Kamlesh Girjashankar Singh

  

Director, Philips

Location: Singapore

Biography

Kamlesh has been the Director of IT at Philips Singapore managing the Asia Pacific Teams taking care of local for local, regional and global IT projects and services.

Kamlesh's intellectual interests’ centres in the area of business process automation, collaboration technologies and IT transformation using restructuring, application convergence, off shoring and outsourcing activities. Kamlesh is seen as a solid linking pin bringing the layers (Infrastructure, Platform, Applications, Data, Business Process) of IT and Business worlds together to deliver the business solutions.

Kamlesh has been in IT industry for 15+ years thriving and leading change and delivering on various IT assignments. Assignments ranging from IT infrastructure to IT applications, from e-business to business process automation, from data centre outsourcing to applications off shoring, from enterprise content management to application convergence.

Kamlesh has more than a decade of experience in working with various nationalities across the world. He has been on High Potentials talent list for several years of his career.

Achievements:

1. Worked with and Managed members from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Japan, Australia, Germany, UK, Netherlands, Belgium and US
2. Managed budgeting responsibilities of up to Euro 37 Million
3. Worked on and Lead major cost savings projects resulting in targeted savings of up to Euro 12 Million per year
4. Involved in define, setup & launch of Off-shoring application development & support Services Offices
5. Content mgmt and managed operations teams and services
6. Consultancy, application development and applications support teams and services
7. Application convergence at a global company level in the move from Lotus Notes Domino to Microsoft platform
8. Data Centre Outsourcing Transformation
9. ERP - SAP Implementations including full surrounding applications implementation

Specialties:1. Leading through continuous change
2. Building a Process & Results driven Orgn
3. IT Collaboration Application Service Mgmt
4. IT Infrastructure - Collaboration, Data Centre, Identity-Access & User Device Service Mgmt
5. Managing Cross Region Cross Cultural teams
6. Employee Engagement
7. Lead Projects with global virtual team
8. Vendor & Contract Mgmt
9. Off-shoring Setup & Execution Mgmt
10. Outsourcing Service
11. Application Convergence
12. Data Centre Outsourcing Transformation

FOR MORE DETAILS ON WORK EXPERIENCE Please refer to http://sg.linkedin.com/in/kamleshsingh

 

Work experience

Philips, IT Business Partner - Consumer Lifestyle ASEAN & Rest Of Asia Countries and Batam Industry
August 2012 - Present, , Singapore
The IT Business Partner role ensures optimal alignment between specific business needs & priorities and IT solutions & services. The main objective of the role is to enable the business through effective IT solutions & services. The IT Business Partner is responsible for IT in a business. The role is equivalent to CIO function for assigned geography (Business - Market Combination). Key Areas of Responsibilities: 1. One face of IT to the assigned business entity and its stakeholders, incl. escalation management 2. Consult business on available IT services & solutions for benefit / impact / challenges involved 3. IT Demand intake, validation, funneling and managing adequate and timely response 4. Accountable for IT projects portfolio along business objectives and by setting priorities with stakeholders 5. Drive IT landscape / life cycle for business efficiency with business and IT 6. Align IT activities with dependencies in IT & business for smooth operations and maximum benefit 7. Ensure that IT delivery in projects & operations fits business interests and drive continuous improvement 8. Provide full transparency on IT TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) based on input from shared IT organisation 9. Agree budgets with business and IT and manage cost drivers 10. Agree on Service Level Agreements with Operations and monitors fulfillment. 11. Responsible for Program management within a business entity where no dedicated program manager is assigned. 12. Manages team of IT Business partners / specialists. Key Projects SAP Implementation for new Consumer Lifestyle – Commercial Organisation – Indonesia along with all other relevant supporting IT applications and infrastructure using Agile SCRUM New SAP Commercial Pricing Policy deployment across whole of Consumer Lifestyle – Commercial Organisation – Asia Pacific using Agile SCRUM SAP Mobile application Retail Execution, BW Reporting and Trade Shopper Marketing Portal Application Suite Deployment for Consumer Lifestyle – Commercial Organisation – Asia Pacific Countries to improve Instore Excellence using Agile SCRUM SAP Implementation migration from 2 old industrial company codes to a new company code for Consumer Lifestyle – Batam Indonesia Industry. Including introduction of two new production lines in the same project

Philips, IT Business Partner - Consumer Lifestyle - ASEAN and Rest Of Asia
March 2012 - July 2012, , Singapore
The IT Business Partner role ensures optimal alignment between specific business needs & priorities and IT solutions & services. The main objective of the role is to enable the business through effective IT solutions & services. The IT Business Partner is responsible for IT in a business. The role is equivalent to CIO function for assigned geography (Business - Market Combination). Key Areas of Responsibilities: 1. One face of IT to the assigned business entity and its stakeholders, incl. escalation management 2. Consult business on available IT services & solutions for benefit / impact / challenges involved 3. IT Demand intake, validation, funneling and managing adequate and timely response 4. Accountable for IT projects portfolio along business objectives and by setting priorities with stakeholders 5. Drive IT landscape / life cycle for business efficiency with business and IT 6. Align IT activities with dependencies in IT & business for smooth operations and maximum benefit 7. Ensure that IT delivery in projects & operations fits business interests and drive continuous improvement 8. Provide full transparency on IT TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) based on input from shared IT organisation 9. Agree budgets with business and IT and manage cost drivers 10. Agree on Service Level Agreements with Operations and monitors fulfillment. 11. Responsible for Program management within a business entity where no dedicated program manager is assigned. 12. Manages team of IT Business partners / specialists. Key Projects Cash Register and Point of Sales information system implementation for Consumer Lifestyle - Malaysia - Philips Staff Shop

