M. Krishnakumar

TOGAF 9.1 Certified Seasoned IT Professional

Phone: +971 528552068
Address: Building #203, House #203 Mugul Cluster, Discovery Gardens 9th Street, Dubai
LinkedIn: https://ae.linkedin.com/in/mkrishna477
  • Ambitious, motivated and excellent interpersonal skills well-suited to handle senior positions in any IT division. Strategic, methodical, reliable, proactive, never give-up attitude and handled IT projects over $ 100 Million with over 1000+ professionals. worked in couple of billion dollar engagements as well. 
  • Handled projects across major industry verticals such as IT, ITES, Aviation, BFSI, Oil & Gas, Utility, Retail, Mining. Confidently taking accountability, responsibility and ownership of driving any Cloud, VDI & Mobility projects related projects.  Never faced failures in my of my previous engagements. 
  • All deliverables are demonstrated till now using industry’s best frameworks which includes “Well-Architected”. Always maintain good relationship with customer which yields repetitive business from existing customer base.  Confidently filling the absence of any IT skilled professionals during client visits. 
  • Proven expertise in defining standards, processes, procedures, frameworks, architectural patterns for IT projects. Well experienced in writing commercials, technical proposals, sizing, effort estimations and technical documents. Designing architecture to multiple business/technical/project teams & presenting solutions to higher management 

Educational Qualification

Master of Science

in Information Technology,

2002 - 2004

Passed in Grade: A+ from Madras University.  

World Education Equivalency:  Four years’ bachelor’s degree

Professional Certifications

TOGAF 9.1, ITIL V3, Various Microsoft Certifications

Also certified in CCNA, CCSA, BS7799, ISO27001 LA

Since 1999

To verify my Microsoft certificates online please key-in the following information Transcript ID: 883009,  Access Code:  20131370 in the below URL https://mcp.microsoft.com/anonymous/transcript/validate

Technical Skills & Expertise

  • Cloud Computing (Public / Private including VDI) - I/P/S/ST/DaaS 
  • Mobility Services (Mobile Application & Device Management)
  • Visualization & Containerization Services (VMware/HyperV & Docker)
  • Dev-ops tools (Infra as code) - Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Vagrant etc.,
  • Enterprise Directory Services - Active Directory Services, NDS, NIS+ etc.,
  • Enterprise Messaging & Collaboration - Onprem Exchange & Office 365
  • Database Management Services - Oracle, SQL, MySQL, NoSQL, Mongo etc.,
  • Enterprise Security Services - Mobile Security, PKI, 802.1x & EBS Encryption
  • Enterprise Storage Services - Object/Block/File - Onprem/Cloud Storage

Managerial Skills & Expertise

Thought Leadership: Capable of providing the best and deepest answers, to our customers' biggest questions in the formats our audience likes to consume

Communication: Efficient in communicating according to the needs, this helped in many occasions to close things successfully without any challenges

Negotiation & Articulation: Strong in the subject so articulation / negotiation comes naturally if I understand our customer's business well

Customer Facing: I had huge experience in the past & met various customers across the globe & closed many businesses with a higher closing ratio comparatively

Management: Handled maximum of 1200+ people on a 150 thousand people organization in India for a $ 1.2 Billion business

Presentation:  Good exposure and delivering things by presenting the technical or business contents appropriately according to the audience, region and volume

Professional Experience

DigitalStreebo FZ LLC, Dubai UAE

Practice Lead & Architect - Cloud & Mobility

April 2016 - Present
  • Directing & Managing Cloud & Mobility Practice & Delivery
  • Providing architecture and technology leadership across a range of Cloud & Mobility
  • Testing of business solutions, with a bias towards custom built using new technologies
  • Preparing & presenting technical solutions to CxO level customers & stakeholders
  • Advising business on technical & business value of alternatives with apt tradeoffs
  • Communicating solution approaches to my architects, project teams and stakeholders
  • Constantly evaluating market & business requirements to design the most apt solutions
  • Keeping abreast on leading edge technology, standards, protocols and tools in areas relevant to the rapidly changing digital environment

