ü A highly motivated, dedicated and goal-oriented Snr Enterprise Cloud Architect / Executive Network Solutions Architect – and Leader with a proven track record of large complex Enterprise Transformation
ü Lead and managed the World’s largest Enterprise Transition and Transformation as a Principal, for one of the largest Financial Service Group- covering Europe, North America, South America, APAC, with regular travel to 20+ countries.
ü Broad experience in Financial Service Industry, Investment Banking, Public Sector, Defense and Space Industry, pharmaceutical, Consultancy Services and Service Provider Sector, embedded with excellent persuasive communication skills.
ü I am experienced in large scale global Enterprise, Cloud, Data Center, Campus Infrastructure – Transition and Transformation on global scale, which including development and deployment life cycle, requirement definition, stakeholder buy in, High Level Design, Low Level Design, deployment, migration, testing and handover activities.
§ Experienced in influencing organizational strategies and influential interaction with snr management, CIO/CTO. Also, experienced in leading Global Team of IT and Infrastructure Experts in Europe, North America, South America, APAC and Australia.
§ Experienced in Senior Business & IT Stakeholder Management, Enterprise Application, Technology, Data & Security Architecture, and Architecture Frameworks & Governance.
§ Experienced in getting buy in from Business stakeholders to invest in strategic architecture. Experience in design, implementation and Governance within a large/complex environment,
§ Experienced in leading transformational programs for Enterprise, Cloud such as Azure, Oracle OCI, AWS, Softlayer, Data Centre transformation, Enterprise Network, Platforms and compute such as VM and Bare Metal
BSC- Business IT | 2005 | Birmingham city university, UK
HND- higher national diploma in COMPUTING | 2003 | NCC Education UK
idcs- International Diploma in Computer Studies | 2002 | NCC Education UK
üPMP® # 1952987 Certified Project Management Professional
üCCIE #35305 – R&S-Certified Internetwork Expert
üTOGAF 9.1 – 103942
üSC Cleared – Expired in Dec 2018, BY UK MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
üIBM Change Management
üMCP, MCSA, CCIP, CCDP, CCNP
üCISSP – Perusing
üAzure & Oracle OCI, AWS – Trained by Vendor
Complete Landscape of Enterprise & Cloud Architecture and Security
Cloud Architecture such as Azure, office 365, OCI, AWS, SoftLayer Cloud Services, IAAS,PAAS, SAAS, VNETS, Virtual Cloud Network, VM, Computes, Peering, Fast Connect, EXPRESSROUTE, Direct Connect, VPN, Cloud Security, Encryption, Global routing, complex Server Architecture, Cloud to Cloud peering, Integration Architecture, Cloud Load balancing, WAF, Firewall, on-prem to cloud Migration Lead, Identity and Access Management, SSO, MFA, Storage, backup, site recovery Monitoring, SQL & COSMOS Database- complete end to end cloud Infrastructure expert.
Security Architecture Next Generation Firewalls- NGFW FortiGate, Firepower-Cisco, Web Application Firewall – WAF, VPN technologies, Encryption, Network Access Control using ClearPass and Fore scout, Infrastructure security
Datacenter Architecture such as SDN (iWAN, APIC-EM, QoS), Application Centric Infrastructure- ACI, Access/Core/Distribution/spine-leaf, Virtualization, windows, workload migration to the cloud and between datacenter, mid- ranger server, main frame networking, latency sensitive network infrastructure, complex LAN/L2 architecture, STP.
Enterprise Global Network such as WAN Optimization – Bluecoat & Citrix Platform, Packet Shaper/ Advance Secure Gateway Symantec Bluecoat, Load balancer – F5 & cloud LB, MPLS backbone, SoC & NoC, complex routing and switching, IP Telephony, Unified Communication as a service, Wireless LAN, MPLS Bakbones, , IOT, BGP,OSPF, EIGRP,RIP,
MISC : Design Documentations, blueprints, Program Management, Cisco, Arista, Cloud Infrastructure.