Philips, IT Business Partner - Consumer Lifestyle - Market Group APMEA
October 2011 - February 2012, , Singapore
The IT Business Partner role ensures optimal alignment between specific business needs & priorities and IT solutions & services. The main objective of the role is to enable the business through effective IT solutions & services. The IT Business Partner is responsible for IT in a business. The role is equivalent to CIO function for assigned geography (Business - Market Combination). Key Areas of Responsibilities: 1. One face of IT to the assigned business entity and its stakeholders, incl. escalation management 2. Consult business on available IT services & solutions for benefit / impact / challenges involved 3. IT Demand intake, validation, funneling and managing adequate and timely response 4. Accountable for IT projects portfolio along business objectives and by setting priorities with stakeholders 5. Drive IT landscape / life cycle for business efficiency with business and IT 6. Align IT activities with dependencies in IT & business for smooth operations and maximum benefit 7. Ensure that IT delivery in projects & operations fits business interests and drive continuous improvement 8. Provide full transparency on IT TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) based on input from shared IT organisation 9. Agree budgets with business and IT and manage cost drivers 10. Agree on Service Level Agreements with Operations and monitors fulfillment. 11. Responsible for Program management within a business entity where no dedicated program manager is assigned. 12. Manages team of IT Business partners / specialists. Key Projects SAP Implementation along with supporting IT applications and infrastructure for Consumer Lifestyle – Commercial Organisation - Australia

Philips, Director, IT Applications Asia Pacific
January 2009 - September 2011, , Singapore
Philips IT Applications team works as shared service IT organisation serving internal businesses with IT solutions in the area of non-SAP application development, consultancy and managed operations. The team focused largely on workplace Collaboration solutions. Team exists in APAC, Europe, Latin America and North America regions. As Director I took care of Asia Pacific group consisting of offices in 15 countries with three major offices in Singapore, China & Japan. Most of the Appls development & support activities are off-shored to Bangalore, India to keep the costs low. I had 14 direct reports in the region Asia Pacific, with total team of 40 members (in Singapore, China, Japan and India) taking care of non-SAP and collaborative applications. Key Project Global Appls Migration Manager for Data Centre Outsourcing Transformation, managing & coordinating migrations (of 8300+ servers running 6500+ Appls in 234+ locations) worldwide (teams setup in 3 regions, processes in place and migrations ongoing) Track Lead for Application Convergence managed using a worldwide team achieving thousands of deletions, hundreds of migrations from notes to SharePoint solutions and hundreds of notes server decomm etc. (3000+ appls converged & 300+ servers decomm)

Philips, Director, Philips IT Applications RAISE and Philips IT Infrastructure Asia Pacific
January 2008 - December 2008, , Singapore
Philips IT Applications - RAISE (Rapid Application Information & Software Engineering). The team works as shared service IT organisation serving internal businesses with IT solutions in the area of non-SAP application development, consultancy and managed operations. The team focuses largely on workplace Collaboration solutions. We exist in APAC, Europe, Latin America regions. As Service Director i take care of Asia Pacific group consisting of offices in 15 countries with three major offices in Singapore, China & Japan. Most of the Appls devlp. & support activities are offshored to back office in Bangalore, India to keep the costs low. The team consists of 18 employees in the front offices in the region asia pacific with the team of 20 working in the back office. As Philips IT Infrastructure APAC Director i was responsible for the region's infrastructure service portfolio mgmt, changes and introduction/deployment of services in alignment with global programs. Key Projects Deployment of Connect Mail (Outlook Exchange) and Connect Suit (SharePoint, Communicator & Live Meeting) in Asia Pacific Countries (16000+ user base) ahead of planned schedule.

Philips, Director, RAISE Services and P-GIS Solutions APAC
October 2007 - December 2007, , Singapore
RAISE stands for Rapid Application Information & Software Engineering. The team works as shared service IT organisation serving internal Philips businesses with IT solutions in the area of non-SAP application development, consultancy and managed operations. The team focuses largely on workplace Collaboration solutions. The RAISE teams exists in Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America regions. As Service Director i take care of Asia Pacific group consisting of offices in 15 countries with three major offices in Singapore, China, Japan. Most of the Appls development & support activities are offshored to RAISE back office in Bangalore, India to keep the costs low. The team consists of 16 employees in the front offices in the region asia pacific with the team of 20 working in the back office Bangalore. As P-GIS Solutions Director in the region APAC i was responsible for the region's infrastructure service portfolio mgmt, changes and introduction of new services at regional or country level. Key Projects Global Solution Manager for Connect Mail (Outlook Exchange) / Connect Share (SharePoint) & Office Applications (DIAMOND) solution creation and RFP/solution creation for (80000+ user base in 60 countries) Lotus Notes Applications scanning, fixing and deploying for email routing changes embedded in all notes applications (In all 3500+ applications are made successfully compliant for email routing)