Giridharan Arul

Head of IT CoE, Application Development

Sector: IT-Software

Member Since, December 3, 2020

About Me

  • Academic Level Degree Bachelor
  • Experience 14
  • Gender Male
  • Industry Management
  • Date of Birth 12 Jan 1989

Description

I bring an entrepreneur mindset to the organization and been working in the I.T. Industry for 13 + years now. I am also a technology enthusiast and have played distinctive roles throughout my career and failed many times along the journey and those learning are my current strengths.

Currently, pursuing MBA in Product Leadership to sharpen my skills further to help companies succeed in their product journey.

I am a hands-on full-stack developer, Agile enthusiast, and a product leader. I enjoy working in a fast-paced environment where I can leverage my skills as a technical enthusiast, scrum master, and product manager to take innovative technology and apply my experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm to position and launch a world-class product into the hands of customers. I am a prolific speaker, motivator and hands-on product demonstrator.

I love to build world-class teams that are wicked smart, work hard, but know how to have fun on their path towards success.

Key Specialties: Product Strategy, Lean, Design Thinking, Agile, DataScience, Cloud Computing, Analytics. Expertise in Microsoft technologies.

Education

  • MBA in Product Leadership (2019 - Present) Institute of Product Leadership

  • MBA in Operation Research (2011 - 2013) Sikkim Manipal University

  • Bachelor of Engineering (BE) Information Technology (2000 - 2005) Sapthagiri College of Engineering

Work & Experience

  • UCB (2020 - Present ) Head of IT CoE, Application Development

    • Manages and appropriately escalates delivery impediments, risks, issues, and changes associated with product development initiatives. • Assigns and monitors work of technical personnel, ensuring that application development and deployment is done in the best possible way, and implements quality control and review systems throughout the development and deployment processes. • Displays technical leadership and oversight of implementation and deployment planning, system integration, ongoing data validation processes, quality assurance, delivery, operations, and sustainability of technical solutions. • Evaluates technological choices (network/hardware related, and technology/code related) by querying providers and providing evaluations of each solution include ROI evaluations in the present and future implications, limitations, and opportunities. • Works within IT, cross-functionally and with vendors, to successfully identify, prioritize, and resolve issues and provide subject matter expertise for enhancements, developments, and operational improvements to the website applications that UCB relies on. • Maintains accurate program estimates, timelines, project plans, and status reports. • Possesses an understanding of the intersection of development and operations (DevOps), monitoring and management tools, and deployment processes and tools • Provides process improvement recommendations based on best practices and industry standards • Resolves conflicts by demonstrating leadership and appropriate decision-making competencies • Develops team organization and builds teams of professionals with the appropriate skills, whose members adhere to the UCB values and principles, and leads them in order too Achieve its mission and objectives. o Provide the team members with a challenging job and possibilities for further development. • Contribute to the development of your own and team’s technical capabilities.

Expertise

Cloud Computing
Microsoft Technologies
DevOps
User Experience Design
Strategy