Head of Innovation

About Us

Do you like to create new things that others enjoy? Are you a visioner but also a hand on maker? Would you like to be a leader of the largest Data and AI transformation in South East Asia?

SCB DATAx is the Data and AI company of SCBX (SET: SCB.BK), a leading financial technology business group in Thailand and ASEAN. DATAx aggregates the group’s data and provides AI and data science services and products to the group. With a leading-edge cloud native Data & AI platform, our vision is to support the group to providing everyone in our region with the opportunity to prosper.

We work on forward-thinking challenges of centralizing, analyzing and sharing information. We collaborate with companies and experts in many different domains, embrace diversity and all that while having a good laugh and joy in work.

About Team & Role

The Head of Innovation will lead our AI innovation lab be responsible for driving innovation of our Data & AI Platform as well as lead the ideation and prototyping of new AI and Data products across the company and group. The Head of Innovation will work closely with our partners and ecosystem as well as the executive team to identify strategic opportunities and lead cross-functional teams to develop and implement innovative solutions that will drive growth, increase customer satisfaction, and enhance operational efficiency.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and execution of the company's innovation strategy, including identifying new market opportunities, conducting market research, and creating a roadmap for innovation initiatives.
  • Manage and drive the teams responsible for innovation in various areas such as prototyping, platform innovation and Automation. as well as lead, identify, evaluate and implement open source software and key vendor solutions.
  • Nurture a culture of innovation across the company, encouraging creativity, risk-taking, and experimentation.
  • Influence cross-functional teams, especially Research and Product teams, to prototype, develop and launch of new Tech products and services.
  • Foster partnerships and collaborations with external stakeholders, including customers, tech vendors, and research institutes.
  • Monitor industry trends and emerging technologies to identify opportunities for innovation and potential threats to the business.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including executives, board members, and investors, to ensure alignment and support for innovation initiatives.
  • Communicate progress and results of innovation initiatives to stakeholders and the broader organization, highlighting the value and impact of innovation efforts.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, statistics, AI, information systems or a related engineering field; Higher degree preferred.
  • 10+ years of recent hands on experience in software development, data engineering and machine learning.
  • 5+ years of managing top notch research and development teams and developing game changing digital products with embedded data science and machine learning.
  • Proven experience in developing and executing innovation strategies, including market research, ideation, prototyping, and commercialization.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to build and manage cross-functional teams as well as work with partners and sister companies.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to use data to inform decision-making.

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