About Me - Rajiv Kumar

My Background

I have over 30 years in IT & Digital transformation, having worked across multiple sectors including Enterprise, Local Government, Policing, and Financial Services. I have worked in various roles ranging from consulting, Programme & project management & business analysis as well supporting proposition developments.

I have been actively involved in many major transformation initiatives – across several generations of digital transformation and maturity.

My Transformation Experiences

These transformation experiences include:

  • The first-gen digitisation and re-engineering of paper-based Utilities in the 1990s & mobilization of field workers;
  • Arguably the world’s first and most advanced Wireless / Digital City initiatives in 2000s with Westminster City Council. This won major awards and global recognition with partnership initiatives with key global players, as well as third-sector organisations, and communities and citizens;
  • Major Digital Mobile Policing (DMP) initiative with West Yorkshire Police– mobilizing 4th Largest Force in the UK. Digital policing processes & real-time information – empowering officers to ‘cut the elastic band’ back to the Police station.
  • Exploring the exploitation opportunities of emerging smart technologies such as Cloud, AI, Video Analytics, Digital CCTV and smart sensors – demonstrating and promoting adoption across Forces at local and national levels.

My Transformation Experiences

These transformation experiences include:

  • The first-gen digitisation and re-engineering of paper-based Utilities in the 1990s & mobilization of field workers;
  • Arguably the world’s first and most advanced Wireless / Digital City initiatives in 2000s with Westminster City Council. This won major awards and global recognition with partnership initiatives with key global players, as well as third-sector organisations, and communities and citizens;
  • Major Digital Mobile Policing (DMP) initiative with West Yorkshire Police– mobilizing 4th Largest Force in the UK. Digital policing processes & real-time information – empowering officers to ‘cut the elastic band’ back to the Police station.
  • Exploring the exploitation opportunities of emerging smart technologies such as Cloud, AI, Video Analytics, Digital CCTV and smart sensors – demonstrating and promoting adoption across Forces at local and national levels.

My Transformation Passion

I am passionate about true digital and technology enabled transformation which creates new ways of working and drives new and better outcomes for organisations and for society and citizens.  I believe in understanding the governance implications of new technologies (both the good and bad). Thereby, develop empathic strategies and approaches, which help to build wholistic solutions and services, by engendering buy-in, trust and willing adoption across multiple stakeholders.

My Approach & Style

My style is to work closely with the business stakeholders to understand their needs and establish requirements.  I have experience of managing third party suppliers and shaping inclusive governance and building partnerships – to enable strategic transformational objectives – where external capabilities are needed. I constantly think outside the box – enabling me to be creative, innovative and deliver new & unique solutions to drive better outcomes and exceed client expectations.

My Approach & Style

My style is to work closely with the business stakeholders to understand their needs and establish requirements.  I have experience of managing third party suppliers and shaping inclusive governance and building partnerships – to enable strategic transformational objectives – where external capabilities are needed. I constantly think outside the box – enabling me to be creative, innovative and deliver new & unique solutions to drive better outcomes and exceed client expectations.