Capita ITES, Bangalore India

Sr. Product Manager - Technology

June 2015 - December 2015
  • Part of CTO Organization
  • Enterprise Cloud Strategy, Portfolio & Product Management
  • New "as is" service offerings development in cloud & datacenter services
  • Technology road map in cloud & datacenter services and directing accordingly

Wipro Limited, India & UK

Sr. Technology Manager

October 2011 - June 2015

Onsite: United Kingdom: from Mar 2013 till April 2015

Role: Senior Delivery & Architect Roles

  • Project 1: Schedule & Mobile platform on Cloud, My Role: Sr. Tech Delivery
  • Project 2: EMR on Cloud, My Role: Sr. Architect (Application & Infra)
  • Project 3: Strategizing cloud portfolio for British Petroleum My Role: Enterprise Architect 

Vertical Domain: Utilities (Project1&2) and Oil & Gas (Project3) 

Offshore: Bangalore: from Oct 2011 till Feb 2013 

Role: GNOC Datacenter Solutions Lead

  • Stabilizing IT infra to support current trend & aggressive business requirements 
  • Introducing new technology to IT infra on cloud (Tech, process & people)
  • Providing guidelines to existing design & architecture for augmentations
  • Communicating /articulating to customer (CIO & his Team) 

Vertical Domain: IT Services (All deliverable for Wipro internal), As a part of the above offshore responsibility, I had managed huge team which span across 18 locations across the world

Avanade Asia Pvt Ltd, Singapore

Manager, Solution Architect

April 2010 - August 2011
  • Delivering Solutions in Cloud Technology 
  • Sales & Pre-sales - Avanade TI Solutions 
  • Delivering Solutions in Microsoft Technologies 

Vertical Domain: IT Services, Mining, BFSI, Energy, Media etc.,

HP Enterprise Services, Singapore

Lead Consultant

May 2009 - April 2010

Role: GIMS Engineering Tower Lead, SOE Project for Singapore Government which includes all ministries, my role is to design and deliver the following projects in GIMS portfolio. 

  • AD Domain Services in 64 bit Windows 2008 
  • DNS Infrastructure (AD, WAN & DMZ) 
  • PKI Infrastructure with HSM Modules 
  • ILM 2007 IDM system for Provisioning & De-provisioning 
  • AD RMS Deployment for Mail & File Services 
  • Alcatel QIP DHCP Infrastructure 
  • QARS for Role Based access controls 
  • QRMAD for Online backup/Restore of AD objects 
  • AD LDS for Remote Access 
  • Application Integration for all ministries 
  • EFS encryption services 

Vertical Domain: Government Sector (Various ministries including IT Services, BFSI, Media, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of External affairs etc.,)

Microsoft Services, Hyderabad India


October 2008 - May 2009
  • Design & delivering high available & scalable and secure Microsoft Environment on Core IO services such as AD, Exchange, Lync, Office 365 & ILM, SharePoint, Desktop Transformation/migration, VDI
  • Design & deployment of Enterprise Messaging and Voice Systems 
  • Design and deployment of Microsoft reliable computing using PKI
  • Migration & Co-existence on Windows operating systems & Messaging 
  • Project management part of each consultation 

Vertical Domain: IT Services (Technology), Government Sector, BFSI, Manufacturing, Retail

Wipro Limited, Bangalore India

Solution Architect

July 2007 - October 2008
  • Mixture of architect & pre-sales role on Infrastructure 
  • Practice Manager (Microsoft services for MIT division) 
  • Project management and Vendor management. 
  • Responsible of customer escalations on infrastructure 
  • Initiated new practice on Emerging technologies 

