Meko K.

Product Owner

970 dollar
Freelancer
20 ans
Londres, ROYAUME-UNI

Mon expérience

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To The Power of...May 2019 - Présent

To The Power Of aims to be the premiere
platform for leveraging the power of large groups for developing
innovation. In my role I am working to develop the product roadmap, work
with the development teams to track targets and confirm delivery, and
participate in other startup activities (investment-seeking,
evangelism).

Onirica Consulting, Ltd.February 2018 - Présent

Onirica Consulting, Ltd.February 2018 - Présent

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ToptalJanuary 2019 - Présent

TopTal is a US-based company with an
international clientele who are looking for highly-experienced project
managers, product owners, developers, and other skilled freelancers on a
contract basis.
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IxarisFebruary 2017 - April 2018

I worked at Ixaris Systems from
February 2017 with a focus on delivering a distressed €4M EU project.
When the project approached completion, I began assisting with Scrum
coaching and process redesign, which led to an offer of employment which
commenced November 1st, 2017. As Head of Change Management I worked
company-wide to continue improvement in the areas of Scrum
implementation, mentoring of junior staff, and streamlining of
processes. Due to a major internal restructuring my department was
eliminated on April 23rd, 2017 and I returned to independent consulting.
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VodafoneMarch 2016 - February 2017

Siebel CRM upgrade project:

•    Completed distressed system upgrade project after series of internal project managers had been unable to do so. This included:
o    Improving communication and cooperation between PMO and technical team
o    Creating all documentation, including detailed project plan
o    Initiating impacted stakeholder engagement in planning of required call centre and sales outlet downtime

o    Evaluating and revising technical launch plans, ensuring optimal
timing, extensive pre-launch checks to confirm success and significant
team to promptly diagnose and repair any failures on launch day
o    Leading on executive communication, with newly appointed CTO praising project as one of smoothest run they had ever seen

    Minimised customer support call centre downtime by coordinating across
entire company; executed upgrade smoothly and to schedule during
overnight launch, with no major issues arising post-upgrade

Billing project:


    Led on all technical aspects of proposed €5m+ Oracle based billing
system implementation project; coordinated input of business and
technical stakeholders and external consultant teams. This involved:
o    Co-coordinating, contributing to and documenting requirements definition sessions

Project was halted following completion of initial design sessions due to possibility of merger.
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the Government of MaltaAugust 2015 - February 2016

National Pitkalija (wholesale farmers’ market) renewal project


    Led on planning for €10m overhaul of national Pitkalija farmers’
market, with key focus on all technology, location, construction,
logistics and staffing considerations. This included:
o    Conducting comparative analyses of other national markets in Europe

o    Supporting preparation of public RFP and initiating engagement with
relevant stakeholders to participate in selection of winning tender
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MarsaJune 2013 - May 2015

Private equity holding company

•    Consulted and supported group company leadership teams as technical strategic and project resource
•    Enabled business to benefit from volume purchasing by fostering connections between group companies for
•    Ensured service continuity by assuming interim IT director role, performing this alongside project commitments
•    Developed and managed group-wide (12 companies) three-year IT strategy within modest budget constraints
•    Enabled effective IT strategy execution by initiating building of PMO. This involved:
o    Translating strategic vision into prioritised project and action plans
o    Matrix managing internal stakeholders and external service providers in implementation

o    Building virtual team of ten project managers comprising junior
staff from across the business to support execution and lead
company-specific project delivery
•    Informed senior management and
board level understanding of project performance by developing and
reporting on multiple sets of corporate KPIs
•    Additionally
deputised for CTO, maintaining project and programme momentum during
year-long absence and reporting results, enabling CTO to manage
acquisitions internationally
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Texas A&M UniversitySeptember 2009 - June 2013

•    Led development of interactive 3D
software (using Reveal open-source software / Unity gaming engine) to
accompany academic publications
•    Enabled public access to excavation photos, 3D scans and other materials by designing digital asset management database

    Published and presented on technical topics, including underwater 3D
imaging, hyperspectral / remote sensing, and augmented reality; invited
speaker at four global nautical archaeology conferences
•    Nurtured
enduring relationships across Anthropology, Oceanography and Digital
Humanities in coordinating major research funding applications efforts
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BEAFebruary 2005 - May 2008

