Lead (Enterprise & Business) Architect @ Lloyds Banking Group
University of Warwick
A highly motivated and results-driven MBA executive, Actuary and Mathematician, who is conscientious and adaptable with an outstanding proven track record in business focused solutioning and pre-sales client management. A highly versatile pre and post sale Consultant with over 25 years experience working for large blue chip companies in the IT Service industry. Over 15 years Architecture
A highly motivated and results-driven MBA executive, Actuary and Mathematician, who is conscientious and adaptable with an outstanding proven track record in business focused solutioning and pre-sales client management. A highly versatile pre and post sale Consultant with over 25 years experience working for large blue chip companies in the IT Service industry. Over 15 years Architecture experience in mainly Government, NHS, Rail and Financial Services. Designed large-scale; mission-critical; highly available; real time; complex systems and solutions in a 24x7 environment. Created architectural solutions and high-level designs that delivered the business requirements in line with the technology direction set conforming to a defined architecture delivery method. Specified the application design and what the main infrastructure components of the solution should be and how they should interact with each other. Successfully, lead the procurement of mission critical IT systems for the rail industry, following the OJEU tender process. Successfully, championed a move to “Cloud-based” SOA Services and Solutions. Also, lead on the production of a European-wide architecture. Worked with Programme Directors and Bid Managers on numerous £multi-million OJEU bids by responding to ITTs and PQQs. TOGAF 9 certified practitioner since 2010.
Lead (Enterprise & Business) Architect @ Lead Enterprise Architect within Enterprise Architecture & Design (EAD) for a major high street banking client. Lead the design of ecommerce high profile programmes. Leading a multi-disciplinary architecture team, with skills in application, security, data and infrastructure architectures comprising of junior and senior team members. Managing a team of architects to produce the design and then successfully taking it through EAD governance. Production of Technology Estimates for changes initiated by the business. Weekly attendee at PSG, KUG and other meetings with key business stakeholders/directors to ensure the strategic design meets business needs and the business understands the solutions to be delivered by IT. Technical Single Point of Contact (SPOC) with the business. Accountable for providing high quality services to large programmes that meet stakeholder expectations, by defining, agreeing and communicating the architecture for business and technical solutions within mandated delivery constraints. Supported the business in evaluating 3 separate tenders for business. From March 2013 to Present (2 years 10 months) London, United KingdomCTO & Enterprise Architect @ Gained a detailed understanding of current “black box” systems and services through Technical Surveys conducted of existing Suppliers.
Produced an IT Strategy for Systems & Services which included producing current state information flows and system architectures. Developed a target/future operating model, enterprise architecture vision, principles, governance, etc for the replacement Systems & Services.
Worked on 4 separate procurements of replacement Systems & Services under OJEU guidelines.
Continually investigated the benefits and pitfalls of Cloud Computing and SOA.
Managed existing suppliers and provided technical governance on existing services to ensure they are delivered on-time, within budget, meet business requirements, etc. From June 2009 to March 2013 (3 years 10 months) London, United KingdomTechnical Architect @ Atos is an international information technology services company, whose business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations.
Worked as part of the architecture team for the Chief Technology Officer and worked mainly on client sites. Designing and delivering solutions, ensuring successful delivery of projects and transition into the support organisation following the ITIL model.
• Developed from first principles a Capacity & Trending Model and a Business Volumetric Model for the Choose & Book account. Managed the production, delivery and presentation of capacity metrics to CFH
• Attended a week long technical workshop in the US with our partner where I successfully presented and discussed the vision and strategy for Capacity Management within the Choose & Book account
• Designed an IT solution to support a move by Atos Origin into Audiology and Ultrasound services for the NHS using existing capability as well as third parties for clinical services
• Successfully obtained approval and funding from Atos Origin UK CEO to enter 20+ employees in to the 2008 World Corporate Games. Managed the entry of employees organising equipment, hotels, food, etc as well as the participation during the three days over a long weekend. From September 2007 to January 2009 (1 year 5 months) Reading, United KingdomSolution Architect @ I was actively involved in all stages of the project lifecycle. In particular, pre-sales activity (e.g. ITT, PQQ, etc), defining/capturing/shaping requirements; documenting the design of the solution based on the previously agreed requirements; planning and pricing the solution, managing and working with a team to build the solution; testing the solution against requirements; deploying the solution, training users to use the solution and supporting the solution (sometimes 24/7), taking into account any special security aspects of the solution, e.g. CONFIDENTIAL data. I produced proposals which included solution designs, plans, prices for hardware, software, services, etc. Proposals successfully passed internal technical and business reviews prior to submission to the customer. Actively involved with the customer on change controls as inevitably new requirements or changes in direction occur during the lifetime of a project. From October 2000 to August 2007 (6 years 11 months) Senior Consultant @ Graphtalk Developer is an open scalable object-oriented and client/server development tool used by CSC FSG to customise its strategic Life & Pensions Administration product, Graphtalk AIA, for its clients. As a senior member of the team I went through a rigorous training and induction program prior to going on-site in March 1999. This included a number of tests on my O-O capabilities as well as the use of the Graphtalk Developer Language (GDL) and knowledge of the AIA product and architecture. I also attended a week long course on UML given by an external consultant. At the client site in Edinburgh, I was responsible for managing, designing and developing the document production and management system, which came to be critical to the success of the entire project. At its peak I managed about half a dozen developers whilst continuing to set the technological lead for the remaining development issues. From January 1999 to September 2000 (1 year 9 months)
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Global Leadership, Completed @ Hult International Business School From 2011 to 2014 BSc, Mathematics, 2.1 @ University of Warwick From 1983 to 1986 Abdul MBA is skilled in: Strategic Leadership, Technical Leadership, Contract Management, Pre-sales, Enterprise Architecture, ITIL, IT Strategy, Project Management, TOGAF, Strategy, Integration, Service Management, PRINCE2, Outsourcing, Solution Architecture
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