Kjell Hegstad

Co-founder of ING Direct USA building one of the most successful digitally focused financial institutions from a team of 12 entrepreneurs - based in Wilmington DE - all the way to $100B in assets with Global influence.  Using innovation, delivered customer acquisition cost at 1/5th of the industry while winning awards for best user experience. Head of mobile banking at Capital One, driving human centered design in the consumer banking segment delivering delight to 45Million customers.

What I Do

Full Stack Digital Disruptor

Drove innovation, creativity, entrepreneurial thinking, human centered design as an executive co-founder of ING Direct USA

Visioning Sessions

Facilitate 2hour visioning sessions – leading any tean – from executive to management to associate level and help create a vision for the digital future.

POC

The best way to showcase an idea is to stop talking about it and build it!  But build it fast and at low cost.  This is where a digital factory come into play.

MVP

Once you have a supply of POC’s then we have to put on our operational hat and start thinking scaling, commercialization and operationalizing. 

References

My references are Fortune 500 CEO’s COO’s, CDO’s, CIO’s, CTO’s as well as multiple clients.

 

 

 

 

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What I Do

Full Stack Digital Disruptor

Drove innovation, creativity, entrepreneurial thinking, human centered design as an executive co-founder of ING Direct USA

Visioning Sessions

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POC

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MVP

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Testimonials

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Locost Accessories

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Billy Adams

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Resume

9 Years of Experience

Education

MIT |  2019

Artificial Intelligence Strategy

 

Harvard | 2018

Harvard Business School:  Certified Digital Disruptor – by Clay Christensen

Stanford | 2017

Human Centered Design

 

Thunderbird | 1991

Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management, MBA

 

Graphic Design

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Experience

2017 – Current

Agile Trailblazers 

 

Head of Innovation, Digital Factory and Transformation

Helping Fortune 500 clients across all industries with digital strategy, spinning up digital factories and overall transformation framework – then help execute on said strategy.

 

2011 – 2013

Capital One

 

Head of Mobile Banking & Customer Experience

Transformed the platform from “analog” to award winning design using human centered design approach for 45Million customers.

 

2000 – 2011

ING Direct

 

Head of Mobile |  Web-Tzar | Global Innovation   

Led the bank to multiple awards

 

Skills

Innovation

100%

 

 

 

Creativity

95%

 

 

Visionary

90%
 

 

Financials

80%

 

 

 

Coding Skills

JavaScript

85%

 

 

 

PHP

70%

 

 

 

Python

60%

 

 

 

Perl

75%

 

 

 

HTML / CSS

100%

 

 

 

Smarty / Twig

80%

 

 

 

Collage of Stuff

My Works

ING Direct

Fastest Bank to 1Million mobile customers


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My Digital Twin


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YouTube Videos

Contact

Get in Touch

Email me!

Philadelphia Area

kjell@digital-vikings.com

Always Open as Start-up Advisor

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