Working on a number of projects using Python AI networks, Machine Learning looking at visual recognition for a medical purposes. Implementations of office 365 and cloud file storage. Building algorithms for section and trading an equities in the North American markets .
Accountable for heading up the IT for this independent hedge Fund specialising in the global utility, infrastructure, alternative energy and environmental sectors.
Responsible for Technology in London, New York, Hong Kong, Geneva, Beijing Systems including Cloud Infrastructure, Front , Middle and Back-office systems. Comms and Market data.
The Role involved:- Full budgetary responsibility of up to £1.5 M outsourcing Vendor management/people Management Implementing transformational strategic plans Stakeholder management Procurement Application and Change delivery Reporting to the board Business continuity Security Meeting financial Regulatory requirements.
• Two major moves of ~ 200 seats each effecting around 600 people within Repungi Hills • Planning and budgets for a third 600 seat move within Repungi Hills • Maintaining control and providing regular updates, through Project plans, Schedules , risk, issue Logs, procurement, delivery sheets, holiday and activity sheets • Budget responsibility for over 5 million dollars
• A customer facing position to over 40 customers mainly small to medium sized hedge funds for example EDF, Identifying and discussing issues with their senior mangers to effect long term change. • Improving support by pushing back on issues and prioritisation. • Improving billing to customers and time management of support staff. • Contracts databases for over 80 contract staff. • Providing clear leadership, vision and motivation to the team. Taking ownerships of issues to ensure the delivery of projects within strict timeframes.
Led a team of developers and initiated a number of upgrade and integration projects after 7 Years of non investment decreasing trade touch rates by upto 30%. Project managed a number of front office trading and order routing implementations for credit derivatives Electrical Energy and Equities. Acted as a conduit for senior management issues in relation to technology as there were rapid changes taking place in systems, processes and controls to facilitate GFI's subsequent IPO.
Promoted and asked to run Jefferies International IT department (both operations and development) for 8 Years. During this period he enjoyed the variety and challenges of working in a dynamic institutional broker.
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