Naligo – Dr. Uwe Petersen

leads digitization
to rapid benefits

Dr. Uwe Petersen is an entrepreneurial leader with many years of experience in omni-channel trading, financial services and technology companies (TIME industry). COO, CTO, CIO and expert in digital transformations, increasing efficiency and overcoming crises. Proven success in the implementation of international improvement initiatives, i.e.:

Make operations, IT and services more productive, flexible and performant; control service providers 


Create, implement and tune customer / payment platforms, payment services and financial processes with agile software development (onsite, near and offshore)


Innovate, digitize and monetize products in publishing and media companies

Design, implement and develop shared service centers with outsourcing for SMEs and corporations


Lead, restructure and increase efficiency of e-commerce companies


Integrate SAP / ERP landscapes (S/4 HANA) modularly, close to standard and hybrid; execute transitions for customers and vendors 

Digital transformation in

complex enterprise processes


Project management

Project management esp. for software development.
The task requires a stringent, sustainable solution. Detached from internal resource bottlenecks and sensitivities.
I support medium-sized and larger companies in complex technological projects and restructurings.


Interim Management

Finding the right partner is crucial. You have to rely on extensive know-how and personal commitment.
Economically efficient, I lead in particular Service Delivery, Operations and IT teams to success. Whether ambitious growth targets, restructuring or in crisis situations.


Tech Consulting

Current challenges calls for innovation and improvements. Approaches according to conventional behavior do not help any further - an external view offers new possibilities and real alternatives.
Together with my clients, I tap the potential of digitalization, mobility, cloud / big data / AI for commerce, finance and IT.


Project / program management according to PMI / Prince2 and ITIL

Change, transformations, continuous improvement and crisis intervention

SWOT analysis and business cases and KPi controlling / reporting

Product contribution margin calculation, customer purchase behavior, advertising success control and UX optimization

Scaled agile software development, program consultant - SAFe certified; scrum, continuous integration, DevOps

Key performance indicator based controlling of project progress and performance values

Data center infrastructure management with the goal of improving high availability and power usage efficiency

Capability maturity level (CMMI), lean management, Kanban, TQM, Six Sigma

Outsourcing, vendor management, escalation and crisis management;Negotiation, contract and supplier management

Security, risk and quality Management

SLA, KPI, controlling, including reliable reporting; data Mining and business intelligence


Payment software services

Agile deployment processes implemented with a micro services architecture for key customers

SAP and cloud hosting

Led SAP services, innovation and operations with sustainable improvements

Global CRM platform

Largest German customer loyalty program for the world's strongest card issuer, internationalized to America, Asia and Europe; agile management of distributed onsite, nearshore and offshore scrum teams - ROI according to business plan

Financial / merchandise system

Migrated a complete software landscape for a leading multi channel retailer. Realized a hybrid process platform with individual software-development and SAP implementation – working capital reduced, pay-off period achieved as planned

SAP Projectmanagement

Managed demanding stakeholder requirements during an SAP implementation project - objectives achieved

data center services

Evolved international IT business service provider as Chief Technology Officer while increasing profitability

banking software lifecycle

Release cycle of banking solutions for a global financial service provider reduced by more than factor two

TV shopping

Multi channel retail company with a turnover of more than Euro 100 M as chief executive officer successfully restructured

IT service provider

International IT business service provider as chief technology officer refined processwise and architectural in parallel with increased profitability

Media publishing

New customers implemented faster, existing customer performance improved by 2-digit %-points

Shared service center

Service organization established group-wide, service provider for workplace management, ERP and data center SLA based controlled

Supply chain optimization

Direct delivery of electronic products for customers from the European central warehouse realized

About me

About me

  • I founded naligo as an owner-managed company in 2011.
  • I am an industrial engineer by conviction and have a particular enthusiasm for IT-driven business models and improvement projects.
  • I offer project and interim management as well as technology consulting for medium-sized and larger companies.
  • I have more than 20 years of technical and commercial leadership experience with IT and financial services, commerce and technology companies.
  • I perform the agreed assignment personally and as needed: From concept to the complete implementation of upcoming, complex tasks.
  • I am committed and dedicated to fully achieving the agreed goals.
  • I'm a sports enthusiast (golf, dancing and water polo), family oriented and like to grill steaks with friends.

Professional background

  • Managing director naligo UG
  • Director Operations at the world's leading Data Center Service Provider
  • CEO of e-commerce companies
  • CTO at business service provider
  • Director engineering at international financial services provider
  • CIO in multi-channel trading company
  • Managing director in supply chain management advisory group
  • In-house consultant at major German group company
  • and certified: Prince2, Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant
  • born in 1962, graduated in industrial engineering in 1988, doctorate 1992 at the University of Hamburg on "simultaneous production and layout planning"


10/1988 - 03/1992 Doctoral studies: University of Hamburg, industrial engineer, title of the thesis: "Simultaneous production and layout planning" Degree: PhD
03/1983 - 09/1988 Study of industrial engineering, degree: diploma (grade: 1,5)

German: mother tongue
English: fluently in speaking and writing
French: basic knowledge

Other competencies

  • Numerous specialist and personality-oriented management training:
    • Prince2 project management
    • Scaled agile framework program consultant
    • Leadership through personality - management training in 6 modules
  • Various German and English language specialist publications
  • Stays abroad, especially USA, UK, India, Indonesia and others
  • Sports activities such as swimming, golf, dancing, skiing and football


  • Expert conversation by phone,
    app. 1 hour (free of charge)
  • Expert conversation in a meeting,
    app. 2 to 4 hours
  • Expert check in a face-to-face meeting,
    app. 2 to 5 days
  • Project or interim management,
    during an agreed period

Contact information

naligo UG
Dr. Uwe Petersen

Schatzmeisterstr. 39
22043 Hamburg - Germany

+49 40 6828 3300

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