Technology

PROFILE

Over the last 19 years, I worked in start-up, professional services, consulting groups, product development, client-driven platform development, global IT Strategy, Transformation office divisions across different firms. I actively collaborated with clients that are tier 1 banks and financial services firms to provide highly scalable, resilient, secure, and data-driven solutions. As a recognized Distinguished Engineer, I played various roles from strategy, architecture to hands-on development building reusable core frameworks and components. I am passionate about solving complex client business problems and provide elegant, scalable, efficient, and advanced digital solutions.

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Specialties

  • Drive Technology / IT Strategy for Transformation & Vision across business units and geographically distributed teams with an ability to be hands-on with new & emergency technologies where necessary.
  • Drive a robust Enterprise Data Strategy covering data governance, data architecture, and data modeling/catalog standards.
  • Build an overall Intelligent Automation strategy by synthesizing the business and domain drivers and emerging technology trends in significant data engineering and analytics.
  • Steer Application (Legacy) Modernization, Reuse & Technology Standardization initiatives 
  • Lead Enterprise Cloud Migration & DevOps Strategy for CI/CD
  • Drive optimization of Software Engineering Practices for application Security, Resiliency, Scalability & optimal Total Cost of Optimization via standardized architecture blueprints
  • Work in a highly collaborative environment and incubating implementations through the Innovation lab to test out new offerings to the industry, and to enable close collaboration with industry participants and clients.

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Professional Experience

  • Broadridge Inc.

    Ny/NJ, USA
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    Broadridge Inc

    2019- Present

    Vice President, Enterprise Architecture & Emerging Technologies

    Enterprise Architecture & Emerging Technologies. Responsible for Future State Architecture and Enterprise Data Strategy, Wealth Architecture Strategyand Overall AI/ML Architecture

  • Broadridge (India) Pvt Ltd

    Hyderabad, telangana, india
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    Broadridge India

    2010-2019

    Executive Vice President, Technology

    For nine years at Broadridge India, I played different roles from being a hands-on technology architect developed solution architectures for Tier 1 banks and financial institutions, led AI/ML, and cloud center of excellence as a centralized horizontal group servicing across the business lines of business.

    I transitioned from Technology lead role to Technology Architecture responsible for driving JEE architecture and solutions to clients. As a Vice President, Technology led the Enterprise Architecture CoE and Data Strategy for large scale and real-time data implementations for clients. As an Executive Vice President, Technology led the Cloud Strategy, AI/ML, and Data Strategy and Enterprise Architecture.

  • Royal Bank of scotland

    CHennai, tamilnadu, india
    RBS unleashes robo-advice service via NatWest brand – FinTech Futures

    2010- 2010

    Technology lead/Specialist

    Worked for a brief period of 3 months as technology architect responsible for building frameworks and design for a key platform non-cash collateral engine.

  • oracle financial services

    CHennai, tamilnadu, india
    Oracle Third-Quarter Earnings and Revenue Top Expectations - TheStreet
    OFSS / iflex

    2005- 2010

    Consultant/Architect

    Formerly called i-flex. As a solution architect, I was responsible for architecting, designing and developing applications for S&P. Deutsche Bank and State Street. Also played a key role in RFP / Solution architecture team bidding best technology solutions for top banks. 

  • Cognizant Technology Solutions

    CHennai, tamilnadu, india
    Cognizant Business Service Technology NASDAQ:CTSH, Business free ...
    CTS

    2004- 2005

    Associate

    Worked for Insurance domain for a client Farmers ACE as Designer and Developer responsible for building a large scale insurance platform.

  • Hexaware Technologies

    CHennai, tamilnadu, india
    Hexaware
    Hexaware

    2003- 2004

    Technical Developer

    Worked as Senior developer for Deutche Leasing, Germany to build a scalable leasing platform

  • DSR Solutions pvt ltd

    hyderabad, telangana, india

    2001- 2003

    Proces Analyst

    Developer and Analyst for a product Enterprise Optimus


Key Accomplishments

  • Lead the core technology leadership team to define the target state architecture defining digital experience, API Economy and Marketplace strategy, application and Data modernization and End-to-end Data Strategy that includes Cloud-centric Data Engineering, Data Governance and Management, Business Data Modeling and overall provisioning AI, ML solutions to clients
  • Successfully implemented over four large scale applications end-to-end using distributed, big data engineering and analytics stacks that scale to the degree of processing 3 billion transactions a day across 12 – 16 million accounts successfully in the Securities Processing business. Key technologies include Data Warehouse like Greenplum, AWS Redshift, GemFire, IRIS, Informatica, AWS Glue Apache Spark, Marklogic, AWS Dynamo DB, among others.
  • Completed an Enterprise-wide evaluation via pilots for BI & Visualizations tools. Executed technical evaluation for Tableau, QlikSense, Sisense, PowerBi, Looker, and AWS QuickSight. Business cases used included requirements for embedded BI, large scale data processing, and real-time insights with advanced visualizations.
  • Successfully piloted over eight use cases and built a framework ground up for Robotic Process Automation for Broadridge Managed Services business that uses, Autonomics, NLP, OCR, Legacy integration, Citrix automation and advanced machine learning and AI techniques. Compiled an in-depth study of RPA Vendors and provided a rationale for a solution that leverages a combination of in-house builds and Vendor products. With three use cases now in UAT and Production phases, played an important role in defining the overall RPA and AI Labs and CoE structure for Broadridge. I was responsible for building an ROI framework for AI and RPA projects in collaboration with business and technology leaders, Clients, and Vendors. A framework for prioritizing use cases was established.
  • As a part of Legacy & Application Modernization initiatives,
  1. Evaluated and defined a potential Enterprise-wide approach for API management, Microservices & Serverless architectures that can optimally scale both on-prem and Cloud infrastructures. Evaluated Tibco, Mulesoft, CA, and a few open-source options and currently working with CA APIM suite. Successfully built a core SWAT team that included technology experts/architects from different business units to evangelize a global component-based architecture strategy. 
  2. Designed and implemented a scalable Reference data architecture that serves as a common source of client and vendor reference data across products. This solution is designed for scale and implements a distributed cache and is accessible via standard APIs using a standard data dictionary defined as Ontologies.
  3. Built an overall portal architecture strategy using meta-data and mash-up architectures that can integrate multiple web applications using a centralized single sign-on approach for enhanced Usability and UX.Established standard personas for back-office, middle-office and front-office users. 
  4. Played a key role in defining the overall strategy for Broadridge data fabric that responsible for aggregating data across multiple internal, external and client applications in real-time, standardize a data dictionary using semantic modeling, global ontologies, act as a single source of truth, support flexibility in data model ability to run analytics. This acts as a central store to provide client extracts, reporting, back-end for the portal, and key business components in the back-office business.

