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Consultant ICT Infra., Digital Transformation in Smart City

Bilekahalli, Karnataka, India
July 29, 2021

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Arindam Roy

Cell: +91-776******* E-mail:,

Address: Flat # 204, Sai Nandana Presidency, #3673/111/1 Vijaya Bank Layout, Bilekahalli, Bangalore – 560 076

Decisive, action-oriented ICT Professional, over 30+ Years of experience in P&L Management, Pre-Sales, Consulting, Product Development, System Integration, Project Management, Solution Architecture, Technology Transformation in IT Infra, ICT in Smart City, Airport, Metro Rail, Public Transportation Domain;

Certified Project Management Professional & exposure of Agile Project Management, ITIL V4 Relevant Experience in ICT Domain

1. Development of Smart Solutions & End-to-End Implementation

Conceptualization, Design, Development & Implementation of Smart Transportation Solutions – Implemented for DTC, APSRTC, KSRTC, Sesa Goa, Govt. Of Botswana, DPMC – Sri Lanka, DG Shipping- GoI

Development of GIS-GPS based Solution with appropriate Data Model for different applications, e.g., Census, Incident Mapping, Logistic & Transportation Solution

System Integration of multiple Smart Solutions on one platform

Development of Command Centre Solution

2. Consulting, and Solution Architecture / System Engineering

ICT Master Plan for Multiple Cities and Campuses.

Project Vision, Business Architecture and Enterprise Architecture of different ICT Solutions for Smart Cities.

Design and mentoring Integrated Command & Control Centre for Smart Cities.

Solution Architecture of Smart Solutions – Integrated Command & Control Centre, Solid Waste Management, Video Surveillance, Transportation etc. for Smart City.

3. eGovernance Projects

Alignment with State & Central eGov initiatives

Conceptualization, development and implementation of eGov, projects

Interfacing of new projects with existing ERP and Legacy Solution 4. Project Management

Seamlessly Integration of solutions from multiple OEMs

Implementation of Multi-million (US$) projects in eGov. Domain and of Smart Solutions. Core Competencies & Hands-on Experience

P&L Management –

• Hands-on experience in P&L Operation at Regional and National level, o Business Development

o Pre-Sales, Soln. Architecture & development

o Team building & training.

o Project Finance & Delivery Management

Consulting, Solution Architecture & Pre-Sales –

• Analysis and design of Client’s requirement, Conceptualization, Solution Architecture, System Integration

• Internet of Things in Smart City Domain

• Airport Domain – Design of ICT Infrastructure incl. smart solutions for Airport

• Metro Rail Domain – Automatic Fare Management System,

• Transportation Domain – Multiple Smart Transportation Solution development & Product Management

Project Management –

• Activities spanning project scoping, estimation, planning, and finalization of technical / functional specifications, resource administration & optimization of the product / software application.

• End-to-End implementation of projects at global level with cross functional & cross-cultural team.

Delivery Management

• Delivery of multiple projects with multiple teams across multiple locations; Management and monitoring of key operational parameters of delivery; Monitoring and meeting of profitability targets of the executed projects; maintenance of coordination between key stakeholders and business leaders.

• Adherence to budgetary allocations and delivery schedules.

• Development of organizational capability in respective fields through training, team building and motivation; development and maintenance of people and technology processes for meeting of organizational goals.

Business Development

• Account Management – Large Accounts (Railways, Defence Research Laboratories; Central and State Government Departments, Central Public Sector Undertakings and Private Corporate Houses)

• RFP response, PoC, Business negotiation,

• Business Verticals – Airports, Smart City, Smart Transportation / Logistics, Public Safety, Defence, Government Business, Railways,

Product Management – Transport Solutions, ERP and eGov. Solution

• Conceptualization to Maturity, Complete System Development Life Cycle (SDLC);

• Solution Architecture and development, Field Trials, Performance Tuning, Vendor relation

• Continuous improvement of Solution to overcome obsolescence. CAREER PROFILE – PRESENT EMPLOYMENT

Free-lance Business Consultant – ICT Infrastructure, Digital Transformation in Transportation & Smart City Domain

Highlights of the Role:

