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Application Onboarding to DevOps Platform made simpler and faster!
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Application Onboarding to DevOps Platform made simpler and faster!

Altimetrik’s DevOps driven simplification is a unique DevOps approach that decomposes applications into smaller integrated components to increase application delivery speed and quality. One of the key principles of DevOps automation is following the “continuous” practices which include continuous integration, continuous testing, continuous delivery/deployment and continuous monitoring, to enable the continuous improvement of the application and related practices.

Every time a new project team needs to be onboarded in an enterprise environment, every member needs access to various toolsets that enable them to work on the project. In an enterprise setup, each of these tools is managed by various vendor teams and each team will have their own SLAs for the tickets to be raised and addressed. Some of the typical problems that exist in this scenario are as follows:
1. Project onboarding takes anywhere from 5 days to a few weeks, based on the SLAs involved and the number of vendor teams involved
2. Results in project delays, which isn’t accounted for
3. This is a leakage which isn’t captured and results in overall project delays

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One Click Onboarding reduces this time frame drastically from months to minutes.

By connecting to various DevOps toolsets in the backend, One-Click project onboarding solution reduces the TAT to a few minutes, specifically by bringing in DevOps driven simplification to Data platforms.

One-Click Project Onboarding helps us automate and manage application deployment, and releases processes and pipelines to achieve faster deployments and consistent quality of releases.

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A single window solution that on a click of a button,

will onboard the users to the right user groups, multiple applications and tools, with right level of access necessary for the Data platform development activities
enables data scientists to get their developers working in a fast-paced CI/CD model, working with data sets and base-lining of data, resetting data sets to a defined baseline (before / after transformation)
Integrates with 3rd party tools that have their own code management, build / deploy process

We use value stream mapping to analyze the lead time and the process time for each step involved in onboardingacross multiple tools. We focus on reducing the slack using our unique DevOps driven simplification approach.

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In order to build services that support the strategic plan to onboard projects, One-Click On-boarding Solution for new applications is built within the API framework, to interact with the APIs of various DevOps toolsets. This reduced the time for overall onboarding of engineers on to their work environments.

The application can enable:
1. GMT Integration for AD Group creation – Automation
2. Folder creation and permission mapping – Automation
3. Qlik Sense Streams Creation and permission mapping
4. Integration with GitLab (CI pipeline), JFrog Artifactory and Jenkins and user onboarding with essential permissions
5. Integration with SonarQube for Static code analysis
6. DevOps tool integration to form a CI/CD pipeline.

Business Outcome
1. Teams can be productive from day 1
2. Reduced maintenance overheads in terms of managing multiple tickets for multiple toolsets
3. Improved collaboration from day 1, since we onboard they on the enterprise default chat engines/communication channels
4. Enable seamless third-party tools integration to enable the Data Scientists to focus on their problem solving, whilst the solution does the heavy lifting of onboarding

By following Altimetrik’s DevOps Driven simplification, teams would be able to constantly optimize processes that can be automated. This will in turn reduce the time spent performing manual activities and free up bandwidth to be more creative and efficient. Automating repetitive manual tasks also reduces the probability of human error.

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Michael Woodall

Chief Growth Officer of Financial Services

Michael Woodall, as the Chief Growth Officer of Financial Services at Altimetrik, spearheads the identification of new growth avenues and revenue streams within the financial services sector. With a robust background and extensive expertise, Michael brings invaluable insights to his role.

Previously, Michael served as the Chief of Operations and President of the Trust Company at Putnam Investments, where he orchestrated strategic developments and continuous operational enhancements. Leveraging strategic partnerships and data analytics, he revolutionized capabilities across investments, retail and institutional distribution, and client services. Under his leadership, Putnam received numerous accolades, including the DALBAR Mutual Fund Service Award for over 30 consecutive years.

