Balaji Padhmanabhan Iyer
Balaji was my manager at Gulf computers. I had an opportunity to get mentored in various facets of IT management under him.
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Srinivas is a certified project manager (PMP) with deep expertise in business intelligence applications since 1999.
Technically sophisticated and business-savvy management professional with a pioneering career reflecting strong leadership qualifications coupled with hands-on data warehousing and business Intelligence expertise.
Maintain focus on achieving bottom line results while formulating and delivering advanced business intelligence applications and solutions to meet a diversity of business needs.
Superior record of delivering medium scale high visibility projects on time and under budget.
A committed and talented project manager who inspires confidence, leads by example, and effectively recruits, manages and retains loyal high-performance teams that consistently exceed expectation.
Develops lasting customer and strategic partner relationships, founded on trust, mutual respect, honest communication and an uncompromising commitment to quality
Program Manager/Competency Head – Data warehousing/Business Intelligence or Special senior roles which require “Exceptional Professionals” with a blend of technology orientation and management finesse with a flair for people management.
Essentially keen on roles which bring out my multi-dimensional talents to the fore.
Balaji was my manager at Gulf computers. I had an opportunity to get mentored in various facets of IT management under him.
Prasanna was my account head for a large pharma integrated account. I had the opportunity of working with him closely at IBM.
Project Manager – Business Intelligence and Data warehousing – XXX Technologies Limited (Since November 2007 to date)
Project Special Assignment (June 2008 onwards)Client ConfidentialRole Subject Matter Expert & Project Manager
Description This is a set of special activities which have been identified as core drivers of profitability and customer satisfaction
Responsibilities Accountable for a set of activities which will ensure that a large set of employees are skilled in a cutting edge technology (>250) pan India. Also support RFPs from the DW & BI perspective
Project New Agency and Commission Product rolloutClient ConfidentialRole Project Manager – Data Migration (Nov 2007 to May 2008) – UK onshore roleDescription The client is a global insurance leader and it was implementing a new product for agency and commissions business area. All relevant legacy data from different sources has to be migrated to the new system.Responsibilities Accountable for a complex data migration process which is a critical success factor for the entire program
Established my credentials with the UK peer team and client within a few weeks of coming on boardManaging complex communication chains and ensuring visibility to key issues for various stakeholdersManaging an offshore and an onsite model of development Technologies Mainframe,Informatica ETL , Oracle DB
Project Manager – Information and Data Management Practice area –IBM India Private Limited (March 2004 to November 2007)
Project Pfizer S4 Transformation (Customer Data Integration)Client Pfizer U.S.ARole Architect & Data Modeller – Also played the PM role in initiation phase (July 2007 to Nov 2007)Description Pfizer is a global pharma giant with a significant usage of IT and IS tools, it has outsourced the CDI effort to IBM and substantial development work is expected to be delivered out of offshore development centres in addition to onshore workResponsibilities As the overall architect ,supervise multiple streams of data sourcing and data delivery Work with onsite client interface team to understand the business requirementsWork with offshore architects and teams to ensure business requirements are understood and software deliverables are developed Achievements Ramped up a 23 member team ( peak strength expected 41) with great challengesWorked in a extremely dynamic and ambiguous environmentWorked with a demanding client to earn respect from multiple perspectivesTechnologies Informatica ETL, Cognos, Oracle
Project AstraZeneca Pharma – Multiple Projects Client AstraZeneca – U.K., & U.S.ARole Project Manager (Jan 2007 to June 2007)Description AstraZeneca Account is one of the few global integrated Pharma accounts at IBM, India .In the capacity of PM serviced the client for multiple projects Responsibilities Managing multiple project efforts which include staff augmentation assignment(s) for UK geography and the US geographyAchievements Evolved a process in a very dynamic environmentSeeded the first thoughts on off shoring from a pure staff augmentation effort and laid a solid foundation for the sameEarned the respect of IBM UK client servicing team and end client through proactive problem solving and dedicationWorked to tighten the SLAs of internal response to client and increased end client satisfaction
