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Loganathan Vembu

Versatile, high-energy technocrat with the distinction of being hands-on in

Technology and executing prestigious large Projects/Programs
Expert in Product/Projects/Testing Deliveries and Global Program Management
Mastery in Object Oriented Technology and Agile Methodologies (+91) 9840030512

Profile Summary
Forward-focused professional with expertise in concepts of end-to-end project planning and implementation
from scope management to activity sequencing, effort & cost estimation, risk analysis to quality management and
competency building in line with international guidelines and norms
Gained significant experience in working with multiple domains including Telecom, Banking, Insurance, Office
Automation, Plant Automation/ Nuclear Energy and Infrastructure Operations
Merit of holding various positions of responsibility like CoE Head, Delivery Head, Program Management Head,
Business Growth and Transformation Manager
Attained international exposure by working across different geographies like US, Japan and Dubai
Problem solver with a passion for technology; skilled in grasping the big picture, conceptualizing, developing,
implementing solutions & partnering closely with business leaders & stakeholders
High integrity & energetic leader, capable of leading & motivating individuals to maximize levels of productivity;
a customer-centric professional and knack for motivating large work-force for exceeding customer expectations in
delivery of committed services

Core Competencies Academic Details

Global Project/Program Management BE (Electronics and Communication) from Vellore Institute of Technology,
in 1989
Delivery Development & Testing Certifications/Major Training
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification in 2005
OOP & OOA&D (Java, C++, Smalltalk) Transition Manager from HCL Internal Training for 10 days in 2008
Solution Architect from HCL Internal Training for 3 weeks in 2015
Product Development and Testing

Notable Accomplishments Across the Career

Deployment & Testing Methodologies

Worked in US for Principal Financial Group with special focus on Insurance

Pre-Sales & Business Development
Applications & Annuity and gained knowledge on overall Insurance sector
Anchored in US on overall telecommunication product manager system for MCI
CoE/Competency Development Worldcom and supported. Gained expertise in Object Oriented (OO)
Programming and OOA&D, Design Patterns, Rational and UML Methodologies
Built Center of Excellence and Owned ASM, AE and Testing Delivery for 4
Team Building & Thought Leadership
years in product managements as Smalltalk CoE Head and Delivery Head
(~40 FTEs) in niche Smalltalk technology
Process Innovation & Transformations For 2 printer manufacturers (MFP products) [~400 FTEs/12m &
~1300 FTEs/100m), managed Program Governance, Knowledge
Management, Auditing, Process Development/Improvement, Transitions
Skill Set and Transformations in 4 years
Built and Stabilized a (65 to 85 FTE) Globally Distributed team in Driver
Testing Competency, a highly complex, dynamic and challenging with
rapid ramp ups and ramp downs, in an overall 320+ testing environment
with additional overall SoW and Infrastructure Tracking Responsibilities.
Collaborator &
Handled complete Infra operations as Lab & Infra Manager (400+ FTEs)
Builder Good Self-Learner & Trainer; Mentored and Motivated many teams,
Motivator &
technology, platforms right from beginning to all throughout my career
Change Agent & Mentor Expert in Development and Testing Metrics Tracking and Management
Thought Leader Trained and built multiple Leaders, Skills to cater to needs of programs
Planner &
Supported many RFIs and RFPs of large deals (~90m AUD)
Integrator Had been Solution Architect and Handled Solution Defenses (~50m)
Senior Management, Organization wide and CxO level Communications
Career Timeline
Organizational Experience
2005 2015 10+Yrs
HCL Technologies Ltd Feb15 to Nov15 (Pre-Sales)
Delivery & Strategic Program Served as Lead Solution Architect, coordinated with all internal stakeholders
Management for providing integrated services deals with accurate responses and
estimates for Australia based Mining & Construction Major. Positioned as
SDM for the application side of this deal
1997-2004 - 8 Yrs Operated as Solution Defense and Integrated Service Delivery Manager for
World Systems Group, USA ($50 Million) ISD deal in Dubai and also provided support to many
OO Consultant & Architect RFIs/solutions/defenses
(PFG and MCI Worldcom)
Jun13 to Dec14 (Lead Program Manager)
Established the customer connect by bridging customers, delivery teams
1996 - 1 Yr
Pennar InfoTech Ltd, Hyderabad
and enabled senior leadership to sail the program in direct direction
OO Specialist Evaluated metrics and analyzed risks/dependencies/plans to identify
potential road blocks/show stoppers proactively
Maintained monthly program dashboard and shared the same with Senior
Managers and CEO/heads/VPs
1989 1995 - 6 Yrs Aimed at CSAT and Account Stabilization, played key role in action items
Heavy Water Plant, Rajasthan and commitment fulfillments, business and operational transformation
Developer execution, Knowledge Managements, Customer Relationship and metrics

Jun12 to May13 (Driver Competency Testing Lead Delivery Head)

Developed competency with 14 programs running at various stages of life
cycle with each program has different start and end date with various
Technology Landscape resource mix & possible extension in any direction with 60 to 85 members
Introduced all continuous optimization/improvement which are mandated in
Technologies this engagement & led process standardization & optimization initiative
In addition to delivery, also responsible for Office Printers Testing Lab
Smalltalk, Java, C++, Oracle, Maintenance and Overall Testing Teams (~350+ FTE) SoW Processes
Unix, Perl, Oracle DBA, Web,
Client Server, and .NET
Jan10 to May12 (Program Management Head)
Methodologies Turnaround a Strategic Japanese account through Independent Audit and
RCA by identifying and addressing gap on 360 of the program/projects
Rational, UML, Design Patterns, Collaborated with Delivery Head, Group Head and Process Group of
OOP and OOA&D Customer (ProKai), and Senior Management of both HCL and Customer
Waterfalls, VModel Iterative Chaired Monthly Program Management Meetings and handled all escalations
Agile utilised in Products Space and strategy planning and implementations; Owned high level (Steering
Committee and Executive Committee) Communications and AIs
Life Cycles Mastery
Sep08 to Dec10 (Organization-Wide & Practice Initiatives)
Driven reskilling of bench members from one stream to another during global
Configuration Management melt-down & gained expertise/approaches to work across the organization
Product Development and Delivery Focus:
ENVY and other CI tools Developed product academy with product life cycle methodologies &
Expert at naming and Processes to understand product development & build experts in this area
configuration managements Built a Shared Service Platform for enabling multiple practices to share key
resources and common requirements for In-house Product Development.
Projects Types Managed SDM for HCLs 2 Cloud Computing Products with complete ownership
including Architecture, Design, Testing, WoW in Agile Methodologies
ASM, AE & AD Architecting & developing, designing solutions & managing process set-up
Business Analysis, Dev & Testing & development. Driving product vision, strategy, roadmap and release plans
Developed test plan and strategy to test products in optimal time and cost
Product Development and Support
Worked and Mastered on Other Significant Projects
complete Product Life Cycle Mar05 to Aug08 with Smalltalk Center of Excellence Head
Co-Developed Product Life Cycle Jul97 to Sep04 with Product Manager System (PM) , MCI, USA
Transition Methodology Feb97 to May97 with Phone App, Principal Financial Group, USA
Aug89 to Sep05 with Plant Automations, Heavy Water Plant, India

Languages Known: Tamil, English & Hindi

Address: Plot #38, 2nd St, 1st Cross St, Gowri Nagar, Mugalivakkam, Chennai - 600125