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Ali-Reza Moschtaghi
IT Strategy Consultant/ CIO Advisory
United Kingdom, London
www.askvisory.com/amoschtaghi

Why you should speak with me:

Can discuss your Transformation Programs across a broad range of technologies and industries

Summary:

Ali-Reza is an IT Strategy Consultant focusing on the CIO agenda to transform organizations to more efficient & effective Target Operating Models. He is an experienced Program Management and Business Process Improvement professional with considerable industry and consulting experience and a proven track record of successfully executing mission-critical Transformation Programs across a broad range of technologies and industries. <br>
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He is currently leading the IT Optimization offering focused on the CIO agenda as part of the IT Strategy & Governance practice, the primary focus being to transform IT and Business operations to more efficient & effective models that achieve cost reduction, performance improvement and create business value. <br>
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Previously he was employed by General Electric and was responsible globally for the entire IT Programme Portfolio for Finance. Ali-Reza has delivered several simplification initiatives by liaising closely with the finance teams to establish the critical bridge between IT and Business required for successful completion of transformation programs.

Career History

Enterprise:
Tata Consultancy Services 
Position:
IT Strategy/ Optimization Consultant 
Summary:
Principal Consultant: Primary focus is to build trusted relationships on the C-Level by conducting consultancy engagements that focus on assessment of organizations to define their current state, creation of business cases for areas of improvement and definition of a Strategy & roadmap to transform to the Target Operating Model. These successful consultancy engagements lead to significant long-term downstream revenues.

MAJOR ENGAGEMENTS:

- Leading Insurance Broker: Generated revenues of over £ 7.5 MM p.a. in outsourcing through successful relationship building and execution of consulting engagement. Managed assessment team of 12 people to baseline the organization of CIO/ COO including full IT Health Check, IT Spend Analysis and Business & IT Strategy review to identify Opportunities For Improvements in the areas of Governance, Organizational Design, Enterprise Architecture, Processes and Systems rationalization.

- Leading Telecoms Provider: Generated revenues of over $ 1.5 MM p.a. through outsourcing to a Managed Service Provider Model by conducting an Option Analysis for the European IT Shared Service function that defined Current as-is state, improvement areas, Risk/ Impacts and the Target Operating Model that will increase flexibility & agility.

- Leading UK Retail Bank & Registrar: Established trusted-relationship on board level through Interim Management of 20 IT and Business resources to successfully deliver products in the Retail Investor Services space e.g. Share dealing, ISA’s, Investment Accounts etc. on a bespoke stockbrokerage platform. 
Year:
2007 – 2010
Enterprise:
GE Healthcare 
Position:
CIO/ CFO Client Manager 
Summary:
IT Finance Programme Manager: Responsible globally for the relationship between the IT and Finance department. Successfully initiated and delivered several end-to end transformation initiatives by liaising closely with the finance leadership team to establish the critical bridge. This included the gathering of business requirements and creation of business cases required for budget approval.

SELECTED PROJECTS:

- Sales & Margin Reporting: Secured funding of over $1.3 MM to manage a program that eliminated up to 50% of non-value added steps in the sales & margin reporting process by migrating 200 users to a new reporting platform. Successfully managed a team of 15+ to execute project that achieved cost savings of $550K p.a. and provided management information with greater detail and frequency.


- FX Exposure Reporting: Created business case to initiate business process change in the treasury department through implementation of a bespoke web tool which measures foreign exchange exposure risks. The provided information on FX transactions enabled efficient hedging.

- Buy-to-Pay Simplification: Raised budget of more than $ 1 MM to deliver a program that reduced Accounts Payable cycle time from 35 to 10 days. The new leaner process allowed quicker posting into ERP systems by deployment of an OCR software package which were translated into $ 800K p.a. cost savings. 
Year:
2005 – 2007
Enterprise:
GE Industrial 
Position:
IT Project Manager 
Summary:
Information Management Leadership Program:Renowned GE Leadership Program with international project rotations in 4 different countries on differing Business and IT domains. Roles vary from client-facing to development assignments accompanied with leadership, project management & technical skills trainings.

SELECTED ASSIGNMENTS:

- Application Rationalization: Driven Application simplification by designing & developing a company-wide Application Inventory tool with workflow and reporting dashboards.

- Point-of-Sales Automation: Managed end-to-end implementation of the full Oracle ERP suite (OM, FI, Inv etc.) for a GE retail business with 20 sales branches in Ireland.

- Manufacturing optimization: Responsible for entire data migration of a manufacturing site in Belgium with over 60,000 industrial products as part of a SAP implementation.

- Reporting Improvement: Consolidated weekly reporting of quotations & pricing teams into automated reports in Business Objects with interfaces to the source systems.

- Salesforce Automation: Siebel Rollout of customer contact & opportunity management modules to 400 users across 5 European countries. 
Year:
2002 – 2005

Education & Qualifications

University:
Universität zu Köln 
Degree:
Business Administration/ Economics "Diplom Kaufmann" 
Year:
2002 
University:
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México 
Degree:
Part MBA 
Year:
1999 
University:
Westdeutsche Akademie für Kommunikation 
Degree:
Markerting "Fachreferent für Werbung" 
Year:
1998 

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