About Me

Summary

Over 15 years experience of delivering cost-effective software solutions at fortune 500 companies and US Government. Areas of expertise include managing solution delivery teams (software), managing transitions on strategic initiatives such as large system implementations (SAP & PeopleSoft), managing process design and IT infrastructure enhancements (governance and risks). Extensive experience in all facets of project life cycle, including project feasibility analysis, forecasting, budgeting, project management (waterfall and agile based), architecture, design, documentation, development, implementation, user training, support and maintenance. Strong cultural background with proven ability to build and manage creative, highly energized, and focused teams.

Professional Objective

Build sustainable technology solutions that solve tangible business problems and require very little user training.

Achieve that using:

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Collaboration

In my opinion, the best of ideas can only take shape with effective collaboration. There is a penchant to glorify individual heroism, but the greatest achievements have always come from well formed collaborative teams, even if it is a team of two. Steve Jobs considered Bill Gates’ biggest strength to be his ability to partner well with others.

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Technology

Technology is merely an enabler of a solution. The most widely adopted technology solutions are those that serve a specific need: that which does a single job really well. The rate of change in technology (improvement):is inherently exponential (some times drastic). Hence, the spend always needs to be tied to a return within a predefined period.

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Wisdom

The best solution is a perfect blend of people, process and technology. People: have momentary needs, want to complete a task and are bound to make mistakes. Process: needs well defined parameters, anticipated inputs and expected outputs. Technology: have inherent constraints, require continuous improvements and must be scaled.

My Belief

Your Success = Your Drive. There is no substitute for persistent hard work, dedication, planning and learning.

Hands-on Technical Expertise

Advanced knowledge: Microsoft – PowerPoint*, Excel*, Visio, Project, Access and Word; Apple – Keynote* and Pages; Adobe – Photoshop*, In-design, Acrobat and Illustrator.

*Some of my favorite tools.

I would highly recommend anyone trying to communicate effectively (with executives and/or to large audiences) to invest time learning the best features of these powerful tools. A good presenter, in my view, is one who has mastered the art of speaking with the perfect mix of visual ques and texts. Not too much, not too little; just the right amount for the intended audience.

Project Management Tools (Advanced User):
Microsoft (MS) Project, VersionOne (Agile), MS SharePoint, Advanced use of MS Office tools for reporting and project dashboards (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Visio, Access), TeamBox, Openproj

Programming Environment:
Java (JRE, J2SE, JVM), C++, PHP, SQL, HTML, XHTML, WordPress, COBOL, ActiveVOS (BPEL), Apple Objective C (iOS), Eclipse, BIRT, SVN, FuseESB, Jenkins, Maven, MS Visual Studio, Android IDE, Apple XCode, XML, JSON

Web / Application Servers:
IBM Websphere, IIS, Apache, Tomcat, Weblogic Application Server, JBOSS

Testing Tools:
HP (Test Director, QTP/MQC), SOAtest, SOAPUI, IBM RFT, jbehave

Big Data Tools:
Hadoop (MapReduce, HDFS, HIVE, PigLatin, HBASE, Flume, Sqoop, Zookeeper), MS Power BI

DW, BI & Data Mining Tools:
Informatica, COGNOS, SAP BW, Crystal Reports, nVision, SAS Enterprise Miner

Security Management Tools:
Tivoli stack (ISIM, ISAM, TFIM, TDS), LDAP, IDS (Snort, Sguil), MS Forefront

Enterprise Softwares:
SAP (IM, BW, WM, ABAP, Admin), PeopleSoft (PeopleCode, PeopleTools, SQR), EA BPMN, ActiveVOS (BPEL), Sterling (SSP, SSG), CMIS, IBM WTX (270/271, 834 & 820), IBM Curam (6.0), Connecture (SA 1.2), CreativeCloud Enterprise Suite

Education & Certication

Master of Business Administration, Brisbane, Australia.
PG Diploma in Information Technology, Brisbane, Australia.
Bachelor of Science (Computer Sc.), Vaniyambadi, India.
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) practitioner.
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Project Management Professional (PMP).

Core Skills

Software Development: 9/10
Program & Project Management: 9.5/10
Reporting & Executive Updates: 8/10
Technical IT Knowledge: 9.5/10
Aptitude: 8/10
Creative Problem Solving: 9/10
Healthcare (current focus of learning): 5/10
Big Data Analytics (current focus of learning): 6/10
Presentation & Public Speaking: 9.5/10

I believe that strategic learning only accounts for 25% of a person’s total knowledge, the rest comes from life’s experiences. I have had the pleasure of working with some extremely talented colleagues, clients and friends. There’s a great deal of learning that I take from professional networking as well, such as attending conferences, mentoring individuals and delivering seminars worldwide. The best of my trait is a mere reflection of the wonderful individuals I have befriended over the years.