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IT strategies for leading telecommunications companies
Sumit Ray

 

Sumit Ray has developed IT strategies for some of the world’s leading telecommunications companies. Examples of his work include:

  • For a German telecommunications company – a review of the strategic, operational and IT models to assess the impact of fixed-mobile and internet convergence, specifically evaluating billing packages and migration of customer and billing data;

 He has also developed:

  • an “Online World” strategy for a dominant Asian/ Pacific telcommunications operator
  • the infocomm strategy for a European telecommunications operator
  • the IT strategy for a dominant European telecommunications operator
  • an e-Business strategy for a dominant mobile operator
  • the strategy for a “virtual service provider” of Infocomm products in Europe
  • an electronic commerce strategy for an incumbent PTT in the business to business market
  • a diversification strategy for a multi-national conglomerate based on leveraging new technologies, information sources and core competencies of the company.

 


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Global spirits and wines company – IT strategy and implementation
Allan Clayton

 

Allan was responsible for:

  • working with the Global CIO to establish and gain buy-in to a “New IT Agenda”
  • leading  an IT Transparency Project to establish real IT spend and resources and identify improvements
  • implementing globally consistent IT investment demand management and prioritisation processes
  • optimisation of the business project portfolio generating 10% in-year savings on IT investments.

 


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Rolls-Royce plc – IT strategy development
Robert Pitt

 

Rolls-Royce Group is a diverse set of businesses based in North America, UK, Norway and increasingly in China and emerging markets. Rolls-Royce needed to develop a common agenda, agree innovation priorities and define governance to ensure the right balance between group and business unit needs.

Working with the IT Director and business unit heads, Robert led a team to develop a group IT strategy, assessing the needs of each business unit (Energy, Defence, Civil Aviation, and Marine) and setting out the strategic imperatives, architecture, governance and roadmap going forwards.

This work won approval at Board level of a fundamental shift in the governance of IT globally and the prioritisation of each business unit’s requirements. It has subsequently resulted in a significant reduction in overall IT expenditure and led to an increase in strategic IT investment.

 


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Clearstream – subject matter expert leading a number of pieces of work within the strategy group of Clearstream
Mark Reece

Clearstream is a leading European supplier of post-trading services. The wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Börse ensures that cash and securities are promptly and effectively delivered between trading parties. It also manages, safekeeps and administers the securities that it holds on behalf of its customers. Over 300,000 domestic and internationally traded bonds, equities and investment funds are currently deposited with Clearstream.

Mark consulted as subject matter expert leading a number of pieces of work within the strategy group of Clearstream including:

  • development of a future business strategy looking at a range of new services that Clearstream could develop and introduce in a 2+ year time frame, including a T=0 market and a white-labeled internet broking solutions
  • acting as the engagement manager on the Euroclear technical assessment investigating the technical implications of merging Euroclear/Sicovam with Clearstream
  • providing subject matter expertise on the proposed iX settlement solution
  • acting as the client manager on developing the Starlink proposition for Clearstream which proposed a linkage between the European clearing houses to create a single CCP, from a client perspective.

 


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Global leader in customer data services – strategic review of world-wide solutions
Mosaic Island

The client is a global leader in providing information, analytical and marketing services to organisations and consumers to help manage the risk and reward of commercial and financial decisions.

Mosaic Island was asked to provide expert resource to assist with a strategic review of the vision within the customer marketing team. The objective was to standardise the approach across the group. Our approach was to understand the current state, and plans for development together with an analysis of strengths and weaknesses. Having done this we then worked with the senior management team to assist them with determining the vision, direction and accompanying roadmap of change.

 


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AXA Life and AXA UK IT - IT strategy throughout leadership
Gideon Nissen

 

Gideon developed a long-term relationship with senior executives in AXA Life and in AXA UK IT (a shared services IT operation), which resulted in working with them continuously over a period of almost 3 years, building bridges between the organisational units and providing thought leadership on a range of projects including:
  • leading the development of the 2005 - 07 IT strategy for AXA UK 
  • leading a special study into Product Engine rationalisation
  • working with AXA Life's strategy unit on AXA's market entry strategy into the Wrap market, developing the operational and IT strategy
  • working with AXA Life's strategy unit on the evaluation of a number of potential acquisition targets
  • representing UK IT in AXA Life's strategy unit
  • working in AXA Life's "hot house" environment on the strategy for launching AXA's new Wealth Management and SIPP propositions
  • leading a strategy for the decommissioning of a legacy IT platform
  • leading a special study into legacy Pensions strategy, focused on the introduction of a Service-Oriented Architecture
  • providing thought leadership on a major cost review
  • providing thought leadership on a project to develop integrated Business and IT roadmaps over the 2007 - 2012 period.
Mark Knowlton, IT Director of AXA Life said of Gideon’s work during this time: "You have brought a deep insight into the financial service market and helped us shape our strategy. Your collaborative working style, at all levels in AXA, helped us to build sustaining and effective business relationships between IT and its internal customers."

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