Head of Online Platforms and Electronic Channels @ Mediterranean Bank
Director @ Wolters Kluwer Financial Services
Analyst/Programmer Certificate @
Technical College Henri Coanda
Technology leader, programme director and principle software architect with over 15 years’ experience, driving software design and development for products and services (SaaS) to a whole new level of efficiency. All backed up by strong consulting, human resources, start-up and entrepreneurial experience and supported by a large network of high level professional connections and valuable domain knowledge
Technology leader, programme director and principle software architect with over 15 years’ experience, driving software design and development for products and services (SaaS) to a whole new level of efficiency. All backed up by strong consulting, human resources, start-up and entrepreneurial experience and supported by a large network of high level professional connections and valuable domain knowledge in industries like finance, banking, iGaming, online casino, ERP, CRM, retail, travel and hospitality.
I lead successful technology companies into delivering the next generation industry standard products and services by creating the vision, the corporate culture and the business strategy, built upon the market needs and the value of constant and never-ending improvement.
I hold a Master in Computer Engineering (top of the class), Certified Scrum Master (Scrum Alliance), Lean Six Sigma Champion, PRINCE2, PMI, CMMI practitioner, 15 year of relevant experience in EMEA and APAC regions and across multiple industries: finance, banking, iGaming, gambling/online casino, ERP, CRM, retail, travel and hospitality.
Additionally I have a good mix of Application and Infrastructure Management, Consulting and Human Resources Management from start-ups to large 300+ technical departments. I am also a hands-on developer and a top software architect. I designed the architecture of patent pending highly complex software web automation solutions, ERP, CRM systems, mobile applications and scalable distributed web applications.
Founder / CTO @ Designed the software architecture and developed the first version of a mobile app targeted at the typical retail customer. Feature list includes items, shops, shopping lists, pictures, logos, GPS, prices, time based promotions, pricing history, best price for item, search by scanning the barcode, shopping intelligence based on criteria like goal, pricing, no of stores, location etc. From June 2013 to Present (2 years 5 months) Cluj County, RomaniaDirector @ Main roles:
Director - Wolters Kluwer Financial Services Romania (250+)
Product Development Delivery - EMEA region
Appointed to manage a large software Product Development Center with focus on software financial services:
Financial Compliance - Banking Regulatory Reporting (Basel III - CRD IV/CRR - COREP, FINREP),
Insurance Regulatory Reporting (Solvency II)
Financial Risk - Risk Management
Successfully built a core middle management team and leading the company through extreme growth; effectively doubling the team size from 120+ to 250+ within 1.5 years.
As part of the EMEA delivery (20+ country applications) role, I lead a global team that spread across the whole EMEA region.
Achieved third most profitable IT Company in the region for 2014, after not being in the top in 2013.
Played a leading role on the large scale organizational transition to Agile, Lean Six Sigma and PMI from Waterfall/PRINCE2. The transition is complete and a real success. I lead by example, walking the talk as a Certified Scrum Master.
Achieved the creation of a competitive localized branding, corporate culture and working environment characterized by collaboration on a global scale, sustainable growth and low attrition, on a very competitive and dynamic labour market. Moved the office to the best office building in the city (ecological, A-Class level) in order to support the future growth and provide the best place to work to a team that fully deserves it. From March 2014 to October 2015 (1 year 8 months) Cluj County, RomaniaSoftware Department Manager & Human Resource Manager(VP Engineering) @ Appointed to manage a large software department with focus on technology, projects, corporate culture, hiring the best technical team, efficient communication, optimizing the development process, updating the technologies involved, people management, project and program management.
Successfully led (people and technical management) the software department – 100+ software specialists, over 400 games, tens of high availability, large transactions web gaming portals, downloadable/mobile game versions. I recruited/supervised/appraised/motivated Project Managers, Mathematical Modellers, Graphical Designers, Software Developers, QA Engineers, Network & System Engineers, DB Admins, Technical Writers - using technologies like Java, C++, C#, PHP, Unity 3D, Action Script 3, SQL etc.
Set up, communicated and maintained a corporate culture based on core values like: Empowerment, Commitment, Excellence, Passion and Collaboration. That provided the foundation for further growth.
Reorganized the departments, updated the procedures, researched and implemented new technologies, platforms, frameworks, design patterns, QA regression testing scenarios and cases. That increased the efficiency (lowering necessary man-hours/time to market) of the development and testing processes to approx. 50%.
Studied local taxation schemes and implemented several other workforce cost reduction tools like the tax exempt – 16% for technical staff. That triggered a 16% net income increment for qualifying staff, increasing staff motivation by up to 50%. There was no additional cost for the company. From February 2012 to May 2013 (1 year 4 months) TimisoaraDirector of Software Research & Development @ Appointed to start-up Devgo, an R&D Centre for Consitera AG as first employee. Also I was expected to manage the software start-up, recruit the team, design, develop the product and handle the business project/program/office management.
