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Sattar Shakoor

Senior Consultant (Interim)

Digital Programme Manager (Vice President) at Barclays, Chartered Engineer, Fellow Chartered Manager

Congleton, Cheshire, United Kingdom

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Finyx Consulting - Public Sector organisation

Senior Consultant (Interim)

August 2015 to October 2015

London, United Kingdom


Senior Project Manager (Interim contract)

June 2015 to August 2015

London, United Kingdom

JATO Dynamics

Digital Programme Director

March 2014 to March 2015

Harrow, United Kingdom

Sattar Shakoor's Education

Queen Mary University of London

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

1994 to 1997

Epping Forest College

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Computer Science

1992 to 1994

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Advising on a new Solution Delivery Integration and Management (SDIM) Model, that will encapsulate Project/Programme Management, Testing & Integrated Technology Services via a Tower Model. Working with senior stakeholders to understand a way forward to help achieve strategic objectives with a clear outsourcing model, which will need to be procured and integrated with the SIAM Service Delivery...

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I enjoy senior leadership roles that make a significant impact at an organisation. As a Chartered Engineer & Fellow Chartered Manager, I have 18 years of experience, delivering high profile initiatives: - £15 million Automotive intelligence programme (data, technology, change management, client engagement) with the Chairman (Top 100 UK Entrepreneur) rating my performance as exceptional - Leading a £24 million programme at Queen Mary, University of London (50 projects across 4 portfolios) - World leading Football trading platform & SSBTs for Ladbrokes impacting retail & eCommerce - Veolia's largest ever Finance business transformation (€100 Million Portfolio) programme, delivering in a year, with two global consultancies failing to deliver this prior to my arrival - World leading (Thomson Reuters) Post Trade financial services for hundreds of banks across the world - Replaced International billing & settlement systems within the whole of T-mobile UK (generating £2.2 billion annually) - Station Display programme delivery across every ticket hall in the London Underground network - Using NFC to put Oyster travel cards onto O2 mobiles - Provision of London Underground Travel Alerts & real-time bus tracking for TfL - Programme Data Centre re-location for Microsoft including MSN & XBox - Real-time systems for Ministry of Defence (Logica), BP & TfL - Gained CMG Network Management Team of the Year - runner-up award (from 400 UK companies) I can communicate powerfully to many groups & I am passionate about my work. I am a confident individual who enjoys collaboration. I have managed up to 150 staff at any one time & act as a mentor I was associated with several professional football clubs, familiar with British Sign Language & get involved in charity/voluntary work. My expert competencies include: • Planning & Organising • Achieving Results • Problem-solving • Technical Awareness • Ownership • Attention to Detail • Managing Relationships • Managing ComplexitySenior Consultant (Interim) @ Advising on a new Solution Delivery Integration and Management (SDIM) Model, that will encapsulate Project/Programme Management, Testing & Integrated Technology Services via a Tower Model. Working with senior stakeholders to understand a way forward to help achieve strategic objectives with a clear outsourcing model, which will need to be procured and integrated with the SIAM Service Delivery Model and Portfolio Gateway Process. From August 2015 to October 2015 (3 months) London, United KingdomSenior Project Manager (Interim contract) @ As Senior Project Manager for Self-Service Betting Machines (6000 terminals across 2300 UK retail shops), helping to enhance & deliver the software product proposition by increasing revenue generation, enabler to digitise the future retail customer experience & deliver a multi-channel proposition. Software development includes Integration of Price feeds (to increase markets & betting opportunities), creation of data warehouse (analyse trading performance & insight) & risk/liability system to improve returns on margins. Managing BGT (third party supplier for software development (Agile Scrum), testing & rollout), & Ladbrokes business analyst, network analyst & architect. Collaborating with other groups such as Trading, Middleware & Retail groups From June 2015 to August 2015 (3 months) London, United KingdomDigital Programme Director @ Managing a significant digital (automotive intelligence) multi-million pound programme (involving a variety of technology, business change, data and client engagement) activities to help increase revenue generation for the organisation. Included managing a large team based in UK, Europe and India. Technology teams included software deliver (Agile Scrum), a greenfield enterprise global architecture, data/ testing strategies, business analysis and infrastructure solutions such as the cloud. I also introduced PMO Governance and stress-tested the programme. From March 2014 to March 