Fernando Rych (Rychlewski)

Innovation Catalyst and Community Manager in São Paulo, Brasil

Fernando Rych (Rychlewski)

Innovation Catalyst and Community Manager in São Paulo, Brasil

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-Ex-Innovation Catalyst Worldwide at IBM, with 5 General Manager Prizes for most relevant projects, over 50 delivered projects, and over USD 200M of impact, with examples of teams with 1.600 individuals, optimized by up to 94%, saves on an IBM client for over USD 375k for each B2B client, and around 65% setup time saving, all with AI solutions.
-TEDx Speaker, talking about remote work and remote life (The End of Metropolis);
-Recognized and Distinction by the UN - United Nations Organization;
-Featured Teacher and Ambassador at Sao Paulo University in MBA and Graduate courses, among the best professors elected by students in a secret ballot in Business Consulting and Digital Marketing courses;
-Innovation Consultant at G8 Ideias em Inovação, impacting more than 80 enterprises;
-More than 12 years of Agile Transformation / Agile Coach, impacting more than 1,200 Squads worldwide;
-Mentor / Facilitator in innovation methodologies such as Design Thinking, Business Model Canvas, Sustainable Innovation, Innovation Garage, Open Innovation, and others;
-3 years as a Holding Executive (CIO), responsible for 6 companies' innovation and technology;
-20 years of software development (more than 26 languages);
-12 years Technical Leader and Software Architect;
-Leadership in Digital Transformation for over 12 years;
-18 years of Graphic Designer and User Experience (I still do designs nowadays);
-10 Years creating and leading 24 communities of Developers, Startups, and Entrepreneurs, the 3 largest in Latin America;
-550+ Organized events focused on Developer communities and Open Innovation from Startup;
-80+ organized Hackathons;
-3 Latin America Records: Biggest Hackathon (UN, 1,300 people), Longest (Campus Party, 5 days), More Projects Delivered (IBM, 71 MVPs);
-250+ lectures taught;
-Master of Ceremonies at more than 20 Conferences;
-900+ mentored Pre-Startups;

My professional focus today is to bring this whole cluster of experience to apply it to companies (all sizes and maturities) and individuals (mentoring), always with an innovative perspective, analyzing all the faces of this “Rubik cube”, finding their problems and bringing high business value solutions and a lot of planning through natural leadership and proactive engagement of the parties involved;

  • Work
    • IBM