Vipin Kumar

Executive Summary:

v    An entrepreneur deeply involved in software engineering evangelization in the domestic & international IT industry
v            IBM Rational trained and certified consultant & instructor
v            27+ years of experience in information technology and software development
v         12+ years of experience in delivering software engineering consulting, mentoring and training services for software development companies
v   Speaker at various IBM Rational Software Conferences: USA(2009,  2010), Germany(2008, 2009) & India(2006, 2010)
v         Founder member and former Vice President - Marketing of International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) – UAE Chapter
v      Successfully provided software engineering automation & consulting solutions for various customers in India & Germany, associating with IBM Rational as an advanced level partner
v              Recent success  case studies  published in IBM web site
v        Associated with many universities and colleges in India & overseas for incorporating software engineering automation as a part of their engineering curriculum. Conducted hands-on software engineering automation sessions as “Train the Trainer” program for universities and colleges
v      Conceived and implemented many innovative initiatives & strategic partnerships to evangelize software engineering among industry and academia.  On August 12th 2011, launched “Software Engineering Automation Lab” (SEAL) as Indi’s First “IBM Rational Center of Excellence” by an IBM Business Partner at Chennai.
v       Identified major opportunities to improve the productivity in software development using various IBM Rational tools.  Developed add-on plug-ins Astra Model Creator and Astra Test Automat with “Ready for Rational Software” certifications from IBM, to address specific needs extending beyond tool capabilities
v          Worked as presale & technical consultant to make Astra Infotech, the first worldwide reference IBM partner for SAP test automation using IBM Rational Functional Tester in association with IBM SAP International Competence Center at Walldorf, Germany
v    S             solution architecting for various business challenges leveraging software engineering          and automation

Technical Training & Consulting Expertise (Tools & Methodologies)
Software Process:
IBM Rational Unified Process
IBM Rational Method Composer
Enterprise Architecture &
Portfolio Management:
IBM Rational System Architect
IBM Rational Focal Point

Requirements Management: 

Requirement Management using Use cases
Elicitation, Analysis, Documentation and Management, Enterprise Analysis
IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation

Business Analysis:

Business Analysis Training as per BABOK® v2
IIBA® CBAP® Certification Coaching
Fundamentals of Business Analysis
Business Strategy, Business Process Modeling

Software Quality:

Collaborative Development
IBM Rational Functional Tester
IBM Rational Performance Tester
IBM Rational Quality Manager

IBM Rational Team Concert
Agile Methodology, Iterative Development

Experience Summary
v Career Beginning: Started career as an independent marketing consultant in the field of insurance and banking products’ sales in the early 80’s. 
v Technical Focus: During late 80’s, switched to software development and consulting services, associating with M/s. SAMEER (Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering and Research, an independent society under Govt. of India).  In the year 1992, founded ‘VEE Consultants’, a one man company offering small software solutions to various small business owners. First software product “Yours Truly”, a template based correspondence software, was released.  This was an innovative development and was the first commercial product to the industry of its kind. 
v Software & Product Development: In the year 1997, the company was incorporated as private limited company, in the name Astra Infotech Private Limited.  During the period 1998-2001, this company produced three more products, namely, SMILE, SoftEye and Qualify. 

Ø  SMILE, is a lower end ERP solution for automobile component manufacturing companies. 
Ø  SoftEye is a healthcare solution for automating ophthalmic clinic management. 
Ø  Qualify is a workflow solution for quality system management documentation especially for QS 9000.

