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Sam Babbar

Business strategist and growth expert. Hailing from the generation of businesspeople, Sameer is a highly qualified engineer, sales and governance expert. He has helped many businesses scale with astounding levels of growth.
Sameer is a well-recognised international thought leader speaker, presenter and coach. His broad technical, strategy, leadership, business, sales, business management and marketing acumen across franchising, retail, IT and health services makes him a highly sought after person for those seeking growth in challenging circumstances. Sameer’s expertise in a range of technology domains makes him well placed to advise businesses in all aspects.

Skills:

  • Finance-
  • Governance-
  • Management-
  • Planning-
  • Sales-

Industries:

  • Education and training-
  • Franchising-
  • Information media and telecommunications-
  • Professional, scientific and technical services-
  • Retail trade-
  • Tourism, hospitality, accommodation and food services-

Spoken Languages:

  • English-
  • Hindi-

State: Victoria

Primary Locations:

  • Melbourne East-
  • Melbourne CBD-

Locations by request:

  • Melbourne South-
  • Melbourne South East-
  • (I occasionally travel to Franskston to assist early stage companies and startups.)

Mentoring available by:

  • In Person, Face to Face in (Victoria)

Current Occupation:

SBMS Mentor and Business Director Director SVB Group Mentor Founders Institute

Detailed CV:

Qualified in engineering and business administration, Sameer has had a long international career developing cutting-edge IT and information systems. He developed finely honed skills in strategy, ideation/innovation, IT/GIS strategy, public speaking, outsourcing, business development, business analysis, project management, asset management, practice management, big data, GIS/location intelligence, analytics, UI/UX and BI/visualisation.

He is also a published author.

  • 1991-1996. Systems Manager Engineer, Government of India Department of Space. Broad range of tasks included training staff, working on oil prospecting analysis, delivering new types of maps and managing Northern India’s largest computer facility.
  • 1996-1997. Technologist. Was a key member of the team implementing the Qatar Government’s first comprehensive nationwide geographical information system.
  • 1997-2005. Senior Consultant at a geographic information systems (GIS) technology advisory business. Presented cutting edge technologies and solutions and worked on numerous complex projects.
  • 2002-2004. Tech lead/CTO of a Melbourne Business School startup that was first runner up in the entrepreneurship challenge.
  • 2005-2008. Road Information Services Manager; Team Leader VicRoads. Established a GIS working group, established the program and assessed its impact.
  • 2008-2011. Director of an engineering design, software, security, enterprise IT and gaming business. Provided IT solutions across a range of industries
  • 2011-present. Managing Principal, engineering solutions company. Specialises in GIS solutions and managing the delivery of a variety of technologies.

Qualifications:

  • Company Directors Diploma – Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Bachelor of Engineering – Civil – Thapar University
  • Master of Engineering (Hons./3rd/Full Feel Scholarship – Indian Institute of Technology
  • Master of Business Administration – Melbourne Business School

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