Chief Technology Officer & Chief Architect, SVP of Engineering   |   UK/EU   |   14th September 2023

Two Technology Leadership appointments at Kantar Public and Nexthink


We are pleased to announce that have appointed Bern Kreleger as their new Chief Technology Officer. 

Kantar Public is a world leading independent specialist research, evidence, and advisory business. With offices in 21 countries, Kantar Public provides services to government and the public realm, across all aspects of public policy.

Kantar Public was created in 2016 to partner with clients around the world on the next generation of public policy challenges. Kantar Public has roots in many of the world’s best known social research businesses, including Infratest in Germany, BMRB in the UK, Sofres in France, IMRB in India, Ibope in Brazil, Nipo in the Netherlands, and Obop in Poland.

Joining as Chief Technology Officer, Bern will be responsible for driving forward the transformation of both the internal and external-facing technology environment, ensuring Kantar Public builds on its gold standard level of insight and service to global customers. Bern joins from Kantar where he was most recently the Chief Operations Officer for the Benelux region and a member of the Benelux Board of Directors. Bern started his career with TNS NIPO, acquired by Kantar in 2008, working in systems administration. Through his career Bern has held a range of technology and operations leadership roles and prior to his most recent role was the CTO and Operations Director for the Netherlands business where he led the organizational and technical aspects of a company wide restructure.
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We are equally as pleased to announce that have appointed Robert Parrot as their Chief Architect, SVP of Engineering. 

Nexthink is the global leader in digital employee experience management. Their products allow enterprises to create highly productive digital workplaces for their employees by delivering optimal end-user experiences. Through a unique combination of real-time analytics, automation, and employee feedback, Nexthink gives IT teams the insight they need to empower and even delight people at work.

Headquartered in Switzerland with US headquarters in Boston, Nexthink also has offices in France, UK, Germany, Spain and UAE. Their growing team of Nexthinkers is proud to be making the digital work lives of over twelve million employees across 1,000 customers more productive.

Nexthink has the support of several prestigious investors including Index Ventures, Auriga Partners, Highland Europe and Permira. Nexthink recently raised $180 million on over $1.1 billion valuation making it one of the largest technology startups in Switzerland. Nexthink is on a path to IPO in 2 – 3 years.
Joining as Chief Architect, SVP of Engineering, Robert will lead on Architecture and Engineering, and work closely with the product, security and SRE team in evolving and scaling Nexthink’s industry-leading, digital employee experience platform.  He will also work with customers and the field in positioning the strengths of Nexthink’s architecture. Robert joins from Veracode where he was Chief Architect. Robert has held a wide range of senior leadership and Architecture roles through his career. He worked for Harvard University as Senior Architect for Cloud, Pegasystems as Director of Cloud Engineering and Chief Cloud Architect and CVS Digital, the transformation arm of the eighth largest company in the US where he was a Senior Director.
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