  • Successfully built a SWAT team of strong AWS experts in India. Built Cloud Reusables that can be used both in the development and automation of application on Cloud. Defined an overall strategy for cloud migration for the Broadridge application that primarily uses a hybrid cloud approach. Responsible for Cloud architecture rationale, footprint, TCO measurement, and overall client engagement for cloud roll-out in partnership with AWS. Working on 14 potential applications prioritized across 200 + applications identified for migration in Broadridge for the last two years months.
  • Software Engineering Practices & Standards: Asa core responsibility of Enterprise Architecture group, I was instrumental in defining and evangelizing standard reference architectures via pattern-based solutions for Integration, Data, ETL, Reporting, Multi-Channel, and UI/UX. I am also responsible for the usage of CAST tool within Broadridge to reduce the application technical debt and build enterprise-wide coding standards across legacy and distributed technologies.

Skills

Technology, Tools and Frameworks

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is ea.pngEnterprise Architecture and Design
Design thinking, UML2, OOAD, TOGAF, Design Patterns, Lamba, Kappa, Mash-up, Balckboard, Data Lakes, Pub-Sub,
API, Composable, Microservices and Intelligent Integration Architectures.
Technology Rationalization, Application Portfolio Management Architecture Quality Metrics evaluation. Architecture Assessments and Open Source evangelization.
Archimate, RUP, Gliffy, draw.io, CAST.
8/10
Data Governance Icons - Download Free Vector Icons | Noun ProjectEnterprise Data Strategy, Data Governance and Management
Specialize in Data Architecture and high volume data processing solution design. Real-time data pipelines, Data-as-a-Service, Data Governance and DMBOK2 standards. Data Quality, lineage, Information lifecycle mangement, data security and standards
Hands-on with Greenplum, Kafka, Spark, AWS Redshift, AWS RDS, AWS Glue, Informatica (IDQ), Marklogic, MongoDB, Collibra,
9/10
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is ai-ml-data.jpgMachine learning, Artificial Intelligence, RPA, Big Data Engineering
Python, H20.ai, Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, NLP(nltk), OCR(Tesseract, Abbey), Julia, Mahout, Greenplum, Marklogic, GemFire, UIPath, AutomationAnywhere, Semantic Data Modeling (Ontology), ANZO, Stardog, Graph DBs, Google AutoML, AIaaS suite. Tensorflow, Embedded AI.
Knowledge of ProML(Netflix)
8/10
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is bi.jpgBusiness Intelligence, Analytics & Visualization, Reporting Engines and ETLs
Hands-on experience with Tableau, Jasper, QlikSense, Informatica, AWS Glue.
8/10
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is cloud-devops.pngCloud Computing and DevOps
Hybrid Cloud Architectures, Amazon AWS, Terraform, Chef, Docker, S3, AMQ, API Gateway, EC2, ECS, RDS (Aurora, Oracle, SQL Server) , Glue and others.
7/10
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is distributed_ledger_technology_dlt_blockchain-512.pngBlockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies
Hands-on Architecting and Development experience with DLT, Etheroum, HyperLedger, Cryptocurrencies , R3 Corda
6/10
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is quantum_computing-512-1.pngQuantum Computing
Good understanding of Quantum computing and post-quantum cryptography and Hands-on experience with Quantum algorithms and IBM Qiskit.
5/10

Courses / Trainings

Course NameFacilitated byYear
Fundamentals and Application of Quantum ComputingMIT xProDec’19
Chief Data Officer Summer CourseCarruthers & Jackson and CollibraAug’19
AWS Cloud Advanced  Architecture trainingUdemy & AWSNov’17
Marklogic Developer advanced trainingMarklogicJun’16
Tibco Jasper Reporting trainingTibcoAug’16
Driving Growth through InnovationHarvard Business SchoolAug’15
Informatica Designer trainingInformaticaJul’14
GemFire Architecture & ManagementPivotalNov’14
Accelerated Engineering – Big Data Analytics, Engineering & OptimizationINSOFEMar’13
User Experience & UsabilityHuman Factors International (HFI)Aug’13
Greenplum Database Application, Architecture & ManagementEMC / PivotalDec’12
Cloudera Hadoop Application, Architecture & ManagementClouderaSep’11

Certifications

  • AWS Certified Architect, Professional
  • TOGAF 9 Certified
  • SOA Certified Architect
  • EMC-DSA – Data Scientist
  • CCDH– Hadoop Developer – Cloudera
  • Sun Certified Enterprise Architect (SCEA)
  • Test 486 UML/OOAD Certified designer

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