Ken Yap

Applied Intelligence Senior Manager

Malaysia


"Avenues for learning and growth abound in Accenture. It provides a dynamic and engaging work environment where trainings and peer interactions always enable you to gain something new."

What I do

A day in my life

Coming into Accenture, I had the idea that I’d be living the corporate consultancy lifestyle of just work, work and work. But life here truly epitomizes the expression “Work hard, play hard.” We have a smorgasbord of social activities, sports competitions and special interest programs. There’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Work has been exciting. In one project, I helped a client in the media streaming industry identify the types of content most liked by viewers, which they will then be looking to produce. My team and I navigated through a massive amount of data and used automation to help extract insights. It was quite an experience!

Nonetheless, we also experience rough patches every now and then. One time, a project discussion got heavy and lasted the whole day. Yet, it ended in laughter and camaraderie. We resolved our differences, which was made easier by our team bond and shared goal for success. Now, we’ve learned to complement each other’s strengths, strengthening our ability to grow together and trust one another.

More than a place to work, Accenture is a place to discover one’s self. I grew from constantly interacting with diverse people and innovating in the New—and enjoyed every minute of the experience.

Growing up, I used to take apart watches without knowing how to put them back together. Not much has changed. I still spend my spare time tinkering with construction sets and metal model kits. The difference is that now I’m able to assemble objects nicely. When I’m not doing that, I’m catching up on all the TV shows I missed.

“More than a place to work, Accenture is a place to discover one’s self. I grew from constantly interacting with diverse people and innovating in the New—and enjoyed every minute of the experience.”

My advice

To be a successful problem-solver, learn to view your challenge from different angles. It will enable you to see many possibilities for a solution. Alan Turing once said, “It is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.” Take these words to heart and let them inspire you to be the innovator you can be.

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