Shekhar Pushkaran

Shekhar Pushkaran

10 Years 2 Months Experience
Consulting professional with experience in Digital Strategy implementation and IT Consulting managing cross-site & cross-cultural agile teams with 10+ years of experience. Experienced in Auto, BFSI & Telecom domains handling global clients from multiple geographies including USA, Sweden, and Denmark. Augmented the bottom line of customers by USD 0.1 million during the pandemic to maintain sustainability.

Experience

Project Manager, Volvo IT ( IT arm of Volvo ) , Bangalore

  • Managed to extensively coordinate the digitalization and modernization for customers of 6 countries through cloud migration to Microsoft Azure DevOps enhancing their digital capabilities resulting in annual cost reduction by 25 %  for the customer.
  • Revamped and digitalized the processes and systems in Bangalore solution center consisting of 12 applications and team size of 45 plus through  DevOps implementation on Microsoft Azure Cloud platform,  resulting in enhanced agility  & efficiency improvements.
  • Led the migration to cloud through IaaS and PaaS services on Azure implementing Azure DevOps CI/CD pipeline, Azure virtual machine scaling, Azure Kubernetes Service, Azure Security, Azure automation of Virtual Machines, and integration of Azure DevOps with  Microsoft Teams.
  • Led the implementation of Terraform to automate the infrastructure and  Azure DevOps dashboards to utilize application insights for monitoring application performance.
  • Managed the Agile digital transformation handling a team of 50 members spread across multiple countries, which enhanced overall efficiency and productivity by about 30% and increased customer satisfaction through predictable deliveries.
  • Led operational cost reduction during pandemic helping the organization to maintain sustainability through analysis and optimization of resources, reducing costs close to USD 100,000  annually, which is 10 % of the overall operational cost.
  • Managed a cross-cultural team size of 25+ spread across Sweden and India through program execution as a Scrum Master following SAFE framework for an IT product having a user base of 5000 plus users in 8 countries and displayed impactful stakeholder management.
  • Managed the IT projects through change management, release planning, and roadmap planning aligning with a business vision which brought cost benefit to the business by close to 20% annually.
Business Analyst ,Tata Consultancy Services , Bangalore

  • Improved user experience and customer’s digital capabilities in DevOps implementation & cybersecurity by developing new IT products & systems.
  • Ideated and revamped banking products for the third largest banking institution in the USA and also saved USD 70,000 through efficient business analysis.
  • Singlehandedly managed ordering application for the largest telecommunications company in Denmark, resulting in direct cost benefit of almost USD 50,000 annually .

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Education

West Bengal University of Technology
B.Tech (Computer Science and Engineering)

Accomplishment

Received Star team award
in TCS for successful implementation of critical projects.
TCS Commitment awards
for 3 and 5 years of work completion

Worked as a Key Social Ambassador (Disaster and Humanitarian relief)
as part of the Corporate Social Responsibility at Volvo

Vice President & Secretary ,Toastmasters Club

Certification

Certified Scrum Master® (CSM®)
Scrum Alliance

Certified SAFe ® 5.1 Product Owner/Product Manager
Scaled Agile Inc

Microsoft Certified : Azure Fundamentals
AZ 900

Digital Transformation
BCG & University of Virginia