Kam Patel

  • Large Programme, Enterprise and IT Architect with over 10 years of leadership experience in designing innovative business solutions in banking
  • Demonstrated mastery in evaluating requirements for business application integration and service activation
  • Experience in working with stakeholders including the business, regulators, Business BA’s and IT delivery teams
  • Interpreting business needs and applying innovative technology solutions translating complex concepts into multiple architectural “views” aimed at varying audiences
  • Governance and oversight processes for managing alignment of change to strategic goals
  • Proven mentor and training with expertise in communicating across organisational levels and with cross-functional teams to drive shared vision and foster culture of excellence
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    Banking Experience

    • Fintech / Technology Advisor for VC - NeueCapital Partners
      2018-date

      NEW YORK/LONDON: Accomplishments: Half a dozen Fintechs assessed (strategy & technology) for VC investmentFurther Info

    • Principal Payments and Banking Consultant - PAY-X
      2008-date

      LONDON: Accomplishments: Several dozen client engagements in Banking and Payments arenaFurther Info

    • Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer - Cogni
      2017-2018

      NEW YORK: Accomplishments: Won place on Techstars and built Proof of Concept Bank for Gig Economy CustomersFurther Info

    • Head of DevOps Transformation - HSBC
      2016-2017

      LONDON: Accomplishments: Driving Organisational Design and rewiring 2,300 global employees into PODSFurther Info

    • Head of Business Management & Governance - HSBC
      2015-2016

      LONDON: Accomplishments: Managing 65 architects globally and driving Governance & internet Operating ModelFurther Info

    • Chief Architect – Customer Value Management - HSBC
      2014-2015

      LONDON: Accomplishments: Roadmaps and projects in E2E Sales Process – CRM, Onboarding and KYCFurther Info

    • Senior Lead Solutions Architect – CRM - HSBC
      2014-2014

      LONDON: Accomplishments: Staff facing digital projects and CRM global deployment driving growthFurther Info

    • Senior Payments Architect – Global AML - Lloyds
      2013-2014

      LONDON: Accomplishments: Architecting best in class global anti-money laundering capability including CDDFurther Info

    • Senior Payments Architect – Project Verde - Lloyds
      2011-2013

      LONDON: Accomplishments: Delivering ten payments E2E architecture solutions for divested TSBFurther Info

    • Portfolio Lead Solutions Architect - Barclaycard
      2010-2011

      NORTHAMPTON: Accomplishments: Delivering key projects and five-year roadmap in Commercial Card Portfolio CustomersFurther Info

    • MDM Solutions Architect - Scottish Widows
      2010-2010

      EDINBURGH: Accomplishments: Delivering integrated CDI platform for consolidating and cleansing data for single truthFurther Info

    • Business Transformation Architect - Scottish Widows
      2009-2010

      EDINBURGH: Accomplishments: Several projects including Natural Language Interactive Voice Recognition solutionFurther Info

    • Lead Transformation Architect / IT PM - Capital One
      2009-2009

      NOTTINGHAM: Accomplishments: Accountability for transformational streamlining saves of $24.7m from the bottom lineFurther Info

    • Senior Solutions Architect / PM - Capital One
      2008-2008

      NOTTINGHAM: Accomplishments: Delivering E2E architecture to outsource UK Call Centre to PhilippinesFurther Info

    Telecoms Experience

    • Lead NGN Voice Architect – Overseas - BT
      2007-2007

      SINGAPORE: Accomplishments: Delivery of tendered voice and NGN services offered by BT to third partiesFurther Info

    • 21CN Architect - Design - BT
      2005-2007

      BRENTWOOD: Accomplishments: Delivery of detailed design of voice and NGN services and components for 21CFurther Info

    • Founder & CEO - Voipsters
      2004-2017

      LEICESTER: Accomplishments: Delivery of working Calling Card platform to deliver IP minutes to wholesale customersFurther Info

    • Head of VOIP Services - Bulldog Broadband
      2004-2004

      LONDON: Accomplishments: Delivery of architecture and product marketing for VOIP services over broadbandFurther Info

