I am a self-motivated & self-starter person who believes nothing is impossible in life provided you are passionate enough to peruse your goal to the end. Trust me, during my journey of life, I have achieved a few milestones through strategic planning & perseverance, which once seemed impossible to me.
I work as an IT Professional (Software Portfolio-cum-Program manager) for my bread & butter. I work with Intellect Design Arena as a Vice-President.
I have over 24 years of Global & Rich experience in Portfolio delivery management, Program/Project Management, Service Delivery, Vendor management & Team management.
My research paper (“A Comparative Study of Vendor Selection Process in Global Outsourcing Industry with an Elucidated Scientific Approach”) has been published in the reputed Scopus Journal.
I mentor startups, freshers, students, and professionals. I am also an angel investor in few startups.
My interview has been published on social media – do visit https://www.consultclarity.org/large-enterprises-leadership/7-questions-with-biren-parekh for the same.
I am well versed with the concepts of design, development, implementation, data migration, data warehouse, on-site/offshore production support, IT Governance, IT Strategy, IT Security, Banking Application Architecture & Design.
I am PMP, ACP & PRINCE2 certified professional as well as have ITIL V3 certification. I am also a Scrum Master (DASSM, CSM & PSM I) & practice Agile methodology for projects. I have been an appraisal team member (ATM) of the appraisal team for the CMMi Level 3 assessment for my organization.
I have domain expertise in the BFSI segment including Liquidity management system (Intellect Design Arena’s INTELLECT suite), Core banking (Oracle’s FLEXCUBE), Consumer Banking, Credit Cards, Collections, NBFC & Microfinance business & related systems.
I am a volunteer with the PMI India Mumbai chapter and leading the VP-Membership portfolio for the chapter. In past, I lead the Awards Committee, and previous to that, I was part of the election committee. I have been PMI India Champion from 2016-18. I do not strongly advocate project management practice in India but also globally.
I provide consultancy on program/project management, core banking implementation, restructuring, migration, turning projects GREEN from RED, decommissioning or any kind of IT projects in the BFSI segment. I have extensive experience in different banking modules (CASA, Deposits, Loans, GL, Liquidity Management system, Trade finance, etc.) & its related areas of banking.