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Kasper Consulting: “We help transform your Information Technology (IT) and reengineer your Business Process Workflows to make them an enabler for your business growth”

thesiliconreview-amit-kumar-ceo-cofounder-kasper-consulting-2017Team at Kasper Consulting understands your business needs –leverage your existing assets – and accordingly recommendations will be based on “best of need” instead of “best of breed”.

Kasper Consulting is a group of professionals who offer expertise to clients from real-life experiences of working as CIOs, CTOs, COOs, Function Heads, etc. in companies such as yours.  They do Information Technology (IT) Consulting and Business Process Consulting.  They go a step beyond Consulting and also focus on Execution Management to ensure successful implementation of the projects end-to-end across your organization.  This way, the benefits of advisory consulting get derived to you and you get to see real results.

Their consultants have worked for companies, such as Citibank, NA, Samba Financial Group, Max New York Life Insurance, GE Capital, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, Metlife, Godfrey Phillips, Hero Honda Motors, Indian Oil Corporation, Gujarat Heavy Chemicals Ltd, Tata Consulting Services, Infosys, etc.

Started in 2009, the company is proud of having helped several of clients transform their Operations and IT to make it an enabler for their company’s growth.  As examples, they prepared the Operations and IT strategy for Religare Finvest Ltd (a financial services company).  Also helped Religare evaluate and select their Loan Management System.  For Hamdard (a FMCG company), they did the evaluation and selection for the automation of the secondary sales function – including helping them with the Commercial and Contractual negotiations with the selected vendor – and then did the Program Management to deploy the secondary sales system at over 150 point of sale locations across the country. For ILBS (a hospital), we helped strategize the Healthcare IT applications (HIS, EMR/EHR, PACS, Telemedicine, BI, ERP, mobile apps and internet apps), prepared the “to-be” Process Workflows for all the processes of the hospital, prepared the business requirements documents for all the functional areas of the hospital and prepared the RFP Tender document for inviting proposals for the IT Applications. For MetLife (a insurance company), we helped prepare the International IT Strategy Blueprint and the e-Servicing Strategy document for their UK & Europe region.  

The company carries experience in reviewing operational processes looking for opportunities for business process improvements and cost reductions – and recommending the steps to be taken.  Their team has prepared the “to-be” business process maps for several clients – and driven the change & implementation of the new business processes. With several years of experience in implementing large projects, in doing Program/Project Management and driving projects end-to-end across client organizations, they will coordinate with the various stakeholders to ensure timely implementation, within budget and at the same time meeting the quality parameters. Also they carry extensive expertise in Change Management, Process Workflows Reengineering, Business Analysis and implementation of large systems – and have successfully helped several of clients transform their Operations and IT to make it an enabler for their company’s growth.

What do they do

  • While they do not sell hardware or software, their experienced professionals can help evaluate and recommend the hardware/software for you based upon your business needs and even help you with the commercial negotiations with the vendors.
  • While they do not do application software development, they can evaluate and recommend the application development company best for your needs – and even help to negotiate turnkey or T&M contracts. Moreover, they can manage your projects for successful implementation using these resources.
  • While they do not provide telecom and data center infrastructure, they evaluate infrastructure and give a recommendation based upon business model and existing assets. They can help define the service level agreements (SLAs) with vendors for effective operations.

Meet the Dignitaries

Amit Kumar, CEO  & Cofounder- Amit has over 26 years of IT experience mainly in the Banking, Insurance, Financial Services and Healthcare sectors. He has worked in various countries for organizations, such as Citibank, N.A., Avco Financial Services (later Associates Financial Services and then Citifinancial), Max New York Life Insurance and Max Healthcare Institute.
He has held leadership positions as IT Head/CIO/Group CIO/Regional CIO for 11 years. 
Amit earned his B.Tech. from IIT, Kanpur with post graduation in Computer Science from University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA. 

Amit’s specific areas of expertise are the following: 
•IT Strategy Blueprint and Roadmaps 
•IT Application & Vendor Evaluation and Selection 
• Business Process Reengineering 
•Program Management

Dipan Bhattacharyya, Director and Co-Founder- Dipan has about 25 years of IT experience mainly in the Banking, Insurance and Internet sectors. He has worked for organizations, such as ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, Citibank, N.A, GE Capital BPMSL, Sify and ibibo. Dipan has held leadership positions as Head of IT Operations/CTO/CIO for over nine years. He is a B.Tech. from BHU, India with a MBA from IIM, Calcutta.

Tom Schwaninger, Principal Consultant- Tom has about 30 years of IT experience in industries, such as Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare, Biotech/Pharma, Manufacturing & Distribution and Supply-Chain Management. He has worked for organizations, such as Metlife, New York Life International, Aetna International, Wells Fargo/First Interstate Bank, American Red Cross and Technicolor. Tom has significant global experience having worked in the US and international markets, such as China (Hong Kong), India, Mexico, etc. He has held leadership positions as CIO for over 17 years. Tom earned a BS in Computer Science from Purdue University and an MBA from Stanford University.

Testimonials

"It was Kasper's expertise and experiences in assessing system implementations that ensured migration of all finance users from the legacy system to the new ERP. They mapped all the processes, standardized the procedures and delivered a (system) solution which had no major functional gaps. Their hands-on training exercise was very effective in ensuring system acceptance by the users. I can confidently say that Kasper is very good in change management and it has been a pleasure working with them."
Sanjay Singh
Senior GM IT,
Hamdard

“The rigorous and meticulous approach of Kasper team towards analyzing the huge volume of data was really commendable. Kasper consultant on the job ensured that the data to be migrated was error free to the maximum extent possible and was correctly mapped between source and target systems, considering the vulnerability of the target system since it was still under development. We went through multiple rounds of migration, with minimal cut-off time, to ensure the smooth transition from the old to the new system. Moreover, project management from Kasper team was remarkable. We were able to involve the key stakeholders in every aspect of the project with the help of Kasper team. Kasper team played a key role in motivating the stakeholders and the end users to ensure timely and successful delivery of the project.” 
Rajesh Bhatia
Vice President - Information Technology,
Religare Finvest Ltd

“We are a product & vendor neutral firm – that is, we do not sell any software or hardware nor provide software development services or BPO services.”  

“We will be accountable for your success and therefore will not just make our recommendations but will also work with you for a successful implementation end-to-end across your organization.”

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