Richard Byrom
Richard Byrom
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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My ambition is to deploy cutting edge IT solutions for leading organisations as I believe I am highly skilled and have much to offer potential employers and their stakeholders. Presently I am an Oracle Applications Consultant and Solutions Architect for [url="" target="_blank" title="Read more about Richard Byrom Consulting"]Richard Byrom Consulting[/url]. Prior to this I have consulted with various professional firms and IT Companies – namely: - Thales Enterprise Services, an Oracle Partner located in the United Kingdom which is part of the [url="" title="Established in France more than a century ago, Thales is a global electronics company serving Aerospace, Defence and Information Technology markets worldwide" target="_blank"]Thales Group[/url] - [url="" title="Oracle’s partner in Botswana and the country’s leading software development, systems implementation and systems integration house" target="_blank"]RPC Data[/url] (a listed company and Oracle Certified Advantage Partner located in Botswana) - [url="" title="Our mission is to help our clients and our people excel" target="_blank"]Deloitte and Touche[/url] and [url="" target="_blank"]PricewaterhouseCoopers[/url] both located in Zimbabwe. [b]Functional knowledge[/b] I have been working with Oracle E-Business Suite for the past 6 years and have experience in implementing multi-currency, multi-org/country instances within Shared Services environments in a number of industries. My primary area of expertise in enterprise system implementations is financials since I have an accounting background. However, I can quite easily implement the operational and logistical components of systems as evidenced in my work experience. I believe that where I really add value to my employers is in being an all round performer. My functional skills are excellent and I am also technically competent. In addition to my experience implementing and project managing Oracle ERP solutions I have more recently gained a broader level of expertise by developing Architecture Solutions and IT strategies for a number of organisations across a variety of platforms and systems. Prior to working with Oracle products I was implementing [url="" title="SSA Global, Supply Chain Management, Customer Relationship Management and Much More" target="_blank"]BaaN[/url], another ERP system. In total I have been implementing ERP systems for 9 years and I have a comprehensive understanding of the workings of such systems as well as the business concepts involved. Most of my implementation experience is in the private sector although of late I have been consulting for the public sector and am capable of adapting to both types of environment. [b]Speaking, writing and communication skills[/b] I have presented papers at numerous local, regional and international conferences and contribute to leading publications around the globe. In both 2003 and 2004 I spoke at Oracle Appsworld in San Diego, California - Oracle's flagship Applications conference. I have also presented papers to the Oracle Applications User Group [url="" title="Oracle Applications User Group" target="_blank"](OAUG)[/url] and Atlanta Oracle Applications User Group [url="" title="Atlanta Oracle Applications User Group" target="_blank" target="_blank"](ATLOAUG)[/url] in America, the European Oracle User Group [url="" title="European Oracle User Group" target="_blank"](EOUG)[/url], the UK Oracle User Group [url="" title="United Kingdom Oracle User Group" target="_blank"](UKOUG)[/url] and Financials Special Interest Group (SIG) and the South African Oracle User Group [url="" title="South African Oracle User Group" target="_blank"](SAOUG)[/url]. I also served as Deputy Editor of the UK Oracle User Group Magazine (known as Oracle Scene) for a period of two years from December 2003-2005. Copies of my presentations and white papers can be downloaded at [url="" target="_blank"]my web site forum[/url] [b]Professional credentials[/b] I completed my Articles of Clerkship with Deloitte and Touche and also have a Bachelor of Accounting Science (B.Compt) Degree from the University of South Africa [url="" title="Visit the University of South African online" target="_blank"](UNISA)[/url]. Last year I completed my postgraduate degree, a Masters in Business Leadership (equivalent to MBA) with University of South Africa [url="" title="The Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) is an autonomous academic department within the College of Economic and Management Sciences of the University South Africa" target="_blank"](UNISA)[/url]. Here I majored in Project Planning, Scheduling and Control, Management of Technology and Managing Electronic Commerce.
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