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Summary

Am passionate about challenging the status-quo and finding reasons to innovate. Over the past 15 years I have been delivering complex systems, have worked with very large clients across the world and constantly looking for opportunities to bring about change. My love for working with people and harnessing the power of the collective human intellect helps me deliver the expected outcomes. I constantly strive to combine my passion for delivering outcomes with my ability to build long lasting professional relationships.

My entrepreneurial & delivery competencies are in the following areas:

  • Passionately leading people to deliver outcomes
  • Identifying & Creating new opportunities with a vision for growth
  • Development of Business Strategy, Execution Strategy & Associated Costs Models
  • Creating and implementing suitable growth strategy for a practice or a business
  • Building capability and talent to support growth for a practice or business
  • Leading and managing teams (20+ people) to deliver focused outcomes
  • Creating opportunities and building a practice or business from ground up
  • Building Innovative products & solutions to address untapped customer need
  • Supporting sales & leading PreSales efforts
  • Working with sales teams to scale existing opportunities

Free time on the weekend is spent hacking with electronics, robotics, machine learning API's, Facial recognition, Raspberry Pi, Arduinos, ESP8266, etc. You can see the projects i am working on at - https://github.com/tangowhisky37/LetsHack

As the local champion for the Altona North Coder Dojo I run a volunteer based community initiative focused on encouraging kids (7-17) to get involved in making, creating and innovating using technology. You can read more about what Coder Dojo Altona North does at http://altonanorthdojo.com and possibly even come along with your kid to next weeks coding session.  

Over the last decade I've built and lead a collaborative industry group that builds and maintains the Systems Performance Engineering Body Of Knowledge at Practical Performance Analyst --> http://www.practicalperformanceanalyst.com 

Work History

2010-022018-02

Manager - Technical Architect / Infrastructure Consulting

Accenture

Am part of the Infrastructure Consulting capability within Accenture. As a Delivery Lead / Technical Architect, I lead technology teams to deliver focused outcomes. Currently part of HPS (Health & Public Services) within Accenture ANZ. Within the firm i am responsible for -

  • Leading technology delivery teams with responsibility for outcomes
  • Delivering projects as a Technical Architect
  • Building and supporting capability development
  • Build capability assets & consulting services leveraging those assets
  • Assisting with Sales & Pre-Sales activities
  • Work with Sales teams to create opportunities and grow existing opportunities

Tools & Frameworks designed -

  • Tools to automate modelling, forecasting using Analytical, Statistical & Simulation Modelling techniques
  • Tools to automate Infrastructure & Application Capacity Planning using Analytical, Statistical & Simulation Modelling techniques
  • Workload modeling for Performance Testing & Capacity Management using Analytical models

Listed below are projects delivered - 

  • Commonwealth of Aus - Reporting, Analytics & Business Intelligence
  • Commonwealth of Aus - Tech Arch & Environment Management
  • Commonwealth of Aus - Tech Arch & Performance Engineering 
  • Rio Tinto - Tech Arch & Performance Engineering (Cloud Migration)
  • NBN - Performance Engineering Assessment
  • Dept. Of Justice, NSW - Program Non Functional Testing Lead
  • Commonwealth Of Australia - Technical Architecture & Performance Engineering 
  • ACPA - Business Strategy, Business Plan, Program Cost Modelling
  • Asciano/Patrick - Interim IT Strategy, RFP Strategy, Program Costs Modelling
  • Tabcorp - Technical Architecture, Performance Testing & Systems Management Lead
  • Telstra Retail - Application Performance Modelling & Capacity Management Lead
  • Coles - Technical Architecture & Performance Engineering
  • Telstra Cloud - Performance Testing Lead
  • Telstra Media - Performance Testing Lead
  • BNI. Indonesia - Capacity Management & Performance Modelling
  • SwissRe, HongKong - Capacity Management & Performance Modelling
2004-032010-02

Competency Lead, Global Consulting Practice

Tata Consultancy Services

As part of the Global Consulting Practice I was responsible for leading technology delivery teams with a focus on delivering outcomes. As part of the High Performance Computing labs I would work closely with customers leading benchmarks of large complex systems.

My responsibilities within the consulting practice consisted of :

  • Leading projects and delivering outcomes
  • Establishing the Performance Engineering capability across large accounts
  • Support capability related consulting assignments across ANZ
  • Provide Pre-Sales support and work closely with the business development team
  • Support the sales teams on large bids & RFP's 
  • Grow the competency across ANZ and work with the sales team on building a pipeline of work
  • Create downstream revenue opportunities within existing accounts     

Listed below are projects delivered - 

  • UTC (United Technologies Corporation, USA) - Performance Monitoring Strategy 
  • SwissRe, HongKong - Network Perf Assessment for Datacenter consolidation
  • Setup/launch of PE Competency for TCS across Australia 
  • Woolworths, Australia - Performance Testing Center Of Excellence 
  • Commonwealth Bank Of Australia - Peoplesoft HR Performance Test Strategy
  •  Superpartners, Australia - Performance Test Strategy for NextGen
  •  Superpartners, Australia - Lead platform benchmark opportunity for electSP  
  •  AGL, Australia - SAP BW Capacity Planning 
  •  NSDL - Configuration of Tivoli Enterprise Systems Management suite
  •  Helped TCS PE R&D evolve its OpenSource strategy 
  •  Support TCS accounts on various OpenSource stacks 
2003-052004-03

