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IT Director

Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
January 24, 2018

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SHAIKH ADIL GUL +92-300-*******


Able to deliver high-tech solutions and services conforming to requirements and deadlines Execution focused, results-driven, high-energy, pioneering technology leader, manages complex IT environments, and projects. Can leverage 30+ years of requirements and infrastructure analysis expertise to drive strategy, business development, and customer-focused success.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Career total of $500M worth of projects while achieving project delivery with tight time frames, strictly within budget, fulfilling all requirements with continuous monitoring and mentoring.

COST SAVINGS: Generated $20M in expense savings career-long while pushing efficiency up.

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP: Provides leadership vision enterprise-wide via decisive and insightful executive leadership, guides future direction and policy implementation through strategic thinking and decision-making.

TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP: Recruits, develops and retains outstanding IT talent, builds and leads high- performance teams to streamline, manage, and implement complex IT designs based on state-of-the-art technology. Expert in proposing latest cost-effective hardware/software solutions and services.

TEAM COLLABORATION: Fosters team collaboration using relationship building and communications improvement, promotes a culture that reflects the organization’s values, encourages good performance and rewards productivity.


Technology Selection/Evaluation Project Management/Monitoring Staff Leadership and Motivation Research and Innovation Business Process Optimization Training, Development, and Mentoring Enterprise Technology Architecture Security Review and Auditing Operational Planning and Management Infrastructure Design/Deployment DR and Business Continuity Planning Budgeting and Forecasting Cross-functional Integration Frameworks and Standards Compliance Long-Term Strategic Planning PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Acuity Technologies, Karachi, Pakistan April 2016–Present A high-tech company, offering a broad range of optimized IT solutions, services, and consultancy. Founder/Chief Executive

Managing high-level sales, deployment, and management of cybersecurity services and Health/Education IT solutions. Also providing low cost and optimized services delivery including cybersecurity review, penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, auditing, consulting, training, systems integration, and performance optimization. Interactive Group, Pakistan October 2017–Present

One of the largest system integrator in Pakistan, $100 million turnover, and 450+ employees. Corporate Advisor, Healthcare Systems

Proposing health IT solutions as per customer's requirements fulfilling InterActive’s business objectives. Responsible for understanding the prospective customer requirements and proposing healthcare IT solutions incorporating in-house and partners’ products. Engaging with the pre-sales team at the initial stages and post-sales teams throughout the implementation and conclusion stages of the projects. Interacting at a high level primarily with product and solutions development, business development and executive management at InterActive; also with prospective customers. Interactive Group, UAE & Pakistan March 2012–March 2016 Director Technical

Leading InterActive Group’s IT operations in UAE and Pakistan, providing strategy, vision, and leadership for developing and implementing IT initiatives and projects for the organization and its customers. Completed several mega turn-key projects worth >$200M, on-time and within budget guiding 150+ engineers, 50+ CMMI Level 3 software developers and 6+ project managers. Leading overall solution design, verifying product/software selection, guaranteeing integration, interoperability, adherence to committed features, performance, security and industry standards. Specialist in solving unique integration problems and syncing technology frameworks and processes across teams and business units.

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Was heading the Innovation Center, multiple PhDs with their engineering teams, and developed unique hardware/software products for niche markets. Also, upgraded in-house IT services; proposed and directed the deployment of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, IBM Lotus Notes, Juniper Pulse Secure MAG gateways, OTRS, Nagios on IBM Flex Systems and various other enterprise hardware/software systems and services. Key projects managed:


>$60M 44 government hospitals IT enablement, deployment of data centers, infrastructure, EMR/EHR. They are saving >$5K daily by reductions in medicine pilferage per location.

Rural telemedicine solution using VSATs implemented 3 CSR projects in northern Pakistan. Public Safety:

>$5M Computerization of 156 police stations for Punjab Police, software for crime reporting, crime report generation, police station inventory/operations.

>$80M Government organization’s 12 data centers, infrastructure, two video walls, eight telepresence systems, servers, workstations, ship to ship, ship to shore and aircraft to ship/shore state-of-the-art connectivity, >20+ Mbps 50km+ range using Redline radios. Mass Transit:

>$100M RSA Archer, Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) Management solution for Roads and Transportation Authority (RTA) UAE, consisting of Enterprise Management, Policy Management, Risk Management, Compliance Management, Security Operations securing 18 enterprise applications

Chief solutions architect Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus project, 24 km track, 24 stations, $9 M project; 430 IP cameras, 600 TB storage, two 8x3 55” video walls, 150 VoIP phones, dedicated 10G GPON fiber. Energy:

>$10M Coveo Enterprise Search deployment at GASCO, Abu Dhabi, UAE; integration of all data sources from Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, Livelink, Maximo, Oracle BI, Enterprise Vault, OpenText, Historian, etc. Key products - managed high-level software/hardware development, and integration into projects:

Healthcare management system with integrated EHR/EMR, telemedicine, online test result acquisition.

