I am an Artificial Intelligence graduate with 20 years of high level expertise in Technology, Telecom and Financial Services. Proven record of developing and implementing sales and marketing strategies. Project Manager, Product Owner and Product Manager for several projects. I also have 7 years of intensive experience in Television, Advertising and Events. I am certified Project Manager (with Open University UK) since 2004 and right now I have already started preparing for the PMP certification, planning to be due at the beginning of 2016.
Opened a Sales and Project Management Office in UK for a big software company. Managed some of the local projects. Researched the market opportunities. Canceled after 8 months. Project manager for www.secretsauceconference.com and also a founding member of the team. The conference was a huge success with over 400 attendees and 19 speakers on two stages at Google Campus; Short term project management contract for Pajama Consulting (www.pajamaconsulting.com) a world-class London-based branding, advertising and digital agency. I am continuing to work with individuals as a consultant or personal projects on web and integrated projects: front end, back end, iOS and Android. And I am co-organizer of a London based Startup Meetup Group called Hipsters, Hackers and Hustlers with regular events at Google Campus and consultant to move online and on the YouTube the offline experience of their members. I am also a regular and very deeply involved member of the London Product Group Meetup community and events http://www.meetup.com/TheProductGroupLondon/.
Developed and serviced large scale digital advertising projects (websites, mobile apps, e-commerce solutions, cool demos and examples, marketing and social media campaigns) Implemented projects in several environments, being the voice between the IT and the business, using waterfall and agile or lean, iterative methodologies during the entire projects and products lifecycle Worked effectively with the relevant stakeholders from clients’ senior management to key stakeholders in the business, to ensure requirements match the needs of the business Worked closely with developers, user experience designers and clients on a daily basis Planned, executed and delivered projects to scope, cost and schedule. Acquired resources and co-ordinated the efforts of team members and third party contractors or consultants in order to deliver as planned Consultancy in funding and international presence, events and conferences for tech companies
The biggest Premium Rate Services Operator on the Romanian Telecom Market. SMS Payments, Mobile Marketing, Bulk Messaging and Voice Services on Short Numbers Planned and implemented the marketing program to increase SimPlus brand awareness and promotion of products and services to new markets ( Advertising, E-commerce, Public Transport, Vending Machines) Planned, structured, lead and executed a portfolio of Sales & Marketing, Customer Acquisition, Content Management, eCommerce, Customer Service & Loyalty projects, of high risk and complexity Delivered in the IT-side of projects, in multinational environments, in regulatory driven projects Applied Project Management methodologies to ensure the successful delivery, especially lean and agile Developed a customer self-care portal for registration, reporting, payment, account management; drove strategy and high-level roadmap for consumer apps, admin interfaces, external APIs; A/B & MVT testing Integrated customer, employee and partner feedback and performance metrics continuously into the plans Product owner for the Mobile ticketing solutions for the local transport operators in Bucharest and other cities and Mobile payments for Vending Machines; did the technical design for the solutions Ensured that the roadmap for our products are well communicated and understood Continuously engaged the customer and stakeholders to ensure the team are building the right products Got deep into the analytics to measure how new features and experiences perform Events management: press conferences, seminars, road-shows, meetings with end-users and resellers, fairs and exhibitions; Organized the participation to MWC (Mobile World Congress) Barcelona - the Biggest Telecom Worldwide Event, Gitex Dubai and several others in Romania
Master Distributor Red Hat and JBoss for Eastern Europe and Russia Responsible for further developing a network of existing and high-potential partners and customers and build up sales pipeline according to Business Plan; managed the channel sales and marketing Worked directly to the Romanian distributor, the resellers and enterprises, banks and public administration Forecasted and then implemented the business plan achieving the targeted results Managed all resellers support activities including marketing, advertising, promotions, training; leveraged inside resources from Vienna, Dublin, Warsaw and Belgrade
Department of Control Engineering and Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence - 1998 Graduated the department for teachers/trainers, accredited by the Ministry of Education Major courses: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Graphics, Pedagogy