Digital Transformation and Innovation

Ramakrishnan Lakshmanan

Expert in Digital Transformation and Innovation

As a Legacy Modernization specialist, I was involved in following activities:
• Portability, decommissioning analysis for the legacy application portfolio.
• Strategizing the modernization options and arrive at an implementation roadmap
• Provide technical consultations for the target architecture
• Proof of Concept testing for the to-be architecture technology stack.
• Innovations /Enablement framework for the activities of the Legacy Modernization Center of Excellence.
• Tools Conceptualization / Development/ Enhancements / Customizations for the various modernization projects which would serve as solution accelerators
• Project support and consultations for the various daily BAU issues on legacy platforms for a variety of Cognizant’s customers

The various service offerings of the Legacy Modernization CoE are as follows

Re-engineering: To re-engineer the legacy application using modern technology to achieve business agility and efficiency

Modernization: Achieve business goals within the broader purview of the legacy platform by Service enabling, Consolidation of Application, Languages, Database and Presentation tiers

Re-hosting: To migrate the application to a different platform with minimal changes to the existing application (say move from Mainframe COBOL to Micro focus COBOL, DB2 database on Mainframe to DB2 of Linux / UNIX / Windows etc)

SOA Enablement: SOA readiness assessment and modernize the legacy applications with respect to the Service Oriented Architecture Framework by service enabling the granular reusable legacy components and setup a governing mechanism for the services

Ramakrishnan Lakshmanan

My experience

Portfolio Manager @ Capgemini

Oct 2016 - Present

Reverse Engineering Architect @ Logistics

Nov 2014 - Sep 2016

Legacy Modernization Architect @ IT and Services

Nov 2009 - Sep 2016