Michael Ewald

Contino is excited to announce the appointment of Michael Ewald as Director of Engineering, APAC.

Michael joins us from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), where he was most recently Executive Manager of A&I Operations. As a senior executive in CBA’s big data and analytics team, Michael was successful in piloting, trialing and implementing a DevOps operating model at enterprise scale.

Across Michael’s career, he has acquired deep knowledge of the unique internal challenges faced by enterprises during the transformation process and gained experience delivering large-scale business outcomes for both shareholders and customers. 

With practical experience unlocking the benefits of DevOps and digital transformations for some of Australia’s biggest financial institutions including Westpac, ANZ, NAB and CBA. Michael will be a strong leader for Contino’s growing financial services customer base.  

Craig Howe, Managing Director, APAC, said: “Michael has a deep understanding of big data and advanced analytics, which can support digital transformation projects from both a technical and strategic perspective. He’s familiar with the implementation of large data platforms and project managing enterprises during complex transformation that involve a variety of teams and moving parts.” 

Craig has seen the immense impact both innovation and transformation has made on the banking and finance sector. 

Craig said: “As the Australian banking and finance sector undergoes digital disruption at scale with the introduction of the Consumer Data Right and competitive consumer services, Michael’s financial services experience will be invaluable in tackling these complex challenges.”

Michael said he first came across Contino during his work at CBA where he noticed their strong engineering culture as well as their emphasis on process analysis and iteration. 

He commented: “Reading Contino case studies and whitepapers led to engaging discussions with some of Contino’s principal consultants. Coming from a consulting background, I was impressed by the level of maturity and hands-on experience in the Contino team.”

Michael is excited by the next challenge in his career: “I have a real passion for enterprise transformation and the ability to make large-scale impacts. With my experience and background, I’m excited to join Contino as the business continues to deliver true value for enterprises.”

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Stephanie Sanassee

Head of Marketing APAC