GVT Agile BI Factory
Delivered project Sophia, responsible for the integration of data between GVT and Vivo, a company merge worth US$7 billion.
GVT—an internet cable provider from Brazil—chose to trust to HP its development processes for business intelligence software.
A scrum team was created within HP to deliver the products designed by the GVT team. The challenge was to overcome the distance since the development team was in Rio de Janeiro and the product owners were in Curitiba.
Trusting agile principles, one HP resource was allocated in the customer site, to allow for face-to-face communication with the different stakeholders. However, most of the discussions were held over the phone or virtual meeting rooms.
I was the project manager responsible for the overall delivery of the project and acted as scrum master when necessary.
Overcoming the initial distrust from the customer (who had never worked with a third-party offshore team), the partnership eventually grew, and two more scrum teams were created to support the demands.
When Telefonica (a Spanish telecom company) announced they would buy GVT in order to merge it with Vivo (its subsidiary in Brazil), in a deal worth over US$7 billion, these scrum teams participated and successfully delivered project Sophia, the project responsible for integrating the data from both companies.
Successfully delivered over 80 new servers and decommissioned over 220 old servers, without any impact on the business.
Program Cordillera aimed to unify all of the supply chain processes from Unilever's subsidiaries in the Americas into a single SAP instance. Business processes were altered in 15 countries, simplifying the value chain, reducing costs, improving service levels and generating tax benefits.
Over 300 systems were decommissioned and their processes moved to SAP, generating huge savings in hardware and software costs.
I was the HP program manager responsible for all of the infrastructure support including the database, network, storage, backup, Basis, Wintel, and Linux servers, and led over 40 resources spread between five countries (Brazil, Argentina, England, the United States, and India).
Vale Information Program
Delivered BI solutions in the control, finance, and mining areas, generating over US$100 million in savings.
Vale is the largest iron ore mining company in the world and partnered with HP to develop its information management strategy. The Vale Information Program (VIP) was created to develop the necessary business processes to support it, as well as to implement all projects related to information management.
During a two-year period, I was responsible for delivering the finance, control, and mining projects, all planned to improve business processes by making internal information available and easily accessible between company areas. A huge data warehouse was designed, and the projects were implemented using PowerCenter and Cognos.
In 1997, successfully implemented an RM Corpore solution on a Brazilian NGO.
I deployed successfully the RM Corpore solution at Omato, an NGO that worked to help Rio de Janeiro's impoverished community on planned parenthood and prevention of sexual diseases.