Michael’s dedication to industry evolution is evident through his involvement with prestigious organizations such as the DTCC Senior Wealth Advisory Board, ICI Operations Committee, and NICSA, where he served as Chairman and now holds the position of Director Emeritus. Widely recognized as an industry luminary, Michael frequently shares his expertise with various divisions of the SEC, solidifying his reputation as a seasoned presenter.

At Altimetrik, Michael plays a pivotal role in driving expansion within financial services, leveraging his expertise and Altimetrik’s Digital Business Methodology to ensure clients navigate their digital journey seamlessly, achieving tangible outcomes and exponential growth.

Beyond his corporate roles, Michael serves as Chair of the Boston Water & Sewer Commission, appointed by the Mayor of Boston, and is actively involved in various philanthropic endeavors, including serving on the board of the nonprofit Inspire Arts & Music.

Michael holds a distinguished business degree from Northeastern University, graduating with distinction as a member of the Sigma Epsilon Rho Honor Society.

Anguraj Kumar Arumugam

Chief Digital Business Officer for the U.S. West region

Anguraj is an accomplished business executive with an extensive leadership experience in the services industry and strong background across digital transformation, engineering services, data and analytics, cloud and consulting.

Prior to joining Altimetrik, Anguraj has served in various positions and roles at Globant, GlobalLogic, Wipro and TechMahindra. Over his 25 years career, he has led many strategic and large-scale digital engineering and transformation programs for some of world’s best-known brands. His clients represent a range of industry sectors including Automotive, Technology and Software Platforms. Anguraj has built and guided all-star teams throughout his tenure, bringing together the best of the techno-functional capabilities to address critical client challenges and deliver value.

Anguraj holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Anna University and a master’s degree in software systems from Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani.

In his spare time, he enjoys long walks, hiking, gardening, and listening to music.

Vikas Krishan

Chief Digital Business Officer and Head of the EMEA region

Vikas (Vik) Krishan serves as the Chief Digital Business Officer and Head of the EMEA region for Altimetrik. He is responsible for leading and growing the company’s presence across new and existing client relationships within the region.

Vik is a seasoned executive and brings over 25 years of global experience in Financial Services, Digital, Management Consulting, Pre- and Post-deal services and large/ strategic transformational programmes, gained in a variety of senior global leadership roles at firms such as Globant, HCL, Wipro, Logica and EDS and started his career within Investment Banking. He has developed significant cross industry experience across a wide variety of verticals, with a particular focus on working with and advising the C-Suite of Financial Institutions, Private Equity firms and FinTech’s on strategy and growth, operational excellence, performance improvement and digital adoption.

He has served as the engagement lead on multiple global transactions to enable the orchestration of business, technology, and operational change to drive growth and client retention.

Vik, who is based in London, serves as a trustee for the Burma Star Memorial Fund, is a keen photographer and an avid sportsman.

Megan Farrell Herrmanns

Chief Digital Officer, US Central

Megan is a senior business executive with a passion for empowering customers to reach their highest potential. She has depth and breadth of experience working across large enterprise and commercial customers, and across technical and industry domains. With a track record of driving measurable results, she develops trusted relationships with client executives to drive organizational growth, unlock business value, and internalize the use of digital business as a differentiator.

At Altimetrik, Megan is responsible for expanding client relationships and developing new business opportunities in the US Central region. Her focus is on digital business and utilizing her experience to create high growth opportunities for clients. Moreover, she leads the company’s efforts in cultivating and enhancing our partnership with Salesforce, strategically positioning our business to capitalize on new business opportunities.

Prior to Altimetrik, Megan spent 10 years leading Customer Success at Salesforce, helping customers maximize the value of their investments across their technology stack. Prior to Salesforce, Megan spent over 15 years with Accenture, leading large transformational projects for enterprise customers.

Megan earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University. Beyond work, Megan enjoys playing sand volleyball, traveling, watching her kids soccer games, and is actively involved in a philanthropy (Advisory Council for Cradles to Crayons).

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