Jakob Ingemann – CEO, Business Adviser & Partner

Jakob Ingemann, CEO & Partner, IZARAAs CEO of IZARA I first and foremost drive change. I do this by analyzing business requirements, current IT capabilities, gaps between them, and develop sustainable IT strategies. I like to think of myself as an expert in developing strategic and practical recommendations as well as implementation road maps.

Throughout the past 25 years I have been hands-on managing and leading medium to large business transformation projects within ERP, infrastructure standardization, and business process and IT organisation optimization.

While I am the CEO of IZARA, my day-to-day activities focus on IT due diligence, reviews and strategic recommendations, execution of strategies and project implementations including new business systems, infrastructure, and changing IT organizations.

As CIO of the Rosti Group in the early 2000s, I learned about the restrictions IT could put on a business’ potential as I was responsible for IT and business systems across 28 factories in 14 countries. I developed the strategy for management information, implemented ERP, standardized infrastructure and optimized IT processes and organisation into a business supporting organisation.

Later, for A.P. Moller – Maersk’s Group IT, I expanded my knowledge through advising on infrastructure and architecture for a large scale group-wide ERP roll out and global communications platform, established the 40-man Architecture and Infrastructure Department, managed and operated infrastructure solutions, acted as a member of Microsoft Business Solutions EMEA Advisory Board/Citrix Global Customer Council, while managing all end-user support for Maersk’s approximately 3.000 Danish users.

I hold a B.Sc. Business Administration, and Executive MBA from Copenhagen Business School (CBS), and work as external strategy adviser and examiner on the CBS Executive and Flex MBA program. I believe in constant improvement and continue to stay on top of the game through review of different industry and technology trends and white papers.

I am all-round, driven by my desire to optimize and transform the industry from technique to business orientation for our customers’ sake. Therefore, you can find me “getting my hands dirty” with development of product costing models, ERP posting rules, SOP’s, site training material, etc. while I at other times function as CIO as a Service – that is a part time IT adviser and governance for mid-size enterprises that do not wish to hire a full time CIO.