January 25, 2021

ECB hires Claudia Plattner as new IT director

The European Central Bank (ECB) has appointed Claudia Plattner as its new director for general information systems.

Plattner will take up her role in July 2021. She currently works ad chief information officer at DB Systel, the IT provider for railway firm Deutsche Bahn.

Claudia Plattner will take up her post on 2021

Her recent projects at DB Systel have involved the revamping and modernising of the internal IT systems at Deutsche Bahn.

Prior to her current role, Plattner worked at Deutsche Bahn Cargo as enterprise architecture manager. She has also spent almost five years as head of financial statement data processing at PPA.

The ECB has recently outlined its plans for the issuance of a digital euro.

“A digital euro should be a means of payment, not a form of investment that competes with other financial instruments,” says executive, Fabio Penetta.

Any new digital euro would be designed to fit around the private payment and settlement options in service across the country, he adds. When this might become a reality remains to be seen.

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