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Jayant Sinha
Jayant Sinha

Jayant Sinha

Energy & Power Consultant

Ensource Consulting

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Advice For New Professionals:
1. Keep upgrading your skills and knowledge through all available means
2. Be honest to your clients
3. Be committed to your work and team members
4. Organize frequent in-house workshops for team-building, motivation and leadership skills, apart from technical skills
Career Profile:
As Head of Systems at Enzen Global Solutions, I am implementing power automation and smart grid solutions for Power Distribution domain, covering ERP, MDAS/MDM, GIS, Auto DR/ DSM, SCADA/ DMS, Electrical network analysis, Energy audit and IS security systems. Responsible for interacting with Utility clients, developing System requirement specifications for technology solutions and system integration, implementing power automation projects with a team of specialists in Power domain and IT, Technology standardization, Vendor development, Training and Capacity building.

Earlier, as Head of IT in UPCL and NTPC, I was responsible for implementing IT solutions for Power Sector automation, implementing new technologies like AMR, GIS, SCADA and BI. I was responsible for preparing IT road map, technology evaluation and selection, IT budgeting, supervising IT projects, integrating with legacy systems and maintaining IT systems - Servers, Storage, Networks and Applications.
Degrees That Matter:
Yes.
1. Accredited Management Teacher (AMT) in Information Technology Management
2. Advanced Course in Power Distribution Management (ACPDM)by Min. of Power, GoI
3. BEE certified Energy Auditors' Course
The Decisions That Matter
1. Switching from Power Generation domain to Power Distribution domain
2. Deciding to specialize in IT solution design and development for Utitities
3. Focusing on system integration projects - integrating legacy systems with new technology implementation e.g. AMR/ MDM, SCADA/ DMS, GIS and Smart Grid
4. Groom myself into a trainer in "IT in Power Sector", delivering lectures in professional forums/ Utilities and helping Utilities in internal capacity building
5. Consultancy/ Utility practice development in Power Distribution domain in ERP, AMR/MDM, SCADA/DMS, GIS, Smart Grid, Real-time and Expert Systems.
Growth Strategy:
1.Keeping abreast of new technologies
2.Interacting with clients/ vendors
3.Extensive reading of periodicals/ journals
4.Attending/ delivering lectures in seminars/ conferences
5.Interacting with industry and academic professionals
6.Contributing articles/ case studies on 'IT in Power Sector' in reputed journals
Involvement in the Industry
1. Implemented the right mix of technology solutions integrating legacy and new technologies for business process automation in UPCL in HR, Payroll, Finance, Materials and Operations Management.
2. Implemented successful projects on Automated Meter Reading/ Meter Data Management for electrical Consumers and Feeder Management, which helped in Energy audit and loss reduction.
Job Profile:
As Associate Vice President (Technology), currently leading a cross-functional team responsible for planning, designing and implementing turn-key solutions for enterprise-wide IT enablement, business process automation, solution design and system integration in Power Sector domain, including R-APDRP, and implementation of complete SAP ISU stack (Connection Management, Asset Management/ Maintenance Management, AMR and Meter Data Management (MDM), CIS, Billing, Collections and Customer Services), GIS, Network Analysis, Enterprise Portal, Web Self Services, Data Warehousing, BI, MIS, DC/ DR infrastructure, System Security, SCADA/ DMS and Smart Grid applications.
Successfully led a team implementation of SAP modules in Punjab Power Utility, complete with “As-Is Study, To-be Design”, Data Migration, Integration and User/ System Acceptance Testing.
Bid Management, Preparing SRS/ RFP, Project execution, Vendor & Technology development, Utility clients relationship management & Training
Working Life Management:
I regulate my busy schedule with exercises in the morning and evening. Play tennis during weekends. Go to outdoor locations with family and friends, Organize/ participate in group recreational activities with family, neighbors and friends, Participate in trekking, nature walks and go for swimming with my kids.
Done Differently:
Focus more on the people aspect, be more sensitive towards and have more useful interaction with fellow colleagues and clients, focus on leadership development, team-building and motivation.
Changes In The Professional Environment:
There is more competition and aggressive marketing, clients have become more knowledgeable and demanding, increased usage of internet and social media among industries and clients, along with mobile applications, increased challenges of categorizing, analyzing, filtering and transforming volumes of data into useful information.
Professional Strengths:
1. Evaluating new technologies and comparative analysis of competing technologies
2. Power Distribution domain expertise
3. Information technology requirements study and solutions development
4. Researching relevant case studies, adapting and replicating them in current business scenario
Required Reading:
Websites:
1. http://www.ieee.org
2. http://www.computer.org/portal/web/guest/home
Prized Accomplishment(s):
1. Awarded the prestigious professional trainer certification - "Accredited Management Teacher (AMT) in Information Technology" - by All India Management Association (AIMA)
2. Received citation for distinguished service in both my previous organizations - NTPC and UPCL.
3. Implemented successfully several IT transformational projects in Power Sector business automation, system integration, real-time systems and MIS.
4. Executed several green-field IT implementation for both Power Generation and Distribution domains, utilizing cross-functional skills and training
Family Background
My family comprises of my wife who is a home-maker and two children - elder is studying for his graduation in Computer Engineering and younger is school-going. We are a typical middle class traditional Indian family which values strong family ties,respect for elders and educational achievements.
Plans For The Future:
I would like to be a more well-known and admired professional Consultant in Power Sector/ Technology domain, specializing in Energy Audit, Customer Services and Smart Grid applications.
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