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Business Strategy, Technology, Analysis, Operations

Toronto, ON, Canada
April 14, 2016

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Karandas (Karan) Pejathaya BEng, MBA (****)



Schulich School of Business, York University Toronto, ON Master of Business Administration: Strategy Apr, 2016

Global Leadership Program (Strategy Consulting); Tel-Aviv, Israel

GMAT: 710 (92 Percentile)

Ranked 2nd out of 50 teams in MBA Launch Week case competitions

Director-IT & Marketing, Supply Chain & Operations Club

Sardar Patel College of Engineering, University of Mumbai Mumbai, IN Bachelor of Engineering: Computer Science May 2008 EXPERIENCE

HSBC Bank, Summer Intern – HSBC Invest Direct Toronto, ON Jun 15 – Aug 15

Recommended redesigned process for integrity of IT artifacts on production deployment to senior consultants, improving efficiency of HIDC Knowledge Management initiatives, proving at least 50% improvement in productivity

Analyzed HSBC Invest-Direct’s (HIDC )200+ Business Intelligence (BI) Data Warehouse assets as part of the knowledge management initiatives effectively capturing traceability across all artifacts for release planning (SSRS, SSIS)

TATA Consultancy Services Ltd, IT Analyst-Technology Excellence Group Toronto, ON - Mumbai, IN Oct 12 – Aug 14

Analyzed client business requirements (deep dive into 100+ Operations documents) from Vancouver to New Brunswick for a major Canadian supply chain logistics client, for implementation of a next generation BI System, finalizing 60 KPIs for project implementation

Engaged in stakeholder management, presenting regular playbook updates on project progress to client and TCS senior management, influencing future action by addressing critical focus-areas

Negotiated scope additions under the change management process, keeping 75% of deliverables under current project timelines and the rest into future releases

Coordinated with global teams on IT activities ensuring smooth production deployment of developed IT solution, among geographies ranging from Canada to India and the Philippines

Mentored over 20 new associates across multiple projects on best practices, client industry, expectations and technical competencies, resulting in 33% reduction in software defects during unit & system testing

Led a team of 15 associates (offshore) as a BI Tech Lead for analysis of client IT systems and BI implementation of 60 Sales, Pricing & Operations KPIs

Ensured compliance to project management audits and reviews, receiving zero NCR (Non Compliance Reports) over the entire duration as a project leader

Provided Data Architecture & Modeling services to clients in the supply chain vertical, hitting milestones ahead of schedule (by 3-4 weeks) through introduction of innovative best practices in people and process TATA Consultancy Services Ltd, Systems Engineer-TCS Tools Group Pune, IN Sep 09 – Sep 12

Initiated Gap analysis and market research on leading software tools and TCS in-house tools for positioning, prioritization of feature development and subsequent version management

Conceptualized, designed and developed solution accelerators used by 100+ TCS projects world- wide

Led a team of 7 associates coordinating project activities to ensure project timeline compliance, minimizing software defects through consistent unit, system and regression testing best practices ADDITIONAL

Created an innovative algorithm ‘Foreign Key Discovery’ (Approved US Patent) that deciphers patterns and inter- relationships among seemingly disparate data sets using statistical analysis.

TCS top performer and recipient of multiple TATA GEMS awards for showcasing leadership by example at work

As a VP-Membership of TCS Pune Toastmasters Club, successfully increased membership from 14 to 50+

Published ‘Top-50’ white paper on ‘Implementation of Meta-Object Facility’ in TCS global white paper publication

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