Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas

Work experience

Work experience

Ingénieur développement


•Development of the STRIM100C CAD/CAM software product (Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing).

•Responsible for the Graphical Text Editor, Module Orchestration Engine, Graphical Print Drivers, and Adaptation to US norms of the entire product.

May 1989 - Mar 2009

Director for Info Mgmt / Business Intelligence



•Services in Business Intelligence (BI), Data Management, Portals, and Content Management

•Coordination of business development and account planning with the industry groups

•Same tasks as with BI group management here below, for the larger scope of AIMS

•Additional responsibility for development of worldwide BI offerings in fiscal year 06

ðIncreased headcount from 40 to 160

ðIncreased revenues by 20% to 40% successively, reaching 180M$ in 2008, and accounting for 5% of the BI services market in France.

Launch and management of Accenture’s EMEA Business Intelligence competency group :

•Services in the areas of application Middleware, Data Integration, Data Modelling, Database Design, Data Warehousing, Data Analysis / OLAP, Data Mining, Master Data Management, and BI and Data Governance

•Oversight of client proposal development

•Quality assurance reviews at key client engagements.

•Direction of software vendor alliances

•Direction of assignments to client projects, recruiting, careers, and skill development

•Development lead for several service offerings

•Market analyst briefings with Gartner, IDC, PAC

ðCreation of a 75 consultants group based in 10 countries

ðOver 100 BI projects per year delivered by Accenture in Europe.

Client project roles ranging from project director to solution architect :

L’Oréal, Paris, 04-10/2008 : Group-wide BI Renewal Blueprint and Tool Selection

Michelin, Clermont-Ferrand, 04/2007-05/2008 :Enterprise Data Warehouse,

and Global Data Management

EDF, Paris, 08-11/2006 : Group-wide BI Strategy

UBS Investment Bank, Zürich, 06/2005-04/2006 : Risk Mgmt Systems Renewal

T-Mobile, Bonn, 04-06/2005 : BI Organisation and Architecture Enhancements

ING Group, Brussels, 12/2004-02/2005: Financial Mgmt Target Architecture

TOTAL, Paris, 10/2003-11/2004 : Enterprise Data Warehouse for 8 countries

Philip Morris Int., Lausanne & Milan, 01-07/2003 : Financial Reporting & Budgeting

Interbrew, Leuven (Belgium), 05-10/2002 : Metadata Processes and IT Architecture

Unilever, London, 02/2000-11/2001 : Corporate Strategic Thrusts Mgmt System

Telenet, Mechelen, 11/1999-01/2009 : Marketing Database

Siemens Infineon, Munich, 08-10/1999 : Master Data Management Blueprint

Swisscom, Bern, 04-06/1999 : Object Oriented Middleware Strategy

Crédit Lyonnais, Paris, 01/1998-03/1999: New Client Mgmt System Design

Management of the Foundation Services Emea team (5,5M$, 35 persons) :

•On-site services related to the Foundation toolset and methodology commercialised by Accenture to support application implementations at its customers

•Set up a distributed team structure over 6 countries

•Defined new service offers

•Oversaw careers and client project assignments

ðGrew revenues by 67%

ðIncreased the team “utilisation rate” from 55% to 90%.

Client Project Manager in the Foundation Services Emea team :

Advance Bank (Frankfurt), multi-customer client/server architecture standards (Singapore), ICA (Stockholm and Västerås, 4000 store supermarket chain), consortium of 3 German banks (Frankfurt), BCEE (Luxemburg).

Foundation Product Development :

•Design of a graphical workbench for PC-based construction of mainframe applications, 6 months in Chicago, US

•Responsible for Install/1 Batch v2 (runtime architecture and application generation on IBM MVS and Bull GCOS/8), and locking service across online and batch.

Oct 1987 - Apr 1989

Ingénieur applications

Software AG

•Design of credit management applications for Renault Crédit International (RCI), using ADABAS and NATURAL, Software AG's database and 4th GL tool.

•Validation of the design with the German, Austrian, and Spanish affiliates of RCI.


Sep 1981 - Jun 1984

Master / Diplome d'ingénieur




Programme Mgmt

International , Multi-site , Offshoring , Quality certification


French, English, German : tri-lingual Spanish : notions