Audrius Zujus, Project Manager in Vilnius, Lithuania
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Audrius Zujus

Verified Expert  in Project Management

Project Manager

Location
Vilnius, Lithuania
Toptal Member Since
July 12, 2018

Audrius is an experienced technical project manager and a CTO. As a contractor, he has worked with Uber, Swedbank, Deloitte, Samsung, SAAB, and Leonardo. While at Deloitte, he worked with Rolls-Royce, Diageo, Deutsche Bank, Clydesdale Bank, Warner Bros, John Lewis, Waitrose, and Tesco. He is a member of the NATO STO advisory board and holds full NATO Secret security clearance.

Project Highlights

Base Reality VR System for Information Management
Led the development of a new type of a digital product MVP, from a conception stage to the final delivery stage.
RBS 70 Large-scale Mapping System
Led an extremely challenging project from the inception and the sales pitch to the final delivery and support stages.
Digital Strategy for a Major Retail Bank
Led and managed a team of five Deloitte experts delivering a digital strategy to the largest retail bank in the region.

Expertise

Work Experience

CTO | Program Manager

2015 - PRESENT
BPTI
  • Acted as a CTO and manager by leading technology and sales.
  • Bid and won European Defence Agency tenders in the AR space.
  • Managed the list of technology and R&D clients in the defense industries.
  • Led the technical developments in the VR, AR, simulator, and AI fields.
  • Introduced Agile and LEAN practices into the organization.

Director | CEO

2012 - PRESENT
Aresi Labs
  • Worked as a contractor and consultant.
  • Managed software development projects in mobile, VR, AR, and AI fields.
  • Worked with numerous international companies (Swedbank, Uber, Samsung, and Deloitte).
  • Worked with consulting companies helping them to predict tech market trends.
  • Managed Agile software development projects.
  • Built innovative VR and AR concepts and projects.

Team Leader

2017 - 2020
NATO
  • Consulted as a technology expert concerning NATO'sSstandard STANAG standardization of Augmented Reality for Land Platforms in Combat Environments (AVT-290).
  • Started as a technology expert and moved to the leader of the comity.
  • Consulted on and shared my expertise of AR.

Digital Innovation Analyst

2014 - 2015
Deloitte Digital
  • Contributed to digital innovation and iOS development.
  • Managed small teams delivering prototype iOS mobile apps.
  • Presented the innovation panels to the clients.
  • Developed innovative iOS apps for financial institutions and banks.
  • Prototyped different iOS apps for world largest phone manufacturer, major food, fashion retailers, and the world's largest film studio.

Technology Consulting Analyst

2013 - 2014
Deloitte
  • Conducted research and formed strategies.
  • Worked on PMO projects with 120 stakeholders.
  • Reviewed and wrote publications for TMT predictions and trends in UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicle), drones, iBeacons, IoT (the Internet of Things), and telecom markets.
  • Managed a large migration program for a leading aerospace manufacturer in the UK.
  • Consulted on infrastructure and technology decisions.

Digital Innovation Consultant

2012 - 2013
Karol Marketing
  • Contributed to the digital innovation and development
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  • Developed mobile apps and ran in-app analytics to quantify user behavior.
  • Optimized the hosting services and reduced infrastructure expenditure by 80%.
  • Developed a new system for automatic social media management.

Base Reality VR System for Information Management

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJ-r5T_s3Ok

Led the development of a new type of a digital product MVP, from a conception stage to the final delivery stage.

At Aresi Labs, we have developed a system designed to manage information and hold meetings in virtual reality (VR).

It was one of the first systems in the world at that time which allowed up to 16 people to use the space at the same time.

It has shown innovative and never-before-seen ways to convey the information in 3D and recreate LEAN's "War Room" concept in VR.

Methodologies: Agile, Scrum
Technologies: Unity, 3D Max, Sketch, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier, C#, C++, JIRA, Trello

RBS 70 Large-scale Mapping System

https://saabgroup.com/media/news-press/news/2016-12/lithuania-strengthens-its-air-defence-capability-with-rbs-70-simulators/

Led an extremely challenging project from the inception and the sales pitch to the final delivery and support stages.

While at BPTI, I developed a method to build large-scale 3D models of real locations (more than 500 square kilometers). These models have had accurate geographic and GIS information preserved in them and could be used for military training capabilities.

