He has more than 20 years of experience as CIO and Head of Corporate IT of medium and large national and international companies from various industries with various additional management courses at the University of St. Gallen, ETH Zurich and MIT Boston. Since 2017, Guido Kaufmann supports companies in challenging situations and transformations as an independent IT interim manager (Herakles Digital GmbH). From 2010 to 2017, he was CIO at localsearch, a subsidiary of Swisscom and Tamedia. Prior to that, he was CIO of the Hotelplan Group and Head of the Group's int. shared service center ICT. Further stations were SBB Informatik (Head of Corporate IT), Swisscom Innovations as well as the Swisscom spin-off plenaxx.com (CIO). He is guest lecturer at the Universities of St. Gallen (HSG) and Lucerne in the areas of business IT management, change management and digitalization.