Davorin Anton Dumančić, Product Manager in Zagreb, Croatia
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Davorin Anton Dumančić

Verified Expert  in Product Management

Product Manager

Location
Zagreb, Croatia
Toptal Member Since
June 7, 2022

Davorin is an experienced product manager and business management consultant with 20+ years of professional experience, from application design, architecture, analysis, training strategies, and feasibility studies to management of departments, sectors, and companies. His experience includes successful projects in various areas: telecom applications, healthcare system architecture, collection societies networks, and consultancy in the judiciary, energy, and manufacturing sectors.

Project Highlights

Sky.Flow DMS/BPM
Managed, architected, designed, and led development team and sales, including holding presentations on AWS Innovation Days.
Accounts Payable BPM for Lactalis SEE Group
Led the design and development of a DMS/BPM system for accounts payable processing that scaled from a single company to 13 in seven countries.
Checklists and RPA
Led a crowdfunding campaign and the implementation of a system combining DMS/BPM with checklists like workflows, IoT, and AI and RPA functionalities.

Expertise

Work Experience

Director

2009 - PRESENT
Sciomagis
  • Owned the complete management of the firm specialized in business consulting, document, and process management systems. Provided consulting services, project management, business case studies, development, and customer training.
  • Led product management and development of several in-house projects, from creating business cases, market analysis, product roadmap, marketing, and sales.
  • Worked with clients in manufacturing, legal, energy, food, and other industries.
  • Contributed to several community, pro-bono projects by implementing web applications, digitalization, and marketing.
  • Managed Sky.Flow, a cloud, on-premise platform that includes solutions for accounts payables, ordering, custom process management, and digitalization. It is AWS-based and has a blockchain for invoice processing and a mobile application in Flutter.
  • Delivered an account payable system based on Alfresco DMS implemented in 13 companies in Lactalis South-east Europe. Analyzed needs and requirements, led interviews, wrote requirements, architected the system, and modeled the business process.
  • Executed and presented a feasibility study on torrent usage and mitigation business case for the company's board. Developed torrent tracking software and analyzed available software, legal procedures, and marketing strategies in other countries.
  • Provided consulting and development services on implementing geological cadaster databases. Owned all activities in the project, including business analysis, system architecture, and Microsoft SQL Server database architecture.

IT Consultant (Freelance)

2013 - 2013
Ramboll
  • Acted as an expert on the project "Monitoring Dependence and Vulnerability of Energy Supply System with the Scope on Security of Supply," EuropeAid/128572/D/SER/HR.
  • Owned the software and hardware analysis of the system used by the client and the quality and quantity of the system's data.
  • Led user interviews needed for the analysis and prepared reports for the project's inception. Executed quality assurance activities on the project.

Director

2010 - 2013
DocArx
  • Acted as the director and board member in digitalization services that included digitalizing and storing paper-based documents.
  • Implemented an online shared document management system based on the Alfresco document management system using Java and MySQL, and a back-office web application written in PHP.
  • Architected and installed different network protocols for access to the DMS repository and all hardware requirements like servers, storage, and network.

Training Expert and Consultant (Freelance)

2010 - 2010
European Dynamics
  • Hired as training expert to provide IT training needs analysis, training strategy, and delivery of the training for all high courts in Croatia within an EU-funded TA project on harmonization and publication of case law (EuropeAid/125865/D/SER/HR).
  • Created IT training presentations, user materials, and questionnaires and was rated as the best trainer by the trainees. Executed some development tasks for Documentum.
  • Led a group of supreme court judges and judicial advisors on a study trip to Strasbourg and Luxembourg. Later on, the beneficiary/ministry contracted additional consulting for all other aspects of the system.

Director of the Development Department

2007 - 2009
Senso IS
  • Managed the development sector specialized in enterprise content management, especially EMC2 Documentum which included making business plans, management reports, and other documents as well as organizing projects, head-hunting, and educating.
  • Acquired new clients, held business and sales presentations, and wrote offers, tenders, and contracts. Organized annual conferences and other events and held key-note presentations.
  • Reorganized the department that led to the certification for the EMC service enabled partner status. The process included complying with EMC quality control procedures and reorganizing the company documentation and processes.
  • Organized and led client groups to annual technology-related conferences in Europe and organized and led team-building events in Croatia.
  • Led the team in implementing applications based on an EMC2 Documentum system for the Croatian postal bank. Project-managed all activities, including risk-based products for corporate banking, which was later promoted as a success story by EMC.
  • Spearheaded the team to implement applications based on the EMC2 Documentum system for the Croatian power company, including the salaries archive, the credit archive, and the report archive.
  • Created and held presentations on the EMC2 Documentum platform for potential customers. Worked with business users to develop the business requirements for document management systems.
  • Owned modeling license configurations and negotiated prices with the principal (mostly EMC).