Qatar Foundaion | doha-qatar | dec 2018–Current
Senior Architect – (Cloud, Enterprise, Security & Data center)
At Qatar Foundation, I have joined to lead multiple complex projects, which include developing service design and architecture to migrate on premises data center service to MS-Azure and Oracle- OCI Cloud, this is the largest cloud transformation project in Middle East,
I am the Lead Architect responsible for building Complete Enterprise Cloud Architecture from scratch in Azure and OCI to migrate on-prem DC to cloud. I am also leading Enterprise Network Refresh in Data Center and campuses across the country. I interact directly with Microsoft Azure Team, Oracle, Service Integrator and operations to develop design and architecture followed by migration and test plan. I interact directly with Executive Directors and senior leadership and develop scope for project managers to successfully execute the project and successful Transition and Transformation activities. I am the Lead Architect responsible for complete end to end migration.
IBM |UK-London | Nov 2016–Dec 2018
Executive – Senior Architect – Leader (Cloud, Enterprise & Data center)
I was part of IBM Leadership – Band 9, focusing on multiple blue chip and high-profile accounts. My role at IBM can be summarized as being responsible for complete ownership of Transition and Transformation programs for Enterprise Cloud, Data Center and Campus. I was responsible for developing functional strategies, Service Design and Architecture definition, Deployment, Design Documentation, configuration, testing and handover. I own complete lifecycle from initiation to hand over. I hold Professional knowledge of function within business unit / country operations, I review existing Infrastructure estate, identify areas for improvement and transformation, I evaluate and understands organizational resources, priorities, needs and policies. I provide guidance to the end client- Snr Management and Lead technical teams for successful T&T. I own development of complex solutions, I adapt communications and approaches to support negotiations with end client, third parties and various partners resulting in common agreements for solutions. My role is client facing, owning Architecture and managing the projects, design and build which demands excellent persuasive communication skills.
S&P Global |UK- London | MAY 2016 – Sept 2016
Chief Infrastructure Architect, director
I was working at SPG as Director, covering the role of Principal Infrastructure Architect, reporting directly to Senior Director of Infrastructure Delivery and Vice President of Operations; I am working side by side with other Directors and SME in the organization. Under SPG banner we had following business units: Dow Jones, Platts, J.D Power, Market Intelligence and Rating business units plus many other groups where we hold significant shares. I was leading teams in Technology arena covering complete end to end Enterprise Technology spectrum. My Primary role was to develop services, design and Architecture of new acquisitions, co-location design, Enterprise and Data Center Infrastructure refresh for infrastructure which will be used by applications and services which are mix of bandwidth demanding and latency sensitive.
As part of my work routine I used to interact with various stakeholders such as business unit Directors, Snr Management, and SME’s to define and identify requirements, developing business case, co-ordinate commercial activities and develop Solutions, Services design and architecture. This includes developing design documentation, implementation, manage project-based interaction with supplier and providers and oversee various project and activities undertaken by out integrator (ATOS) and suppliers.
Allianz SE | Head Quarter – Munich Germany | Sept 2013 – April 2016
PrincipAL Solutions Architect
I worked at Allianz (AMOS) as Principal Solutions Architect / Head of Pillar (Contractor) on AGN Program reporting directly to Global Head of Service Design and Architecture. I was member of AGN Architecture board, Steering committee and acting as deputy Head of Service Design and Architecture.
I was leading a team of Technical Architects & Consultants within Technology & Security. We were developing Allianz Global Network, which is the largest Enterprise Transition and Transformation project in the world, building regional Datacenter as a Private Cloud Service, with project spent of 650M+ Euros and in total close to 800M. This includes 5000+ sites, number of Local DC’s across the globe, regional Core DC’s and 150K+ users. As part of my role I had to regularly travel across the globe including APAC, South America, North America, Australia and number of destinations in EU.
My activities include gathering requirements, and translating requirements into network strategies and systems architecture definition. This includes developing the High Level Design / Low level Design, reviewing and approving design, developing, authoring RFI/RFP, and contractual exhibits conducting Negotiation, Evaluation of Solutions and Managing communication and selection of providers. I was also responsible for managing Global Integrator and partners such as Verizon, British Telecoms, T-System, Telefonica and Accenture. I conducted technical workshop across the globe with CIO/CTO, Regional Network Managers, SME and Architects to define the specific High level design, and convincing the Operational Entity on the solution proposed and deal with all architectural queries. I was engaged throughout the life-cycle of the Project from data gathering phase till DC / Site is handed over to operations. My Activities were focused around developing the architecture of the Enterprise Network, Data Center, Core, Global WAN Architecture over multiple carriers, internet breakouts, Voice & Video Network Infrastructure, firewalls, partner Access, multicast services while respecting the industry standard, regulatory requirements and local legislation.
