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Subhendu is a versatile “Business Technologist” with 15 years of broad based experience in Business (esp. Financial Markets and Investment Management domains), Technology and IT management. He is a strategic problem solver having a keen ability to work within the realms of tactical and operational constraints without losing sight of the customer's big-picture perspectives.

Work experience

Jun 2014Present

Senior Bid Manager, North America

  • Managing Strategic(customer perspective) large(10M+), must-win deals through the complete sales support cycle
  • Have been involved in understanding customer pain points through discussions with Sales executives and formulating value proposition through linkage with Capgemini Solutions
  • Drive the approval process for deals, from commercial, legal and quality assurance perspectives
  • Have hands-on involvement in solution discussions
Jan 2012Jan 2013

Program Manager (Mobility Service Delivery)

  • As the Bid Manager responsible for responding to all RFPs for new Logos that needed mobility capabilities, led multiple winning pursuits in that space. For these pursuits, during the sales support cycle
    • instituted and managed cross-functional, multi-geography teams comprising of proposal managers, personnel from delivery and quality teams as well as solution architects and subject matter experts
    • Led deal reviews to review solution with delivery and testing teams, commercials with delivery and account managers/client partners and solution architecture with product and technical leads/architects
    • Supported the Sales Lead/Account Exec during Oral prep and Orals
  • Engaged with and provided consulting services to senior customer personnel of global accounts like World Bank and Barclays, w.r.t. mobility strategy/roadmap and how Cognizant’s services can be utilized therein.
  • Marketing of product and service offerings of the mobility group to internal stakeholders (account managers) and prospects
  • Managed COE contributions to the program: collaborated with groups like Mobility Center of excellence, mobility products group and mobility testing center of excellence to review and evaluate contributions for Knowledge Management
  • Managed innovation initiatives in the program: Instituted an incentive based ideation system to imbibe an innovation culture within staff.
  • Managed budgets on behalf of the program director; monitored expenditure and costs against deliverables.
  • Planned and monitored the program’s overall progress. Resolved issues and instigated corrective actions as appropriate.
  • Managed and developed staff within the program team: led major recruitment drives across cities to ramp up niche skills in the mobility space. Periodically arranged for trainings in high potential technology areas and platforms.
Jun 2011Aug 2012

Lead Product Consultant (Capital Markets)

  • Offshore project manager overseeing delivery of SOA based reporting extension of a core trading platform as outsourcing partner for Software Daten Service, Austria
  • Led a team of 15 FTEs in the end-to-end product development effort in what was Cognizant’s first relationship with any Austrian firm. Helped thwart numerous challenges including cross-cultural communication issues through focussed customer orientation and increased transparency. Upon successful completion the team won many accolades from the customer.
Dec 2007Aug 2011

Senior Architect/Manager-Technology Consulting

  • Led multiple technology consulting projects for global financial services firms like Ameriprise, JPMC,Wells Fargo and Keybank.
  • Key solution architect involved in architectural gap assessment of The Capital Group of Companies’ legacy enterprise architecture platform.
  • Dual roles of Lead System Architect and Technology Manager, overseeing implementation of the “To-Be” state Architecture as defined in the above assessment phase( contributions vary from recruiting the team of 20 FTEs, training them on cutting-edge technologies, leading architecture/design/development, driving business analysis discussions with the client, liaising with quality assurance teams through to UAT and eventually successful production deployment)
  • Successfully provided consulting services to senior IT & Business stakeholders from Ameriprise in solving performance and high availability pain-points of their website
  • Was one of the lead consultants involved in SOA portfolio rationalization for a Biz-IT alignment initiative at Keybank.
  • Was one of the lead consultants in a consulting project for JPMC involving centralization of their business exception management system.
  • Was part of the core team in an application rationalization engagement for Wells Fargo.
  • Was responsible for running weekly magazines about the different areas of involvement of TCG, running road-shows and codathons, maintaining intranet portals for knowledge management, publishing white-papers and articles on the intranet and instituting a mentoring program for managers/senior managers who wished to switch to a career in technology consulting.
May 2000Nov 2007


i-flex solutions ltd(currently Oracle)
  • Technology lead for multiple offshore IT projects for the Deustche Bank,UK.
  • Key member of System Architecture team at Deustche Bank, Sydney, for in-house STP product
  • Development team member of product development team at Statestreet, Boston.
  • Worked on a consulting project involving mortgage refinancing, at Citibank Sydney.
  • Worked as a consulting architect for the financial platform at Citibank, Los Angeles.
May 1999Apr 2000

Assistant Systems Engineer


Implementation lead for Forex product (ISBS-FX) at Bank of Baroda and Syndicate Bank, Mumbai.


Apr 2013Apr 2014

PGPEX (1 year full time MBA)

IIM Calcutta

This rigorous 800+ hours of case study driven learning process that involved intense class discussions with intelligentia, deep associations with industry honchos and elite faculty in the creme de la creme of academia, provided the necessary tempering to progress in the career of a business technologist

Apr 1995Mar 1999

B. Tech


Civil Engineering

Awards and Certificates

  • 2008: Guiding Star: Awarded by Cognizant to acknowledge that leadership capabilities have ensured successful builds and that the ability to build a cohesive team has been his stronghold.
  • 2009: Road Less Travelled: Awarded by Cognizant for innovation, contribution to new technology area and long term benefits to the Banking and financial services vertical.
  • 2011: Certificate for Executive Program in Applied Finance (NIIT Imperia)
  • 2014: Shipley training on Writing Winning Proposals