Head of the IT Department in HDS-ZAMP

2003 - 2007
Emporion
  • Managed IT development, business requirements, cooperation, training, hiring, and all aspects of the business working together with the CEO.
  • Delivered an application for automatic registration of music played on radio stations: data gathering and analysis in radio stations and society internal systems, network protocols' definition for transmission, automated processing, and integration.
  • Handed an application for automatic processing of generic data from different sources like works' registration, performance notifications, and distribution notifications.
  • Provided an application for automatic registration of Croatia Records' music publishing, the largest publisher in the country, that included the integration of databases through a standard network protocol definition for database replication.
  • Delivered various applications for data exchange and automated processing with foreign music societies following E4, M3, and F2 standards.
  • Delivered various in-house applications for time tracking, education, and data processing, all implemented as web applications in Java or PHP with Microsoft SQL or Sybase databases in the back.
  • Organized and established the company's intranet. Trained employees within the company and the company's group on basic office applications, tools, and internally developed applications.
  • Coordinated inside and outside resources in applications' implementation. Performed infrastructure solution planning, redesigning the entire existing hardware and software solutions for four different outlets within the firm.
  • Participated in the south-eastern Europe music societies workgroup, which involved a joint regional strategy, training newly created regional societies, infrastructures presentation, and the possibility of cooperation between countries.
  • Created a business proposal, analysis, financial plan, and go-to-market plan for a new company in the group in the clothing industry.

Local Expert (Freelance)

2006 - 2006
SOFRECO
  • Contracted by Paul Hastings, Janofsky & Walker (Europe) LLP together with Sofreco (France) for the CARDS project (no.96-022) around intellectual property rights in Croatia.
  • Handled the development strategy for the IT development in Croatian collecting societies.
  • Developed and implemented the IT system for private copying, consisting of an update of the current beneficiary database and the development of new functionalities through a new web interface based on Java with a backed Microsoft SQL database.
  • Connected HDS with the CISAC network (CIS-net), owning the integration of HDS-ZAMP database implementation in the network of databases under CISAC organization: modeled architecture, defined business processes, and performed implementation.
  • Co-authored society strategic documents and action plans regarding the security plan, database strategy migration to Microsoft SQL, and the IT system development strategy.

Web Developer (Freelance)

2003 - 2006
ArtRoyale
  • Provided web application development within shopping procedures, credit card processing, and process optimization. Designed and implemented the complete system.
  • Implemented a back-office application to synchronize employees, vendors, and artists, adding shipping and reporting functionalities.
  • Installed and maintained a complete solution based on PHP and MySQL.

Chief Software Architect and Chief Engineer

2000 - 2003
Ericsson
  • Owned the architecture of the primary health care system in Croatia: developed the architectural model and organized the implementation, led a group of six to implement communication layers into the system, and designed and implemented applications.
  • Developed web shopping applications for VIPNet, a Vodaphone partner, namely one of the first global m/e-commerce and B2B solutions. Built meta-language used for different mobile devices and cinemas, theatres, and floral retail applications.
  • Created part of the digital telegram system that replaced country's wired telegraphs.

Sky.Flow DMS/BPM

http://www.sky-flow.net

Managed, architected, designed, and led development team and sales, including holding presentations on AWS Innovation Days.

Sky.Flow is a cloud, on-premise platform (www.sky-flow.net) that includes solutions for accounts payables, ordering, custom process management, and digitalization.
I hosted it on Amazon AWS and integrated it with several AWS services. I also drove the pilot implementation of blockchain for invoice processing and developed a mobile application in Flutter. Owning the complete product management, I created the product roadmap, business case, architecture, resource planning, and marketing and sales. Besides, I handled regular LinkedIn publications on the product and led two conference sessions on AWS Innovation Days.

