20+ years working at senior levels in the IT industry. Leading virtualisation and cloud architect for two of the big five IT vendors. Experienced across many industry sectors. -: Security Cleared (SC) UK -: 2015 Disclosure Scotland passed -: Experienced designing/consolidating, refreshing datacenter infrastructures -: Experienced working in US military environment -: Experienced working in UK Gov...
20+ years working at senior levels in the IT industry. Leading virtualisation and cloud architect for two of the big five IT vendors. Experienced across many industry sectors. -: Security Cleared (SC) UK -: 2015 Disclosure Scotland passed -: Experienced designing/consolidating, refreshing datacenter infrastructures -: Experienced working in US military environment -: Experienced working in UK Gov departments -: Experienced working in the Financial sector -: SME VMware technologies for SDDC and SDN Experienced working with key stakeholders to enable transformation programs. Strategy leader in helping teams discover new ways of delivering applications and services to diverse communities. High level consultative skills and the ability to clarify the business challenge to enable appropriate solutions. Designing and building Services to align with the client's business needs through an As-Is / To Be assessment process that enables an accelerated progress to success.Infrastructure Architect @ Security disallows details. Contract position for refresh projects of various types. From November 2015 to Present (2 months) Principal Architect (Contractor) @ Initially responsible for defining the solution standards and supporting documentation for KPMG UK. Influencing senior stakeholders to make startegic changes in the KPMG infrastructure and services roadmap to enable a more agile IT service and a lower ToC. Providing technical designs for application infrastructures. Designing environments for business analytical applications, mobile applications and other in-house developed applications and services. Leading the design and implementation of a vSphere 6 and vCloud Air Hybrid cloud infrastructure to include automation and integration with an existing Hyper-V environment for KPMG. A highly flexible infrastructure designed to provide a fluid and secure connectivity between on-prem and off-prem environments. Planned to become the core infrastructure for KPMG UK and managed via ServiceNow application. Technical Architect responsible for the McLaren/KPMG partnership applications infrastructures for new analytical toolsets developed by McLaren Technology Group and implemented by KPMG. From September 2014 to August 2015 (1 year) Chief Solutions Architect @ C-level role that demanded an equal split between customer interaction and solution design. Working closely with the software development teams to introduce ideas and appropriate changes brought back from the field. Supporting sales engagements and providing technical support to senior management. Attending industry events, representing the company and the product, discovering new IP and returning it to the company with appropriate suggestions and schemes to enable further product development. Working internationally with some of the largest telecom and enterprise corporations in the UK, Nordic and the US. Customer facing: Responsible for solution design and delivery. From assessing the As-Is through the Touch-Points to the To-Be. Influential in helping the customer develop a strategy for the journey by understanding the Stakeholder's pain-points and success criteria. Working with C-level Stakeholders and technical implementors to achieve a no-conflict buy-in for the transition and transformation. From July 2013 to June 2014 (1 year) Global Solutions Architect. Virtualisation and Cloud SME @ Dell Inc: Global Solutions Architect / Senior Consultant – Virtualization and Cloud Practice. Also Lead Technical Architect for the Services and Solutions Group. I was a member of two key groups within Dell Global: Global Infrastructure Consulting Services (GICS) and Service and Solutions Group (SSG). Responsible for Cloud and Virtualization Readiness Assessments globally and helped design the program for such projects. The most experienced user of the CiRBA analysis, assessment and management toolset. VMware vSphere, vCloud Director, Horizon View and ThinApp expert and practitioner. I led on cloud and virtualization and was a leader for change within Dell. In my role I used my experience and knowledge of the virtualization and cloud ‘sectors’ to guide and direct Dell’s new efforts to become a major cloud player in the industry. I was the main resource for both cloud and virtualization inside and outside these groups (globally). I was involved in pre-sales and customer facing presentations and workshops. One of very few consultants within Dell global who had designed and implemented Private and Hybrid Cloud for large enterprise. Regularly called upon to assist or lead in virtualization and cloud opportunities across the global community. I delivered Consulting Methodology and Technical (in particular vNetworking) training for Solution Architects in Dell global. Called upon to deliver technical presentations at customer sites and to support sales opportunities. From 2011 to June 2013 (2 years) Senior Solutions Architect / Virtualisation Consultant @ Fujitsu: Principle Solutions Architect and Senior Consultant working for the Solutions Group and Infrastructure Practice for both enterprise and government business • Part of the team which designed the Fujitsu Cloud infrastructure and Cloud Services • Experienced working with Public Sector Flex and contributor to modifications and changes • Lead architect on many successful Fujitsu projects. Was responsible for some of Fujitsu UK’s most prestigious wins • Became a well-known and respected innovator and technical leader. Resource for many Fujitsu architects and managers • Worked on most UK Government Projects and large enterprise opportunities (Security cleared for such work) • Left Fujitsu with a record of 100% wins and no lost bids • Designed and implemented the first SAP on XEN/BladeFrame in Europe • Was one of the most experienced virtualization and cloud practitioners in the company • Unblemished and successful record of large enterprise wins and projects Regular contributor to Fujitsu KnowledgeShare. From March 2006 to July 2011 (5 years 5 months) United KingdomSenior Solutions Architect @ Designing call center networks and application development infrastructures. From January 2004 to December 2005 (2 years) United KingdomNetworks and Data Centre Engineer @ Racking and stacking, fire-fighting and inventing new ways to increase the core ports without buying new switches!! Pretty much what all network folk do day-to-day. Unsung heroes. From March 1996 to January 2002 (5 years 11 months) United Kingdom Robb Kimmer is skilled in: Cloud Computing, Data Center, Enterprise Architecture, Virtualization, ITIL, VMware Infrastructure, vSphere, High Availability, Solution Architecture, Pre-sales, VMware, Storage, Infrastructure, Operating Systems, Security
CSC - Computer Sciences Corporation
November 2015 to Present
Principal Architect (Contractor)
September 2014 to August 2015
Chief Solutions Architect
July 2013 to June 2014
Global Solutions Architect. Virtualisation and Cloud SME
2011 to June 2013
Senior Solutions Architect / Virtualisation Consultant
March 2006 to July 2011
Senior Solutions Architect
January 2004 to December 2005
CNS Systems Ltd
Networks and Data Centre Engineer
March 1996 to January 2002
What company does Robb Kimmer work for?
Robb Kimmer works for CSC - Computer Sciences Corporation
What is Robb Kimmer's role at CSC - Computer Sciences Corporation?
Robb Kimmer is Infrastructure Architect
What industry does Robb Kimmer work in?
Robb Kimmer works in the Information Technology and Services industry.
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