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Emerging Technology Business Growth Exec

Charleston, Illinois, United States
December 12, 2018

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Archer Daniels Midland **** - ****

Enterprise Architect - Global EA & SOA COE Lead – IT Strategy Board

IT Strategy, Enterprise Architecture, Technology leadership spanning all IT domains and all global business units

Led enterprise architecture (EA) and service-oriented architecture (SOA) “pillars” through the enterprise-wide, multi-year, Technology Modernization / Global ERP Design & Implementation (Internally: “1ADM”)

Sat on 1ADM Program boards for all pillars pf transformation program, as well as the IT strategy board, defining and developing domains and business cases & responsible for setting ROI KPIs while monitoring and ensuring achievement

Designing high-level and technical design for Oracle and “Best of Breed” technology adoption and integration.

Delivered enterprise-wide technology solutions by achieving all milestones of projects, orchestrating a skilled cross-functional team of over 30 professional consultants and contractors across technical & business disciplines

Responsible for management and evaluation of multiple external system integrators (SI) Consulting Teams

Launched the first cross-domain, centralized Oracle and Fusion technology-focused competency center (COE) in the IT organization, designing and delivering a highly efficient and scalable IT delivery model with rapid, repeatable deployment models and reusable components at all levels of abstraction

Established standardized models for program deliverables, increasing the accuracy of implementation costs and reducing the cycle time for solution delivery.

As member of 1ADM Program boards, contributed to RFP requirements development, reviewed responses to RFPs, responsible for negotiating and approving contracts within scope, and established system integration partners for key domains, leading to increased overall system integrator delivery performance.

Drove the adoption of the first ever curriculum-based training model for new technologies and capabilities within IT, resulting in a repeatable capability-based development program through Architecture Development Method and a TOGAF-influenced Enterprise Architecture Framework

Independently initiated multiple successful cost reduction initiatives within IT – Proactive Efficiency Management, PMO Continuous Improvement Initiative, Global IT Knowledge Sharing Program & Systems, among other programs

Enterprise Innovation Function Lead (2015-2017)

Enterprise Strategy, Leadership Collaboration and Consultation, New Growth Platform Advisement, Intrapreneur

Independently drove acceptance and adoption of innovation as the first ever enterprise-wide function for driving cross-organizational collaboration with primary goal of maximizing value, identifying creative new growth opportunities; collaboratively designing new products, services, best practices, new business models and business units through encouraging creativity in

Structured analysis approaches enabled identification of gaps in enterprise processes, capabilities, and culture, addressed by value creating opportunities within design of Enterprise Innovation as a corporate function

Responsible for entire end-to-end process of Idea-to-Commercialization- setting goals, Executive Committee (EC) approvals, managing KPIs, status reporting, team guidance and management

Executive Committee (C-Level Committee) approved goals, including: 1 new BU per 18 months, 3 new approved growth platforms with documentable synergies per 18 months, $1 billion in new gross revenue from products/services introduced to market less than 36 months per FY, $500 million in new cost savings per FY

Managed adoption through internal marketing, integrated change management, and role-based training plans

Designed Enterprise Innovation Function to serve as a global shared service, including (not all inclusive)

Internal innovation department processes and governance to ensure ongoing sustainability of value creation and repeatable service offerings for internal customers across the organization

Developed requirements for initial implementation, identified internal and external resource needs

Proactive external scouting: emerging technologies, disruptive business models, competitive SWOT

Wrote detailed Innovation Function Playbook, covering all aspects of Innovation- standardizing terminology and innovation concepts for enterprise collaboration effectiveness, detailed Idea-to-value processes, innovation function role requirements and RACI matrices, innovation-related capabilities and supporting tools, service offerings, internal KPI management, governance needs, role-based training

Enterprise Architecture - Global Practice Lead (2013-2015)

Enterprise Technology Strategy Leadership, Enterprise EA SME, Architecture Function Design

Identified need for an EA practice based on organizational opportunities, gaps & goals; designed and established EA as a function for the global ADM Enterprise

Obtained and maintain TOGAF Certification in Enterprise Architecture levels 1 & 2 through The Open Group

Managed adoption through internal marketing, integrated change management, and role-based training plans

Leveraged standard EA best practices and tools for artifact design, documentation, central repository, and access

Proficient in all levels of architectural abstraction, across all domains- Business, Application, Information, Technology as well as integration of respective artifacts maximizing value delivered by EA function

M&A analysis and planning – technology capabilities & business capabilities rationalization, HR & talent integration, deep process model and data model analysis and design for effective integration

Service Oriented Architecture – Global Practice Lead (2011-2013)

Enterprise SOA paradigm SME, Leadership orchestration for global adoption, Successful in change adoption

Introduced concepts of Service-Orientation to ADM IT as highly effective software development methodology and middleware solution, marketing benefits and educating leadership through POC

Independently developed business case for proposal of SOA as enterprise standard for all new development and systems integrations with thorough plan for implementation and governance

Developed first of many Enterprise Reference Architectures, beginning with SOA, for internal guidance, education, alignment, and technical standards – gaining acceptance and adoption through collaboration with IT domain leadership and internal business partners

Designed layered SOA design methodology, quickly becoming the enterprise standard for internal development, external (contractor) development and integration standards, to maximize efficiency and reusability of functional components- introducing the concept of each component as “Enterprise Assets”

Software Engineer / Business Analyst / PM (2008-2011)

Analysis of business needs, documentation of functional / technical requirements, design & develop solutions

Managed, maintained, and enhanced ADM Financial Systems, with annual flow of over USD$100 billion

Responsible for all aspects of the SDLC for Client Solutions, including BA analysis, including understanding the core of the challenge/opportunity to be solved; writing detailed both Functional (Business) and Technical (IT) Requirements; interacting with internal and external IT teams and business for Business and Technical Process Definition as well as respective integration requirements; along with designing, developing, testing, implementing the solution, with Support Documentation for Business and IT Support Teams.

Design and development of complex enterprise applications, spanning businesses, geographies, along with identifying each data and process element, at each level of abstraction, for effective integration. Owning and executing the full SDLC process to meet dynamic business requirements

Hands-on experience led to leading multi-resource, multi-business projects as Project Manager (PM), working directly with the Global Project Management Office (PMO)

Responsible for understanding the enterprise structures and businesses, business capabilities, business processes, along with the technical landscape that included hundreds of unique systems acquired through decades of acquisitions – including both home-grown and OTS solutions, a plethora of coding languages, and nearly every commercial and open source database platform

Responsible for identifying any technical issues as they arose in the variety of technical platforms with 24/7 on-call availability

Education - Eastern Illinois University

Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Admin – Corporate Finance - 2009

Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Admin – Management Information Systems (MIS) - 2009

Key Achievements:

4.0 / 4.0 – Graduating top of class with Summa Cum Laude recognition

Provost List – Each semester

2008 MIS Excellence Award: Business School’s top recognition for MIS major – Award to one student per year

Delta Sigma Pi – Business Professional Fraternity; Active member; Scholarship Key Award

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