Larkland is an experienced Technology professional who has worked for several Multi-National Companies including Nortel, Juniper, Lenovo, Cisco and IBM. Larkland's focus is on Product Management which involves researching markets, developing product requirements and driving go to market strategies.
A pragmatic, clear thinking and outcomes focused professional who has extensive experience of successfully managing products and developing clear strategies to develop customer-centric products especially Networking and SDN Technologies. Proven track record in the delivery of multiple product development projects from research through development and business development on new products to ensure adequate product knowledge for the internal and external sales teams, and managing day-to-day project coordination with outside agencies and vendors; successfully deliver to tight timescales and within demanding environments. Notable success in leading cross functional teams to execute strategic new product and cost savings projects throughout the overall product development lifecycle from concept to the market introduction for a wide variety of Networking products and technologies. My expertise includes but not limited to:
• In the last 5 years, I have worked at developing products around SDN and Cloud infrastructure with connectivity options for Data Center and the Enterprise Campus.
• Leading products through all aspects of new product development lifecycle including Requirements, product design and development, consumer insights, product concept and positioning, marketing and sales go to market strategy, while ensuring financial hurdles are met.
• Actively owning and driving product development and engineering teams to creatively develop solutions, transform ambiguity into clear roadmaps, challenge assumptions, assess & mitigate risks, elevate issues, and push for timely decisions.
• Effectively engaging stakeholders and senior business leaders to ensure alignment throughout the development process and to ensure sound business decisions by providing options, recommendations, and rationale.
Specialties: Machine learning, AWS & Cloud, Security, Product Strategy, IOT, Virtualization, CCIE, SDN, NFV, OpenConfig, Product Management, Market Assessment, Network Design,
Professional and Academic Affiliations:
Don Bosco University, India
British Computer Society, UK
The Executive Leadership Council (ELC)
Chartered Management Institute, UK
International Association of Engineers (IAENG)
International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET)
Engineering Council, UK
Singularity University (USA)
City and Guilds London Institute, UK
Global Academy of Finance and Management (GAFM)
Larkland has several Professional Credentials in addition to his academic degrees:
Fellow and Chartered Manager - Chartered Management Institute (UK)
Chartered Engineer - UK Engineering Council
Chartered IT Professional - British Computer Society
Accredited Management Consultant - Global Academy of Finance and Management
Certified Electronics Technician - International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians
Fellow - The Executive Leadership Council (ELC)
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