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Twitter: aoctavio

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Seeking a senior level position in IT (CTO or equivalent) or Project Management (PMO), where I can lead diverse and international teams to proudly complete projects on time and under budget. I will solve problems in innovative ways and provide positive results for your company by using my extensive knowledge on the latest trends in IT and my Project Management experience in difficult environments such as Latin America.

Professional Experience Go to Top


Chief Strategy Officer, 2012-Present

Designing Strategy for an innovative Internet Startup company... More soon...

Mi Banco, Banco Microfinanciero

Project Manager Officer, 2013-2014

Chief Technology Officer, 2012-2013

Developed methodology and strategy to implement a Project Management Office for the micro- finance bank, reporting to the board and executive team

Worked closely with Project Leaders providing advice that led to reduced deviations in projects by over 60% in less than 6 months

Used communications tools to affect cultural change and transformed the project maturity level of the organization from chaotic to repeatable in less than 6 months

Led a complete overhaul of the technology area for the bank, improving its response capacity and infrastructure by making tough decisions and providing creative solutions to problems

Led the implementation of a certifiable production Data Center, with the intention of obtaining a Tier 3 certification (in progress)

Designed, led the development, and implemented a mobile payment system usable by anyone with a Venezuelan cellular phone, without the need of a Data Plan

Provided strategy and guidance to my team, reducing over 70% of technology risks in less than a year, according to official banking regulator audit

Led a complete overhaul of the bank transforming it into a country leader in client oriented technologies with emphasis on mobile

Laboratorios Nacionales Polinac

Board member, 2011-2014

Board member of a family-owned pharmaceutical company in Venezuela

Led negotiations about business opportunities, increasing the product footprint of the company

Transban Investments

Chief Technology Officer, 2004-2012

Led implementation and managed a bank level Data Center in our own offices used by several of our companies (2004-2010)

Set up an outsourced Data Center, technical infrastructure, and internal processes for Facebank, a distributed bank in Puerto Rico, reducing forecasted staff by more than 60% (2008)

Led team that designed and implemented an Internet solution to allow remote work, from satellite offices all over the country at Abaco, a brokerage house in Venezuela. Reducing over 90% of projected costs (2009-2010)

p>Designed an strategy for Unplugged, a Short Message Service Integrator in Venezuela, to implement changes of the profit focus of the company. Turning the company around from half a million dollars in debt to half a million dollars profit in less than two years (2008-2009)


Internet and Security Manager, 2003-2004

Led the implementation of the Internet Banking platform for a Boutique bank in Venezuela

Implemented an Intranet/CRM system for the whole financial group. Leading to a unique customer experience and excellent customer satisfaction

Reviewed plans of the creation of the main Data Center for the Bank

Led the security team for servers, workstations, and firewalls successfully with no security breaches

Founder and Chief Technology Officer for one of the first e-commerce experiences in Latin America, 1999-2002

Implemented technology and process with less than 1 problem per 10.000 orders

Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas

Associate Researcher at main Research Institute in Caracas, Venezuela, 1991-2001

Published 15 papers in peer reviewed journals

Participated and led the committee in charge of technology and networking

Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela

Associate Professor 1991-1998

Taught advance Analysis courses for Math majors

State University of New York, New Paltz, New York

Associate Professor 1992

Taught Calculus and Statistics

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Assistant Mentor 1990-1991

Teaching Assistant 1986-1991

Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela

Teaching Assistant 1982-1986

Taught Calculus


Education and Certifications Go to Top

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1986-1991

Degrees obtained: Ph.D. (Mathematics) (1991), Master of Arts (Mathematics) (1988)
Thesis title: Dual Algebras Generated by two Commuting Contractions
Adviser: Carl M. Pearcy

Project Management Institute

Project Management Professional (2014)

PMP Number 1714545

Universidad Simón Bolívar

Caracas, Venezuela, 1980-1986

Degree obtained: Licenciado en Matemáticas (Bachelor of Science equivalent, 5 year program)


Publications Go to Top

Research Publications:

[15] (M. Kosiek, A.Octavio) On common invariant subspaces for commuting contractions with rich spectrum, Indiana University Mathematics Journal, Vol. 53, Issue 3, 823-844, 2004.
[14] (A. Octavio, V. Montesinos, and G. Chacón) A note on the intersection of Banach subspaces, Publications of the Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University, 2004, Vol. 40, No. 1.
[13](A. Octavio M.D. Morán, and S.A.M. Marcantognini) Weighted Nehari-Dym-Gohberg problem, Integral Equations and Operator Theory, 2003, Vol. 46, No. 3, 341-362.
[12] (A. Octavio, M.D. Morán, and S.A.M. Marcantognini) On Nehari’s Problem for Wiener Functions, Acta CientíficaVenezolana, Vol. 52, No. 3, (2001), 180-185.
[11] (Fernando Ruette, Carlos Gonzalez, and Alfredo Octavio) Fundamental Properties of Parametric Functionals in Quantum Chemistry, Journal of Molecular Structure (Theochem), vol. 537 (2001), 17-25
[10] (M. Kosiek, A. Octavio) A Wold-type extension for n-tuples of commuting contractions, Studia Mathematica, No 137 (1), pp. 81-91, 1999
[9] (M. Kosiek, A. Octavio) Representations of $H^\infty(\Bbb D^N)$ and absolute continuity for $N$-tuples of contractions, Houston Journal of Mathematics, Vol. 23, No 3, pp. 529-537, 1997
[8] (A. Octavio, S. Petrovic) Joint spectrum and nonisometric functional calculus, Operator Theory: Advances and Applications, vol. 104, pp. 197-201, 1998.
[7] (A. Octavio) Non-isometric functional calculus for pairs of commuting contractions, Divulgaciones Matemáticas, Vol. 3, pp. 69-78, (1995)
[6] (A. Octavio) Membership in the class $A_\{aleph_0}$, Contemporary Mathematics Amer. Math. Soc., Vol 185, pp. 273-281, (1995).
[5] (M. Kosiek, A. Octavio, M.Ptak) On the reflexivity of pairs of contractions, Proc. Amer. Math. Soc., Vol. 123, Number 4, pp. 1229–1235, (1995).
[4] (A. Octavio) Coisometric extension and functional calculus for pairs of contractions, Journal of Operator Theory, Vol. 31, pp. 67–82, (1994).
[3] (A. Octavio) On the joint spectrum and H∞-functional calculus for pairs of commuting contractions, Proc. Amer. Math. Soc., Vol 114, Number 2, (1992), pp. 497–503.
[2] (M. Octavio, A. Octavio, J. Aponte, R. Medina, and C.J. Lobb) Nonuniversal critical behavior in the critical current of superconducting composites, Phys. Rev. B(1988).
[1] (M. Octavio, A. Octavio, J. Aponte, R. Medina, and C.J. Lobb) Critical exponents for breakdown in two dimensional percolating superconducting insulating composites, Proc. 18th Int. Conf. on low Temperature Physics, Jap. J. Appl. Phys., 26, Supplement 26-3, 1349, (1987).

Other Publications

[8] (A. Octavio) Monthly Information Security Electronic Magazine PON, in Spanish, published in PDF through electronic mail, 2003.
[7] (A. Octavio) Artículo Opinión Tal Cual, El Fracaso de las Ideologías, 28 de Mayo de 2002.
[6] (A. Octavio) Artículo Sección Cultura El Nacional, La Matemática Impertinente Reina de la Ciencia, 4 de Abril de 1999.
[5] (A. Octavio) Artículo Sección Cultura El Nacional, Nuestra Ciencia Inutil e Indispensable, 3 de Marzo de 1998.
[4] (M. Cotlar y A. Octavio) Featured Review of R. Curto y L. Fialkow: Solution of the truncated complex moment problem for flat data type, (Memoirs of the Amer. Math. Soc.), Mathematical Reviews, 96g:47009, (1996). Republished in Featured Reviews in Mathematical Reviews, 1995-1996, AMS (1997).
[3] (A. Octavio) The Indexed Theorem, The Mathematical Intelligencer, Vol. 18, number 4, pp 6–9 (1996). (translated to several languages)
[2] (G. Mendoza, S.A.M. Marcantognini, M.D. Moran, A. Octavio, W. Urbina, Ed.) Harmonic Analysis and Operator Theory, Vol. 189 de la serie Contemporary Mathematics de la American Mathematical Society (1995).
[1] (A.Octavio) Invited review of Spectral Theory for Infinite Families of Self-Adjoint Operators, Bull. Amer. Math. Soc., Volume 27, Number 1, (1992), pp. 171–174.


Professional Associations, Committees, Conferences Go to Top

Member of the Project Management Institute
Member of the Caracas macintosh User Group
Member of the American Mathematical Society
Member of the Association for Women in Mathematics
Member of the Asociación Matemática Venezolana
Board member of the Asociación Matemática Venezolana (1996-2000)

Coordinator of the Network Advise Committee (IVIC)
Member of CONICIT's Technical Committee on Publications
Correspondent for The Mathematical Intelligencer
Member of Studies Commission at the Center for Advance Studies (IVIC) (until 2000)
Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Operator Theory and Harmonic Analysis, January 1994. In honor of Misha Cotlar's 80th birthday.
Reviewer for Mathematical Reviews


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Experience with Mathematica and the TEX Typesetting system.
Correspondent for The Mathematical Intelligencer, a Springer-Verlag Journal. Fluent in English and Spanish (native). Knowledge of Italian. Some knowledge of French.


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