Enrollment system using smart cards and biometrics, fingerprint and face recognition.

Visitor management system; automatic visitor registration, ID check, ID storage and automatic retrieval.

Automatic form filling in any web page from data in smart cards by inserting smart card ID in the reader. Cost savings achieved:

Reduced technology costs by renegotiating with service providers/subcontractors, also by terminating services that were not needed or not being utilized, saving >$100K every year on connectivity costs.

Proposed alternative low cost/low power products that conformed to specified requirements. Proposed low-power graphics card for a customer, didn't have to replace hundreds of workstations saving >$400K.

Saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in projects by giving straightforward and unique solutions to complex issues and strictly deployed projects as per the contract following strict timelines. Aga Khan University and Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan May 1997-March 2012 A multi-continent university and hospital system with campuses in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and London. The hospital in Karachi is one of the best tertiary care teaching hospital in South West Asia. Manager Technology Research and Innovation March 2011-March 2012 Generated and proposed new ideas for healthcare and general corporate environment, did technology planning and forecasting, recommended use of new technologies, drove innovation to reduce costs and increase efficiency. Ideas proposed:

RFID technology for asset inventory/tracking, medical records file tracking and in the library.

'My AKU' web page; patients can log in and get online appointments, access visit records, test results, etc.

Online ordering and payment for cafeterias/bakeries on campus and the university store; order placement is online, and items can be collected later at or after a specified time.

Paperless extremely secure entry/exit system for visitor’s vehicles, using virtual tagging scheme linked with ID. SHAIKH ADIL GUL • PAGE 3 +92-300-******* Aga Khan University and Hospital - continued

Manager Network Systems, Security and Support May 1997-March 2011 Completely revolutionized the way that people worked and made the institution almost paperless in a few years, providing safe and secure access to data and information from every desk. Pioneered deployment of several state-of- the-art technologies for the first time in Pakistan.

Designed and implemented 4500+ nodes, the first and the biggest campus-wide LAN in Pakistan. Provided >99% uptime. Awarded NCR/Teradata IT Excellence Award in networking for the years 1997 to 2000.

Designed/implemented Internet connectivity, load balancing among multiple tier-1 ISPs, provided selective filtered, secured and restricted Internet connectivity from every desk. Productivity increased considerably.

Lead design and development of a terminal emulator. Saved about $250K in licensing costs.

Implemented VPN, linked all campuses and lab collection points over the Internet. Awarded NCR/Teradata IT Excellence Award in networking for 2001; continual savings of >$350K in connectivity costs each year.

Had the best lean team of 8 engineers, was able to manage 3000+ PCs and 1500+ thin clients by automation; deployed Microsoft System Center Suite thus reducing payroll expense by >$250K per year.

Managed deployment and support of systems hosting in-house patient care system, PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, DataStream 7i, Fuji CR, Rogan PACS, Varian radiation therapy, CA Service Desk, HP OpenView NNM, Oracle, Microsoft Infrastructure (Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, Project, SQL, BizTalk, System Center Suite) and various other large-scale applications. Systems were available with >99% uptime; efficiency and number of medical procedures/surgeries increased considerably per day, revenue increased substantially.

Managed the team that implemented tele-radiology with two hospitals in Afghanistan. X-rays, CT/MRI scans were sent for analysis, reports were delivered, and discussed later over video conferencing; resulting in recurring savings of >$150K in travel, food, incidental and boarding costs each year.

Technical lead e-Learning Committee; evaluated web conferencing and learning management systems, deployed and implemented Elluminate/Blackboard integrated with Moodle. Lectures are delivered from Pakistan to campuses in East Africa and vice versa, saving about $1M per year in travel, food, incidental and boarding costs.

Invited to participate in Microsoft Technology Adoption Program (TAP) program, from only a few organizations worldwide; tested the deployment of FEP 2010 using System Center, was invited to the Microsoft Security Center to meet the developers of FEP. IT support requests were reduced by 66% after deployment of FEP according to a published Microsoft case study saving >$150K in support costs per year.

Member of AKDN e-health team, in 2007 participated in e-health needs assessment of various countries. The assessment for Afghanistan got published in East Mediterranean Health Journal 2012, PubMed and WHO. PRIOR POSITIONS

ABM INFO TECH (Pvt.) Ltd., Karachi/ABM Data Systems (Pvt.) Ltd., Karachi, Pakistan General Manager/Manager Technical/Assistant Manager/Systems Engineer Xerox Computer Services, a division of Xerox Corporation, Los Angeles, CA., USA Software Engineer


University of Southern California - M.S. Electrical (Computer) Engineering University of Southern California - B.S. Electrical (Computer) Engineering Institute of Business Administration, University of Karachi, Business Administration Courses NCR/Teradata - IT Excellence Awards, Networking, 1997-2000 and 2001 Tau Beta Pi - Life Member

Eta Kappa Nu - Life Member

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