    • Head of Sales – Broadband & VOIP - Pipemedia
      2003-2004

      LEICESTER: Accomplishments: Producing solution-based sales with complex value propositions incl. rural marketFurther Info

    • Part-time Lecturer - Leicester College
      2003-2003

      CITY: Accomplishments: Inspired teens to go to get results to get into university – and one to go on to teach Further Info

    • Consultant, Strategic Marketing - Vodafone
      2002-2003

      CITY: Accomplishments: Developed multimedia applications and services for Vodafone LIVE 3G Further Info

    • MD & Vice President Sales, EMEA - Fine Point
      2001-2002

      CITY: Accomplishments: Exceeded goal of setting up European Office within the year’s remit and established Fine Point in Europe Further Info

    • Vice President, Hosted Solutions, EMEA - Nortel Networks
      2000-2001

      CITY: Accomplishments: Ran a 160-man team in 4 locations driving $250m of cross sell revenue Further Info

    • Director of Strategic Marketing, EMEA - Firstmark Comms
      2000-2000

      CITY: Accomplishments: Definition of implementation of several products incl. Storage Services and IP VPNs Further Info

    • Senior Internet Solutions Manager - Nortel Networks
      1998-2000

      CITY: Accomplishments: Launched 1Mb Modem – 1st ever DSL technology in Europe on twisted copper pair Further Info

    • Web Technology Manager - Nortel Networks
      1997-1998

      CITY: Accomplishments: Ran team which implemented 75 web projects in 11 months with 15-man team ($2.1m) Further Info

    Journalism Experience

    • Internet Manager - Leicester Mercury
      1996-1997

      LEICESTER: Accomplishments: First Newspaper online before print – First European Gateway – Fish4 website Further Info

    • Deputy Apple Mac Editorial - Leicester Mercury
      1991-1996

      LEICESTER: Accomplishments: Wrote headline: WE’RE AT WAR at start of Falklands Conflict. Games Editor (8 years) Further Info

    • Sub-Editor & Layout Artist - CAD User
      1991-1991

      BECKENHAM: Accomplishments: Designed / wrote supplement for conference leading to subeditor role on tech mag Further Info

    • Junior Foreign Exchange Dealer - Banca Di Roma
      1990-1991

      LONDON: Accomplishments: Corporate trading in futures FX (mainly Cable – Dollar Sterling) using arbitrage Further Info

    • Freelance Journalist & Layout Artist - Time Out
      1989-1989

      LONDON: Accomplishments: Wrote sections in Time Out Guide to London and Filofax guides to New York and others Further Info

    Other Experience

    • Other jobs and part-time roles include camp counsellor, freelance programmer, tutor, playscheme leader, good receiver, frozen food packer, library assistant, potato peeler and cocktail barman

    References

    PIERRE F. SUHRCKE


    Chairman and Lead Advisor

    COGNI '17-'18

    ROY RICHARDSON


    Global Head of Architecture

    HSBC '14-'17

    SANDRA CACKETT


    Lead Solutions Architect

    Lloyds Banking Group '11-'14

    ROBERT STEEL


    Lead Technology Partner

    Barclaycard '10-'11

    RAJ MODHA


    Agile Programme Mgr

    Barclays Group '10-'11

    STEPHEN NEWBERRY


    Senior Programme Manager

    Scottish Widows'09-'10

    JONATHAN SILVESTER


    Head of Architecture, EMEA

    Capital One '08-'09

    PASQUALE GENCO


    Senior IT Manager

    British Telecom '05-'07

    LARRY POSNER


    SVP Global Sales

    Fine Point Technologies '01-'02

    CHRIS TOLMIE


    Director of Marketing, EMEA

    Nortel Networks '98-'01

    TONY SCOTT


    Director of IT

    Nortel Networks '97-'99

    MARK CLAYTON


    Chief Features Editor

    Leicester Mercury '91-'97

    My Email Address

    kam@fintechquidity.com

    Mobile Number

    +44 773 677 8319

    About Me

    Adaptable, personable and able