Soumitra Poddar

Advisory on Startup Accelerator

Kolkata Area, India


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Short Biography

• 24 years of experience in the field of IT Projects implementation, Technical Environment Project Management, Service Management, Application Development, Application Maintenance and Global Transition services • Global Transformation experience having worked with worldwide clients – Shell, BP , StatOil and Sony Pictures • Performed the Technical Project Management roles for last 23 months, managing Infrastructure projects involving re-platforming, migrations, OS components, database upgrades, application technical upgrades. • 5 full life cycle design and implementation of SAP projects including two Global template and rollout • DPE , delivered the SAP HR global template roll out and Application Support program including setup of Testing competency. Built team 150 FTE team and support across 50 countries. • Trained and Developed POC on Social analytics and Supply chain and Marketing solutions • Global Service Transition Lead based in UK handling complex migration for over 25 countries and over 12,000 employees ( including Germany ) roll out. • Certified at Expert level Career framework - Managing Client Experience • 19 years of experience with PwC / IBM including handling independently complex engagements covering all phases of Project Alumnus: Vinod Gupta School of management IIT Kharagpur, 1995 Soumitra is one of the distinguished alumni of Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur. He graduated from the institute in the year 1995 after achieving his specialization in Finance and Information Systems. Before coming to VGSoM, he worked with Mastek Limited as a consultant and gained a good technical exposure of the industry. In the year 1997, he moved to PricewaterhouseCoopers and worked there for five years as a senior consultant. Later in 2002, he joined IBM and with his managerial acumen, today he has reached the level of Delivery Project Executive.


Delivery Project Executive, IBM

to Present

Programs Delivered on Information Technology based out London , Norway, Switzerland , United Stated Houston and Los Angeles

Delivery Project Executive, IBM

Aug 2002 to Present

Complex Transformation Programs

Program Manager, IBM

Sep 1997 to Present

Delivery Project Executive Soumitra has developed the BP One HR AMS engagement since inception as a project manager in 2008 and has built a team of 120 FTE to support the program across 30 countries .There are additional teams for Enhancements - 27 members and projects. For the recent Release 6 and 7 countries the projects team was over 130 FTE. Soumitra has performed leadership role in the Due Diligence, Transition and Application Support for SAP projects. He has developed experience in managing projects based on agreed scope, cost and schedule timelines .Also Quality Management Risk Management processes and Continuous Improvement are integral part of the delivery management. Apart from these, Soumitra has 3 publications on SAP 4 Oil and gas, IS Media Implementation, Transition methodology to his credit.

Program Manager, IBM

Sep 1997 to Present

Financial , New business development , Delivery of complex IT projects and program of work



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