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Michel OPERTO

Paris

En résumé

IT Manager, Programme and Project Director, Product Manager, PMO

Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute since 1998.

Blogger on Project management and leadership topics (in French language) since 2009: http://DantotsuPM.com

Extensive experience gained within large international corporations in most dimensions of information technology projects: applications development, large scale IT applications deployment, project management, PMO, IT portfolio prioritization, IT Strategy and organization, IT governance, including people management and significant budget responsibilities. More recently moved to marketing to programme manage a new platform for service management.

Entreprises

  • Orange Business Services - IT Service Management and Continuous Improvement

    Paris 2002 - maintenant Since 2002 Orange Business Services (former Equant & FT/SCE France)

    IT Service Management Deputy, since 2011

    Deputy of the head of IT Service Management who directs and coordinates all internal and outsourced Information Technology (IT) enterprise infrastructure activities and first/second level support for enterprise business applications. 160+ employees and outsourced service provider in 8 countries. Ensures IT operational services are provided in accordance with established service level agreements. Evolves and aligns functions and processes in accordance with ITIL: Service Desk, Incident , Problem and Service Level Management. Accountable for IT service delivery and communication to 20,000 employees globally.

    Information Technology Services transformation Lead, 2008-2010

    IT diagnosis study (360° type interviews) for Orange Business Services internal IT to identify key areas of pain and propose tactical and strategic IT Improvement initiatives. Subsequently, established a portfolio of IT Transformation projects to address the identified issues and put in place a Continuous Improvement approach. Assignments include IT audit of our largest application reengineering initiative in 2007 and troubled programmes in 2008 and 2010.

    Project Office and IT Strategy, 2004-2007

    Prioritization of our company wide portfolio of IT projects. IT alignment to business objectives of the company with our senior business partners. Programme Management and Reporting for our most critical projects. Overall IT Budget control (€ 160M), large programmes (Sarbanes, IT Relocation to India and Cairo), standardize processes, renegotiate outsourcing contracts.

    Program Management Office, New Finance & Procurement systems, UK, 2002-2003

    Establishing and running the PMO for the global reengineering of the financial systems and processes of Equant Worldwide: methods, risk management, project plans, issues management, escalations, along with budget and expenses control. This enabled effective management of a combined team of 75 resources at peak times to define, integrate and deploy Oracle Financials and eProcurement 11i in our largest countries. Budget was $24.9M over 16 months. We completed on schedule, with more functionality than initially committed (reporting and data consolidation) and substantially under budget ($1.6M) thanks to tight controls and optimization of the internal and external resources mix. Reporting to programme VP Finance and to CIO.
  • Nortel Networks - Senior Manager, IT Infrastructure

    Toronto 2000 - 2002 2000-2002 Nortel Networks Sophia Antipolis, France

    Infrastructure Program Management, Senior Manager for Europe, Nov 2000-April 2002

    Lead the European IT Infrastructure Program Management team of Nortel Networks. With 15 international project managers, we ran all information technology aspects of more that 60 concurrent infrastructure programs in 20 countries. Projects varied in size and nature from a few days customer events (like GSM congress, CeBIT…) to new facilities set up in Paris (2000+ employees) or assessment of the impact on IT of divestiture and acquisition of businesses.

    Network Operations Center Europe, Senior Manager, April-October 2000

    Established a 30 persons operation to monitor the internal data and voice network in 100 countries, with over 20 service providers for 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. For Europe: $25M data network, $24M voice network and $3M in network operations. Consolidated the Network Monitoring tools between Europe and North America. Unified the escalation process and root cause analysis on critical failures. Outsourced this operational unit with no negative impact on network availability. Managed the human aspect of the outsourcing with our UK based team.
  • PMI France-Sud

    1998 - 2011
  • NCR - Global IT Program Manager

    1991 - 2000 Global IT Program Manager, Worldwide Customer Support Services Division (1995-2000) www.ncr.com

    Established a team of 60 information technology and business resources distributed around the globe to develop and implement new systems and processes for the customer support services division: Financial results rapid consolidation, dispatch of support engineers, intranet shopping for surplus parts, financial reporting on the intranet. Set up an internet development team for rapid prototyping of solutions to meet our business needs using the Web, ASP and XML technologies. $2M annual budget direct responsibility and $20M capital investment in both hardware and software. Drove the deployment of the solutions to more that 16,000 employees in all major countries, including Japan, USA, Canada, Australia and most European countries.

    Information Technology Systems Manager for Europe (1991-1995)

    Supervised IT systems acquisition, integration, development and support for the European Customer Support Services division (Customer Support/CRM). Lead a team of 15 resources distributed across Europe. Managed a $5M annual budget direct responsibility, + $7M investment in software purchase and $4M in computer equipment. 2000 employees in 10 European countries used the solution. Lead regional and local project teams and spent extensive time on site at these locations (Germany, UK, USA, Canada, Netherlands, Poland, Japan…).
  • Digital Equipment - Software Development Project Leader

    1986 - 1991 Developed a call management and data center Monitoring system, leading a team of 5 developers. The systems were deployed in our European countries.
  • Thomson Sintra - Software development Engineer

    1985 - 1986 Developed an expert system for the French Navy.

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