Kumar is an experienced business and IT professional specializing in project management, process improvement, and data visualization. As a project manager with a track record of leading projects and people, he has consistently delivered projects success on schedule and within budget. He is an excellent communicator as he is able to identify and meet the needs of clients. He offers outstanding talents to resource management, team building, and development of project scope, customer relationships, continuous design improvements, and project metrics for senior management. Kumar is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), ITIL foundation certificates with an advanced Master’s degree in Computer Applications. He has worked extensively in Europe, Asia, and North America across wide range of firms including the following:
- Professional Services: KPMG, AtoS International, PMO Advisory
- Financial Services: Metlife
- Information and Media: LexisNexis
- IT Services: Unisys, IBM, BlueStorm Consulting, Intellisoft
- Pre-Press & Graphics: Barco Graphics
- Non-Profit: Toastmasters, Montclair State University, Touro College, Gameframes.org, Odyssey of the Mind
Kumar’s passion is Information and Data Visualization. When it comes time to explain the inner workings of a large project involving technology and a variety of interrelated systems, many people run for the hills. Kumar Kolaganti runs for his computer…and MS Visio. Within minutes, shapes and colors are flying across the screen as business concepts begin to take on a three-dimensional identity.
“I think a visual representation of the processes and technical systems we are working on helps people see their place in the overall plan,” says Kolaganti. “Then the project doesn’t seem quite so huge and complicated.” This simplification of complex data and ideas is indispensable when communicating with busy executives and customers.
Senior management professional with extensive experience in strategy, project management, problem solving, training, and overall people management. Over 20 years of steady IT career progression, including 10 years with a BIG4 firm. Recognized as a creative, strategic and charismatic leader with superior presentation skills. Ability to unify and motivate project teams and develop creative solutions. Strong background in analytics, dashboards and information visualization. A team player with the skill to interface closely with external and internal functions, and all levels in an organization. A “T” shaped individual, who combines breadth in multiple disciplines with depth in some and deliver innovative solutions. An innovator, an entrepreneur and a problem solver.
Management Consulting, Program Management, Project Management, Information Design, Visual Thinking, Organizational Change Management, Data and Information Visualization, IT Roadmaps and Implementation, Large-Scale Global IT Deployments, Data Analysis/Reporting, Operations/Infrastructure Management and Enterprise Software Implementations.