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Putting the Pedal to the Metal in Mobility Innovation

People and goods are mobilized with an integrated transportation ecosystem.

By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in a city. Large cities like London will have as many as 8 million transportation journeys every day – too much for the current infrastructure. Mobility solutions – zero-emission propulsion, automation, ride-hailing, ride-sharing, smart public transportation, and smart cities – address the transportation challenges of an increasingly crowded world. Building these solutions quickly required faster innovation and experimentation cycles to adapt and fine-tune with speed and agility.  Altimetrik’s Playground approach was the key to implementing change.

  • 20+ Mobility Experiments Tested in 90 Days
  • Covered North America, Asia Pacific and Europe
  • 80% Increase in Number of Releases Year Over Year
  • 50% Decrease in Delivery Time for Rideshare Solution

Teams are empowered to deliver high-quality products on tight deadlines.

Traditional teams and software delivery practices weren’t suited to rapid time-to-market and innovation cycles. Part of the solution was to establish smaller teams with multi-skilled full stack digital talent to reduce cycle times. Altimetrik collaborated with the client to augment and upskill existing teams through our Playground assessment process. The result was enabling continuous delivery of product value through tightly integrated development and operations managed by a unified DevOps team.

Within our Playground process, we:

  • Established a digital culture and mindset within the implementation team. This included creating smaller agile teams and onboarding digital talent to create consistency in quality and meeting deliverables on time.
  • Created an end-to-end automated pipeline to deploy software across various workstreams with greater speed and frequency.
  • Rapid ideation of in-market ideas and faster innovation cycle time improved validation process prior to full rollout.

With an optimized digital workforce, automated delivery pipelines and innovation, ideas were taken to market in weeks instead of months and features were updated in daily release cycles. Product decisions to align with geo-specific variances were made rapidly, setting mobility solutions on the road to address challenges for the next 3 decades. It’s a road worth taking.

“We are helping a large enterprise innovate like a start-up through our Playground approach and by leveraging our strengths in Platform, Product Engineering and DevOps.”

Bob Sundar

Vice President

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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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