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Thomas Nienkemper

IT Project Manager (Infrastructure / Transformation)

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  • Graduation: B.Sc. Business Information Technology
  • Hourly-/Daily rates: not provided
  • Languages: German (Native or Bilingual) | English (Full Professional)
  • Last update: 11.05.2017
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Keywords: Project Manager, IT-Infrastructure, IT-Transformation, IT-Outsourcing, Cloud Migration

Thomas Nienkemper is an IT-Project Manager specialized in cloud transformation and rollout projects. He has more than 7 years of experience in planning and managing complex IT infrastructure transformation projects in an outsourcing environment and has a strong IT background with many years of hands-on work. Thomas has a degree in Business Information Technology and is certified by PMI, ITIL® v3 Expert and Management of Risk (MoR) ® practitioner. He has experience in managing off-/nearshore teams in matrix organizations and enjoys working in a multicultural environment. 
Functional and technical expertise
  • IT Infrastructure Projects
  • Migration / Lifecycle
  • Transition & Transformation
  • Network / Security Telecommunication / Voice
  • Storage (SAN/NAS)
  • Database (Oracle / MS SQL)
  • Private Cloud / Virtual Private Cloud (VMware / AWS / Azure) 

Industry expertise
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport & Logistics
  • Healthcare
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Consumer Goods / Retail

Certifications and Qualifications
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)® (2017, Certification in April 2017)
  • Consulting Campus Advanced (2015)
  • Visualization techniques (2-day course, 2015)
  • Conflict management in projects (2-day course, 2014)
  • MoR® Practitioner in Risk Management (2013)
  • Rhetoric training for presentations (2013)
  • Seminar: core competences in team- and project work (2013)
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® (2012)
  • Certified ITIL® v3 Expert (2012)
  • CCNA Networking Basics/ Router and Routing Basics (2006)
2016 - 2017 - Rollout Manager @ Leading Swiss Bank (Bern)
In a large, 5-year IT program the client replaces their proprietary core banking application set and the underlying infrastructure with a new standard software which is able to run in a cloud environment. The new standard software needs to be integrated in a landscape of ~60 surrounding applications. Scope of the engagement was to plan the last integration phase (Slice-C), moderate workshops to create storybooks and prepare the dress rehearsal for a big bang go live with all 60 applications. Result: A consolidated storybook with over 3000 tasks from 60 applications ready to be executed in a rollout tool and a 4-stage dress rehearsal concept to perform effective dry runs before go live.

2016 - Infrastructure Consultant @ Leading Swiss telecommunication provider (Zürich/Bern)
The client designs and builds a new private and public cloud platform to keep up with customer requirements and to replace various existing solutions. Scope of the engagement was to review the intended architecture, support in the vendor selection process and act as a trusted advisor during the first two project phases. Result: A cutting-edge technology stack for a future proof platform to meet high customer demands. An effective and agile (SAFe) project setup to make the new platform ready for production in only 9 months.  

2016 - Program Management Consultant @ Global Bank (Zürich)
The MiFID II program implements new regulatory requirements throughout the existing IT-Landscape. Scope of the engagement was to support the IT program manager in the initiation phase of the program in the areas of financial management, scope management and stakeholder management. Result: Custom financial cockpit and processes established, rollout of existing tollgating concept based on JIRA for scope management, detailed stakeholder analysis and communication plan created.

2016 - Project and Process Management Consultant @ Global Bank (Zürich)
The SRI Portfolio with over 10 large programs and a budget of several hundreds of million franks is being managed by an onsite portfolio management team in Zürich with support from a team in Poland. Scope of the engagement was to optimize financial management, scope management and vendor management processes, identify further nearshoring potential and shift suitable activities von Zürich to Krakow. Result: Nearshore ratio increased from 25% to over 60%.

2015 - 2016 - Project Manager @ Leading Swiss Railway Company (Bern)
Design and build a new, secure multi-provider network zone for a critical and core rail control application with maximum availability and performance (throughput, latency) requirements. Step-by-step migration of all components into the new environment. Challenge: Zero downtime and high performance demand required very detailed planning, extensive testing, accurate execution and risk management. Result: Successful migration without business impact. Long existing network thresholds eliminated.

2015 - Project Manager @ Major Swiss University Hospital (Bern)
Large infrastructure lifecycle and cloud migration project affecting the majority of the client’s applications, including very critical hospital applications with highest availability demands. Scope of the engagement was an analysis of the application landscape and the underlying infrastructure on end of life criteria (hardware, operating system, platform, database) as well as a cloud readiness assessment together with suppliers for each application in order to identify cloud migration potential. Result: Consolidation and migration of 150 application servers and 300 SQL/Oracle databases to a new cloud platform which resulted in a significant reduction of operational costs, increased operational stability and enabled optimization in licensing. 

2014 - Project Manager @ Leading Swiss Railway Company (Bern)
Transforming the clients network infrastructure of 2500 servers from a classic DMZ concept to a modern landscape with different zones to meet security and performance requirements in a multi-provider environment. Challenge: High demands on availability and security during transformation. Result: Stable, state of the art multi-provider network environment across multiple datacenters and hundreds of customer locations.

2013 - Project Manager @ International IT-Service Provider (Bern / Langenthal)
SAN storage standardization program for all international datacenters in order to replace existing, heterogeneous solutions by a new, international standardized SAN platform. Scope of the engagement was planning and coordinating the implementation in all Swiss datacenters. Result: Installed a new HA/DR SAN platform across two data centers, performed host-based migrations with a total storage capacity of 350TB on 500 physical hosts, mostly HA-cluster (Windows / Linux with Veritas, AIX) within 5 months migration time.

2012 - Process Management Consultant @ International IT-Service Provider (Bern)
The existing e-room application is being used mainly as document management system and it has been decided to extended the application by adding workflow functionality for the request to offer and order to cash processes. Scope of the engagement was to analyze and document the affected processes and coordinate the integration together with external developers as part of the project team. Result: A successful, fully integrated pilot ready to be rolled out to further processes.  

2012 - Project Manager @ Global Resources Company (Kuala Lumpur)
The server decommissioning part of the request fulfilment process between the client and the service provider had significant gaps which resulted in long runtimes and hundreds of “lost” systems in the datacenter. Scope of the engagement was to set up a small project to make a root cause analysis of the process, identify the gaps, optimize the process and perform a clean up of database and physical space. Result: Reduced process runtime by 70% and hence increased customer satisfaction, saved 800k/month with datacenter clean up.

2011 - Project Management Office @ European Retailer (Muttenz)
Large Transition and Transformation program (full outsourcing) for datacenter (600 server), workplace (8000) and WAN (300 locations / pos). Transition and transformation of the existing IT-infrastructure in customer datacenters, IT workplaces distributed over 300 locations across Europe and the WAN connections providing connectivity between locations. Migration of the infrastructure to a twin-core datacenter, rollout of 8000 new clients in Europe, establish new WAN connections between office and point-of-sale locations. 

2009 - 2011 - Consultant HR Applications @ University of Applied Sciences (Bielefeld) 
Responsible for conception and implementation of new HR-budgeting software for the university administration. Installation on system layer, configuration of DB interfaces, customizing, coordination of user trainings, second level support.

2007 - 2011 - IT-Service / Consulting @ Several SMB Clients (Germany) 
Installation and service of data networks, voice- and IT-systems for small businesses.
  • Available for new project starting from 06/2017
  • Preferred Zürich region
  • Open for worldwide assignments
  • Ability to travel: 100%