Andy Woo

Growth Hacking, Operations, Business Development

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

Age Group

36-55

About Andy

A seasoned IT professional with 15 years experience in design and operational matters for NOC, campus network and data center networking covering real estate, hospitality, malls business segment. Built and managed a team of 25 members looking after IT operations. Familiar with ITILv3, ISO20000 and ISO270001 framework.

Personal interest has evolved to business development and market research in fintech industry, especially in the topic of P2P lending which was a final year project in my MBA education.

Currently looking to form a core team to realise the idea of P2P lending in Dubai, UAE with expansion plans in the middle east region. With market research carried out and business plan in place, the team is looking to build a prototype to seek funding.

Quote

Continuous reflection + action defines your legacy and future - Andy Woo

Headline

seasoned IT executive who delivers

Work Experience

Director

Emaar Properties

August 2008 - March 2017

Oversee corporate and other business verticals (Hospitality, Malls, Healthcare, Education) network operations and expansions - oversee corporate Helpdesk, NOC and IP telephony operations - responsible for NOC setup and its operations - ensure SLA is achieved with internal and external customers, responsible for Service Level Management Process within the Organization - responsible for telco services, contract negotiation and its expenditures - focal point for business verticals on infrastructure requirement - provide mentorship to team members - responsible for IT network blueprint for the Group - part of founding team within the Department forming an external IT company (Emaar Technologies) providing IT infrastructure services and consultancy to external customers - involved in 3 datacenters IT infrastructure upgrades, setup of more than 4 hotels’ IT infrastructure, revamp of Burj Khalifa IT infrastructure, Dubai Mall IT infrastructure expansion - Part of the Core team in attaining ISO20000 certificate in 2012

Education

University of Wales

Business Computing and IT

2004 - 2006

Alliance Manchester Business School

MBA

2015 - 2017

Certification

PMP

PMI