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Real time payments platform due diligence and build

Two engagements, the second a follow on: Exec committee needed to know what it would take to scale their current critical payments software from 3 to 14 countries.  The current thinking was to create 14 teams. Determine the gap between the current system and the New Payments Architecture. Build a cloud native platform using technologies,...

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java DevSecOps leadership Team Leadership architecture Continuous Improvement Continuous Integration Continuous Testing cloud technologies GCP (Google Cloud) Google cloud platform cloud
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Advisor – Technology, Innovation and Local Content

SABIC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Reporting to the VP for the Local Content and Business Development Unit at the centre of SABIC’s drive to initiate, develop and embed the company’s Local Content strategy, both upstream and downstream, in full alignment with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030   Spanning both internal and external stakeholders, providing...

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3rd party delivery process Acquisition due diligence research Algorithms Business & Operational Analysis Consultancy
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Tech Co-Founder for B2B SaaS & Services business

A former colleague identified that there was an opportunity for a business offering B2B SaaS and associated services within the Supply Chain space, so three of us decided to found a company to address this opportunity.

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Agile PM Practioner business and it operational processes Business Management
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Professionalising and scaling tech teams in early stage businesses

This story applies to three organisations, all relatively early stage tech businesses (revenues up to about £3-£4m). In both cases the CEO had determined that in order to scale the businesses they need to professionalise and scale their tech teams. In general morale was relatively low, projects were not being delivered, priorities were not fully...

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Project Planning and Management Project delivery
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Creation of new SaaS product from idea to revenue generation

The business’s existing SaaS suite was not able to handle a particular type of use case well. This meant that revenue opportunities were being missed. The challenge was to find a way to create a new product that would enable the business to monetise this use case.

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Product Lifecycle Management Product Development product management Project Management
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Sales-marketing B2B operational and maintenance group transformation

The group operating in the O&G subsea service across UK, Norway and Singapore, showed a dangerous lack of coordination between HQ and subsidiaries in managing leads and Bids participation, often with the same existing or new clients as a group but with diverse legal entities. The same machinery and tools used across the group presented...

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change management change strategy culture Process Analysis process modelling process improvement Team Leadership Enterprise and Business Architecture CRM Sales and marketing
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Delivery of a Master Data Management (MDM) solution for an international Asset Management company

A leading international Asset Management company with offices across 32 geographic locations accumulated several “master data” sources independently maintained by different business domains. This resulted in a large overhead on maintenance either manually or through multiple development teams. Any changes to the data in these “master data” sources required 48 hours to make, review, amend...

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scrum master stakeholder management facilitation coaching planning
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Supply Chain Flow Optimisation with Multi-channel Distribution Strategy

Operation Director and Managing directors of Business Units needed to improve demand planning, stock allocation, and supply chain efficiencies across the business. Initially, the client legacy operating model was focused on manufacturing in the far east with distribution model to bring products to markets via kiosks and retailers in different countries in Europe and the...

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Consumer Goods supply chain 3rd party delivery process Process Analysis supplier management Technical Consultancy
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Develop a Business Intelligent Function for global media business

Board members and key Business stakeholders had a critical need to bring together data from myriad of external partners to then identity trends, patterns and insight and ultimately enable the business to make data-led decisions. This would replace opinion-led approach of which was ingrained in business legacy practices Most of the data was generated and...

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Big Data Data Architecture Data Centre Management business intelligence Data Analysis process automation Report Design Financial Reporting Commercial Strategy
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Digital Banking

Close Brothers are one of the UK’s leading merchant banks. They had invested significantly in technology but were unable to implant solutions that had been built as they were not fit for purpose and as a result of this their confidence in their ability to fully digitise their business and safeguard their future as the...

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Business Strategy programme director business architecture enterprise architect 3rd party delivery process Business Change Management & Communication
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