Project Shoppers Insight PlatformClient Coke IncRole Offshore Project Manager – (July 2006 to Dec 2006)Description Consulted on a five-month project with 9 member development team to develop a product framework that allows CPG companies to get deep insights into shopper behaviour at retail level. Responsibilities Oversaw the initiation of the Project at Offshore being primary point of contact to IBM US PMO Led team of 9 from design through initial level of development and deployment.Delivered excellent reusable project deliverables and gained respect of client and IBM US team. Performed full set of Project Management Activities. Integrated with multiple teams across IBM for the project (India Software labs, Hardware & infrastructure set-up).Reported status completion against milestones to key stakeholders. Creatively overcame obstacles to ensure project work progressed. Performed Risk analysis throughout the project duration. Project Management Software – MS Projects, GSRisk – IBM internal tool for risk assessment, IBM WWPMM work products matrix. Achievements First of a kind initiative from IBM combining hardware, software and Intellectual Property offering(s) as an integrated framework –was chosen amidst a number of proposed candidatesTechnologies DB2 database, Alphablox reporting tool, ErWin data modelling tool. Key Deliverables: Data Models, Database scripts, Proof of concept, ETL Process flows, and Alphablox reports Project Applications on Demand –Data martClient IBM Applications on Demand SBU – (Ex CORIO Inc)Role Data mart Project Manager – (July 2005 to June 2006)Description Consulted on an eleven month project with 8 member development team across India and US to develop a data mart that allows top management to get insights into service requests pattern which forms the core of this Application Service Providers Business. The reporting functionality was integrated into an existing corporate portalResponsibilities Implemented project-management methodologies to manage the data mart project from initiation through to completion. Utilized full-lifecycle business intelligence development methodologies to manage this data integration project that achieved results desired. Performed the project planning and staff planning phase wise. Managed Communications in a complex multi location and onsite offshore project. Worked in close collaboration with other project managers and a program manager to effectively integrate my project into the overall programTechnical Deliverables: Data Models, Database scripts, hardware setup plan, ETL process flow designs, Brio reports and Portal Integration scripts. Achievements Contributed consistently from various standpoints (technical, project management, process improvements) right from starting of the project to closure phase. Managed to select a set of tools within IBM framework which saved the division a huge budgetary savings in terms of license purchasesAchieved high degree of internal customer satisfaction by connecting with them and understanding their needsTechnologies Ascential Data Stage, Hyperion Brio reporting tool Ver 8.3 and Oracle database
PROJECT EXPERIENCE IN TECHNICAL ROLES
Project Private Banking Customer Data MigrationClient Barclays Bank – Knutsford UKRole Data Integration Designer and DataStage Expert (End April 2005 to end June 2005) - ONSHOREDescription Data Integration of Private Banking into Customer Data Hub Mainframes, Ascential DataStage on UNIXResponsibilities Developed data flow solution architecture and Low Level Design document Developed DataStage job flow designs & gave orientation the other team members on Data StageAchievements Achieved a quick understanding of the business requirement and delivered technical work products on schedule
Project Order to Cash R1A -IntegrationClient Reuters Ltd UKRole Enterprise Data Architect (Onsite) - worked as a part of the solution architecting (August 2004 to April 2005)Description End to End Integration of systems from Opportunity to Invoice -Responsibilities Developed the Data Architecture document Refined the Solution Data Model from the existing baseDeveloped a Reference data document Evolved Reference Data issues document and reference data solution approachAchievements Achieved a quick understanding of the business requirement and delivered technical work products on schedule
Project Ascential Advanced Consulting (through Cognizant)Client Ascential ( Now acquired by IBM)Role DataStage Solutions Architect & Product Trainer – APAC (Oct 2003 to Feb 2004) (three member team with self as lead)Description Multiple clients – Consulting type assignments, Seconded by Cognizant into Ascential APAC operationsResponsibilities Understood the fairly complex role of ETL architect and managed a team of two consultantsExecuted technical Training for developers in Parallel Extender Technology for corporate teams such as Infosys, TCS, SYNTEL, Cognizant, Telstra (Melbourne), IBM (Melbourne) with little or no support from Ascential as it was evolution stage of PX productWas a key player in a critical POC done for DHL Malaysia Assisted the Director – Professional Services, Ascential Inc (based in Sydney) in managing key clientsAchievements Consistently achieved CSAT from end clients like IBM Australia, Infosys, TCS and SYNTEL
