge Leader, Everis, 2012 - 2013

• Senior Manager, Inovaprime, 2010 - 2012

• Head of Business Development, Quidgest, 2009 - 2010

• Business Development Manager, Datco, 2007 - 2008

• Product Solutions Marketing Manager, Microsoft, 2004 - 2007

Academic Experience

• IMBA Impact Projects Mentor, IE University. 2018 - Present

• IMBA Business Impact Lab adjunct professor – Digital Transformation Lab course, IE University. 2018 - Present

• Adjunct Professor for Digital and Technology strategy courses, IE University. 2018 - Present 

• Santander Bank part time professor (Be Tech and Business program). 2022 - Present

• Porto Business School Adjunct Professor. 2023 - Present

Academic Background

• Driving Digital Strategies Program, Harvard Business School, USA, 2018

• Executive MBA in Business Administration, IE Business School, Spain, 2016

• Retail Innovation Program, ESADE, Spain, 2014

• Relationship Marketing program, IAE Business School, Argentina, 2007

• Marketing Planning and Execution program, IAE Business School, Argentina, 2007

• Marketing Management Diploma, UAI Business School, Chile, 2006

• Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering, Universidad Mayor, Chile, 2003

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