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Nilotpal

Nilotpal Das India

Architect

Nilotpal Das has 17 years of work experience in the IT Industry, programming and leading software development and infrastructure projects. He is an Architect, Lean and Agile practitioner and Speaker.

Nilotpal has played an important role in the Lean and Agile Adoption and transformation at organizations where he worked. He has mentored and trained teams to successfully adopt Agile and gain expertise.

His qualifications include PMI - Agile Certified Practitioner and Speaker certification, and a TOGAF 9.1 and Zachman Certified Enterprise Architect certification.

experience

Invesco

Associate Architect 2009 - 2011

Joined as an Associate Architect, provided architecture consulting services and Microsoft Technologies Subject Matter Expertise to various teams across Invesco. Conducted trainings on Scrum, Agile and CMMi.

Invesco

Architecture Specialist - Architecture Group 2011 - 2013

My work involves 3 kinds of work. Enterprise Architecture, Technical Architecture and Subject Matter Expertise.
I am a part of an architecture board that has been formed with the intention to prepare an architecture strategy and to govern it so that all development happens according to the IT strategy. It is also responsible to understand the business goals and align the IT Strategy accordingly. I am a TOGAF Certified architect and we are analyzing the TOGAF and Zachman Framework at the moment.
I am also a part of a team that helps other application teams in building their architecture and design and provides consulting and training on subjects such as choice of technology, layering, structuring, application lifecycle management, development methodologies such as agile / scrum, etc.
This team also provides subject matter expertise on various Microsoft Technologies such as Microsoft Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, Entity Framework as a Data Access Strategy.
Last but not the least, I am involved with various organizational development activities such as, I am leading a program called Invesco Learns. This encourages a learning culture through book clubs, toastmasters, distinguished guest lectures and interest groups such as photography club, etc. I am also involved with an executive program that is focusing on creating a performance culture. I am representing the entire IT in Hyderabad, along with the IT Station Head. I am also involved in various executive level CSR and Branding initiatives.

Invesco

Senior Architecture Specialist - Architecture Group 2013 - 2014

Senior architect in the architecture group of Invesco with the objectives of aligning the IT Strategy with the business vision and goals.
Responsibilities include executing the current state future state roadmap, reviewing projects across Invesco to ensure they meet the long term IT Strategy and technology standards, coming up with technology blueprint, providing guidance and bootcamp training on Software Development Lifecycle processes such as Agile, Scrum and CMMi. 
Responsibilities include providing subject matter expertise on Microsoft Technologies, data access strategies, etc through presentations to a global audience.
Stretch responsibilities include creating a culture of quality and peak performance through presentations on a global platform about people, processes (agile and scrum) and latest technologies and tools.

Novartis

Associate Director - IT Architecture 2014 - Present

Moved from enterprise architecture to solution architecture, from application to infrastructure and from financial services to healthcare with the intent to diversify. This is an integrator role between the EA team, applications teams and Operations. It also has a component of vendor management. 
Business relationship management and service innovation: Channel area wide demand, requests and service needs to appropriate operations service lines, identifying opportunities for service improvements when feasible.
Engineering and solution design: To design new services and solutions, lead technical design in changes and projects foster a “solution view” from the customer point of view, balancing Novartis standards and practices as well as business specific demands and solutions
Governance and ownership: Has a seat at the divisional architecture board, performing joint evaluation, solution approval and support for change and if applicable governance of process design
Lead Architecture: Responsible for overseeing the solution architecture team, ensuring the coordination of this team in overall planning activities and service delivery, act as a single point of contact for a specific business group. Represent global infrastructure services team in the global architecture community. Align strongly with the enterprise architecture group, working on reference architectures and the cloud roadmap.
Achievements

  • Successfully running a local architecture community that is responsible for studying latest technologies, analyzing design solutions and providing recommendations to the global architecture community around standards and best practices
  • Representing entire IT in the innovation group to come up with newer ways of improving processes, service levels and efficiencies.

Certifications

PMI - Agile Certified Practitioner

Jan 2013 - Oct 2017

TOGAF 9.1

Dec 2012 - Oct 2017

Educations

Vidhyakunj High School

Higher Secondary 1989 - 1993

Maharaja Sayajirao University

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) 1993 - 1996

CDAC

Diploma in Advanced Computing 2000 - 2000

reviews on our popular courses

Rajesh
Rajesh Gupta Project Manager
Nilotpal was an awesome trainer. He explained all the concepts very well.

Attended TOGAF® Prep Course (Level 1 and 2 Combined) Version: v9.2 workshop in February 2019

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