• Provided GTM strategy to two Indian MSME company

• Pre-sales / Consultancy support to one Intl. company on Smart City Prospect CAREER PROFILE – PAST EMPLOYMENT

Head Sales & Projects – IBMS SPG (Smart City, Airports & Metro Rly), Sterling & Wilson Pvt Ltd (July 2017 – April 2019)

Highlights of the Role:

• Development of Technical Competency team from existing ELV engineers to steer Pre-Sales Activities, Project Execution, development of Partner Ecosystem for collaboration and project execution

• Developed and built a vendors and consultants ecosystem for better coordination and cohesive business development and execution

• Led the development of healthy customer pipelines & exhaustive databases for all existing prospects.

• Led business development and PoC in Smart City & ICT domain of AAI & Metro Rly

• Supported existing business line of ELV systems.

Business Consultant – Smart City, Paradigm Mtuity Software India Pvt. Ltd., deputed to Cisco (July 2015 – June 2017)

Highlights of the Role (Cisco & Paradigm)

• Exploiting Smart City expertise while working closely with enterprise team and providing guidance, consultation and direction in support of strategies to implement client’s vision of digital cities

• Developed enterprise-level architecture frameworks, patterns, and methodologies; providing advice on approach, risk mitigation, and business and solution architecture. Leverage industry standards and models, tools and reference architectures while developing enterprise specific Cloud hosting models

• Leading client engagement through advisory, consulting, solutioning and product management skills

IT Solution Architect – Smarter Planet, IBM India Pvt. Ltd. (March 2012 – June 2015) Highlights of the Role:

• Conceptualized digital blueprint of the cities, technical solution architecture, and subsystems development in close cooperation with client

• Led multiple projects wins in Smart City Domain and IT Infrastructure Domain

• Introduced Program Mgt. framework for projects for Cross Technology Domain (Smart City & Smart Building)

Dy. General Manager, CMC Ltd (Dec. 1998 – March 2012) Highlights of the Role:

• P&L Management from 2009-10 to 2011-12

• Conceptualization, development and Implementation of integrated solution for Road Transport & Logistic Industry

• Interfaced between the core technology groups and business development teams of TCS for solution architecture & pre-sales

• Vendor development and relationship; introduction of new technologies and facilitate interaction with the vendors for integration and resources

Dy. Manager & Regional Head (East), Shyam Telecom Ltd. (Sept. 1994 – Oct 1998) Highlights of the Role: Led the eastern region with P&L responsibilities INITIAL CAREER GLIMPSE

Area Sales Manager Eider Electronics Industries Ltd. (Jun 1993 to Aug 1994) Branch In-charge BPL Systems & Projects Ltd. (Apr 1990 to June 1993) Marketing Executive Uptron India Ltd. (Feb 1987 to Apr 1990) Executive Trainee Maruti Udyog Ltd. (Nov 1986 to Feb 1987) EDUCATION

MBA with specialization in Marketing Management, IGNOU, New Delhi B.E. (Electronics), National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, 1986 CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute, USA Certified Internal Auditor for Tata Business Excellence Model IBM Certified Deep Blue Consultant

ITIL V4 - Foundation


With Sterling & Wilson Pvt. Ltd.

Design of ICT Systems for Phase II of Kempegowda International Airport as a part of tender response Activity include design of 27 nos. of different ICT Systems to meet tender objects and parameters. Integration and optimization of ICT Solution,

Event driven interoperability of different solutions at different extreme situation

Design of Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (PIDS) for Airport Integration of multiple solutions sourced from different OEMs and demonstrated to AAI and Indian Airforce,

Development of ICT Solution for Gandhinagar and Faridabad Smart City and Gurgaon Safe City, Successful PoC

With Cisco Systems, and Paradigm Mtuity.

Solution Architecture & Project Management (Smart City Domain):

• Jaipur Lighthouse Project –

Cisco System has adopted 10 cities across the world as its LIGHTHOUSE CITY to showcase its technological excellence in Smart City domain. Jaipur is the only such city in India. As the Project Manager and Solution Architect, I have played a pivotal role in defining Project Vision. While designing Business Architecture, different priorities of the Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) were taken in to consideration and aligned with different eGov. Initiatives of State & Central Govt. Business Architecture also included Technology Roadmap, Investment Roadmap and Solution Architecture of all Smart Solutions. Prior to Project Implementation, I have been involved in designing Enterprise Architecture and obtained acceptance both from JMC and Cisco Global CoE for Smart City.

