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Seasoned, highly-focused SENIOR IT consultant and Project Manager PMP with more than 20 years IT project management and 15 years of proven IT consulting

    Barry.Miettinen@synchronousprojectmanagement.com 216 Limerick Street, Oshawa, L1J 6K9

PROFILE

    SEASONED, HIGHLY-FOCUSED SENIOR IT CONSULTANT AND PROJECT MANAGER (PMP) with more

    than 20 years IT project management and 15 years of proven IT consulting experience with enterprise level

    clients. Work closely with senior management to transform broad executive priorities into concrete action

    plans. Use strong problem solving and investigative skills to determine and analyze current state and gaps.

    Develop well-considered approaches based on client’s strategic business and technical requirements. Provide

    solid project leadership to ensure smooth efficient implementation. Work well with technical teams, all

    levels of management, and vendors.

    EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

    ; BASC ENGINEERING UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO

    ; Executive MBA (non-degreed) Wilfred Laurier University

    ; Information Technology Management Courses Ryerson University

    ; Professional Engineers of Ontario; P.Eng

    ; Project Management Institute; PMP

    IT CONSULTING & PROJECT MANAGEMENT

    SR. PROJECT MANAGER CIBC 2010

    APPLICATION SYSTEM UPGRADES: Manage a portfolio of Projects within CIBC Wealth Management, including upgrades to applications for HST and other regulatory compliance requirements.

    SR. CONSULTANT / PROJECT MANAGER CIBC/INTRIA 2007-2009

AUDIT, RISK, COMPLIANCE & REMEDIATION OVERVIEW: Brought in as Senior Consultant by the Head of

    INTRIA Technology Operations as part of a Senior Consulting team accountable for Technology Audit, Risk and Compliance. Team was charged with addressing severe technology gaps and significant risk exposures identified in a Deloitte & Touche technology review following CIBC’s acquisition of INTRIA. Personally responsible for the startup of

    the INTRIA Remediation Program and PMO, development of business cases to secure remediation funding, development of plans and proposals, management and tracking of all audit, risk and compliance gaps and action plans and the development of an enterprise web based risk and compliance tracking and reporting application.

INTRIA TECHNOLOGY REMEDIATION PROGRAM: Startup of the INTRIA Remediation Program; Developed

    work packages based on gaps identified by Deloitte & Touche; Set-up the PMO and assumed oversight for all PMs, projects and program deliverables.

SECURITY REMEDIATION PROJECTS: Worked directly with CIBC Enterprise Information Security and IBM on

    security remediation projects: intrusion detection, vulnerability scanning, and tightening access controls.

APPLICATION REMEDIATION PROGRAM AND BUSINESS CASE DEVELOPMENT: Developed the framework,

    gathered requirements and funding estimates from LOB Senior Directors for the start-up of the Applications Remediation program. Worked with Finance to develop the remediation business submission and successfully secured $35 M in funding from CIBC Executive Management for all Technology Remediation.

AUDITS (INTERNAL, EXTERNAL, CLIENTS): Managed all aspects of both internal (CIBC) and external (Ernst

    &Young) technology audits; acted as the single point of contact for INTRIA Technology Operations (Infrastructure). www.synchronousprojectmanagement.com Page 1 of 3

    Barry.Miettinen@synchronousprojectmanagement.com 216 Limerick Street, Oshawa, L1J 6K9

    Managed all audit engagement activities, fieldwork and coordination between auditors and technology SMEs. Directed management responses for all requests, issues, observations and deficiencies. Worked with Governance and National Operations on 3rd party client audits. Planned, developed and tracked action plans and reported status to INTRIA and CIBC technology executives.

RISK MANAGEMENT AND COMPLIANCE: Directed completion of deliverables and gathering of artifacts for

    Internal Audit Risk Rating Reduction review; Managed the initial phase of CIBC's Functional ID Risk assessment to identify current state for provisioning and management at INTRIA; Directed a number financial impact assessments for technology improvements to comply with new Technology Standards; Service Continuity - developed a proposal to establish an organization for the development and management of a disaster recovery program. Accountable for Technology Audit reporting to CIBC Enterprise Risk Mgmt and INTRIA Governance.

    AUDIT PROCESS INTEGRATION: Developed a proposal to integrate Infrastructure and Application Development audit functions for all of INTRIA Technology. This involved in-depth process reviews and analysis resulting in specific recommendations and action plans to minimize effort and impacts of future audits, including a common framework to centralize audit planning and coordination and unification of issue, risk and deficiency management. Developed a tool to inventory all audit artifacts and received approval for a full-time Senior Audit manager to transition the work and be fully accountable for the new processes.

ENTERPRISE WEB DEVELOPMENT: Directed the design, development and implementation of an in-house

    enterprise web-based audit, risk and compliance tracking tool (TRACKER) and administrative interface. Working closely with INTRIA Governance, also directed the design and development of other TRACKER functions, including a "Self-Assessed Audit" monitoring and management tool and Audit Artifact Inventory database. The TRACKER application was further extended to other workgroups for work and issue management, tracking and reporting with roll-up to group & executive views for enterprise tracking and reporting.

APPLICATION COSTING AND ALLOCATIONS: Reviewed current state processes to identify gaps, make

    recommendations for improving processes and steps to centralize this function within new Business Management group. Focus was total cost of ownership, chargebacks and application retirement.

    SR. PROJECT MANAGER SUN LIFE FINANCIAL 2006

INFRASTRUCTURE OUTSOURCING INITIATIVE: Managed the planning and development of a large multi-year

    helpdesk and desktop outsourcing initiative. Involved bid evaluation, due diligence, vendor selection, contract development and negotiations through to final contract. Worked closely with the PMO, business, procurement and legal leads, functional subject matter experts and other consultants.