International middleware software company, with 3,300 headcount (was acquired by Oracle)


    Led strategic offshoring of entire product development function and
implementation of 100-person Beijing-based team, with accountability for
all associated annual budgeting, planning and risk assessment Created
project office for start-up telecommunications-focused division of c. 50
staff; employed Agile methodology in delivery of three new products and
annual timetable of multiple projects
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H3G ItaliaMay 2002 - November 2002

Telecommunications provider
    
•    Led six-person team in preparing for Italian “3” wireless service launch to aggressive timeline. This involved:

o    Establishing baseline procedures in managing definition and
implementation of code acceptance procedures, change management
processes, and documentation standards
o    Ensuring content delivery
application handled expected launch day load by overseeing testing and
deployment, with key focus on VIP launch and demo of VideoGol
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EtnoteamApril 2001 - April 2002

E-business services consultancy

•    Supported London office launch and managed programme delivery for UK client base. This included:
o    Delivering two large-scale telecom portal (Vodafone Vizzavi) projects for aggressive startup
•    Led geographically dispersed development teams of up to 40 people in Milan, London and the US
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ModaExchange.comDecember 1999 - March 2001

Startup with concept of aggregating and
enabling smaller Italian suppliers to sell to larger US retail chains
through combined fulfillment of order volume.

•    Secured US$1.5m
¬first-round funding by developing original business plan, cost
estimates and strategy, enabling recruitment of staff, sourcing of
office space and filing of patent
•    Enabled connection to major US
retailers and their distribution systems by cultivating relationship
with key US logistics software partner (QRS) and negotiating use of
additional US$1m of software
•    Architected, planned and managed
system integrations between ModaExchange’s services, its Italian
suppliers, US-based clients, and third-party logistics and customs
services
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HBR Consulting LLCDecember 1998 - December 1999

Consulting firm primarily serving legal industry client base, with 350 employees


    Managed two major e-business client projects that were firsts in their
respective industries: online auto loan application website for GE
Capital, Chicago, and employment application submission website for
Fortune 500 temporary employment agency
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HRJune 1997 - November 1998

Computer company with 1500+ employees

•    Led on requirements definition, planning, prioritisation and project management of $160m+ portfolio of 100+ Internet projects.

Mes compétences

Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence

Technologies

Software Development

Analysis methods and tools

Agile Methodology, Agile

Others

Project Management, Team management, Management Consulting, Consulting, Product Ownership, Spanish

Languages

Cobol, Visual Basic

Other

manage acquisitions, Managed two major e, Senior Consultant, 3D, Certified ScrumMaster, Siebel CRM, Director of IT, process improvement, Leading on executive, e-Business, English, Budgets & Budgeting, Systems Integration, o Establishing baseline procedures in managing, securing support, Invoicing > Issuing Invoices, Change Management, Business Process Improvement, DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY, Head of Project Management, interim IT director, Chief Product Officer, Graduate Research Assistant, Operations Management, Computer Science, Programme Manager, Master > Master Anthropology/Archaeology, Bachelors Degree > Bachelor of Arts > Bachelor of Arts Humanities, Advanced Project Management Certificate > Advanced Project Management Certificate Advanced Project Management, Project Management Lead, Operational Project Manager, External Consultant, Technical Programme Manager, Distressed project management, Programme Delivery Manager, System Implementation, Programme Management, Independent consultant, PMI Project Management, end-to-end project management, Sr. Systems Analyst, Master > Master arts, Business Process Reengineering, Cost Estimating, Scrum Methodology, Freelance Consultant, Digital Asset Management, Budgets & Budgeting > Budget Planning & Budget Preparation, Business Planning, Head of change management, Informed senior management, Led development, Supporting preparation, IT Professional, certified product owner, Private Equity, Lead Project Manager, Consultant, Senior Project Manager, Team Lead

Databases

Oracle

Mes études et formations

Advanced Project Management Certificate, Advanced Project Management - Stanford University

B.A., Humanities - Washington State University

Master, Arts, Anthropology/Archaeology - Texas A&M University2009 - 2010

Computer Science - Mount Holyoke College1990 - 1992