• Contracted by Ericsson to manage and promote the implementation for East Africa of an emergency response architecture based on Ericsson CoordCom command and control centre product. Scope of work include
• Overall technical solution management and coordination
• Delivery of a proof of concept solution for Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
• Stakeholder awareness and project governance
• Government relationship management
• Budget management
• Contracted by the GSMA development fund to manage the Lake Victoria Development Program (role based in Kampala,Uganda). Develop and deliver the overall Program Plan, comprising the three Work streams including understanding the interdependencies between them
• Coordinate roll-out of additional 21 GSM sites (renewable energy, and low impact on the environment technology used) on 3 countries integration with the existing network and co-ordinate with the planning team , in conjunction with Zain and Ericsson
• Coordinate roll-out of the Network positioning system on 3 countries with 1 global gateway and two country based portals, deployment and configuration of over 150 sites in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
• Design and implement the Rescue Coordination Centre (location, training, partners)
• Design and implement the Rescue Facilities (scenarios, establish roll-out metrics and put process in place for monitoring metrics post go-live : financial, technical, environmental met-rics)
• Manage all associated stakeholders – local governments, regulators, communities and pro-ject partners
• Project coordination and budget allocation as well as fund raising for extending the project scope
Some project input: Lake Victoria – Africa’s largest lake and the world’s second – is a key resource for the people of East Africa. It has the largest freshwater fisheries producing 700,000 to 800,000 tones of fish annually, worth US$350 – 400 million at the landings and US$250 million in export. Additionally there is an impor-tant untapped potential to expand both the tourism and transportation industries across the lake. The 69,000km2 lake is shared by Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. Approximately 30 million people live along its shores and the lake currently provides employment to three to four million people. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most dangerous waterways in the world. Every year 4 – 5,000 people loose their lives on the lake due to drowning, pirating and other accidents. Most of them are fishermen who leave behind on average 8 dependents – affecting over 30,000 people’s wellbeing annually. Program budget 7.6 M dollars.
Account manager for 3 major projects:
• Provide guidance and support to NextiraOne to implement a new ERP (SAP) and a Master Data Man-agement solution (European catalogue). Act has a single point of contact for all technical and integra-tion issues. Implement and direct the project based on ITIL process. Validate the delivery process. Re-port in the steering committee as main solution Architect. Some project input :
• SAP deployment phase over 25 country worldwide
• Outsource maintenance housing and hosting (budget over 10 M $ for the next 5 years)
• Define the system urbanism from Fraikin to implement a new European IT vision. Act has a single point of contact for all technical and integration issues. Moderate the IT steering committee. Lead the IT con-sulting team of experts. Some project input :
• Fraikin manage a fleet of 55000 trucks over Europe, and need a new European vision for is IT system (Budget over 10 M $ for the next 2 years)
• Provide guidance to VEOLIA IT regarding system urbanism and governance
Senior manager on Operational due diligence and IT due diligence on various industries:
• Medical industry
• Supply chain industry
• Applications services providers industries
Provide guidance to Private equity firms, taking a closer look at the operating side of potential acquisitions. Com-ing out of the analysis is a prioritized set of operations improvement recommendations. Once the acquisition has been done, support the change management plan to integrate the company in the group strategy.
• Rollout of a geographical information system (GIS) for MAERSK Senegal, to track and trace the entire road fleet of the company, ensuring better container management and customer quality for MAERSK’s international customers.
• Provided valuable consultancy on the deployment of mobile solutions for Crédit Mutuel of Senegal and Total. Has lectured as technical expert for many organizations, such as Unicef, CRDI, WorldVision and PLAN.
• Had organized and led the entire technical team, defined the work methodologies (offshore develop-ment), rollout and acceptance procedures. Monitored the quality of the work and the deliverables, and managed the financial side of the project, ensuring that the budgetary constraints were met.
• Implemented a large Personal Information Manager (PIM) integration project with the product offering of SFR, based on Apache, PHP and Oracle 9I/10G, involving an applet on the SIM card. Supported a team of 4 technicians and managed a team of 6 product managers. Coordinated the entire project. Liaised and supervised the offshore development team. Managed the entire budget and did the finan-cial planning. Coordinated with the marketing team during pre-sales and post-sales support.
• Orange project MDSP. Led a development team to build a synchronization application for personal in-formation and e-mail data on mobile devices running the Symbian (series 60) operating system. Man-aged a team of 4 technicians and coordinated all other teams and subcontractors. Wrote the require-ment specifications and the acceptance test procedures. Managed the budget and did the financial planning.
• Implemented a remote file server for Orange , based on Apache, PHP and ORacle 9I, allowing users to share files and to collaborate with external suppliers. Designed a connection module between Apache and an Oracle database. Coordinated a team of 4 developers. Wrote the technical specifica-tions to integrate the solution with the operator’s network. Full budget responsibility. Close coordination with the client during implementation. The requirements were very demanding (3000 connections per second), which were successfully met. Various standards were required and respects, e.g. Webdav, HTTP, and compatibility with all major browsers (MacOS, Microsoft, Linux). The time between the re-quirements specification work and rollout was only a mere 4 months.
Responsible for three major projects:
• Implementation of a convergence service of multiple e-mail accounts for SFR. This service allowed us-ers to access their e-mail accounts from multiple mobile phones and communicating PDAs. Designed the entire server architecture, based on J2EE (EJB, JMX) with Oracle, in combination with a mobile cli-ent Pocket Outlook on Windows CE and on Symbian Series 60, ensuring compatibility with different communication protocols (POP, IMAP, SOAP). Designed an evolving architecture, initially based on JBOSS, later migrated to Web-logic for the production system. Managed the entire project manage-ment, and leading the team of 6 developers. Implemented a new project management methodology. Delivered the entire project on time and while respecting all budgetary constraints.
• Implementation of a personal information (PIM and E-mail) synchronisation service on mobile devices for Vodafone. This service allowed users to access data stored in MS Exchange and Lotus from mo-bile devices (mobile phones, communicating PDAs) via a middle-ware protocol SyncML, compatible with various standards (SOAP, Web services, Webdav) and with various operating systems (Windows, Linux, Unix, Symbian). This service was based on the platform VS.NET, VC++, Apache, Exchange Server 2000 and Windows CE. Managed the team of 8 developers, designed the software, coordinated the client relationship, wrote all technical and user documentation.
• Rollout of a Linkuall software package for SFR , allowing users to manage their own personal data (contacts, shared agenda, task list, shared file repository) via web access, WAP, synchronized via the SyncML protocol and accessible via the Webdav protocol. The platform of the package was based on Red-hat Linux AS 3.0 and Solaris, in combination with an Oracle database and frontal Apache web services. Managed a team of 11 technicians and developers. Managed the client relationship, wrote all the technical documentation and assisted at making the commercial proposal. Ensured the certification of the software package and packaged the solution in view of a future ASP service deployment. Suc-cessfully managed the integration with different portal objects (Web mail, SMSC, Global SSO, provi-sioning interface, mail generation modules and activity reporting), while respecting WSDL and SOAP standards. Ensured that all data could be accessed via web services and Java (Axis), .NET, RPC/XML. All the development led to a complete new product offering.
Responsible for four major projects:
• Implemented the “Mobile Validity” solution in the medical domain for a health care insurer in the State of New York. Managed a team of 4 developers to adapt a existing sof...