Vakeesan Kingsley

Vakeesan Kingsley

 

Vakeesan is the Information Systems/ IT Manager for the SAHAU team.

An overview of responsibilities:

  • To manage the high security Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) private network.
  • Ensure the network is in compliance with the NHS Data Security and Protection Toolkit requirements
  • Maintain and administer servers and workstations
  • Manage the secure network infrastructure
  • Deploy and manage SAHSU research computer systems and related statistical applications
  • Manage network security, access controls and users smart cards
  • Auditing of network assets, documenting systems and processes
  • Backup and disaster recovery

About Me:

I am an IT professional with over 10 years’ experience working in private corporations and public organisations.  I have experience of working with a wide variety of technology solutions from companies such as Cisco, Dell, HP, Jamf, LANDesk, Microsoft, NetApp, Sophos and Veritas.

I have a keen interest in science and technology, so I am very fortunate to be able to work in IT within leading organisations.  I have undertaken various roles within IT departments and I enjoy the variety of the work as no two days are the same.

My role as IT manager brings me in contact with a wide range of users and other IT professionals which gives me an overview of the IT needs of the users and the organisation.  I hope to use my experience of managing IT systems to support the valuable work being done by the SAHSU department researchers.

Qualifications:

2015 - BSc (Hons) Information Systems and Management - Birkbeck, University of London

Professional Memberships:

BCS - The Charted Institute for IT, MBCS

Expertise:

  • Windows Server installation and administration
  • Hyper-V host and virtual machine deployment and management
  • Information systems, application installation and configuration
  • Active Directory and Group Policy management
  • Network and VoIP systems
  • Microsoft Bitlocker Drive Encryption with Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
  • Server backups, software and antivirus patching

 

Contact Details:

Email: v.kingsley@imperial.ac.uk