Dr Sergei B. Ilin is a management consultant with 15 years of experience in the IT and banking industry across more than 10 countries in Western and Eastern Europe, CIS and Central Asia. He has practical hands-on IT consulting experience and is PME (PMP based) and PRINCE-2 certified with a 10+ year track record of success and accomplishments leading IT projects in banking & finance. His expertises span from Operational Excellence to Business Analysis and Project/Program Management and from Contract Negotiations to Successful Delivery. He has a proven track record with large IT integration projects and programmes where he successfully led core banking systems migrations in large organizations (URSA Bank, Bank of Tokyo, Raiffeisen Bank) and is a strong PMO leader with extensive CxO / Board level experience as evidenced in recent on-time deliveries of significant transformation initiatives. He helped top companies retain and grow business, with special focus on change management and cultural organization transformation, within the UK, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Georgia, Belarus, Poland and India. As a skilled practitioner having PhD in physics, Russia, he also reads lectures and provides trainings in area of project management, PMO, effective communications, startups, negotiations and change management.