Accenture | Munich Germany | | SEPT 2012 – sept 2013
I was working at Accenture as a Lead Enterprise Infrastructure Architect (Contractor), on one of the major financial Institutes account which is a global financial Holding, offering Global Financial Services, based at their Head Quarter in Munich, Germany. I was responsible for leading the global design team in developing the Global Network and Data Center Architecture, Data Center consolidation to Core regional DC’s, WAN/LAN/IPT/BCRS/Security and migration activities for multiple Operational Entities across the Globe which require high availability and were also latency sensitive. My team consisted of Architects and consultants from Cisco Professional services and Accenture.
I was responsible for requirement gathering, developing the network design (HLD/LLD), global blue prints, developing network configuration, and providing 3rd / 4th line support (including troubleshooting) to migration and build team. My responsibilities also include developing and designing the network architecture of the Regional Data Center, DC failover. My responsibilities also include designing the core network and delivering latency sensitive network services over multiple service providers (BT and Verizon). The Global Network was built to support financial service applications, various data servers, main frames, multicast for streaming press conferences, voice, partner services, hosting services, agency network and web servers.
EUMETSAT | Frankfurt – Germany | march 2010 – oct 2012
Senior Network & Security Consultant
I worked at EUMETSAT as a Network Consultant (Contractor), based at their HQ in Darmstadt, Germany. New Space programs (Sentinel-3) for Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) were under development by European Space Agency (ESA). I was involved in the analysis, requirement gathering, design& implementation of IP Network and security related services for Multi Mission Network at the Data Center – Ground Segment.
I was also responsible for number of other projects such as design, implementation and testing of campus MPLS based backbone network, upgrading existing network, designing and implementation of low latency network service for new and existing systems. My responsibilities also included network implementation& upgrades activities on Multi Mission network services reviewing technical documents produced by internal and external bodies, as well as participating in the internal & external meetings.
IBM | London – UK | Dec 2008 – Dec 2009
Network & Security Specialist
I worked at IBM – BC&RS as Network Specialist (Contractor) based out of London, UK, providing network development, design, and implementation and troubleshooting support for six IBM Data Centers across London. I looked after IBM’s Blue-Chip clients such as Trading & Investments banks, hedge fund, government & various other clients in the area of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. I was also supporting IBM network infrastructure. I was involved in testing, design (for new clients), implementation and support of multiple Disaster Recovery data center network across London region which consist of predominantly Cisco high end state of the art hardware’s, as well as other venders like HP, Nokia & checkpoint. I was also supporting system-built team in the area of networking
AT&T | UK | Network specialist | jan 2007 – dec 2008
I worked for AT&T as a Network Specialist (Contractor) based in Redditch, UK, supporting/troubleshooting AT&T Global Network Infrastructure, B2B business and network model for AT&T’s Blue chip clients who utilize AT&T IP/MPLS backbone to communicate with various branches & datacenters across the globe. I was part of a team of Senior Engineers who were providing 24/7 cover which included working on day and night shifts, as well as mentoring, supervising and supporting a team of junior network engineers in supporting the network infrastructure. My daily routine involved troubleshooting range of networking issues at client side (CE) routers and switches, provider edge (PE), Managed Firewalls as well as advising customer on upgrades/design-redesign of existing & new network
British Telecom | UK | Network engineer | march 2006 – jan 2007
I worked for BT as Network Configuration Engineer (Contractor) through Intact Integrated Service/Westcon – (Cisco Gold Partner) on Global IP/MPLS Project for REUTERS, based out of Essex, UK. I was involved in deploying & migrating clients across EMEA, ASIA and America to IP/MPLS network and connecting them to REUTER’s datacenter so they can access REUTER’s financial services and applications.
British Telecom | UK | Network & Security consultant | april 2005 – march 2006
I Worked for BT Wholesale as a Data Network & Broad Band Consultant (Contractor). Based out of Walsall, UK. I had been involved in various projects including migration, commissioning, and deployment / troubleshooting of DSLAM and BRAS.I was part of an enthusiastic team working towards 21st century project, focusing on BT’s Core ATM Network, where we had to troubleshoot issues across backbone consisting of ATM (Virtual Circuits, Virtual Paths), STM1-4, Gigabit Ethernet, BRAS (Cisco 72XX &