• Smart Street at Cisco Campus – Solution Architecture, Vendor co-ordination & Project Implementation

Consultancy (Engaged with Major Consulting Organisation of international repute):

• DPR for Smart City Roadmap for Command Center of a State Capital

• Mentor & Roadmap development for Smart Cities of a state in Central India With IBM India Pvt. Ltd.

Project Management for Data Centre/Disaster Recovery Road Map, DR Strategy, Security Assessment, Strategy & Roadmap for Manipal Hospital Chain

The Hospital Chain wishes to build a DR with comprehensive IT Security System encompassing Regulatory Compliances, Industry Standards and Best Practices address the security requirements of new IT initiatives such as BYOD & Cloud. The DR Strategy and IT Security Roadmap should align with Hospital’s vision of building IT Systems that other healthcare industry treat as a benchmark and also can use it. Responsibility include:

• As Project Manager, led the team of SME & Solution Architects to understand the client’s requirement and as-is situation, accordingly, organize deliverables and sign out.

• Review the IT Infrastructure of Manipal Hospitals Bangalore for the IT DR requirement. This included: including:

• Server & Storage infrastructure

• Backup infrastructure, backup audit logs and backup requirements.

• Network equipment (in the existing DC at Bangalore)

• IT Security Infrastructure (in the existing DC at Bangalore)

• LAN / WAN Architecture in the existing Bangalore DC.

• Network Connectivity architecture across the Organization.

• Assessment of complete IT infrastructure and provide recommendation

• Review existing DR capability.

• Develop DR Strategy & IT DR solution architecture.

• Develop strategy and time-line for migration of assets without disturbing day-to-day work

• Co-ordination with various stakeholders and vendors for migration, including improvement of infrastructure.

• IT Security assessment, implementation of recommendation

• Assessment of RTO and RPO

• Co-ordination with certifying authority for ISO 27K certification

• Conducting UAT and Go-Live

Smart City Domain: Consultancy & Design- Smart City ICT Infrastructure Leadership and Individual contributor for Design of Transportation & Public Safety for the proposed Dighi Port Industrial City being developed by DMIC (Govt. of India PSU.)

A number of new Smart Industrial Cities are being developed by Govt. of India. IBM India received order for providing ICT Master Plan for one of this Smart Industrial city. Responsible for leading IT Infra team, providing Thought Leadership for ICT Roadmap, defining Business Architecture, designing ICT Master Plan and future roadmap of implementation for Transportation Management, Traffic Management, and Public Safety for the selected city.

As a Thought Leader and SME, re-oriented the Business Services and Components of the ICT Roadmap for Transportation, Traffic Management and Public Safety Domain. Led team of architects of different technology verticals; assessed the feasibility of the solutions proposed, provided integrated solutions of business services, Responsible for the acceptance from client (State Government organization and GoI).

Smart City Domain: Consultancy & Program Management - Consultancy, Design & Program Management of Smarter Building for Ministers, Senior Bureaucrats of Gujarat State Government (Swarnim Sankul – I & II). As Leader of Consulting team, prime role included conceptualization, strategy & planning of ICT Roadmap, transforming existing ICT Architecture, protecting the investment, designing of ICT requirement for smart building and program management of designed solutions

As the Team Member, provided design of Access Control System, Video Surveillance System. As Program Manager, led the team of IBM engineers, Technical team of different vendors for implementation. Provided Stakeholder Management for timely and effective decision making by Govt. officials. Responsibility include:

• Stakeholders Management

o Committee Members - Principle Secretaries including CMO o Tenants – Dept. Heads, Rank & File staffs (Incl. Sr. IAS & IPS officers) o Architect & GC staff

o Vendors

o Police Dept.

• Review the ICT Infrastructure already committed for the project.

• Development of Business Architecture to gain a comprehensive view of ICT environment

• Development ICT design and implementation Roadmap taking into consideration of already committed ICT Infrastructure.