Project Transition of Enterprise Data Warehouse Maintenance to remote development centreClient JP Morgan ChaseRole Project Lead & ETL Architect (March 2003 to Oct 2003)Description Objective was to transfer all maintenance and enhancement activities to the dedicated J P Morgan ODC at Chennai. Responsibilities Involved in testing and set up of access from offshore to onsite servers in the US in close co-ordination with JP Morgan teamTrained Six dedicated resources in DataStage ETL for setting up the teamWas deputed onsite from July 2003 to Oct 2003 for knowledge transfer at New Jersey
Documented the entire business process for offshore team & performed a structured KT as there was very little documentation and process followed was ad-hoc at client site
Project Performance Measurement Data warehouseClient JP Morgan Inc, USARole Project Manager – Associate Consultant in SYNTEL Ltd., Chennai (July 2002 to Feb 2003)Description Consulted on a seven month project with 15 member development team to develop a performance measurement data warehouse that allows the client to get an insight into performance of portfolios of their private banking customersResponsibilities Oversaw the initiation of the Project at Offshore being primary point of contact to SYNTEL US Program Office. Led team of 15 from design through initial level of development and deployment until the delivery of iteration I for the client.Achievements Contributed to project planning and staff planning for various phases. Delivered excellent quality deliverables with the help of my team. Was deputed onsite for knowledge transfer for three months and had extensive client interactions Groomed a fresh team which increased from 4 initially to 15 members at peak strength working on ETL technologies databases and reporting tools. Technologies Deployed technologies that included Ascential DataStage ETL tool and Oracle databaseDeliverables Data models, Database scripts, ETL designs, Reports and other scripts
Project Retail Data Analysis for JashanmalClient Jashanmal National LLC Dubai – (U.A.E.)Role System Analyst / Project Leader - July 2001 to Dec 2001 – Eight Member Team - ONSHOREDescription Jashanmal was migrating from Baan ERP to Oracle Financials .The historical data migration, data analysis and reporting were the key aspects of the project.DataStage 5.2 on NT, Oracle on Sun Sparc, Informix on HP UX, Business Objects 5.1.2, SQL ServerResponsibilities
Requirement gathering with CXOs and the senior management teamDesign and Development of ETL jobs with DataStage Ver 4.2 on Win NT to transfer the data from the source systems Baan ERP (Ver C4 on HP –UX Box) and Oracle Financials (Sun Sparc) into Staging and Data mart on SQL Server 2000 Design and Development of DataStage jobs for flowing data from POS system (Point of sale) to Oracle Financials intermediate tablesDeveloped Reports Using Business Objects 5.1.2
Achievements Picked up DataStage ETL skills from the scratch and started working on the tool reducing the turnaround time to few weeks
Project OSMIS – One Stop MIS for State of FloridaClient State of Florida - USARole DataStage ETL Lead & Project Coordinator Dec 2001 to July 2002 – Five Member TeamDescription State of Florida (Federal Govt) was interested in consolidating the data from various sources into one single portal which is called the One Stop MIS (OSMIS) project. DataStage 5.2 on NT
Trained the DataStage team across Gulf Computers – India , UAE and USASingle point contact with Ascential for resolving technical issues from Gulf ComputersRan the internal DataStage help desk for Mumbai and US teams Gulf computer development teams from DubaiDesigned jobs for extraction from Oracle to Oracle 8I
Venture Infolinks Technologies(March’00 To July ‘01)Client(s) Multiple Role Lead Consultant and operations headDescription Founded a start up organization with angel funding and tried developing two streams of revenue which were a web based student information portal and low cost business intelligence development Responsibilities Studied user requirement for a complex environment – a group of professional education institutionsDocumented and analyzed the requirements to provide a cost-effective solutionImplemented the solution to enable the institutions interchange information and become web-enabled as a logical future extension.
Formed and ran a start-up organization with a 14 employee team Overcame a number of constraints to produce unique value added services
Project Management Docket for the Hindustan Lever BoardClient Hindustan Lever Ltd (Indian Arm of Unilever Plc)Role Onsite coordinator based at Mumbai (Dec 1999 to March 2000) Seven Member TeamDescription Management docket is a monthly report for the board of directors of Hindustan lever. The objective was to convert the bulky hard copy into an OLAP report which offered drill down and slice and dice .Oracle Express Objects and Oracle Financial Analyzer (OFA) DatabaseResponsibilities
Analyzed the processes and interacted with users to understand the needsDocumented the requirements and coordinated with the offshore teamWas the single point contact at client siteInvolved in design, coding, testing of the application
Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM)-Institute for Financial Management and Research, Chennai, India (1994 –1997) - NARIC Verified British PG Equivalent
Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering (B.E.,)-Government College of Engineering, Tirunelveli –627007 (1988 -1992) – First class with Distinction- NARIC Verified British Bachelor of Engineering Equivalent