Meko K.

PRODUCT OWNER

1025 dollar
Freelancer
21 ans
London, UNITED KINGDOM

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 ed 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

Visual Basic, Team management, Spanish, Software Development, Project Management, Product Ownership, Oracle, Management Consulting, Consulting, COBOL, Change Management, Business Process Improvement, Business Intelligence, Agile Methodology, Agile