Pieter van Tol
<p>Pieter van Tol (ABN AMRO Clearing Bank) ‘A global cloud-based IT landscape’ Pieter van Tol is CTO of ABN AMRO Clearing Bank (AACB) and responsible for the multi-year partnership with Cognizant. The recently extended contract since 2016 focuses primarily on modernizing the IT infrastructure. According to the CTO, a partnership has been chosen to ensure a good, reliable, scalable and efficient global IT foundation. During CIODAY, the AACB CTO will talk about the intensive interaction with its IT infrastructure partner. He will also shed a light on the importance of the right people and the optimal composition of teams. Pieter van Tol is not afraid of taking a critical look at himself and his organization, because sometimes his own maturity is the bottleneck for specific partnerships. Background: AACB’s IT landscape is being transformed into a hybrid cloud platform through a combination of on-premise and public cloud with critical focus on security and regulatory compliance. The enhancements assist the company in ensuring transparent and safe financial markets and enable continued stability, scalability and flexibility. They will also allow AACB to launch new products and services more efficiently. The next phase of relationship is designed to improve reliability, resiliency and efficiency of ABN AMRO Clearing Bank’s post-trade settlements and clearing activities across 30 million daily trades. Cognizant will also help improve AACB’s employee experience and ability to retain and attract talent by developing a digital workplace platform that provides modern productivity and collaboration tools.</p>