MIT Sloan Executive Education
Certificate Holder Profile
Solutions Architect and ITIL Expert
L-3 Communications EITS
Arun Simha is an award-winning solutions architect with L-3 Communications Enterprise IT Systems Delivery Excellence group. L-3 is a $15b defense company in the United States serving civilian, defense, and homeland security markets. It offers innovative and large scale IT service management solutions. L-3’s services and products cover a wide range of technologies and its employees are constantly providing innovative solutions in partnership with clients to meet global challenges. L-3 was recently recognized by Fast Company magazine as one of the most innovative companies.
The L-3 Delivery Excellence group plays the dual role of solving IT challenges of its existing customer base and developing new Web 2.0 service offerings. Arun spends his time in both of these roles. In the first role as a highly accomplished IT Service Management (ITSM) expert, he is able to understand the multiple facets of a client’s IT challenges and recommend proven best practice approaches to helping them address their challenges. In the second role, he leads initiatives to bring new technologies and management concepts within the division to develop future service offerings. Leading L-3’s Knowledge Management and Collaboration program is one such initiative. Working with leaders across the division, Arun is developing the framework for a collaborative knowledge platform based on established and new communities of practice. Within this framework, he is focused on expertise location adoption as a key enabler to bringing business benefits and culture change to organizations of increasing breadth and complexity.
Prior to assuming his responsibilities at L-3, Arun ran his own IT firm, served as a senior executive for Accenture, and supported space shuttle missions at NASA.
He holds a BE in mechanical engineering from Bangalore University and an MS in computational materials sciences from SUNY, Stony Brook, NY. A significant part of his thesis research was conducted at Cornell Theory Center where he was named as a distinguished researcher. He holds an ITIL Expert certificate and is an active member of the ITSMF-USA’s National Capital Area Local Chapter where he organizes an annual vendor shootout. He is also actively engaged in numerous cultural, social, and mentoring programs.
“I thoroughly enjoyed the interaction with the experienced participants from around the globe. The MIT Sloan faculty was outstanding and has left an indelible impression on my entire outlook towards pursuing, applying, and sharing my continuous learning. The greatest benefit from my Strategy and Innovation executive certificate program has been the illustrative case studies and insightful exercises that I brought back to my organization and began to apply on Monday morning.”