Member of the Cognizant Cloud Advisory Services Team focused on developing infrastructure transformation strategies to migrate an organization's portfolio of technology services to the cloud. Responsibilities include strategic consulting offerings around Journey to the Cloud and Cloud Readiness Assessment including Application Portfolio Assessments. Capable of providing a cloud-based “Innovation as-a- Service” offering to generate concepts around new products and services through techniques such as crowdsourcing and other idea incubator techniques and move these services through a structured lifecycle. Services range from developing a business-aligned cloud strategy that supports the organizational goals and objectives, along with the business case of anticipated improvements, impact on Infrastructure Operation, and IT Cloud Governance.
Recent engagements include role of Chief AWS Cloud Architect on a multi-disciplinary project team assisting a worldwide media corporation with the consolidation of their global datacenters to public cloud infrastructure. Richard worked with team members to assess, plan, migrate, and manage scalable, highly available, fault-tolerant cloud workloads. Richard and his team managed direct-connect build-outs and created all virtual private cloud architecture to include gateways, route tables, subnets, CIDR blocks, etc. He ensured proper configuration of all required network access control lists and security groups to establish proper security and access controls. Richard managed automated creation of resources via cloud formation scripts to ensure consistent environment builds and leveraged industry standard tools such as Racemi to perform batch cloud migrations. Rich also led all client application migration technical discovery sessions and managed the project team to establish application migration groups, develop the post-migration cloud-optimized architecture, and establish the migration approach for each business operating unit.