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Developing, supporting and transforming enterprise wide technology products, services and teams

Operational Risk

We have developed a lot of practices around operational risk and business resiliency from years of managing enterprise level IT, alongside managing a number of business resiliency initiatives.

This has led to us developing a number of keynote presentations on how companies can prepare for future crises as well as how to execute when the crisis has happened.

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Employee Engagement

As well as running many large IT departments (250 people+), we have experience of provide cross-division leadership within a large corporate location (4000+ people).  Examples of the work we did include:

  • Running diversity and inclusion initiatives

  • Co-founding JPMorgan's Male Allies for Women in Technology programme and engaging with over a thousand men (and may women) on the subject of gender equality.  The programme was rolled out for all technology locations and was ultimately adopted for the whole firm.

  • Consistently mentoring and coaching employees at multiple levels

  • Sponsoring all philanthropic efforts within the corporate location including multiple large scale fund-raising events as well as overseeing an over $500k per annum investment in local not-for-profit programmes

  • Implementing dynamic working practices that enable both an improved work environment as well as the flexibility for employees to manage their work/life balance

  • Sponsoring JPMorgan's relationship with Southampton University and transforming it into a strategic partnership rather than a transactional graduate recruitment exercise

  • Supporting a number of large-scale location-wide staff engagement events, including Christmas and Summer parties, employee appreciation week, anniversary celebrations, local employee recognition programmes

  • Defining the blueprint for how to build collaborative team practices across multiple groups from different departments

  • Creating strategic approaches to building mutually beneficial relationships with both local and national companies

  • Developing a new heath and awareness programme that encompassed physical health, mental health and financial a

The knowledge and skills we bring to this include:

  • Collaboration skills

  • Effective communication

  • Strategic thinking

  • Deep experience and knowledge of diversity and inclusion, particularly around gender

  • Partnership building

  • A values centric approach to staff engagement

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IT Service Management

We have large scale production management experience. Examples include:

  • Revolutionising the global incident management function for JPMorgan's Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB), improving average recovery times by more than 50% in less than 18 months

  • Implementing a technology command centre strategy in JPMorgan's EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region

  • Running multiple 24x7, global run the bank organisations

  • Managing all run the bank CIB technology functions for operations and finance facing technology on a 24x7 basis. Product areas included equities, derivatives, FX, securities processing, global custody, whole sale loans, core reference data, finance, regulatory reporting, cash mgt & funding, nostro reconciliations

  • Reducing the annual running cost of these platforms by other $6mm per annum

  • Designing and implementing an end to end flow model for JPMorgan's US dollar high value payment business

The knowledge and skills we bring to this include:

  • Deep knowledge and experience of all IT service management disciplines - incident, problem, change, event, availability, service continuity, request, service level mgt & service desk

  • Hands on programme mgt, product ownership and organisational change practices around implementing ServiceNow

  • Expertise in large scale incident & crisis mgt

  • Experience in implementing large scale information architecture and technology data management practices for this domain

  • Knowledge of DevOps and SRE practices

  • Implementation of automated toolchains and continuous integration / continuous delivery platforms

  • How to design a "what good looks like" stability and resiliency inward investment programme

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Technology Transformation

We have enterprise level experience of implementing new technology and leading associated organisational change practices.  Examples include:

  • Implementing ServiceNow to transform how a business interacts with IT

  • Leading agile and devops transformation programmes across dozens of teams and hundreds of people

  • Defining strategic programmes to increase collaboration across multiple technical departments

  • Managing complex re-engineering programmes that replace legacy and outdated technology and bring better solutions that allow business to grow faster

  • Experience of multiple financial product areas - FX, Derivatives, Equities, Wholesale Loans, Treasury, Global Custody, Futures and Options

  • Experience of multiple business processes - Trade capture, risk management, P&L, Confirmations & Matching, Settlement & Clearing, Cash Mgt, Funding and Liquidity, Nostro Reconciliations

The knowledge and skills we bring to this include:

  • Service design thinking that encompasses customer and employee experience

  • Experience of leading digital transformation

  • Strong understanding of agile transformation and product ownership

  • Strategic design, implementation and governance

  • Large scale programme management

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