2015 (1 year 1 month) Harrow, United KingdomAssistant IT Director, Projects and Change @ Part of prestigious Russell Group of Universities, Queen Mary has embarked on a 5 year IT strategic plan to deliver the next generation of IT services. As an Assistant IT Director for Projects and Change, will be strategically leading of an extensive portfolio of IT programmes and projects, delivering £23 million change, spanning the University and interfacing with Bart's and Royal London hospitals. The initiative covers at approximately 50 projects across four change portfolios: - Enhancing & Personalising the Student Experience - Improving research lifecycle management - Improving business systems, reporting and change - Transforming the IT organisation with common & modern IT services/infrastructure Will be part of the IT Strategy Implementation Board, reporting into Queen Mary Senior Executive. Group membership covers areas such as: - Teaching & Learning - Science & Engineering - Humanities & Social Science - Research & International Affairs - Medicine & Dentistry Introducing new activities such as enhanced project reporting, improved benefits realisation and project gateway process. IT strategist, IT functional leader, technology advocate and change agent. From May 2013 to November 2013 (7 months) London, United KingdomSenior Project Manager, Trading platform for Pre-match football @ Delivering pre-match football projects to work with Ladbrokes trading platform and improve future capability & data feed enhancements. Managing Indian off-shoring software development & testing groups, working with Product Management, Infrastructure, Architecture, Business Change, Support, Training and various other groups. The projects impact many other systems at Ladbrokes including and Retail, in addition to international systems From March 2012 to May 2013 (1 year 3 months) UK Programme Technical Delivery Lead @ Responsible for the Programme Technical Delivery of Agora - the largest Finance business transformation programme ever undertaken by Veolia (UK Finance functions, with approximately 1300 users for General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Procurement, HR and Payroll functions). Significant monies (several billion) and exposure (to UK CIO and CFO level) have direct visibility of this programme. Several senior UK Leads reported to me covering Software Development (.NET, Biztalk, Sharepoint, Agile Scrum), Support, Testing, Business Analysis and Infrastructure. Had to also manage Veolia France, ROC, Basware and IBM staff. Programme solution involved several layers of technologies and approaches with system integration from a UK to a global core SAP solution (part of a multinational solution). Alignment with other groups included Cutover, Training, Marketing, Data Migration, IBM and Bearing Point. From September 2010 to September 2011 (1 year 1 month) Proposition Delivery (Senior Project) Manager @ Proposition (Senior) Project Manager. Post Trade Services (PTS). Financial Markets Projects focused on varied asset classes such as FX, FXO, FIX and NDFs. Focal point between Business and IT stakeholders. In addition to my previous responsibilities at Thomson Reuters (2008), new items include: - Deal Tracker Server v5, Analyzer v5.2, Application v5.0 and VMWare - Managing many internal and external groups such offshore Bangkok Development team - Significant integration items with New Matching Host (FIX2TOF Treasury) projects - Trade Notification v2.7, v2.8 (Largest STP network in the market - Impacts 400 banks & helps more than 2000 trading relationships in over 90 countries) - Worked with Product Management (requirements) and Onboarding (deployment of new components for clients) - Integrating National Stock Exchange of India (NSEI) integration with Trade Notification - Managing E2EInfotech Indian consultancy in Mumbai to deliver NSEI solution - Make sure Statement of Works and Master Services Agreement were in place - Singapore Exchange ‘novation’ & clearing integration with Deal Tracker & Trade Notification - Involved in Business Planning phase, made sure Business Case, funding, resources in place, pre-planning activities with various groups such as Development, Onboarding, Product Management, Global Business Heads, Relationship Management, Architecture, Legal & Compliance, Marketing, Documentation & Dealing - Significant critical path-analysis and options to deliver between various groups (e.g. assess the impact for delivery against separate Deal Tracker Product roadmap and resources) - Provision of project support forecasting for future needs within department - Responsible for many RPD review meetings such as Initiation, Whiteboard Sessions, Technical & Business Commitment Reviews - Clarity used for personal and project timesheet, monthly reports and highlighting/resolving risks From November 2009 to July 2010 (9 months) Senior Project Manager @ Kizoom is the UK's leading provider of systems to transform transport data into intelligent travel information. Manage all aspects of projects from pre-sales to operational handover. Direct line management of project management team. Client and 3rd party supplier relationship management. Recommend and implement project management methodology best practice. Also managing the TfL Travel Alerts (SMS, Mobile and