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Nishant Kaushik

Nishant Kaushik

Phone: 319-531-2512

SUMMARY

Executive with extensive experience in operations management, technology development, strategic planning, and product services for insurance and financial services technology firms.  With 14 years of experience, an expert in new business and underwriting with deep industry knowledge, a reputation as a dedicated professional with excellent relationship with customers.

  

Additional expertise in:     

·    Developing solution roadmaps   

·    Oversight of complex implementations

·    Architecture design

·    Customer management

·    Delivering product services

·    AGILE

·    Technical Solution Architecture and Tech Delivery

 

·    Building and managing global resource pool

·    Cloud Architecture adoption and migrations

·    ACORD

·    AWS

·    Life Insurance Products

·    Annuity Products

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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Accenture, Chicago, IL  2016 – Present

A leading global consulting services firm focusing on business and technology transformation.  Offerings include technology, outsourcing, systems integration and services. 

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Accenture – VP, Consulting and Business Transformation (2017 – Present)

Directed software implementations and served as solution architect.  Supported sales initiatives and proposals, including a proof of design.

 

  • Provided overall design for enterprise deployment of the new business solution for multiple customers
  • Provided executive briefing on strategic vision of how our solutions should be deployed
  • Created the vision and roadmap to transform customer’s current practices into state-of-the-art processes
  • Developed proposals and implementation costs for sales opportunities
  • Designed custom solutions for customer implementations

Accenture – Principal/ VP, Life Insurance Cloud Application Development (2016 – 2017)

  • Responsible for the design and development and cloud migrations, along with the oversight of implementation projects for three different Insurance clients. Lead Cloud Architect to analyze enterprise applications in a multi-region data center and come up with cloud migration strategy for a global Insurance company. The migration plans involved decision matrix mapping over 200 apps to right fit cloud platform offering agility, speed to market delivery and significant reduced operational/infrastructure costs Designed/implemented AWS web hosting infrastructure to migrate on-premise web applications to cloud. Implemented the Auto Underwriting Predictive Analysis solution on AWS for a large Insurance company. This solution leveraged Amazon EMR to create and manage the Hadoop cluster.

 

Transamerica – Assoc. Director, Software Engineering (2013-2016)                                      

  • Built and expanded key relationships with executive leadership in New Business and Underwriting operations. Worked closely with them to strategize & architect development work, estimate effort, and provide them with insight into new techs and the business value they could deliver.
  • Led team of over 100 (direct and indirect through technology managers), with a $15 million budget and $12 million for strategic initiatives, in support of New Business and Underwriting systems.
  • Digital modernization projects reduced IT cost by >$2 million per year and improved operational efficiencies by 20%.
  • Major business solutions designed and delivered include: Predictive Underwriting; Point of Sale Underwriting; e-acknowledgement and e-delivery of policy packet.
  • Introduced Kanban methodology.

 Transamerica – Manager, Software Engineering (2005-2013)                                                    

  • Led a team of 15 software developers to design, build and enhance services layer on top of internal policy administration systems supporting New Business, Underwriting as well as inforce business.
  • Use of better development practices and newer technologies reduced production incidents by 10% and increased total uptime by 6%.

                                          EDUCATION

 

       Master’s in Computer Science (MS) Duration: July 2003-December 2005      University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA                                          DESIGNATIONS

  • FLMI
  • Leading SAFe 4.3
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect
  • AWS Certified Developer
  • AWS Certified Sys Ops Administrator
  • Master’s in project management (University of Villanova)
  • Lean Six Sigma GreenBelt
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