Erle Pereira MBA (EntMgt)
There are some fun stories behind how I got here & why I choose to use the post nominal. It wasn't easy and to me, represents the effort it took to get there. Tough, but I learned heaps & I would do it again.
My career began in 1997/8 introducing Linux, open source to mainstream business. A journey which, in itself was a valuable lesson in managing change. These were turbulent times for this fledgling sector. The risk meant a freelance consultant was the only career choice back then. Over time have learned to navigate prejudice to these types of solutions. Witnessed its steady growth from scepticism to the backbone of industry today. The investment paid dividends. I earned insights into the real nuances of extracting business value.
𝗧𝗲𝗰𝗵𝗻𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗹 𝘃𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗲, 𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗶𝘁 𝗮𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁𝘀. I enjoy helping business ensure it is positive. In August 2020, I completed a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) with an overall GPA of 5.92 (84.57%). The culmination of 20 months of effort, a journey which began in 2018. It allowed me to develop on my previous experience. A good wrap up for a chapter on my career, after 20 years. My focus remains on technologies potential as a disruptive force.
Pioneered leveraging these tools, across a variety of industries. The technology stack spreads across the LAMP stack, Big Data and AI-based analysis tools. Familiar with the usual stuff like DevOps, CI|CD. These fundamental skills helped me switch over to the cloud computing era. Amongst my past endeavours was being in charge of a company's digital transition. Its new owners wanted to get the business back on track. A major undertaking, spanning years and based on their own workflow. A good lesson in real role technology plays in the greater business process. Delivered the pilot solution at an annualised cost savings of around 80% through challenging how we approached it.
Enabled by a strong background with tertiary level qualifications across Physics, Technology & Business, my (simplified) career journey looks something like this :
"Coder & DevOPS (Linux) > IT Consultant > Tech. Management > Tech. Strategy > Mgmt. Consultant > Business Strategy"
Yeah, I have been busy. It is this diversity of experience which I bring to your organisation. While I can still be hands-on as needed, it's no longer about the tools for me. An increase in business agility is what drives me. My MBA thesis explored how enterprise can ignite their digital transformation efforts. It provided a structured framework and a way to measure progress. It encourages resource adaptation, innovation within the existing workforce. Presently looking into ways to improve and making it accessible as a solution. Here is another article I penned, sharing insights & tips around strategies for digital transformations.
Yes, there is a heap of fascinating stories in there...somewhere, but we're gonna have to catch up for you to hear about them,