Web) and Messaging, BAA Stansted and Cambridgeshire County Council kiosks projects. Also managed a real-time buses project for SMS, Web and Mobile. From June 2009 to November 2009 (6 months) Senior Project Manager @ Managing Near Field Communications (NFC) Project involving a variety of internal and external stakeholders such as Marketing, Customer Services, Retail and several other business groups as well as IT From February 2009 to April 2009 (3 months) Proposition Delivery Manager (Cybercom Consultant) @ Working in Post Trade Services, as a Consultant for Cybercom (Sales & Trading, Transactions group), I was responsible for managing the RTNS (Reuters Trade Notification Service - v2.5.8) and Deal Tracker projects involving a large number of global banking clients. The role involved typical management duties, in addition to working with varied groups such as Sales, Product Management, Marketing, Business, Software Development, Infrastructure, Operations, Documentation, Regional Launch Management & Governance. The project also involved internationally involvement across Americas, EMEA & Asia regions. Also involved on various aspects on the Deal Tracker project, generating significant revenue for Thomson Reuters, making sure that commercial, product, IT, marketing and training needs were in place. From July 2008 to December 2008 (6 months) Senior Project Manager @ At T-mobile (as Senior Project Manager) I was responsible for a cInterconnect international billing and settlement system (used for other wholesalers) which generates £2.2 billion revenue per year, processing 2 billion records per year. Global Off-the shelf product, requiring integration, testing and development with T-mobile environments. Technologies include Oracle and SAP component (used for General Ledgers and Flash postings). Involved matrix management for external offshoring German/South Africa suppliers (Intec, Steria) & internal resources (Test , software development, infrastructure, IS Operational teams, Architecture, Solution Design, Revenue Assurance, Carrier Services, Wholesale marketing, Finance, Procurement, Governance, Commercial & Legal). Worked closely with several Delivery Managers pre and post “Business-As-Usual” activity. Followed Navigator Project gateway (Governance) project, with SoX audit carried out on the project. Managed £2 million budget (via SAP) plans, issues/risk logs and related documentation. On arrival, had to gain missing additional new budget for support (£1.2 million) and resource. Chaired & communicated at Steering Groups with Senior Heads at T-mobile such as IT Director, Head of Finance, Head of various other Business Groups (Customer Finance, Wholesale Billing, Commericial). Helped with Business Change Process. From August 2007 to March 2008 (8 months) Senior Project Manager @ During my time at London Underground, I was responsible for the software and hardware aspects for the roll-out of real-time Station Displays (ESUBs) placed strategically at London Underground tube stations (showing status of tube lines on large LCD screens within ticket halls). This involved day-to-day management of internal and external groups such as IT development, infrastructure, suppliers and working with other organisations such as Metronet, Tubelines, Fujitsu and TfL to name a few. I also managed a software development project with regards to the re-design and dynamic updates of Station Displays based on regional and priority information with respect to each station. From January 2007 to August 2007 (8 months) Programme Manager @ • Programme Manager – responsible for migrating ‘Properties’ (e.g. MSN, XBox, ASP) from London Data Centre to Dublin Data Centre (hardware and software) • Migration includes experience with software applications, infrastructure, hardware components, purchasing & shipping • Responsible for creating Project plan, risks and issues • Managing and working with teams in London, Dublin and Redmond (US) • Build relationships with other key Project Managers and Business Customers • Work with Data Centre and Regional EMEA Senior Management • Organised a Data Capture process for items related to migration ‘Properties’ to Dublin2 From July 2006 to November 2006 (5 months) Global Operations Project Manager @ • Global Operations Project Manager – concurrently managed 5 high profile real-time international projects: o Reuters Picture Archive (Product management, software development) – Purchasing/selling of millions of photos o XXNews (Infrastructure) – real-time news ticker feeds to organisations like Sky and BBC o Webwire (Infrastructure) – including DR – real-time scanning of competitors websites • Managed plans (using Microsoft Project), issues, risks, escalations and budgets (upto 600k) on a daily basis • Matrix management of several teams, including development (internal and off-shoring resources), testing, operations & support in UK,US & India • Provide monthly reporting to senior management via Planview management tool and used PRINCE 2 • Advise on availability of resource from different groups to work together • Group Engagement included Business, Stress/Security Testing, OAT, Capacity Management, System Monitoring (e.g. Tivoli), 1st/2nd support, development groups, communications and training • Organise and chair regular international