AdNovum expands board and strengthens NEVIS

Committed to product business

As of June 1, 2017, Stephan Schweizer is appointed Chief Product Officer NEVIS and member of the Executive Board of AdNovum. With the introduction of a separate position on the board, AdNovum confirms its commitment to the expansion and internationalization of its security product NEVIS.


Stephan Schweizer, Head of NEVIS, is appointed Chief Product Officer NEVIS and member of the executive board of AdNovum as of June 1, 2017. In this position, he will be responsible for the strategic development of NEVIS Security Suite products.


AdNovum’s CEO Chris Tanner comments: «Over the last few years, NEVIS has gained new customers in all target markets under the strategic direction of our CTO Tom Sprenger. At the same time, product innovation has been pushed forward and new features have been successfully introduced, both locally and abroad. The nomination of Stephan Schweizer as Chief Product Officer NEVIS shows the growing importance of NEVIS in AdNovum's market offering.»


Stephan Schweizer, on his new position: «I am looking forward to driving NEVIS product business in my new role. In the months to come, we will continue to focus on product innovation and the introduction of new services, such as e-learning and the NEVIS User Group for existing customers, and on the further expansion of our partner eco system and sales channels. At the same time, we want to strengthen internal processes and ensure a seamless integration with our offerings in IAM Consulting and Application Management.»



80 percent of all e-banking transactions in Switzerland and world-wide deployment

Initially designed for e-banking, NEVIS has been protecting the portals of banks, insurances and authorities for over 20 years, and is deployed by companies around the world today. The security suite is Switzerland's market leader for identity and access management, protecting over 80 percent of the nation’s e-banking transactions. Experton Group voted NEVIS Security Rising Star in Germany 2016 and Security Leader 2017 – NEVIS already received this award in Switzerland last year. In addition, KuppingerCole awarded AdNovum product and innovation leader status for NEVIS in its Leadership Compass «Access Management and Federation».



Longstanding cooperation

Stephan Schweizer, 45, Dipl. Masch. Ing. HTL (graduate in mechanical engineering HTL) and Executive Master Information Technology, was responsible for the development and operation of the NEVIS infrastructure within Zurich Insurance from 1999 to 2009. Since 2009, he has been responsible for the development of NEVIS, as well as for all sales and marketing tasks as NEVIS Product Manager, and as Head of NEVIS from early 2017.

Tom Sprenger, 47, MSc ETH in Computer Science and Dr. sc. techn. ETH, has been with AdNovum since 2000 and became CIO and member of the executive board in 2007. In this position, he was responsible for AdNovum's global IT infrastructure and for establishing AdNovum’s IT consulting service. In 2013, Tom Sprenger he was appointed CTO. In this position, he was responsible for the technical direction of AdNovum and for establishing the NEVIS business unit.


Chris Tanner, CEO AdNovum
Stephan Schweizer, AdNovum Chief Product Officer NEVIS


AdNovum provides comprehensive IT services, ranging from consulting, the conception and implementation of customized business and security solutions, to maintenance and support. Its offering further includes the tried and tested products of the NEVIS Security Suite. NEVIS is the market leader for identity and access management in Switzerland. AdNovum's customer base includes renowned companies from the finance, insurance, telecom and logistics industry as well as several federal offices and cantons.


AdNovum was founded in 1988. At its headquarters in Zurich and its offices in Bern, Lausanne, Budapest, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore, the company employs over 550 staff today. In Germany, NEVIS is represented by NEVIS-Office Germany. /

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