• Development of Enterprise Architecture including technical specification of individual system

• Procurement Management, following Govt. of Gujarat process.

• Project Management for LAN, Server Room & NoC, Access Control System, Video Surveillance System, Visitor Management System, Video Wall, Video Conference System

• Integration of LAN with GSWAN with multi-level redundancy

• Integration of Server Room with GS-DC & DR Site

• Facilitating OEM team and Police Dept. in implementing and configuring Video Management and Video Analytic Software.

• Assessment of complete IT infrastructure and provide recommendation

• Review existing DR capability.

• IT Security assessment, implementation of recommendation

• Assessment of RTO and RPO for Server Room

• Conducting UAT and Go-Live

Smart City Domain: Consultancy & Design of Smart City established at the city limit in South India, by a Private Realty Organization.

Provided ICT Road Map for Enhanced Security Systems, Hi-tech Comfort Support, Accurate and timely billing for Utilities, Public Safety, Security, Integrated Smart Cards, Transportation, Portal / e-Governance / Facilities Management Involved as a SME for Transportation and Public Safety Domain and provided Thought Leadership, brought new approach in Transportation & Public Safety domain so that the solution meets and exceeds the requirement as defined by the sponsor.

Smart City Domain: Consultancy & Design of ICT Roadmap of an Integrated Smart City being developed by Lodha Group (Palava City).

Project Scope includes:

Design of technology solutions, Defining Smart City IT Integration Road Map and preparing RFPs for the following Domains 1. Security: Access control / Surveillance & Monitoring / Parking Management / Visitor Management / Emergency Response Management / Transportation / Public Safety / Utilities (Water & Energy) / Governance & City Operation / Integrated City Operation Centre / N/w & Communication Infrastructure Facilitated as an SME for Transportation, Network & Communication Infrastructure, Security and Public Safety Domain and responsible for Conceptualization, Define Road Map, and Design Video Surveillance System, Access Control & Parking Management System.

Provided Thought Leadership on Stakeholder Management, Delivery inputs of different milestone for Transportation, Public Safety, Water, Command Centre, Customer Complaint System, RFP Template and mandatory inputs in RFP With CMC Ltd.

Consulting, Solution Architecting & Pre-Sales

Smart City Domain: Amanora Smart City Project, Pune:

• Conceptualization, Solution Architecting and Technical Support during Business Development phase

• Consulting, design of City Wi-Fi Networking, Automatic Meter Reading, Power distribution, Parking Lot Automation, Access Control at different level

• Conceptualization and PoC for Solid Waste Management, Access Control, Power Distribution, Water Distribution

• Design of work flow for Utility Services like Club membership, hospital services.

• Co-ordination with other stake holders of the project Building Architect, Interior Designer, Electrical Sub-contractor for understanding the requirements and providing them the inputs.

Aeronautical Communication Network for Government of India: –

• Technical Team Member involved study and recommendation of the Aeronautical Communication Network for Government of India, Ministry of Civil Aviation in compliance to ICAO protocol.

Smart Transportation Domain: Automatic Toll Collection System for National Highway Authority of India: –

• Conceptualization, Solution Architecting and Technical Support during Business development and implementation

E Governance Domain: Citizen Service for Mumbai Municipality (along with TCS)

• Solid Waste Management System - Conceptualization, Solution Architecting, Tendering, Vendor Selection and Implementation

• Emergency Response System (Ambulance Services) - Conceptualization, Solution Architecting

• GIS integration of Garbage Bins and other assets.

• Integration with Smart Transportation Solution

Smart Transportation Domain: Intelligent Transport System for Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation:

• Conceptualization, Solution Architecting and Technical Support during Business development and implementation

• Project Management & Implementation

Consultancy & Program Management

e-Governance & Voice Data Communication Network for Gujarat Forest Department: –

Complete Life Cycle Implementation: Management of multiple projects include design and implementation of Wireless Voice-Data Communication Network, Value Added Services like, Vehicle Tracking System, Animal Tracking System, Geographical Information System, designing effective Data model and establishment of Command and Control System for Gujarat Forest Department for establishment of voice and data infrastructure to cater 5000 Square Kilometers.