Pre Sales Consultant

Red Hat

As part of my role at Red Hat I was responsible for supporting Sales teams, leading Proof Of Concepts and working with customers on design, build, deployment of infrastructure solutions based on an Open Source stack. My responsibilities included - 

  • Supporting sales teams on bids, rfp's and positioning of solutions
  • Infrastructure Solution Architecture
  • Solution design, build and delivery 
  • Post-sales Technical support
2002-082003-04

Research Associate

Medialab Asia

Media Lab Asia was a joint venture between the government of India and Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (USA). As part of role I was responsible for building, supporting the technology infrastructure (mostly based on Open Source stacks) including working with various lead researchers helping them with various technology initiatives.  

At MediaLab Asia my responsibilities included - 

  • Responsible for setting up and maintaining Network Operations Centre
  • Deployment and maintenance of Open Source stacks (Email, DNS, Web, File print, etc.) 
  • Responsible for maintaining application infrastructure across various other satellite labs
  • Research Assistant to principal researchers on various government funded research projects
  • Embedded Development to support government funded research projects
  • Working with vendors on provisioning and support of leased Infrastructure and services
  • Setup and maintenance up of Lab infrastructure based on OpenSource and commercial stacks
  • Support maintenance of developed Intellectual Property 
2001-092002-08

Embedded Development Lead & Systems Administrator

Zenith Computers

As part of my role at Zenith I was responsible for developing embedded (thin clients, remote boot systems, etc.) systems based on various Open Source and Closed Source stacks. In addition I also built and supported the IT infrastructure within the lab based on Open Source stacks. 

  • Low cost affordable computing initiatives for the Indian Consumer
  • Development of Embedded Linux based devices
  • Development of Embedded WinCE.net based devices
  • Development of Embedded WinXP based devices
  • Development of Appliance Server prototypes
  • Development of Thin Clients based on Linux/WinCE.net
  • Development of Set Top Boxes based on Linux/WinCE.net
2000-042001-08

Lead Technical Consultant

FreeOS

As a lead technical consultant I helped build infrastructure based on an open source stack while also providing customers post sales support. In addition I delivered training on various technology related topics at customers sites.  As a lead technical consultant my responsibilities at FreeOS included - 

  • Deploying Open Source Solutions (Firewalls, IDS, Routers, Servers, Mail solutions etc)
  • Supporting Open Source / FLOSS solution deployments 
  • Train customers on Linux/FLOSS stacks
  • Responsible for Pre-Sales / Post-Sales support
  • Technical writing
2000-022000-03

Web Design & Platform Lead

Detatech Web Technologies

At Detactech I lead the team on the design, build and delivery of a customer web platform. This included technical Architecture & Design, Systems Administration including delivery responsibility. My responsibilities included - 

  • Technical Architecture & Design 
  • Systems Administration
  • Solution Delivery Lead

Education

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Bachelor Of Engineering

Mumbai University

4 year degree with a specialization on High Voltage DC transmission.

Post Graduate Study

  • SaFE Agile Trained & Certified v4.0 (58446114-0105)
  • Foundations of Business Strategy, University of Virginia Darden School of Business
  • Advanced Business Strategy, University of Virginia Darden School of Business
  • Business Growth Strategy, University of Virginia Darden School of Business
  • New Models of Business in Society, University of Virginia Darden School of Business
  • Design Thinking for Innovation, University of Virginia Darden School of Business
  • Strategic Planning & Execution, University of Virginia Darden School of Business
  • The Modern World, Part One: Global History from 1760 to 1910, University of Virginia
  • The Modern World, Part Two: Global History since 1910, University of Virginia
  • Critical Perspectives In Management, IE Business School
  • Amazon Web Services - Business Professional
  • Amazon Web Services - Technical Professional

Organizations

  • CoderDojo Altona North (Dojo champion, mentor and volunteer) - http://altonanorthdojo.com
  • Raspberry Pi Melbourne Hackers Group - Organizer & Raspberry Pi Hacker : https://meetup.com/Melbourne-Raspberry-Jam/
  • Electronics Club Altona - Organizer & Hacker : https://www.meetup.com/Electronics-Club-Altona
  • Computer Measurement Group - Australia (2013 - 2014) - President 
  • Computer Measurement Group - Australia (2013 - 2014) - Events Lead 

Interests

A summary of my interests include -

  • Hacking open source i.e. Linux, Python, etc.
  • Hacking with the Raspberry Pi
  • Building projects around Internet Of Things (https://github.com/tangowhisky37)
  • Maintaining the Performance Engineering Body Of Knowledge at http://www1.practicalperformanceanalyst.com
  • Researching and reading about local and global history
  • Physics of Aviation
  • Volunteering

References

Available on request