My experience

The Expert MarketplaceOctober 2019 - Present

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Gallilei ConsultingJanuary 2020 - Present

•A highly experienced technology and business strategy professional, I help organisations globally define their business strategy and high-level operating model.
•A structured thinker, I am able to define how to approach the pertinent business questions and execute appropriate analysis.
• A strong problem solver, I use quantitative data and a hypothesis driven approach to help organisations define, design and implement their digital transformation and innovation programmes.
•Building upon my extensive experience and knowledge of the TMT industry, I develop thought provoking insights to help organisations understand how technology changes will impact their business models.
•Leveraging strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills, I excel at developing persuasive c-suite and board-level presentations for strategic initiatives.
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Orange Business ServicesApril 2019 - December 2019



I led the overall business strategy and identified new investment opportunities for growth.

My responsibilities included:

●        Helping the CEO articulate and drive the overall corporate vision and strategy.
●        Establishing and directing cross-functional teams to develop the company positioning, identity and value proposition.
●        Driving the company’s business diversification strategy by identifying new growth opportunities and new areas of investments.
●        Working closely with the M&A team to identify, assess and execute potential mergers, acquisitions, investments, joint ventures and divestitures.
●        Working with global partners and customers to identify opportunities for co-innovation, joint investments and strategic partnerships.
●        Identifying and assessing the impact of disruptive new entrants on the business.

Key deliverables:

●        Vision 2025: the five-year strategic plan for Orange Business Services.
●        The 2019 Investor Day presentation.
●        The “Who We Are” and “What We Do” project to define the company’s corporate identity and value proposition.
●        The IT-OT project: Orange Business Services’ value proposition for the smart factory and tech-enabled industrial transformation.
●        The launch of the company’s co-innovation programme and the Customer Advisory Board.


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GartnerOctober 2011 - January 2019



I delivered strategic and actionable recommendations to the C-suite of multinational companies (MNCs) through fact-based research, deep analysis and forward-thinking insights.

My responsibilities included:

●        Planning and reviewing the overall digital transformation strategies of MNCs and the positioning and messaging of technology companies addressing those MNCs.
●        Helping C-level executives in large enterprises implement their innovation programmes, portfolio strategy, business models, operating models, organisational design and go-to-market strategy.
●        Developing and sharing thought leadership content on market trends, customer behaviours, competitive dynamics and product innovation.
●        Establishing, nurturing and growing client relationships within specific client portfolios and across new opportunities in multinational accounts.
●        Directing, coaching and managing a team of analysts and researchers on business strategy projects.

Key Project Deliverables:

●        Repositioned Workplace by Facebook as a collaboration tool for employees and helped Facebook refocus its enterprise go-to-market strategy.
●        Reviewed and revamped Google’s value proposition to enterprises in the area of cloud computing, AI and digital collaboration.
●        Guided enterprises such as McKinsey, Barclays Bank, General Motors, Marks and Spencer and Liberty Mutual in selecting the optimal tools for their digital workplace initiatives (including contract negotiations).
●        Helped innovative start-ups such as Twilio and Slack grow their market share in MNCs by adapting their go-to-market strategy, through diversifying their channel mix and expanding their partner ecosystem.
●        Re-architected Orange’s product portfolio strategy to drive 40% of its revenue from growth areas such as cloud, AI, IoT and cybersecurity.
●        Built a blueprint for Vodafone to accelerate its cycle time to
design and develop new products from 6 months to 8 weeks. Co-authored the creative brief for the “Vodafone Business” brand relaunch.
●        Advised BT Global Services on its organisational restructuring to prioritise three product lines and three industry verticals.


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Tizen (Intel Corp.)June 2008 - June 2011

I was responsible for the overall marketing strategy and the operational management of the marketing programme.
Key deliverables included:    • The marketing campaign for the Vodafone 360 smartphone in the UK.
    • The launch of four mobile platform releases, including developer kits.
    • Branding of platform releases using the names of elements in the periodic table.
    • Quadrupling the number of registered developers and doubling the number of active developers in 2 years.
    • Retaining 90% of ecosystem partners and increasing new partner acquisition by 40% in 2 years.
    • Recruiting, coaching and managing a team of 30 people.
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Carrier IQAugust 2007 - May 2008

I was the key interface between the product and sales teams, providing inputs into the product strategy while also developing the positioning, messaging, competitive differentiation and go-to-market strategy.
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Gemalto (Thales)February 2005 - July 2007

I supported the sales team in driving business in the region by providing them with market trends and customer segmentation data alongside product and pricing information.
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Alcatel-Lucent (Nokia)January 2004 - December 2004

I designed mobile solutions such as m-health and m-education for emerging markets.

My stack

IT Infrastructure

Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity

Technologies

SaaS, Machine Learning

Others

Business Cases, Business Analysis, Artificial Intelligence, Consulting, IoT, Marketing Strategy, Digital Strategy, PaaS, Strategic Planning, Technology Strategy, Business Strategy, Business Catalyst

Languages

C++, SQL, Matlab

My education and trainings

Certifications - -

Executive MBA (expected 2021) - London Business School2019 -

Online Machine Learning Course - Stanford University2019 - 2019

MSc in Telecommunications with Distinction – top of the class - University College London2002 - 2003

B.Eng. (Hons) Electrical & Electronics Engineering; First Class Honours (1:1) - University of Mauritius1998 - 2002