hi, i'm Ali Syed

An Agile practitioner with Technical Prowess that acts as a Catalyst to overcome challenges from technical and non-technical teams within an enterprise. Skilled in building and growing high performing teams that deliver on time and with quality.
I have a proven track record in tech leadership, team scaling, rapid growth environments, acquisition growth, holistic technology consulting, digital transformation, and building quick profitability with scale. I have worked with organizations to help transition into a more value-driven agile culture. I have served clients and companies from startup to global with teams around the block to around the world. I am a Coach and Mentor; experienced in Complex Program Management, Project Management Offices, Curriculum Development, Operations, DevSecOps, and SOC2 & ISO27001 Compliance. My purview has included new ventures, private equity to Fortune 1000 companies.

a little about me

Agile Coach & Startup Technology Advisor to silicon valley startups 
Last exit was Datapi.io (A UC Berkeley "SkyDeck" company - fall 2018)

I AM currently consulting in Agile Coaching, cloud INFRASTRUCTURE, DEVSECOPS, COmpliance, and digital transformation

Decisive and energetic high-tech engineering executive effective working at both strategic and tactical levels. Deliver leading edge technology innovation in product development, digital transformation, and process improvement. Skilled in building and growing high performing teams that deliver on time and with quality. Combine deep technology skills, business acumen, and broad based management experience to create competitive advantage.
 

HANDS-ON CONSULTING HELP:
AGILE COACHING | SCRUM MASTER | PROJECT MANAGEMENT
PRODUCT & PROGRAM MANAGEMENT 
DEVOPS  | CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE  |  INFOSEC COMPLIANCE  |  QA TESTING  |  INFORMATION SECURITY

CERTIFIED IN:
agile coach (icp-ACC), SCrum master (SMC), IT Project management (AMA), Team Kanban Practitioner, safe 4 agilist
ITIL foundation level, giac information security professional (gisp), certified information systems security professional (cissp)

Compliance:
HIPPA, SOC2, ISO27001, CSA STAR, GDPR, CCPA, NIST, FISMA, & FedRAMP

Cloud:
AWS, GCP, Azure, OpenStack, & Data Centers

AGILE & SAAS TOOLS:
Jira, Confluence, StatusPage, BitBucket, SalesForce, ServiceNow, Nagios, Zendesk
Microsoft Office Suite, Visio, PowerBI, Power Apps, Sharepoint, Pendo

DATA TOOLS:
Oracle, Exasol, MySQL, Vectorwise, SQL Server, Memcached, Access, Mongo, Redis, Snowflake
ElasticSearch, Logstash, Kibana, GrayLogs, Splunk, Jenkins, Ansible, Bamboo, TerraForm, GIT, Docker

SeCURITY TOOLS:
SNORT, NESSUS, BURP SUITE, SIEMONSTER, VPN, OSSEC, BARRACUDA, CISCO, PALERRA, WATCHGUARD, FORTINET, FORTIFY

Long-Term Vision Creation
Team Building, People Development & Mentoring
Implementation of Roadmap Development
Business Process Reengineering
Client Relationship Management
AGILE, SCRUM, Waterfall Methodologies
IT Policies, Processes & Procedure
Business Case Development
Capital Expenditure Project Leadership
Budget Forecasting, Planning & Management

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