AVP, Architecture, IT Strategy, & Applied Innovation, Cooperators General Limited
Effective leader with 10 years of rapid advancement in data, analytics, digital and business leadership. Known for harnessing data analytics and digital in support of business strategy and for delivering cross-functional, rapid prototyping capability to push and test new value propositions in the market fast.
Technology enthusiast and lean startup evangelist, building a “never rest, kill complexity and care more” culture that manages existing technical debt and prepares the organization for future disruptions by leveraging emerging business models and digital ecosystems. Lead creation of culture and solutions that deliver business value and strategic benefit. Maintain an extensive network of tech and business experts to consult and enlist as needed. Practitioner and academician with over 5 years teaching and curriculum development experience at top Canadian colleges and universities in IT, data science and agile delivery.
Global thinker and operator with experience working with multinational corporations on large international implementations and onsite across North America, Europe, and Asia. Excel at partnering with stakeholders, using technology and data assets/insights to advance business in tech-dependent environments such as financial services and insurance.
Hashmat holds post-graduate degrees in Computer Science and Financial Engineering and is a certified PMP, ACP, CISSP, CFE, TOGAF EA and Lean Six Sigma practitioner.