teleconference calls to resolve project issues, attended Project Boards • Make sure projects adhere to the RFC change control process and appropriate project checklists • Manage relationships between different groups and act as diplomat to resolve conflicts • Make sure all parties were aware of updating the Project Implementation Architeture (PIA/PID) document • Technologies on projects included EMC Snapview SAN backup, Tivoli and .NET • Used the Reuters Gateway Process (Define, Deliver and Deploy) From October 2005 to May 2006 (8 months) Project/Release Manager @ My responsibilities included working with large .NET development teams using the Agile development process. My role also entailed understanding and enforcing change and release management processes with the teams and providing support/advice when needed. I would attend Change Advisory Boards representing GPS and discussing future release. Furthermore, I would plan and represent future releases with various groups, including work with Global Operational groups. I also managed other projects which required support. From 2004 to 2005 (1 year) Senior Project Manager @ • Senior Project Manager for four separate IT projects • Projects involved Stakeholder buy-in, managing projects for value/efficiency, implementation & • Project 1 – Project/Document (CRM) Management System, migration of a number of projects onto BuildOnline CRM system – required Infrastructure design, development and pre-sales experience for implementation • Project 2 – Implementing an HR/Payroll (ASR) system for 1400+ staff. Responsible for tendering process, creating Statement of Requirements, organising workshops, site reference visits, agreeing an implementation plan • Project 3 – Appraisal & project management system for new developments. Planning to implement solution in .NET • Project 4 – Project Design Quality Plan interactive website, providing quality related information to East Thames • Responsible for Risk Management – analyzing, tracking and reporting on project risks • Part of the Information Systems Strategy (ISS) Group to ensure that work is neither overlooked nor duplicated • Project Administration (e.g. Project Initiation Document, Project plans, progress/exception reports) From February 2004 to November 2004 (10 months) Project Manager @ Responsible for managing several software development projects using .NET C#, ASP.NET and SQL SERVER (and other related technologies). Software development and delivery for external clients From August 2003 to February 2004 (7 months) Junior Manager & Team Leader @ 1. Controllers IT Web Projects - (Mar 2003 – Jul 2003) - Projects relating to maintaining several hundred intranet web pages at CSFB - Team Leader & Web Content Manager for three staff , in addition to managing Wipro off-shoring staff - Responsible for pilot infrastructure design project at CSFB using Microsoft Sharepoint 2003. - Development ,design and publication of intranet web sites based on business requirement and priority - Determine the Web Strategy based on international departmental priorities, policy directions and goals 2. Global Continuity DR planning (Dec 2002 – Feb 2003) - Updated and documented several DR guides & plans for 2003 planning - Included re-identifying & documenting significant interfaces per system From July 2001 to July 2003 (2 years 1 month) Application Support Analyst & software Developer @ - Application Support Analyst Team Lead (Controllers IT) for Unix and NT systems - Helped to manage the team (of five members) to prioritise and deal with work issues - Worked with international teams in New York, Sydney and Bangalore to deliver projects - Assisted on call during International 2nd line support rotas (i.e. acting as escalation support) - Completed migrations of hardware/Sybase/Perl/UAT environments, involving infrastructure design - Developed Perl CGI, Unix/C/C++ code (e.g. new APIs, fixes for systems) – used Clearcase/PVCS/Remedy From November 1999 to September 2000 (11 months) Project Manager @ Consultancy and Training - -Provided clients with bid proposals based on their requirements. Trainer/Consultant for CSE, CCNA, BCRAN & PRINCE 2 (internally & externally), with hands-on labs. Client liaison with senior management for new business (training and consultancy) From 1999 to 2000 (1 year) Programmer and Junior Project Manager @ • Worked on 3 separate projects at Mod (DERA) client site, requiring Security Clearance • Project Manager/Test Manager working on client site, also acting as a Consultant • Developed C++ (CORBA) Command Agents on SUN workstations, testing several hundred C++ Agent classes • Analyst Programmer created GUI Real-time Software simulation (C++. OOP, TCP/IP, Motif) • Co-Wrote Paper (Smith, Shakoor, Weeden & Williams “Automated Variable Representation) From 1997 to 1998 (1 year) BSc (Hons), Computer Science @ Queen Mary University of London From 1994 to 1997 Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Computer Science @ Epping Forest College From 1992 to 1994 Sattar Shakoor is skilled in: PRINCE2, MSP, ITIL, Agile Scrum, Consultancy, Integration, Operational Delivery, Staff Management, IT Service Management, Waterfall, SDLC, Private Sector, Software Development, Program Management, Process Engineering

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