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Arthur Riel

The World Bank

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Arthur J. Riel
Arthur Riel is the Director of Finance IT at the World Bank Group where he is responsible for the strategy and management of the IT Finance department. Key focus areas include: support simplification efforts in core financial, budgeting, and administrative systems, and provide system enhancements to support budgeting, general ledger, and mobilization efforts for Finance, Treasury, General Services Division and Human Resources departments.

Arthur has worked in senior technology management roles at a number of private sector organizations including Greenwich Capital Markets, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Moody’s, and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) EuroNext. where he was responsible for the information technology strategy, enterprise architecture and support of enterprise platforms. With a 30-year history of IT management and execution, he has worked with dozens of companies in architecture and software development. An accomplished entrepreneur, Arthur has started two technology companies in the areas of computer science training and compliance technology solutions.

Arthur’s current interests revolve around Robotics Process Automation (RPA), Capital Markets Solutions, the next generation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions, the Bank’s client-facing B2B solution, Investment Portfolio Accounting and Reporting, and leveraging the cloud.
Arthur is a published author with original research dating back to 1988. His work in the field of object-oriented programming is highlighted in Object-oriented Design Heuristics. Arthur holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Computer Science from Northeastern University.
Additional Publications and Lectures:
• Social Data Mining and Knowledge Flows Between Government and its Citizenry in Crisis and Normal Situations. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics (WIMS14) Article No. 56
• Management Structures and Strategies for Successful e-Government Deployments. 13th European Conference on eGovernment.
• A Practical Perspective on Developing e-Government Interoperability Frameworks. 13th European Conference on eGovernment.
• Building Landmarks, Smoothing Out Markets. An Enhanced Competition Framework in Romania, 2016 (contributor). (World Bank Group report).
• Romania: A Digital Roadmap for the Future (World Bank Group report).
• Blockchain: Reality Versus Hype. Northeastern University, College of Computer and Information Science, 2017 (lecture).

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