We have sold this product to one of the largest defense manufacturers in Europe, for their anti-air simulators systems.

With my leadership, our team has successfully delivered this challenging project ahead of schedule.

Methodologies: Waterfall, Agile, Kanban
Technologies: Unity, 3D Max, Blender, ArcGIS, QGIS, OpenSceneGraph, C#, C++, Python, JIRA, Slack, Trello

Digital Strategy for a Major Retail Bank

Led and managed a team of five Deloitte experts delivering a digital strategy to the largest retail bank in the region.

Under my leadership, we have developed a comprehensive digital strategy together with an IT review and recommendations for further improvements in their IT infrastructure.

This included many hours of interviews, sessions, research and focused on mobile banking and omnichannel strategies while also reviewing aging IT infrastructure capabilities.

Methodologies: Waterfall
Technologies: MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, Adobe Premier, MS SharePoint

Mobile Banking App Prototype

Led the project of delivering a limited scope MVP to build a new digital bank for a largest retail bank in the region.

I have led a small agile team of Android developers and UX designers to deliver an MVP for testing new concepts of a digital banking offer the bank was considering to deliver to its younger clients.

Methodologies: Agile, Kanban
Technologies: Sketch, Adobe Photoshop, Android, Android Studio, Java, JIRA, Trello

Small, High-endurance Civil Drone Project

Led the effort to build a small, high-endurance civil drone for monitoring high-voltage power lines.

Together with a team of hardware and software engineers, we have delivered a hardware and software MVPs of a system fully designed to operate autonomously and monitor high voltage power lines for defects.

Methodologies: Waterfall
Technologies: OpenPilot, C++, Redmine
2009 - 2013

Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Management

Aston University - Birmingham, England

JANUARY 2018 - PRESENT

Machine Learning

Stanford University via Coursera

MARCH 2015 - PRESENT

BCS International Diploma in Solution Development

British Computer Society - The Chartered Institute for IT

SEPTEMBER 2014 - PRESENT

BCS Certification in Systems Development Essentials

British Computer Society - The Chartered Institute for IT

SEPTEMBER 2014 - PRESENT

BCS Certification in Requirements Engineering

British Computer Society - The Chartered Institute for IT

SEPTEMBER 2014 - PRESENT

BCS Certification in Business Analysis Practice

British Computer Society - The Chartered Institute for IT

SEPTEMBER 2014 - PRESENT

BCS Certification in Business Change

British Computer Society - The Chartered Institute for IT

SEPTEMBER 2014 - PRESENT

BCS Certificate in Systems Modelling Techniques

British Computer Society - The Chartered Institute for IT

SEPTEMBER 2014 - PRESENT

CIMA Business Maths

CIMA | Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

SEPTEMBER 2014 - PRESENT

ITIL v3 Certificate IT Service Management

ITIL | AXELOS

SEPTEMBER 2013 - PRESENT

ISTQB - BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CFTL)

ISTQB | International Software Testing Qualifications Board

MARCH 2013 - PRESENT

BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis

British Computer Society - The Chartered Institute for IT

Tools

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Jira, Slack, Jenkins

Platforms

iOS, Android, Samsung Gear VR, Google VR, Blockchain, Amazon Web Services (AWS), ArcGIS

Paradigms

Agile Product Management, Management, Agile Software Development, Requirements Analysis, Scrum, Kanban, Agile, Lean Project Management, Waterfall Development, UX Design, Agile UX

Industry Expertise

Banking & Finance, Aerospace & Defense, Software, Retail & Wholesale

Other

Product Management, Augmented Reality (AR), Technical Leadership, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Technical Project Management, Leadership, Team Management, Online Banking, Mobile Banking, Business Administration, CTO, ITIL, Digital Strategy, Scrum Master, ITIL V3 Foundation Certified, Technical Analysis, Agile Coaching, Web, Freelancing, IT, Startups, Business Analysis, Digital, Technical Business Analysis, Software Development, Enterprise Coaching, PMI, Coaching, Virtual Reality (VR), Science, User Experience (UX), Machine Learning, CEO, Strategy, Commercial Banking, Program Management, System Design, Systems Analysis, Python, Cybersecurity, Automated Testing, IT Infrastructure

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