After graduating from NIT Durgapur in the year 2013, I was thrilled to get placed as an associate consultant at Oracle Financial Services Software (OFSS), which was the perfect amalgam of programing/coding work and consulting. The course of my work in OFSS gave me the opportunity of working in different projects with international clients in the financial services industry, where I presented a diverse range of solutions to problems with people from different cultures.
Even though I have come a long way from where I started, my experience has been largely restricted to consulting in technology implementation. I feel that acquiring comprehensive knowledge on core business drivers and its interdependence with technology will enhance my problem-solving abilities and approach technology challenges from holistic perspective. Currently, I interact with people mostly from the IT background and lack the visibility into other fields and industries, their challenges and motivations. The ISB-PGP will imbibe cross-functional skillsets and enable me to build an influential network through collaborating with classmates from diverse personal and professional backgrounds. I need to acquire the business acumen required for relating the technology aspect to the core business drivers.
A number of detailed conversations with my seniors Anuj Rohilla (PGP’ 16) and Anirudh Sheldekar (PGP’ 18) have convinced me that at ISB I will learn from faculty of the highest calibre and acquire skills through holistic developmental programs. Post ISB, I plan to move up the value chain in technology and strategy consulting towards a more defining role, from implementing technology tools to enabling cross-functional business changes through strategic and business insight. Through ISB’s PGP program, I will supplement my experience in technology with skills across functional areas of business. As far as long term goals are concerned, I hope to become a partner in a technology strategy consulting organization and lead global client engagements. Thus, ISB’s focus on emerging markets, renowned faculty and diverse students and alumni will play a crucial role in my career transition.