Godrej Industries Limited
-Manager – Information Systems: Since Apr’06: Leading the Systems and Infrastructure team.
-Senior Executive: Apr’05- Mar’06
Godrej Soaps Limited
-Executive - Information Systems: Dec’00- Mar’05: Systems Administration Team
Godrej Group SAP Infrastructure
-Accountable for designing and implementing the SAP Infrastructure for the Godrej Group
oPart of the Strategic Implementation Team for the Godrej Group to “Go Live”
oSize the SAP Infrastructure for 1200 users varying from Manufacturing to Retail
oDesigning the complete SAP Infrastructure for multi-user, multi-business environment
oDeploy the environment in a record time of 2 weeks to meet the tight deadlines
oManage the SAP Infrastructure for optimal performance and time response to the end user
Information Security Working Group
-Accountable for leading the efforts across
oEvaluate Technology, pilot it and recommend to the Group
oTechnology implementation for Information Security across the Godrej Group.
oImplementation of Information Security Policies & Procedures in IT.
oCreation/ maintenance of processes for ISO 27000 (BS7799).
oComplete IT infrastructure for Godrej Industries Ltd. / Godrej Consumer Products Ltd.
-Given responsibility for implementing the Information Security Policies.
-Other key accountabilities include
oStrategic planning of WAN/LAN deployments for IT Application framework.
oLicense Management for Godrej Industries Ltd. / Godrej Consumer Products Ltd.
-Accountable for Understanding/ implementing best architecture for MS Exchange 2003 for the Godrej Group companies
-Accountable for re-engineering the CRM solution for 99% uptime to the customers.
-Accountable for Application Infrastructure optimization
-Leading the efforts for integrating the Windows Active Directory Single Sign on for the Employee Portal.
-Leading the Centralization Case Study to make it a viable project case to be implemented
-Lead the efforts to include the Godrej Group in the Rapid Technology Deployment programs with Microsoft
-Single handedly deployed Microsoft SharePoint Portal for Knowledge Management which was later used as a show case by Microsoft for its prospective customers.
-Part of the team that deployed the Godrej Group Employee Port named “Godrejite”
KEY PROJECTS HANDLED
Implementation of the e-Infrastructure for Godrej
-Work with the various teams to understand the nature of the e-applications needed to deploy for the Group
-Working out the access mechanisms for the e-applications with the business teams to ensure seamless and hassle free connectivity for the customers and employee
-Implementing the security requirements for the e-application infrastructure so that the same is secure
-Maintaining the e-application infrastructure to ensure maximum uptime and reach ability for the customers
Blackberry Evaluation & Implementation
-Evaluate the need for a device like Blackberry for the Godrej Group.
-Review it’s pros and cons vis-a-vie the other Smart Phones/PDAs available in the market and supported by the service providers
-Do a practical evaluation of the devices in the “real” environment to test ease of configuration, usability and manageability
-Talk to service providers for application extensibility onto the Blackberry platform
-Present the same to the Chairman/Managing Director and acquire their sanctions to proceed with the project
Field Force IT Usability enhancement
-Implementation & Management of the solutions like AttachView on MS Exchange 2003
-Research of solutions to address the drawbacks.
-Conducting Application Satisfaction Survey
-Analysis of the Survey
Data centre evaluation & deployment
-Revamped the IDC set up for the group with evaluation, selection & deployment
-Selected RIL DAKC IDC & spearheaded the complete migration, deployment & support
-Enabled tele-working due to deployment of Internet based applications
-Entire Godrej group Infra is hosted at DAKC
Communication Cost Reduction
-Collate information on the various forms of voice communication used in the Godrej Group
-Come up with the reduction potential possible for the Group with various suggestions
-Discuss with the preferred voice vendors the possibility of reduction of costs with National consolidation
-Do a comparative evaluation of the various preferred and possible voice partners on a National base
-Make short term and long term recommendations based on the study
-A project done with NSE.IT for augmenting IT Infrastructure Architecture for enabling optimal utilization of resources. The Project included
oImplementation of the results arrived at after analysis
oStudy of existing LAN/WAN networks, server/storage utilization & Internet bandwidth utilization.
oAnalysis of the collected data
oChanging the Proxy Server/ WAN Link terminations
oSegregation of the LANs with in the HO Campus
-Spearheading Network Management efforts as evaluation/ designing of new LAN/WAN requirements for various applications.
-Led Systems Management/ Database Management operations.
-Led the coordination efforts in devising the Corporate Security Policy & implementing the Server/Application Security Policy as details in the Information Security Policy and Procedures.
Planning/ Strategic Operations
-Functioned as a key member of Evaluation Team for HRMS / New ERP & successfully evaluated the Functional/ Infrastructural requirements for HRMS in terms of hardware/software, growth & bandwidth requirements.
-Led the evaluation of Implementation Partners for the same in terms of the skill sets available/needed.
-Coordinated with Functional teams in designing and strategizing new initiatives for both Godrej Industries Limited and Godrej Consumer Products Limited.
-Accountable for reporting to the Management on statuses of various Infrastructure projects in progress/completed during the various quarters of the year via Steering Committee Meetings.
-Accountable for presenting new ideas as usage of mobile phones for retail information capture to the Sales Organization.
-Accountable for evaluating, sizing and recommending equipment for various projects/applications to be used by the organizations.