Head of Software Research and Development
Led the Project/Program Management (Agile): Requirements Analysis, Software Design, Software R&D, Software Testing, Software Delivery & Documentation from zero to the final product version 3.0 – VMware, Citrix & Microsoft – Workflow Product Family. Very efficient development process - eliminated delays and kept error/bug rate at less than 1% that further reduced the time to market and increased client satisfaction.
Lead Software Architect of a complex, high transactional, scalable web platform built on (.NET, C#, ASP.net, WPF, WCF, WF, Silverlight, MSSQL). The software architecture was patented in Germany.
Improved client communication and decreased software requirements ambiguity by 60%, using valuable skills acquired from my previous Head of IT Consulting experience in Asia.
Implementation and Administration of the Visual Studio 2008 & 2010 Team Foundation Server - 3 tier infrastructure (Application, Data & Client) using Agile Software Engineering Process Management with continuous improvement of the development process (TFS, VS, Sharepoint, MSSQL, Published apps, Citrix XenApp, Citrix Thin Clients). This efficient virtual environment significantly reducing the licensing cost by 60%.
I recruited, trained and appraised the R&D Team: 11 software developers, engineers & QA testers From September 2008 to November 2011 (3 years 3 months) Timis County, RomaniaIT Consulting Manager @ DFL Consult provides the following IT Consulting Services:
ERP, CRM, BI, Knowledge DB Consulting,
ERP,CRM Customizations, Design and Implementations,
Business Process Optimization,
Business Strategy Services,
IT Software Audit,
IT Hardware Audit,
Web Development, Design & Hosting
DFL Consult :
Industry Leader - Member in the Society of Industry Leaders
Vista Research, a division of Standard & Poor's
Gerson Lehrman Group Councils - Member in the Council of Advisors
Coleman Research Group - Executive Forum Member
Blue Chip Expert From August 2007 to August 2008 (1 year 1 month) IT Consulting Manager @ Appointed to start-up Asdion Consulting Services by creating custom project management procedures for international ERP and CRM implementations up to government level. Also among the job requirements were to hire, train and supervise a team of skilled Software Project Managers for our offices across Asia, focused on implementing complex software and infrastructure solutions.
Lead architect for several software designs.
Recruited, trained and managed a highly professional international consulting team of 10 Project Managers, including assigning tasks, supervising results and appraisals.
Conducted the procedural review, developed, documented and implemented the ISO compliant and fully optimized Project Management, Risk Management and Change Management Work-flows and Procedures.
Achieved 50% improvement in project loading capacity for 2006 by standardizing and optimizing the self-developed custom implementation work-flow and procedures.
Project Managed 20 ERP & CRM high level international implementations, including the $2m China ERP implementation for the travel industry. The client was FEAS, the biggest travel agency in China, in collaboration with Travelsky, China’s GDS provider.
Researched and tested new technologies available in the market or on prototype stage and proposed to the Board, the Business Solutions valuable for the Group's future directions of development, including a Business Solution on RFID technology. From January 2006 to July 2007 (1 year 7 months) Petronas Tower 2, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaIT Consulting Manager @ I worked as a Self-Employed IT Consultant to provide small-scale IT Auditing, Turn-Around and Development Strategies, Optimizing the business flow and providing viable business solutions for small and medium IT Companies mostly from Romania and Germany. From March 2004 to December 2005 (1 year 10 months) IT Manager @ Implementation and Support for the Expert ERP System v4 & 5
Modules: Back Office Accounting & Finance, Human Resource, Inventory, Custody, Front office Sales - Invoicing, CRM:
Led and organized the internal meetings to gather the requirements.
Led and organized the Gap Analysis.
Involved in the design and developing process at the Expert ERP Development Centre, followed by testing.
Led the project implementation process,
organizing weekly status meetings and reporting to the General Manager.
Provided application and database administration, testing and support for the ERP System.
Provided internal user training sessions, also organizing the trial run, followed by the live run, Project Sign-Off and Support mode.
Designed, planned and coordinated the implementation of a full IT Systems & Network, Telco and Security Infrastructure.
Procurement and negotiation with the suppliers. From February 2001 to February 2004 (3 years 1 month) Software Developer @ I was part of development of a new Delphi/XML Financial application and in the same time started to improve my Java programming skills. From September 2000 to December 2000 (4 months) Heilbronn, Germany
Master of Computer Science, Computer and Systems Science @ Universitatea din Oradea From 2001 to 2004 Analyst/Programmer Certificate, Informatics @ Technical College Henri Coanda From 1995 to 1999 Daniel-Flavius Lucica is skilled in: Management, Business Strategy, Program Management, Change Management, Management Consulting, Project Management, Business Development, Agile Methodologies, Business Intelligence, Entrepreneurship, Integration, Software Development, Start-ups, Requirements Analysis