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Ashish Gupta ,BEng, SCEA, ITIL, MSc, TOGAF, AWS, SAFe, AI-ML

Ashish Gupta ,BEng, SCEA, ITIL, MSc, TOGAF, AWS, SAFe, AI-ML

Chief Architect | Strategy, Architecture, and Transformation Director | Chief DDaT Officer | ExCo Advisor

Greater Reading Area

Profile Brief:

• A Business & IT Transformation executive and a pragmatic Strategy & Architecture advisor, with 20 years of hands-on ExCo Enterprise & Solutions Architecture & Digital, Data, BI/AI, and wider Technology & Products Engineering expertise. My ethos allows me to focus on a balanced EQ/IQ/AQ leadership with a Customer-First approach.
• Specialised in medium to large scale end-to-end SAFe Digital Transformations, utilising Cloud-First (AWS, Azure, Google), Digital/API-First, and Data-First approaches, productive/innovative technologies and governance approaches [Advisory, Strategy, and Execution].
• Led major end-to-end Business/Engineering products & services whilst transforming Customer/Process Journeys, Data/App Integrations, Security/Infra enablement, and large-scale Operating models with varied complexities, whilst evolving organisations’ business & digital ecosystems. It allowed me to manage wider internal & external global stakeholders across multiple geographies & platforms, and strategising higher ROI & EBITDA.
• Directed technology & management of 60+ enterprise-wide transformation initiatives, optimized for Intranet, Internet, and Broadcast environments. Expertise in varied Businesses and Full-stack Capability Platforms, bring Business & IT teams to work together and achieve more. [Financial Services; Commercial/Consumer Leasing & Lending; CDF; Global Banking/Retail; AWM; Healthcare; Insurance; Automobile; Breakdown Services; Product Lifecycle Mgmt; Multimedia; Security; Enterprise Content Mgmt. (DMS/CMS/WFM); BPM; IT Consultancy; Telecommunication; DWH/BI; Digital Media/IPTV; Conditional Access/Smartcards; Digital Rights Management; R&D; etc.]

Techno-Business Skills (not limited to):

• Business Capability Assessment, Strategy & Architecture Leadership, CDO/CTO/Directorship, Client & Vendor Mgmt., Business & IT Digital Transformation using SAFe, Partnership/BIDs/M&A Advisory and Incorporation
• Enterprise & Solutions Architecture, Software Architecture & Engineering, Hybrid Cloud Implementation, App/Data/Integration, Software Methodologies/SDLC, Design & Development, Integration & Security
• TOGAF, UML/ArchiMate, Frameworks & Design Patterns, CX/UX, Data Strategy/BI, TOMs/BAU Processes, Lean/Agile DevOps, ITIL, SOA, APIs, EAI, ETL, MDM, DWH/BI, AI/ML etc.
• Extensive Business & Technology Stacks, Platforms, Products, and Service Vendors Assessment, Onboarding and Enablement wrt. IaaS/PaaS/SaaS (Hybrid Clouds, Mulesoft, Tibco, IBM, Oracle, Adobe, Temenos, AbInitio, etc. 250+)


Experience:

  • Chief Enterprise Solutions Architect / CDO (Digital Transformation Cloud/Data/Apps/AI, Healthcare) (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency)
  • S&A Partner / Chief ExCo Architect (Business & IT Transformation, FS/Automobile) (LeasePlan)
  • S&A / Enterprise Partner & Advisor (Business & IT Transformation, Automobile/FS) (The AA)
  • Consulting Partner / Chief ExCo Architect & Advisor (Business & IT Transformation, FinTech) (Atom bank)
  • Enterprise Principal / Chief DDaT Architect & Advisor (Digital Transformation, Banking/FS) (Capgemini)

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