v Software Engineering Focus: More focused on quality systems and underwent training by the year 2002. Certified as a Quality Auditor with ISO 9000:2000.  Associated with Rational Software Corporation (now Rational Software group in IBM), to use Rational Unified Process, a process framework to implement the software development process for various quality systems like ISO, CMM and CMMI.  Became a consultant in RUP and later the company became a Channel Partner with then Rational Software Corporation. 
Towards the end of 2002, set up Asia’s first Software Engineering Competency Centre namely TSECC (Technopark Software Engineering Competency Centre), as a tri-party consortium along with Rational Software Corporation (now Rational Software group in IBM) and Technopark (Kerala Government.).  Inauguration was done by Mr. Greg Lund, the then Managing Director for Rational Asia Pacific. 
v  Effective IBM Association: During the year 2003, participated in the Rational User Conference at USA and met Dr. Ivar Jacobson, father of use cases.  Accepting his invitation, visited Jaczone, AB, at Sweden and Signed up as the first Asian partner to promote their product, WayPointer.
v  Dr. Ivar Jacobson visited India during early 2004 and IBM India sponsored 5 events at various parts of the country featuring Dr. Ivar Jacobson.  Shared the podium with Dr. Ivar to promote WayPointer in the software development community in all the events.
v  By the year 2005, Astra Infotech became a Value Added Partner (VAP) of IBM, with the virtue of the technical capabilities of the team which has demonstrated with various client engagements.  During mid 2005, the company launched ASSIST Academy, India’s first Software Engineering academy, in Trivandrum.  In September, 2005 the company launched the first three month diploma program in software engineering.  Towards the end of 2005, the company was honored by IBM for achieving a perfect 10/10 on customer satisfaction based on a survey done by the IBM independent agency. 
v  In 2006 February, Astra Infotech became the first Indian Education Centre for IBM Software (ECIS) for IBM Rational Software brand. 
v  International Focus:  In early 2007, participated in CeBIT at Germany and signed up with hannoverimpuls to set up the Astra’s first overseas branch at Hannover.  The office inaugurated by the Mayor of Hannover and Astra Infotech has signed up with IBM Germany as a partner.  Also signed up with HannoverIT e.V. In 2010 set up a unique software engineering automation lab for SVA GmbH, Germany. In 2011 signed an MoU with “German Indian Business Center, Hannover”(GIBC) Germany to set up it’s first representative office in Chennai, India to promote investment and business relations between India and Germany.
v  ERP test automation specialization: In Germany, Astra specialized on SAP test automation using IBM Rational Functional Tester.  During 2008, bagged two prestigious SAP partners as customers for test automation.  One of them has become the first reference case study for IBM Rational worldwide.  During 2008 & 2009 had public technical sessions at Rational Software Development Conferences in Munich & Düsseldorf.  In the last quarter2008, designed and implemented two value added plug-ins for IBM Rational Software Architect.  Both of them have got prestigious “Ready for Rational Software” certification from IBM.

Innovative Initiatives
v  ASSIST Academy, an exclusive software engineering academy

Major Public Sessions
v  Joint sessions with Dr. Ivar Jacobson at various parts of India (2004)
v  Speaker at Rational Software Development Conference, Bangalore (2006 & 2010)
v  Technical Sessions at National Institute of Technology, Calicut (2006)
v  Technical Sessions at TCH, Hannover - Germany (2007)
v  Speaker at IBM Rational Software Development Conference, Germany (2008 & 2009)
v  Speaker at IBM Rational Software Conference, USA (2009 & 2010)

Partial Clientele
v  Accenture, Chennai and Hyderabad
v  Allianz Cornhill Information Services, Trivandrum
v  Caritor, Bangalore
v  CCS Technologies (P) Ltd., Kottayam
v  Cochin University of Science & Technology, Cochin
v  Cognizant Technology Solutions, Chennai
v  Cordiant Technologies (P) Limited, Cochin
v  Dishnet Wireless Limited, Chennai
v  Dubai Municipality, (GBM), Dubai (UAE)
v  eFunds Corporation, Chennai
v  ENVESTNET, Trivandrum and California (USA)
v  Ernst& Young, Trivandrum
v  First Gulf Bank, (GBM), Abu Dhabi (UAE)
v  Gemini Software Solutions, Trivandrum
v  Hanse Orga AG, Hamburg (Germany)
v  Hexaware Technologies, Chennai
v  Hindustan College Of Engineering, Chennai
v  IBS Software Services Private Limited, Trivandrum
v  Infosys,Bangalore
v  ISG NovaSoft, Chennai
v  iSmart International Limited, Bangalore and Cochin
v  KONE Elevator India Private Limited, Chennai
v  Kusters Engineering India Pvt. Limited, Mumbai
v  Malayala Manorama, Kottayam
v  Mentor Graphics, Hyderabad
v  National Informatics Centre, Chennai
v  National Institute of Technology, Calicut
v  Neo Business Partners, Hannover (Germany)
v  NeST Group, Trivandrum
v  Perot Systems, Bangalore
v  Philips Software Centre, Bangalore
v  Premier Evolvics Pvt. Ltd, Coimbatore
v  PSG College of Engineering, Coimbatore
v  Qatar (Leading Telecom Company) Doha (Qatar)
v  RM Education Solutions India Pvt Ltd, Trivandrum
v  Scope International, Chennai
v  Sharjah Economic Development Department, (GBM), Sharjah (UAE)
v  Servion Global Solutions Ltd, Chennai
v  SIEMENS, Chennai
v  Stabilix Corporation, Trivandrum
v  SUBEX SYstems Limited, Bangalore
v  SunTec Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Trivandrum
v  SVA System Vertrieb Alexander GmbH, Germany
v  Technopark, Trivandrum
v  Telesis Technologies,Inc, Chennai
v  The Federal Bank Ltd., Alwaye
v  Union Switch & Signal Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore
v  US Technology, Trivandrum
v  Ushus Technologies, Trivandrum
v  Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Trivandrum
v  Wipro Technologies, Bangalore, Chennai

Personal Details
v  Educational qualification: Graduate (BA)
v  Professional Certifications:
IBM Certified Solution Designer
IBM Certified Deployment Professional
IBM Certified Specialist
     Certified ISO Lead Auditor