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Ivo Piskov

Telecom / IT Project Delivery / Program Manager CN Planning, Implementation&Optimization consultant

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  • BG-1164 Sofia Freelancer in
  • Graduation: MSCEE
  • Hourly-/Daily rates: not provided
  • Languages: Bulgarian (Native or Bilingual) | German (Full Professional) | English (Full Professional) | Russian (Full Professional)
  • Last update: 10.12.2018
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Summary of skills
>23 years of experience in international Telecomm and IT projects and manufacturing.
Strong international project experience in GSM/UMTS operations, network and configuration data planning and implementation, capacity planning and network optimization
Core competences:
  • Project feasibility study and project initiation.
  • Manage and deliver project through its whole project life cycle.
  • Transition and transformation within large single/multiple locations throughout EMEA-AMS-APAC regions.
  • Risk management. Management of change and escalated high complexity technical issues
  • Leading E2E Transition & Transformation programs, with focus on delivering managed services, including technical infrastructure, operations and maintenance.
  • Manage project teams and 3rd party resources with a multicultural team size up to 150 people directly at customer side and virtually.
  • Manage people transfer during out-/insourcing of managed services. Coach project team members.
  • Manage team activities, team motivation, define key performance indicators, manage company targets transformation to team tasks, plan trainings and team education.
  • Precise attention to details. Handle challenging tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Team management and project control.
  • Manage client relationships up to C-level. Manage customer and stakeholder’s satisfaction.
  • Experience in set up and leading Project Management Office.
  • Implement project management best practices and methodologies(PMI/PMBOK). ITIL/ITSM Management processes.

Core specialties:
  • Experience in telecom equipment:
    3G Circuit Switched Core architecture, Nokia R4 MSS&MSCi / HLR / U3C MGW / SGSN experience, HP HLR Power Node, Siemens MSC/VLR/HLR mobile network switches and a knowledge of EWSD fixed network switches, Huawei MSS/MGW/HLR mobile equipment R4.
  • Manage planning and execution of migration or swap of Core Net elements and HW / SW upgrades.
  • Planning and implementation of  inter-connectivity to network systems such as VMS, Starhome, Alcatel IN-Systems, SMS-C platforms, control layer of RNC/BSCs of access network and NodeB/BSs definition.
  • Plan, manage and execute UATs.
- DB Netz AG, Germany (GSM-R/EIRENE operator for DB Germany and EIRENE Partners), Technical Consultant for Core Network Engineering and Network swap current contract role.
- Telefonica O2, Germany (2G/3G Mobile operator), Nokia 3G Consultant for Core Network Engineering contract, 6 months.
- Mannesmann D2/Siemens AG, Installation & Commissioning Engineer SSS D900/1800 Siemens MSC, HW/SW Upgrades in SSS D900, 6 months.

- Liberty Global Inc., Netherlands (Largest international cable operator), BSS/OSS Technical Project Manager / Professional Consultant, current contract.

- Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services / Enterprise Group, Global Delivery Center
Bulgaria. Project Manager Expert Level / Professional Consultant EMEA/MEMA, 4 years
Managed projects:
     SKF Group – Transformation and Transition project, e.g. iSeries infrastructure consolidation from 2 data centers into one, setup of DR concept for  iSeries environment, OS upgrade, Applications remediation and releases upgrade, Security and Compliance implementation, Front Desk migration, Servers and End-user workplaces, in-sourcing managed services from a 3rd party company, implementation of Monitoring and Reporting tools – 2 years
     SAG GmbH – migration of MS Outlook 2003/2010 Exchange and applications over SAG main office and subsidiaries – 4 months
     TAC / The Absolute Company(a Pernod Rickard company) – deployment and optimization of WLAN over company’s offices and manufacturing locations – 6 months
     Audi AG – planning of PoC for Service Transition of Audi-City strategic project
     Shell Royal Dutch – optimization and expansion of IT infrastructure
     UAE/Dubai Ministry of Education - (Mohammed Bin Rashid’s Smart Learning Program MBRSLP) – implementation of WLAN/e-boards/End-User devices, deploy and optimize Data Center Services, Network Services, provide Trainings to field staff and manage Change Consulting, coordinate Operations and Support during implementation – 3 months
- Vivacom, Bulgaria (Mobile/Fixed operator), Head of PM Core Network and Platforms/
NSS CN / CS Senior Engineer for 2G&3G Core Network, 18 months.
Managed Project: NGIN – bid and vendor selection process to swap legacy Intelligent
Network platform with a New Generation Intelligent Network (NGIN) – 1 year.
- Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Bulgaria (Global Telecommunications equipment
vendor), UMTS project Implementation Manager / NSS CN / CS Senior Engineer,
9 months.
- Mobiltel (Mobile Communications provider), Operations & Maintenance Engineer SSS
D900  Siemens, 3 years.

- “3” Hutchison 3G Austria (3G Mobile operator in Austria), NSN CS Core Design and Implementation Expert, consultant, 2.5 years.
- tele.ring Telecomm Services GmbH (Mobile/Fixed operator), NSS Planning & Implementation Senior engineer; SS7/Voice Routing Expert, >5 years.

- Alcatel France feat. SFR Vodafone Cegetel (Mobile/Fixed operator), Senior NSS CN CS-PS integration Expert, consultant, 3 months.
- SFR Vodafone group (Mobile Communications provider), Installation and Commissioning Engineer SSS D900 Siemens MSC, HW/SW Upgrades in SSS D900, 1.5 months

- Sunrise Communications AG (Mobile Communications provider), Switching Network Manager (Voice services), expert level CoC, 10 months

- Q-Tel Telecomm (Mobile Communications provider), Installation & Commissioning Engineer SSS D900 Siemens TAC2, HW/SW Upgrades in SSS D900, 2.5 months

- UMC (Mobile Communications provider) TAC2 O&M Project Engineer, SSS MSC D900/1800, 8 months
Europe wide with accent on D/A/CH countries.
Experienced Telecom/IT Project and Program Manager with >22 years of international experience in attaining detailed projects, delivering projects in time and budget looking for a new challenging assignment in project delivery environment. Proven track record of successfully performed project within large and middle companies.

If you are looking for a person to manage and drive forward newly initiated, current problems indicated or delayed projects and get them done, as well as my experience and skills match your requirements, feel free to get in contact with me.

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