Accounts Payable BPM for Lactalis SEE Group

Led the design and development of a DMS/BPM system for accounts payable processing that scaled from a single company to 13 in seven countries.

I owned the complete delivery of an accounts payable system based on the Alfresco DMS platform. My responsibilities included analyzing the organization's needs and requirements, leading user interviews,
writing user requirements, architecting the system, and modeling the business process and the training user.
This DMS system was implemented in companies in Croatia (Dukat, LALOG, KIM, and BPAC), Macedonia (Ideal Šipka, Lactalis MK, and Lactalis MK Logistika), Bosnia and Hercegovina (Lactalis BH and Inmer), Serbia (Somboled), Kosovo (Lactalis Prishtine), and Hungary.

Digitalization of the Payroll Archives and Production Lines

Delivered solutions for the digitalization of a 60-year-old payroll archive and a solution for a product line outdated critical application.

I acted as a sales and project manager in the digitalization of the payroll archives, leading a team of six people. My responsibilities included contracting and hiring, workflow organization, specialized application development for indexing, and delivery. I developed a labeling management application for the core business product's support line support that consisted of a Windows client communicating with the production line and production printers over a serial protocol.

Torrent Usage and Mitigation for Collecting Societies

Led the feasibility study on torrent usage and mitigation.

I led the feasibility study on torrent usage and mitigation business case for the company. I also developed a torrent tracking software for monitoring the usage of authors' works in torrent networks that included a Windows-based client and server software backed by MongoDB. Besides developing the software, I prepared its analysis, legal procedures, and marketing strategies to implement it in other countries while creating internal reports on distribution in various countries. Finally, I held presentations and meetings with the board.

SupraNova

Delivered training, analysis, event management, and other consulting services throughout the new IT legal system implementation for high courts in Croatia.

I was hired as a training expert for this EU-funded TA project on harmonization and publication of case law (EuropeAid/125865/D/SER/HR) to provide IT training needs analysis, a training strategy, and the delivery of the training for all high courts in Croatia.
I was rated the best trainer by the trainees while creating IT training presentations, user materials, and questionnaires. I also executed some development tasks for Documentum and led a group of supreme court judges and judicial advisors on a study trip to Strasbourg and Luxembourg. Later on, the beneficiary/ministry contracted additional consulting for all other aspects of the system.

Risk Management System

Took over and led a team of five on a project stalled for years for a major bank in Croatia and delivered it within the following two months.

I led a team of five in implementing applications based on an EMC2 Documentum system.
I acted as the project manager for all implementations, including the project for risk-based products for corporate banking, which was advertised as a success story by EMC later on. Being recommended by the client's board for this work, I developed the application for archiving clients' signatures based on EMC2 Documentum and ECM2 Webtop while holding 'train-the-trainers' education in the bank. I also built new proposals for the system architecture, applications, and services.

Checklists and RPA

https://www.sky-flow.net/checklistsRPA.html

Led a crowdfunding campaign and the implementation of a system combining DMS/BPM with checklists like workflows, IoT, and AI and RPA functionalities.

Led the team that extends the current Sky.Flow BPM/DMS system with a basic workflow based on a series of checklist items. Items are integrated with an IoT functionality for external item completion by an IoT device, an RPA functionality for the automating process, and an AI-based functionality for enabling expert system function base capabilities. The system is still a work in progress.

I led the crowdfunding campaign, marketing on social networks, and direct marketing for the project. I worked with designers on the creation of graphical elements, presentations, and YouTube videos. I wrote the project proposal, core architecture, product roadmap, go-to-market plan, and proposal for investors.

Primus.LEX Management System for Law Firms

Led the design, development, and sales of a management system for law firms that enables users to schedule and organize law-related cases in organizations.

Primus.LEX was an online document and process management system for law firms. It featured case management, document management, scheduling, calendar, reporting, notifications, and other functions related to handling cases.

It's a cloud-based solution hosted on Amazon AWS and it enabled users to access documents anytime from anywhere, schedule meetings and hearings among participants in a firm, send notifications and warnings, and other features.

I was one of the founders of the company and took over product management along with the management of the development team. My role also included creating product and marketing strategies, financing, and sales.
2001 - 2011

Master's Degree in Core Computing

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Engineering and Computing - Zagreb, Croatia

1995 - 2000

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Engineering and Computing - Zagreb, Croatia

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