Nimrod

Nimrod Cohen

Interim IT Leader ¦ CTO I CIO | IT Director | Head of IT | Strategy & Architecture

Nimrod is a commercially driven, versatile and flexible, technology leader and creator of the “Viper” technology hub. Proficient innovator with significant in-depth experience of operations, strategy and architecture, service delivery, and security domains. Strong change, stakeholder and supplier management skills, coupled with proven ability of leading varied technology teams. An expert in strategic planning, technology transformations, digital architecture and agenda, IT organizational reengineering and functional turnarounds. Adept at building strong teams, nurturing talent, and guiding them to deliver great results in exceeding expectations, at pace and scale.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Nimrod as CTO at Network Rail. He is a visionary and pragmatic leader, who has taken great strides in aligning the needs of the broader business with the technology direction. He is a strategic thinker with a well-balanced, yet best practice, approach to the effective implementation of business and IT change and transformation. I have enjoyed a very open, honest, supportive and professional relationship with Nimrod.”
David Hale
Lead Enterprise Architect - Product Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover
"Nimrod brought innovative thinking, an enthusiasm for technology and a positive attitude to his role in Network Rail. As interim head of IS Strategy he quickly got to grips with the complexity of the railway & the challenges of internal politics, and he acted as a champion for the opportunities that technology could offer the business - always looking for the way that IT could deliver greater value to the organisation quickly."
Anand Patel
Head Of Technology & Innovation
at Network Rail
“Nimrod is a dedicated and commercially-driven professional. We achieved unprecedented growth during our time at Wonga, and Nimrod’s leadership of IT, his strategic input, pragmatic approach and clear direction, helped accelerate our go-to-market strategy, and transformed IT into a business-enabling digital partner.”


Ron Shteinberg
Backbone Lending Technologies

DELIVERY

  • Delivered PCI-DSS certification, and ISO27002 cyber compliance across the required 17 dimensions, achieving overall score better then benchmark.
  • Managed a unique EMEA-wide technology refresh project with a $35M budget.
  • Launched a Data Intelligence platform for a multinational insurer within 6 months from inception to PoC.
  • Improved BI performance by 40%, resulting in faster time-to-market and product diversification.
  • Achieved a >$9M yearly opex savings through operational improvements.

TRANSFORMATION

  • Orchestrated the creation and execution of a major digital transformation programme, resulting in an improved TOM, efficiencies and service.
  • Led investment portfolio of c.£1bn to support Network Rail’s Strategic Business Plan for its regulatory 5yr funding cycle, e.g. Control Period.
  • Designed and developed the Viper innovation hub, with ML and AI capabilities to improve value creation.
  • Spearheaded the creation of NR’s Business-Aligned IT strategy, including – vision, architectural states, principles, governance framework, and architecture roadmap.
  • Engineered and commercialised a mobile-first consumer finance product.

BUSINESS LEADERSHIP

With significant experience in many sectors and verticals, coupled with a strong business acumen, Nimrod is able to support the executive team with value-creating and revenue-generating decisions in service of the shareholders.
During his tenure as CTO of NSF, the acquisition of one lender (out of 3) required a rapid business service restructure which Nimrod led, and consequently took 35% of service fees out, saving more than £750K monthly expense.

STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP

As the creator of the ‘Viper digital hub’, Nimrod has a proven and tested strategy development methodology which has been implemented in many of his recent assignments. It includes all the required steps and components to achieve a clear thought-through strategic business plan which aligns shareholders objectives with the right investments. Companies such as SAS, PFG, NSF, Network Rail and others have had their business-aligned digital strategies successfully developed within this hub and under his leadership.

PEOPLE LEADERSHIP

Bringing experiences and learnings from his army service, Nimrod has worked with varied teams and individuals through the past 20 years. With a passion to nurture talent, ability to rally people behind a shared purpose, and relentless pursuit for excellence, he has been able to stay committed to his personal values and enable people to be the best version of themselves through positive and challenging times. Dedication, authenticity, mutual trust and respect are values which guide Nimrod through and allow him to build successful teams.

EDUCATION & RECOGNITION

BSc Management and Computer Science
MBCS, ITIL practitioner