Ing Yan Ong
Executive Insights Speaker

Ing Yan Ong

Senior Director D&T Solutions (Global CIO)
Ing Yan Ong is currently Global CIO of HEINEKEN.

Ing Yan joined HEINEKEN in 2008 where he has held various roles. He started within HEINEKEN Netherlands and was their IT Manager, after which he was appointed Regional IT Director Europe. In 2015 he became responsible for IT across HEINEKEN as their Global CIO, a position he still fulfils within the Digital & Technology department. Ing Yan started his career at Oracle Consultancy Services. In 1999, he joined Group Audit at ABN AMRO Bank, becoming Senior Vice President responsible for the IT Audit Europe & Global IT services.

He holds an MSc degree in Industrial Engineering & Management as well as a post-graduate degree as Registered EDP Auditor (RE).
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Tuesday, 08 November, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM CET
CIO Experience Executive Insights Q&A: Becoming the Best-Connected Brewer With a Modern Digital Backbone

HEINEKEN is a family-owned, independent brewer with a history that stretches back over 150 years. With a larger global presence than any other brewer in the business, they own over 300 brands that are sold in more than 190 countries in the world.
HEINEKEN has historically excelled at building strong connections: with consumers, customers, suppliers and our employees. In a world that is moving more-and-more online, we need to digitally transform our business and relations with all our stakeholders in order to keep this competitive advantage. We therefore have the ambition to become the Best-Connected Brewer.
As part of this ambition, we will implement a new, modern Digital Backbone. This Digital Backbone consists of a lean S/4 HANA CORE with a set of cloud-based business platforms. This Digital Backbone will replace existing ‘wall-to-wall’ ERPs across 80 of HEINEKEN’s Operating Companies. This Digital Backbone will enable significant business benefits, allowing Operating Companies to provide seamless customer experiences, drive efficient end-to-end processes as well as ensure scalability of solutions and insights across Operating Companies. At the same time, there are a number of challenges that need to be addressed, such as replacing a large amount of legacy applications and harmonizing data streams.

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