Vertical Domain: IT Services, Telecom, BFSI, Manufacturing, Retail, Financial

Microsoft, Bangalore India

Technical Lead

July 2005 - July 2007
  • Technical Lead role on Domains for EMEA customers 
  • Managed 12 12 top-notch techees & handled their escalations 
  • Product team co-ordination if any issue needs Design Change Request 
  • Written & published KB articles for the entire world
  • Mentor to various engineers across team for healthy collaboration
  • Support for technical design projects with a advisory support tickets

Scandent Solutions, Chennai India

Senior Analyst

July 2002 - July 2005
  • Management of IT infrastructure projects
  • Management of infrastructure end to end 
  • Proposals for various new projects from EMEA regions 
  • Team Lead for 17 engineers & final escalation point 
  • Automated various legacy deployment 
  • Integrated of two big environments 
  • Information security projects (Security Controls)

DSQ Software Limited, Chennai India


February 2000 - June 2002
  • Programmer on C, C++ on Unix/Linux platform 
  • Transition from Development to Systems engineering due to high demand for Y2K projects - executed various projects in EMEA regions
  • Managing systems such as domain - NT PDC, Active Directory LAN & WAN
  • Y2K projects team lead for middle east / Europe regions - ADNOC, ZADCO, RTA are the key customers

Freelancer / Entrepreneur, Chennai India

Various Roles

May 1995 - March 1999

Was doing various entrepreneurial initiatives along with the below for financial support: 

  • Worked as part-time Faculty in APTECH, ACE, Maestros & SSI etc., 
  • Worked as part time System Engineer in Computer World 
  • Developed many system applications using C, C++ on UNIX platform 
  • Development of commercial apps using FoxPro 2.6, VB, Oracle etc.,
  • Part of Microsoft's corporate delivery team for Active Directory introduction to corporate world

Most Recent & Critical Projects

Managed Mobily Platform Services - MAPS


October 2016 - March 2017

My Role:  Architect & Delivery, Team Size: 12

Setting up Enterprise Mobile Platform for a leading airlines with IBM MobileFirst software in four different project environments - DEV, TEST, PPE & PRODUCTION

Office 365 Project


April 2016 - October 2016

My Role:  Office 365 Architect, Team Size 10

The project has been sliced into 3 phases, Remediation, Migration and T&T, from which remediation is already over, Migration is ongoing now.

Capita Productivity Hub - SaaS


June 2016 - August 2016

My Role:  Product Manager, Team Size: 5

The project is all about setting up SaaS platform for Capita's customer like Microsoft's office 365 setup using Exchange 2013, Skype for Business, SharePoint Online, Microsoft Office 2016

Data Lifecycle Management Service


August 2016 - October 2016

My Role:  Product Manager, Team Size: 8

The project is all about setting up Storage as a service & Backup as a service using EMC ECS 3 PB Rack – Object, HDS and EMC VNX, VMAX, XtremeIO.  

For Backup as a Service: EMC’s Avamar, Data domain, Cloud Array, SRM DPA, ViPR etc.,

Capita Virtual Workplace Services


October 2016 - December 2016

My Role:  Product Manager, Team Size: 10

The project is all about setting up Desktop as a Service for Capita's existing customers in United Kingdom.  The tool which we used for CVW is VMware Horizon6.  Initial phases such as Envisioning, Planning & Designing are all over, implementation was started when I was leaving the organization.

Business Continuity project on Cloud


September 2014 - April 2015

My Role:  Enterprise Architect for BP Upstream Portfolio, Team Size: 15, Budget: 100 Million Pounds

The project is all about setting up a business continuity in private cloud for BP's Middle East datacentre ROO.  Authentication, Authorization & Access Control & some mission critical applications must be ready in private cloud and which should be located in United Kingdom

EMR Delivery Body Project on Private Cloud Project


March 2014 - September 2014

My Role:  Solution design & delivery lead, Team Size: 18, Budget: 12 Million Pounds

The project is all about setting up a SharePoint portal & CRM for Electricity Market Reforms for National Grid in United Kingdom.  We have completed the entire project within 7 months using SharePoint, Dynamics CRM SQL (Clustered), Exchange 2013 etc.,

Schedule & Mobile on Private Cloud Project


March 2013 - March 2014

My Role:  Solution design & delivery lead for cloud, Team Size: 42, Budget: 25 Million Pounds

The project is all about providing iPad mini for National Grid's field workers instead of Panasonic tough books.  The project is deployed on private Cloud with SAP in the backend.  Very interesting project and we delivered on time, within budget and I got an award for this project.

