Today almost every business organisation is facing headwinds of environment disruption. Established businesses are witnessing emergence of young challengers redefining the rules of the game and enticing customers with never-before experience. Salesforce (software), Amazon Web Services AWS (infrastructure) Whatsapp (communication), Uber (transportation), Netflix (entertainment), AirBnB (travel), Spotify (music) have all redefined products, channels and services to change the rules of their respective industries.
Technology is at the heart of this 4th industrial revolution bringing mega changes but offering fresh opportunities. What we have witnessed till now may just be initial waves of technological advances, perhaps the party has just begun. Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Wearables, Machine Learning and Cognitive Computing are in the queue to unleash the next tsunami.
Centelon, a modern young technology company, was born in this dynamic business world and carries an unflinching passion to help clients innovate, adapt and succeed. Our name Centelon is inspired by Centillion, the largest of all standard dictionary numbers and signifies infinite aspirations. Behind every disruption, we see infinite possibilities and opportunities. No surprise that Infinity is at the centre of our business identity as well as corporate philosophy, setting us on an ambitious journey towards Infinite innovation, Infinite solutions and Infinite Success.
Powered by cutting-edge global solution partners, we offer consulting and technology services in Australia, New Zealand and India. Along with our clients, we work as “One Team” sharing their dreams, values and challenges in every journey. For our staff, we are an “Extended family” filling every moment of their worktime with learning, care and fun.
Values & Philosophy
Centelon takes pride in being a modern, value-based business enterprise.
We follow a set of three central values which stands for everything we think, believe and perform.
Look to the future
An innovative, futuristic vision is paramount to everything we do with clients, colleagues and society
Go the extra mile
A passion for that extra bit of commitment and partnership to delivery beyond contracts
Walk the talk
Always ready to deliver what we recommend, powered by our consulting driven technology approach
Our corporate philosophy is to build a team of exceptionally talented individuals, who can harness the power of technology to deliver transformational business benefits.
It can be represented in three simple words:
Technology Talent Transformation
Agile @ Centelon
At Centelon, Agile is an enjoyable journey and not a destination. Centelon is the best partner to kick-start and accelerates your journey in Agile since we live and breathe the agile and lean philosophy in everything we do. In our view, Agile based business and technology initiative management is the key to assured success in this ever-changing fast-paced delivery environment. Centelon proudly believes that each of us is servant leaders at heart. We listen, we care, and we deliver tailored solutions. We’ll give you the flexibility to fine-tune your approach on the go. And we’ll support you with deep insights into funding, resources, and investments so you can always move faster, smarter. We are a trusted partner to our customers and we are with you on your journey.
Figuring out how to get started on your agile journey has always been tough, but not anymore. Centelon has the expertise to help you effectively adopt and implement agile practices and techniques coupled with the right technologies to support your agile evolution. With Agile management, Centelon brings the most comprehensive solution to help customers gain business agility required and use it to their advantage, which very few vendor partners can match.
We practice what we preach and indeed, one can find the agile influence in everything we do.
- Most of Centelon team members are certified Scrum Masters or have been trained in Scrum methodology. We also actively encourage the uninitiated members of our team to kick-start their agile journey mentored by the more experienced colleague.
- We continuously look for opportunities to further accelerate our agile journey. Currently, our teams are progressing towards Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) which reflects the latest in Lean-Agile thinking, more visibly incorporating scalable DevOps and the Continuous Delivery Pipeline
- All our projects and internal initiatives are strictly managed on Agile principles and supported by best-in-class tools. Centelon proudly uses Atlassian’s Jira software (#1 software development tool used by agile teams) to plan, track, release and report all our implementation and support projects.
Ajit Stephen is passionate, grounded and balanced on technology and management. He is as much at ease in strategy sessions as in deep-dive of program and design workshops.
Over the last 20 years, Ajit has worked at Capgemini, Infosys, TPI and AF Ferguson serving premium customers like ANZ Bank, Bank of America, Development Bank of Singapore, National Australia Bank, Sovereign Insurance, QBE Insurance, Coles, Australia Post, New Zealand Post and NSW Government. He is respected for his business understanding of banking & insurance and has successfully delivered numerous mission-critical programs across Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, Middle East and India. In recent years, Ajit has setup and managed high-performance teams in emerging domains like Digital, Cloud and DevOps with an impeccable track-record around customer satisfaction. In 2015, he successfully led one of Australia’s first core-system insurance modernisation program completely designed and architected on an AWS cloud platform.
Ajit is a chemical engineer with a post-graduation in Business Management and lives in Melbourne, Australia.
Over the last 19 years, he has held senior executive roles with Capgemini, SAP AG, HCL, Tech Mahindra across New Zealand, Australia and India. He has led many successful engagements working for global clients in banking, insurance, retail & CPG, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and diversified business groups. He has led large portfolio and engagements for premier customers including Mercedes-Benz, General Motors, Sharp Corporation, Fonterra, Merck, ANZ Bank, Westpac, State Bank of India, BNP Paribas and AIG. His skills are spread across technology portfolio management, transformation program assurance, vendor & partner governance, managed technology services and software channel management.
Alok is a finance graduate with a post-graduation in Business Management and lives in Auckland, New Zealand.
Manoj Marathe has a flair for technology solutions and his passion for emerging technologies helps him juggle between architecture, design and development with ease.
He carries more than 15 years’ experience primarily in banking, insurance and wealth domain with path-breaking assignments in digital and cloud technologies since 2012. He has worked for Capgemini, Infosys, Persistent Systems and Accenture across Australia, America, Singapore and India. He has led large portfolio and engagements for premier customers including Intel, AT&T, Brocade Communications, Mirapoint Software, Bank of America, ANZ Bank, National Australia Bank, AIA and QIC. His specialisation is spread across a gamut of modern technologies like AWS, Digital, mobile app, CX/UX, Security along with delivery models like Agile and DevOps. He has built a portfolio of certifications including Scrum Master, AWS and PMP. In his latest assignment, he set up and led a highly appreciated cloud and digital competency serving financial services clients in Australia and New Zealand region.
Manoj is an engineer in Computer Science with a post-graduation in Banking & Finance and lives in Melbourne, Australia.
Pankaj Chivate is techno-savvy technology leader, passionate to help businesses achieve a competitive edge empowered by a strong CRM strategy on salesforce.com.
Through his 17 years of technology and management experience, he has worked with high-performance, Agile, DevOps enabled teams and successfully delivered programs for leading companies around the world including several Fortune 100 list. He has led several engagements for clients like Verisign, Time Warner Cable, Cox communications, Comcast, Cablevision, Telstra, AT&T, Telenet Belgium, TD Bank Canada, CIBC Canada covering media entertainment, telecom, financial services and services industries. In recent years, he has architected strategy definition and delivery for Cloud CRM platforms on salesforce.com. A 3X certified salesforce professional with vast experience in business, solution consulting and architecture, implementation and support for salesforce based CRM solutions including AppExchange, his additional credentials include PMI certified PMP, Certified Scrum Master (CSM).
Pankaj is an engineer in Computer Science and lives in Pune, India