“Aart van der Vlist is CTO, trendwatcher, IT board member and CIO. He joined UWV late 2013 as CIO. UWV is the Dutch Social Security agency (20.000 fte), IT is key in UWVs operation. IT is approx. 400 million Euro’s of UWVs Operational budget of 1,7 Billion Euros. Approx. 70% of total IT spend is outsourced to third parties.
Aart is a highly motivated and result oriented CIO, experienced in driving change. Both strategic view and pragmatic delivery approach. Likes to work in complex environments with multi-disciplinary teams. Focus on added value. Believes in building high performance teams. Doesn't hesitate to breakthrough where needed.
From 2005-2013 Aart worked as manager IT and CIO for a ING Insurance. He has a background as programmer (‘C’, mid 80s), EDP Auditor (KPN, early 90s) and IT management consultant (KPMG, partner in 1999). Aart studied IT in early 80s, did a Master in EDP Auditing (Erasmus 1991), another master in Management Consulting (Vrije Universiteit 1996), ‘leergang commissarissen’ (Nyenrode 2016).
For over 15 years Aart was co-author of the trendwatcher book “Trends in IT”. He also acts as passionated speaker on many seminars, he inspires his own teams within UWV and as external speaker with humor, new approaches and combines theories with many best practices from own experience.”