• Handling overall technical project management with prime responsibilities of System Study, Feasibility Study, Integrated System Design, working out specification of each system, following and implementing best practices.

• Stakeholder Management

• Development of Data Model

• Development of GIS Data of Gir Forest

• Designing & Implementation of Wireless Comm. Network catering for 5000 Sq. Kms.

• Procurement through Open tendering process, implementation of best practices.

• Development of control room software, installation and system integration, implementation of integrated system through cross-functional team of vendors in IT and Communication.

• Delivery through multiple vendors, more than 100 technical staff.

Conceptualization, Design of e-Governance project of computerization of Gujarat Forest Department Smart Transportation Domain: Solution Architecture, Product Management & Project Management

Real Time Monitoring of 20000 tank trucks across India for Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.: –

• Pan India implementation

• Involved in conceptualization, development and technical support from pre-tendering to installation.

• Supervision of Production and implementation of QA.

• Technology used: C++, VB, GIS Tool - UMN Map Server, Report Tool - Jasper Report; Software Platform - Java, OS

- RedHat Linux, RDBMS - MySQL, Hardware Platform - Rabbit 3000A processor.

• GIS Application – ArcGIS based development

• Integration with SAP

• Field implementation and performance tuning

Passenger Information System for Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation: – Complete Life Cycle Implementation: First of its kind in Asia. Tracking of intra-city buses in Hyderabad and Inter-city buses between Hyderabad & Vijaywada, providing arrival time, type of buses on the display boards installed across the routes.

• Co-investigator for "Grant-in-Aid" project of Government of India.

• Liaison with different Govt. bodies for approvals and fund allocation

• Project Conceptualization, Responsible for Feasibility study, Project Estimation & Budgeting.

• Implementation of project, following SyDLC, Post implementation support.

• Technology used: C++, VB, GIS Tool - MapObject & NetEngine, Report Tool - Crystal Report; OS - RedHat Linux, Windows RDBMS - Oracle 9i; Hardware Platform - Motorola 68302 Controller.

Fleet Management System for Govt. of Botswana

Complete Life Cycle Implementation: Tracking of 10000 vehicle across Botswana

• Domain expert and Technical Project manager.

• Responsible for Feasibility study, Project Estimation & Budgeting.

• Implementation of project, following SyDLC, Post implementation support.

• Integration with Legacy System

• Integration with Oracle EBS

GPS/GIS Vehicle Tracking System, Automatic Fleet Management System for Buses, Taxi Service:

• System integration of GPS/GIS, Communication Network, RDBMS application for the Public Transport Sector (Delhi Transport Corporation); Police and Defense; Logistics Sector (DPMC-Colombo); Oil Industry (IOCL, HPCL) and Mining Projects (NCL, SCCL, Sesa Goa)

• ArcGIS based User Interface & Command centre Application

• Integration with SAP

Barge Monitoring System for Vedanta Group

• Generation of Hydrographic Map of Mandovi & Zuari River

• Development of GIS data of the complete area of operation and integration of Hydrographic Map

• Logging of Barge movement including speed & time-stamp

• Capture status of Barge like breakdown, loading, empty travel, loaded travel

• Capture the engine parameters

• Integration with ERP

GPS / GIS / CTI Integration for Police Room Automation

• Integration of Vehicle Tracking System with EPABX and CTI server

• Development of Call Centre Application for Police Operation

• Customisation of CTI Server & ArcGIS in line with Police requirement

• Development of Crime Analysis based on GIS

Also involved in management of Govt. aided development projects (Funded by Planning Commission of India) for Defense, Director General (Shipping) and Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India. With Shyam Telecom Ltd.

• Wireless Communication Network for Indian Defense, Government of India: Microwave radio Network for Eastern Command – design, link budget calculation, turn-key implementation and maintenance of Multi-Hop M/w radio Network

• VHF / UHF Duplex Radio N/w for Indian Railways, Govt. of India: design, link budget calculation, turn-key implementation and maintenance of VHF /UHF radio Network

• Communication Link establishment for Dept. of Telecom, Govt. of India: Establishment of MARR, M/w Network; Cable

(Fibre & Copper) N/w using OLTE and Opti-Mux and providing maintenance support

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