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Cloud IT Management- IT Infrastructure Services- IT Transformation - IT Consulting

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  • 8903 Birmensdorf Freelancer in
  • Graduation: not provided
  • Hourly-/Daily rates: 160 €/hour 1300 €/day
  • Languages: German (Native or Bilingual) | English (Full Professional)
  • Last update: 22.07.2019
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Principal Consultant with a broad know how within IT enterprise covering IT Infrastructure, IT Security, Cloud Governance, IT Transformation support and many other topics over the past 20 years. Experience within Banking areas, Financial Services, Industrial and manufactural industries, Telecommunications, Specialty Pharmacy and other regulatory industries.
Helping both, the business and the IT areas to transform their needs into concrete deliverable items on the IT infrastructure side and above. Understanding todays challenges around public Cloud solutions connected to existing corporate IT environments in hybrid mode around legal, compliance, security and regulatory preconditions. Designing and driving scalable, flexible solutions that meet today's demand and which can grow with new demand.
Helping businesses understanding and using central services and central portfolio wherever it is possible and be a bridgepoint to local / regional requestors.
Offering quick assessments about operational health status around running IT environments and try to simplify, harmonize and optimize if applicable.

Strategy & Service Design, IT Management, IT Operations, Project Delivery, Stakeholder Management, Technical Architecture, Solution Architecture, Cloud(s) from IaaS, PaaS, SaaS - Private to Public to Hybrid, Virtualization, DaaS, Security Architecture (IAM, Directory Services, Hardenings  & Policies / Guidelines), Large Enterprise Environments to SMB with Special Focus within Industry, Telecommunication, Insurances and Banking, accountability for IT Infrastructure Architecture and Consultancy
2019 - current
Consulting Services within Operational BI team & PaaS responsible for a large regulatory project. Solution Architecture, Technology Architecture, Enterprise Architecture
Extensive Know How with Cloud Solutions (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, private hybrid, public) and Cloud Governance Processes to establish. Ad interim IT Management. IT Security, Identity & Access Management (IAM), etc.
Project Delivery, Project Management

2015-2019 Global Insurance Company
Head of Infrastructure Architecture & PDU
Owning and govern the infrastructure architecture discipline within the Swiss legal entity of a large global insurance company.
Owning the project delivery function on infrastructure level for all BU related services and designs. Accountable for infrastructure architectural guidance and governance and delivery of standard / non-standard IT infrastructure and security patterns within the local major business unit. Leading a team of specialized SMEs within the ITSM, Architecture and Project Management area. Also evaluating all public to hybrid Cloud requests from business or IT in terms of security, contract and IT Service Level agreements for the Head of IT and the COO. Running ~20 projects myself from small, medium to large (>5mio Infrastructure costs).
Member of the AoA community (Architects of the Architecture) to ensure a customer centric solution offering
  • Successfully designed, architected and delivered several CxO driven initiatives as success stories within 2015 – 2018
  • Supporting, consulting and driving the global architectural principles and designs on local level. Change the designs with the Country flavor
  • Make the Difference 2018 is a new, agile, creative way of working that embodies the companies purpose and values by empowering our people to embrace new ideas and accelerate strategy execution. Selected employee to work together in teams with our top leadership (GCEO, XCO) on key projects addressing some of the biggest challenges we face today
2013-2015 BPO Private Wealth Banking
Head of Cloud
Responsible to ramp up the operational Cloud team serving services to internal and external clients with IaaS / PaaS templates. Support the operational divisions in identifying possible automation patterns and flows.
Creating the operational readiness process to establish on the cloud environment for standardization and harmonization on X86 platforms
  • Successfully drove a seven month RfP Cloud evaluation with different suppliers acting as Lead Cross-Platform SME. Evaluating the PoC criteria’s between the final two vendors, supporting the Program Management with the technical and operational topics which was highly appreciated and awarded by the CEO, CIO & CFO
  • Successfully drove a VDI Multi-Tenant Service Solution for different private wealth banking customers. Harmonizing the existing heterogeneous VDI and Remote Desktop of the out tasked IT departments of the clients
2011- 2012 Global Manufacturing Company
Global Head of Server Competence Center
Accountable Service owner of 2500 Servers and their Services (Design, Build & Run) for the HQ and >500 branch locations. Responsible to standardize and consolidate services within the global Datacenters reaching a >86% virtualization. Evaluating and driving new technology solutions to support customer’s demands on global and de-central Environments through Microsoft, VMware and Citrix technology
  • Owner of the global SCC budget of 10Mio CHF for onboarding new services and maintaining existing infrastructure within the global Datacenters. Successfully owned CAPEX /OPEX cost control & transparency with ~99% match
  • Successfully drove the global Active Directory Services  & Strategy
  • Increased the virtual ratio on cost efficient virtual infrastructure strategy from 86% to 93% total
  • Successfully harmonized HP-UX legacy environment OPEX savings of ~0.6Mio CHF p.a.
  • Global Service Creator and Owner of the VDI service across 500 Branch offices & Main subsidiaries
Global Insurance Company
EMEA Tower Lead Wintel
Accountable Service owner of ~6000 Wintel Servers at EMEA and their Services (Design, Build & Run)
Personnel Management of 3 Line Managers for EMEA services serving Virtual platforms, Core platforms & global ADS. Functional Lead of 90 Engineers in Europe (30) & India (60)
Review of new technologies with Architects & Project Managers, mainly on Directory Services, IaaS, PaaS, DaaS, DaaS, SaaS, etc.
  • Increased the virtual ratio on cost efficient virtual infrastructure strategy from 83% to 88% total
  • Several personal awards for project support (see Awards)
  • Successfully ran and led several >3-5 mio CHF projects such as EMEA DC consolidation, strategic platforms, etc.
1999- 2007 Global Telecommunication Company
Senior IT Consultant

Several engagements with Headquarters of Dt. Telekom AG such as T-Online AG, T-Systems AG, DeTe Immobilien GmbH covering IT Outsourcing, IT Architecture, VDI Design and Operations. Client and Server Design SME for the DTI Server and Client builds (~200 Servers, 6000 Clients)
  • Helping the IT in Outsourcing, yearly operational cost savings of 70%
  • Service Creator and Owner of the global VDI service across 12 German main branch offices with ~500 users
Act as external SME for all IT/TK related business and IT projects
Minimal available during Q2 2019, to verify demand quick assessments and initial briefings are possible. Travel / onsite work possible depending on the rates, Mixed Mode for long term Projects appreciated based on negotiation. International projects abroad are also interesting depending on the demand and engagement.
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