Parag Lodhia

Business Change Manager

Technical Skills
  • Full life-cycle project management

  • Programme management

  • Change management

  • Technology change projects

  • Business transformation

  • Digital transformation

Sectors
  • Financial services

  • Utilities

  • Telecoms

Parag Lodhia

Parag is a qualified Project Manager (PMP) and Chartered IT Professional (CITP) and has been instrumental in managing complex, large-scale digital programmes and projects spanning both IT transformation and business change initiatives. He is also a qualified accountant and holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence Systems.

He has worked across broad industry sectors including technology, financial services, life sciences, energy and telecoms and supported clients including First Group, BP, Vodafone, UK Central Government, Vodafone, Arcelor Mittal and Phlexglobal to name a few.

He has the rare ability to balance high-level technical knowledge with the commercial awareness needed to drive transformation for his clients, acting as a critical interface between the IT and business teams.

Parag’s meticulous approach ensures transformation programmes and projects are planned, managed and delivered with a laser-focus on meeting the strategic improvement objectives and delivering clear ROI.

A skilled communicator and leader, Parag engages at all levels of the organisation, bringing diverse stakeholders together to solve the tough problems associated with complex change.

Key achievements include:

  • Development and delivery of a portfolio of IT and business change projects across all functions to align with the strategic transformation of the business at Phlexglobal

  • Organised disparate set of activities into clearly defined portfolio of projects and embedded a whole of business change ethos within First Group, a move away from IT limited focus

  • Reversed a failing programme of IT transformation by analysing and correcting failure points, introducing effective stakeholder and change management strategies, and produced additional 10% project ROI savings for DSM client

  • Successfully led Government (MoJ) programme workstream for exit of IT services and to ensure new services providers and 3rd party suppliers transitioned smoothly to future IT strategy. Developed a detailed tower service and charging model to ensure that MoJ had 100% visibility of services and transitions impacts across the whole IT estate

Here is a short summary of the things Parag can help you with:

  • Full end-to-end project lifecycle stages adapted to use of Agile, Waterfall and Hybrid methodologies

  • Organisational change management to ensure stakeholder acceptance and adoption

  • Technology transformation management, across all areas, including applications and infrastructure

  • Programme management and managing multiple concurrent projects

  • Business analysis and process improvement

Some of Parag’s clients & experience:

Parag is a very talented professional, with the capability to combine technology expertise with commercial awareness to deliver high-quality business-critical solutions. With outstanding communication and client-facing skills, as well as being a strong team player, Parag would be a valuable asset to any team.

Roberto Vormittag, Application Architect & Technical Lead