Aruna Santosh

Salesforce Technology & Architecture Associate Director

Bangalore, India


"The diverse teams and young talented minds push you to go above and beyond and to think from different perspectives to find solutions as quickly as possible."

How I put change in motion

Starting a career as the only lady engineer in the shop floor of one of the top 500 companies, to being a Tech arch for an organization (Accenture) that aims at equality, my journey has come a long way. I enable clients across NA West salesforce ecosystem to transform their journey in the cloud through cutting edge solutions. I wear multiple hats which makes me responsible for end-to-end complex delivery, strategizing and leading cross-functional teams to foster automation and innovation.

In this pandemic and remote working style, I have been able to provide my clients a game changing experience in the market with the concept of “de-burdening salesforce “. Through this we were able to get our client product launches to the market in less than 4 weeks’ time with high end user experience and self-maintenance capabilities.

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A day in my life

I am an early bird. My day starts with my brain running through tons of menu items in my head for bfast and lunch … of course to ensure it’s a blend of health and taste and my son enjoys them! I love to be abreast with latest happenings and so I do surf through all the news updates … One ritual I never skip is catching up with my near and dear ones in the morning … this is my energy drink which keeps me motivated in any and every scenario.

Outside work, I am a trained Bharatanatyam classical dancer for over 23 years .. I love teaching kids … I practice Carnatic classic music … I also do a lot of 5K/10K with my son …we both encourage each other.

"Accenture’s inclusive leadership vision creates a culture, where people feel valued, respected, and empowered to bring the best version."

How does Accenture enable you to meet your passion

I, as an individual love to challenge myself and Accenture as an organization has given me that freedom and environment. Accenture’s myXperience platform (which includes myTeam , myCareer, myWellbeing ,myRecognition, myPassion , myVoice) helps in creating a hyper-personalized employee journey to power a future ready workforce . The diverse teams and young talented minds push you to go above and beyond and to think from different perspectives to find solutions as quickly as possible. Accenture’s inclusive leadership vision creates a culture, where people feel valued, respected, and empowered to bring the best version.

How are you helping clients embrace the change

The challenges brought by the pandemic have taught me how to think more than often out of the box. With this mindset I have been able to envision and have deep conversation with my clients on the future of business based on several aspects like emerging industry trends, specialization, digital twining etc. These conversations are opening the door to many unexplored areas and their transformation in cloud. As we embark on new ways of operating, growth looks promising, and clients are looking at us as trusted partners to walk the change with them!

My advice

Learn Learn Learn … Knowledge is the only key to unlock all opportunities in this world !

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