ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jorge De Andrade is a senior IT Business Consultant. He has more than 20 years in the industry of information technology. He has started at the forefront of the individual computers, where large scale computers are now called dinosaurs. The world of the mainframes the teenagers or even the kids nowadays have no idea what kind of computing is behind their smartphones and tablets. Being in the IT world for that long he has seen the shifts in the way industries have used Information Technology, where trends were set in 3 to 5 years to what is nowadays, outdated before it is generally available. Products development reduced from 5 years plan to 6 to 18 months. Not only in terms of IT products development, he has seen the shifts but also in terms of ways companies have put in place new ways of working. From in-house development to outsourcing, from helpdesk to virtualisation, from managed IT services to the cloud. Jorge De Andrade has not only been lucky to see the changes that came along in his industry he has also participated in the changes in the industry. He has helped various enterprises to change their way of doing things. Banking, Insurance, Oil & Gas, Medical and public sectors has been his playground for many years.
The large and varied professional experience in many projects and countries has allowed him to demonstrate great flexibility and immediate adaptation to complex social and technical environments. From France to Norway, Belgium to Romania, Luxembourg to England. Being multi lingual, born in Portugal, grown-up in France, his communication and understanding has been beneficial in multi-cultural environments as well as in simpler cultural organisation.
His leadership combined with great personal skills, dedication and results orientated approach, his pro-active and no non sense attitude, his team player character and foremost diplomacy has helped him to build his career of where he is today. Proven by more than 20 years of professional and management experience.
He is now willing to share his insights in this world of fast pace changing environment. Willing to help those SMEs or SMBs depending in which time zone they are, by authoring Scale-Up IT, engaging in public speaking, participating in conferences, seminars and workshops. Technology can change easily and fast. At the end that is people that matters to grow your company. Systems and processes are there to support your ideas. Jorge De Andrade to help you in the management of the 5 pillars of growth combined together people, procedures, processes, practices and performance.