Partha Chanda

Partha Chanda

Summary

Versatile, seasoned IT Management Professional with 14+ years experience defining  strategic objectives and applying leadership skills to achieve dramatic, bottom-line results.  Successfully held roles as Information Technology Manager, Chief Technology Officer, Management Consultant, Banner Systems Analyst and Customer Support Executive within higher education, public and private sectors (Chemeketa Community College, The Evergreen State College, Deloitte & Touche, American Express, CITRIX, Los Angeles County, Stock Exchange). 

         Comprehensive knowledge in college IT services, SUNGARDHE Banner, LUMINIS Portal, CampusEAI, CollegeNet, business process reengineering and Big 5 IT project management.  Certified Public Manager and BALDRIDGE quality examiner for the Washington State Quality Control Board, 2004-2005.

  • Technical visionary and able negotiator, effectively presenting cutting-edge proposals and project plans to key decision-makers to secure buy-in.
  • Exceptional ability to analyze and translate complex technical information to end-users at all levels.
  • Strong team-builder and coach, adept at inspiring cross-functional teams to consistently deliver projects on time and within budget.

Work History

Work History
Dec 2006 - Present

Information Technology Manager

Chemeketa Community College

Supervise 13 full time employees. Manage two mission-critical groups– (1) Banner/ Luminis Portal/ Oracle Administration Team (OAT) with 5 employees and (2) Helpdesk/ PC Client Support Team with 8 employees. Facilitated conversations for group charters and Lean CAIRO, System dependency charts for both groups, developed follow-up process and prioritization of tasks. 7 years total experience supporting SungardHE Banner Student, Finance, Financial Aid, Human Resources. Published project documents using SHAREPOINT portal. Currently working with student services, web team and Sungard to implement Luminis 4 channels and distributed content management through REVISE CMS, portal single sign-on, Microsoft Live.edu integration with Banner channels, SOPHOS anti-virus , FTC red flag rule, FERPA etc. Worked as a liaison between Information technology and state auditors to enhance security and comply with internal control methods.

May 2002 - Dec 2006

Sungard ERP Lead Analyst

The Evergreen State College

Vital resource in the reengineering of college business processes, with emphasis on service-oriented architecture, best-of-breed software integration and improvement of team performance and communication. Primary liaison between Admission, Registrar, Dean, Bursar and Student Financial Services. Manage a student recruitment and financial database and datamart using SungardHE Banner and Noel-Leviz enrollment-growth statistical model, and a CollegeNet production database for 1000 events. Assist the Director of Financial Aid with federal and state program compliance and updates from SungardHE.

Key Accomplishments

  • Spearheaded migration from a legacy environment to an Oracle-based SungardHE Banner ERP system. Established project charter, scope, delivery schedule and design documents for integrating student transcript, duplicate PIDM, food service, housing and payroll interfaces with SCT Banner. Developed processes to produce 10th day snapshot for datamart and to support learners' concurrent curricula objectives and outcomes.
  • Enhanced visibility of support services through Information Technology Collaboration Hive, by developing project metrics. Also created IT Project Performance Metrics and Strategic Human Capital Assessment and Planning as a part of 2-year Certificate program in Public Management.
  • Effectively partnered with IT Strategic Planning to develop Oracle PL/SQL and Java standards, and with CIS on a re-hosting project integrated with new payroll automation system.
  • Successfully presented "J2EE interface for Banner" at SETA conference.
  • Trained over 30 employees in Oracle, PL/SQL, Banner API, Java and XML publisher and 40 users on generating MS Access queries from datamart.
  • Successfully implemented document management services using Image source/Legato software and credit card transactions for student self-service using Cashnet, Java Servlet and Banner API. Worked overtime to deliver projects on schedule.
  • As a cross-divisional project manager with Admission and Financial Aid, analyzed 35% enrollment growth for the campus and produced "Noel - Levitz" reports using Banner datamart.
  • Developed requirement documents and RFP process for community-based learning, internship and student employment.
  • Collaborated with Web and network service teams to redesign the student evaluation process, using Dreamweaver, Photoshop, CSS/XLST styles.
Aug 1997 - Apr 2002

Chief Technology Officer

GARG Data & CHRISTEC Solutions

Managed a profitable software service organization delivering robust Internet-based billing and presentment solutions using emerging technologies and best practices.  Supplied oversight for software development, infrastructure, quality assurance, support, new business development and client account management.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Reorganized software services, quality assurance and support center, from a matrix-style line-of-service structure to one organized by customer type.
  • Developed project portfolio for American Express and Roth Capital venture bank and submitted business plan for Phase II funding. Raised $14MM in financing (project ROI was 1.5 years).
  • Instituted career development and skills training programs for 50 employees, resulting in a near-zero turnover rate and increased quality and performance.
  • Planned and led infrastructure improvement projects utilizing high-availability technologies, improving availability from 91% to 98.98%.
May 1996 - Jul 1997

Management Consultant

Planned, organized and led a team of state and contract professionals in delivering an $11MM project in an Oracle and UNIX environment.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Successfully negotiated and secured technical contract with the client.
  • Facilitated large-scale data analysis (870 tables) and developed relational model using ERwin.
  • Produced all training documents for contract programmers and customer.
  • Took ownership of the Oracle production database, and installed Oracle instances for a multi-partition UNIX environment. Created UNIX shell scripts for synonyms.

Education

Education
2003 - 2005

C.P.M

1990 - 1992

Master

Jadavpur University
1984 - 1988

Bachelor

Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur

Certifications

Certifications

Public Speaking

The Evergreen State College

Project Management

The Evergreen State College

Baldrige Quality Examiner

WSQA