Socrates Ponnusamy Ms, Pmp

Senior Director Of Application Development at Tanger

Socrates Ponnusamy has over 25 years of work experience in various leadership roles within the IT industry. Socrates has strong expertise in project management, technology strategy, and software development.

From 2023, Socrates has been working as the Senior Director of Application Development at Tanger Outlets. Prior to this, they served as the VP of Technology at DACRA Tech, LLC from 2021 to 2022. In this role, they were responsible for defining product vision, managing stakeholder expectations, and leading a geographically distributed team.

From 2015 to 2021, Socrates held multiple positions at Municipal Systems, Inc. These roles include Vice President of IT, where they focused on developing product and technology roadmaps; and Director of IT, where they managed product development and implementation of software products and services.

Before joining Municipal Systems, Inc., Socrates worked as the Director of Solutions Development at Saggezza from 2014 to 2015. Socrates led a team in transforming existing software development silos into saleable SaaS products.

From 2012 to 2014, they served as the Director of Portal Application Development at Valence Health, where they managed a SAS business intelligence portal conversion.

Socrates' earlier experiences include serving as a Senior Project Manager at TransGuard Insurance Company of America & Harco National Insurance Company, where they implemented a policy admin solution resulting in increased efficiency and cost reduction.

Socrates has also worked as a Manager/Technical Architect at Covansys and as a Team Lead at Patni Computer Systems, where they gained experience in client liaison, technical architecture, and project coordination.

Socrates holds an MS degree and is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and in IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL). Socrates has consistently demonstrated their ability to drive innovation, manage teams, and deliver successful projects throughout their career.

Socrates Ponnusamy has an extensive education history and multiple certifications. In 1991 to 1995, they attended Anna University and earned a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, specializing in Mechanical. In 1996 to 1997, Socrates pursued an Advanced Diploma in Computers from BITECH Education Services. Later, in 2005, they obtained a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute. Furthering their education, Socrates enrolled at Northwestern University from 2011 to 2013, where they earned a Master's degree in Information Technology.

In terms of additional certifications, Socrates obtained the PMP certification from the Project Management Institute in December 2009. More recently, in 2022, they completed the ITIL4 Foundation Cert # GR671456567SP from Coursera, and also obtained the CSPO (Certified Scrum Product Owner) certification from Scrum Alliance. Additionally, in 2022, Socrates pursued a course on Digital Transformation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) through MIT Professional Education. Socrates also gained the ITIL Foundation Level certification from PeopleCert in November 2022.

It should be noted that the provided information does not specify if Socrates has obtained a degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for digital transformation.



  • Senior Director Of Application Development

    February, 2023 - present

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