Biswajit Kundu RoyGreater Edinburgh Area, United Kingdom
I have founded Coastr (Nuvven), which is a mobility tech start up and looking to reimagine the car rental sector using Technology innovation. I used to lead the Enterprise Architecture team at PwC Consulting in the UK. Previously, I have worked at Royal Bank of Scotland in their Strategy & Architecture team. I have worked in Banking, Payments, Insurance, Retail, Education and Technology sectors. I have acquired an MSc in Business and Management from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. I am also TOGAF 9.0 and SAFe certified. Key skills: • Mobility Tech start up founder and CEO • Digital Tech Strategy and innovation for businesses • Architecture Blueprint and roadmap for 100m+ transformation programmes • SaaS product development using microservices architecture and IoT • Scaled Agile based Enterprise Architecture op model and governance • Mergers and Acquisition - complex post merger integrations, carve outs and value creation • Digital and Agile IT operating models, including DevOps • Data and Cloud Strategy for enterprise agility • EA operating model & governance, including maturity assessments • Application rationalisation strategies • Information and Cyber resilience architecture Specialities: Leadership, Enterprise Architect, Data strategy, Cloud and SaaS strategy, Management of Risk, Information Security, Financial Services, Digital channels, Retail Banking, Design Authority, Stakeholder Management, Payments, People Management, Mergers and Acquisitions
Chief Executive Officer
May 2018 - Current
Head of Enterprise Architecture
May 2014 - Sep 2020
I lead the Digital Strategy & Architecture Advisory team at PwC UK providing advice on Digital Strategy and Architecture enabled transformation to global organisations. I am a certified TOGAF practitioner and use Enterprise Architecture methodologies to help deliver transformations at global organisations. Experience: - Experience in delivery IT Strategy and Transformation Blueprints for clients across Banking, Payments, Insurance, Retail, Aviation, Education and Technology sectors - Delivery of operational and technology enabled value creation for clients - PE houses and Corporates - Advice startups on how to scale their business and grow their operations and technology - Delivery of complex carve out and post merger integrations - Delivery of transformational Business and Technology Architecture planning and EA governance - Delivery of Operational and IT Strategy & IT Operating model - Delivery of EA training courses to internal PwC colleagues across U.K. and EMEA - Develop global delivery models for technology implementations using onshore-offshore models
Royal Bank of Scotland
Aug 2012 - Apr 2014
Worked as an Enterprise Architect in RBS and providing architecture consultancy as well as inputs into strategic roadmaps. Working with the Strategy & Architecture team in the bank, I am responsible for developing business and application architecture at various levels in the organisation and propose strategic direction for future architecture working alongside external consultants. Roles Performed: Leadership: Chaired the Young Bankers Association in Scotland at RBS and led a committee of 14 to provide them with direction and leadership by closely working with senior executives/board members - Development of current, resultant and target architecture (business and application architecture) for the Group using TOGAF methodology - Architecting major programmes and supporting the design across work streams which align with architecture principles such as SOA, etc. - Define future roadmaps for digital and other distribution channels in the bank - Stakeholder management and building relationships to increase influence of the Architecture team in the business - Work with projects teams to define project level solution architecture and ensure alignment with overall enterprise architecture guidelines and vision - Help business and technology teams in assessing new vendor solutions through RFI/RFP process to ascertain product suitability and identifying benefits from investment - Performing research on competitor’s to understand competitor’s operating models and provided input into group’s core transformation strategy - Governance activities to ensure all key investments align to target architecture of the organisation through assessment of business cases - Understanding the Information Security landscape and providing necessary direction to the IS teams across the Group to improve capabilities
Royal Bank of Scotland
Oct 2011 - Aug 2012
I worked with the Security & Fraud team in Technology Services for 10 months. The first project that I worked as a Project Manager is the Data Loss Prevention (DLP) programme. Working alongside change services and the supplier, I delivered the Fingerprinting capability in DLP as well as assisted with gathering requirements for implementing the system. The other project that I delivered as a Project lead is the scoping and Proof of concept for an internal fraud detection system at the bank. I collaborated with SAS, Detica and Attachmate for the scoping study to identify the right solution for a proof of concept which ultimately led into a full implementation for the Corporate and Retail business at RBS. Experience: - Managing DLP project in terms of activity tracking, project planning, resourcing and financials - Conducting analysis and discussions with infrastructure team, business stakeholders and vendors to develop scoping document as a deliverable - Working alongside business to gather requirements for the DLP project - Scoping and estimation for next phases of the DLP programme - Driving all activities and leading the proof-of-concept study for the internal fraud solution - Derive estimation and requirements for the POC implementation - Writing white papers on latest security threats to the banking industry through digital and mobile platforms - Got externally certified in Management of Risk - Practitioner
First Data Corporation
Jun 2011 - Sep 2011
Programme – ATM transition and migration for National Australian Group, EMEA The project involved transition of ATM network from NAG to FirstData and migration of the system from NAG’s Base24 system to the new and improved FirstData Base24 EPS systems. FirstData took over the responsibility of both Acquiring and Issuing part of ATM and Debit/Credit card transactions from NAG and process them in collaboration with the standard schemes – MasterCard, Visa and VocaLink to provide faster turn around and better performance of the network.
Jun 2008 - Jan 2010
Project – Sony Pictures and Sony DADC Sony Digital Back-Bone. The Sony Digital Back-bone is a Supply chain process which automates the various phases in the process with little human intervention. The Digital Back-bone would handle request for media content from the client by creating a new request, authorizing it, performing a material analysis and finally execution of the request by different automated content processing (ACP) activities before finally delivering it to the client.
University Of StrathclydeMasters
Visveshwariah Technological UniversityBachelor Of Engineering
Visvesvaraya Technological UniversityBachelor Of Engineering In Information Science
University Of StrathclydeMaster Of Science In Management, Business
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