Messaging & Collaboration upgrade project


October 2012 - March 2013

My Role:  GNOC Solutions Head, Team Size: 21

This project is all about stabilizing messaging infrastructure in Wipro mailing system, we have done this project by upgrading the legacy Exchange setup to Exchange 2010.  I've got an award and a great reputation inside Wipro management as the up-time increased to 99%


Mr. Sanjay Prabhu Salgaonkar

Director, Avanade Incorporation, USA

April 2011 till August 2012

Mobile:  +1 2148434479, Email: [email protected]

I worked closely with Sanjay Prabhu during my stint in Avanade incorporation from April 2011 till August 2012.  We sealed various BFSI deals during that time.

Check out Sanjay's LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanjaysalgaonkar

Mr. Aiden Hancock

Director & VP, British Petroleum, UK

August 2014 till April 2015

Mobile: +44 7979891735, Email: [email protected]

I worked closely with Aiden Hancock during my second stint in Wipro Technologies, United Kingdom from August 2014 till April 2015.  My onsite role was enterprise architect for BP upstream portfolio & projects.

Check out Aiden's LinkedIn profile: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/aidan-hancock-0833a9

Mr. Sean Nicholson

Global Director - Technology Services, Singapore

May 2009 till April 2010

Mobile: +65 96547804, Email: [email protected]

We worked together in my first billion-dollar project in HP Enterprise Services, Singapore from May 2009 till April 2010.  I was playing a key role as tower lead for GIMS. Sean knows my skills & delivery efficiency well.  

Check out Sean's LinkedIn profile: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/aidan-hancock-0833a9

Mr. Deepak Sharma

Service Management & Operations Consultant, India

July 2005 till July 2007

Mobile: +91 9833308224, Email: [email protected]

I worked in Deepak's team in Microsoft Services, India from July 2005 till July 2007.  Deepak knows my skills, expertise & delivery efficiency well.  

Check out Deepak's LinkedIn profile: https://in.linkedin.com/in/dsharma01

M. Krishnakumar

TOGAF 9.1 Certified Seasoned IT Professional

Phone: +971 528552068
Address: Building #203, House #203 Mugul Cluster, Discovery Gardens 9th Street, Dubai
LinkedIn: https://ae.linkedin.com/in/mkrishna477

October, 2017

Organisation Name
Gulf or India

Application for Senior IT Roles such as IT Director, Sr. Architect, Enterprise Architect etc.,

I'm delighted to see that you are hiring for the above role.  As my profile fits, perfectly with your job requirements and I would like to submit my application for the same. If the role is still open kindly consider my application. 

In short about me:  I have a powerful amalgamated IT technical and delivery skills and never faced failures in any of my previous IT engagements which I can confidently say because highly qualified and skilled blended IT professionals like me are infrequently available in gulf region. 


My core strengths are: Highly malleable and ductile in nature.  there would not any gaps between my words and my delivery, secondly people would listen to me either technically or managerially or procedurally as it is meaningful, expressive & focused as I always measure twice cut once.  Worked on couple of billion-dollar engagements as a tower lead.  Handled maximum of 1200 people in my team.  Managed big mega- gamma accounts (over 100 million pounds)


Since my agreed notice period is 1 months I could join after two months only as our current management doesn’t support buy-in.  Hope this information suffice for my application submission if not feel free to get in touch with me using any of the communication medium mentioned above, Many Thanks


M. Krishnakumar
+971 528552068

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