Paul Lund, Group Head of IT strategy and architecture, at Insurance Australia Group

“Hemant is a highly experienced and competent IT manager. He has expert knowledge in systems development and IT strategy and significant experience in the insurance industry. Hemant is able to operate at the senior business executive level and is able to deal effectively with complexity and ambiguity. I would have no hesitation in recommending Hemant for senior executive/consulting IT roles.” 

Context

Developed IT strategy for a major Australian insurance company. The insurance company was facing major strategic challenges as well as cost pressures. Analysed the IT current state, the business drivers and the competitive landscape. Helped communicate IT issues and challenges to the  business. This helped create a strategy and architecture that balanced the needs of the business as well as helped IT address many issues with legacy systems. Proposed a path for progressive modernisation that generated business value at every stage. Involved key technical and business stakeholders in the strategy development process to ensure buy-in and to make the strategy ‘real’.