In this short blog, Serene talks about the challenges and opportunities provided by working with diverse technologies and teams.
I manage software development and delivery for Accenture Product & Platform’s NewsPage team. My team builds distributor management system, sales force automation and merchandising solutions, using mobile technology to help some of the world’s largest consumer goods companies innovate and automate their businesses. With our tools, their information is always flowing and their sales people can get the data they need to better serve their customers.
NewsPage was acquired by Accenture in 2012 and I joined Accenture as part of that acquisition. It’s been a fantastic journey for me ever since. A focus on innovation and diversification is one of Accenture’s differentiators, and that focus has provided me with exposure to various technologies, such as gamification and image recognition. To me, working in technology is like playing with a jigsaw puzzle. I love bringing different pieces together and creating a workable solution that helps us, our clients and others. Sometimes, you have the ability to create a game changer for the whole business as well, and that’s exactly what my team is doing.
My team is fascinating in its own right. We’re a combination of people coming from different races, nationalities, genders and age groups. We work together with the understanding that not everyone is the same: there are cultural differences, language differences, and so on, but we rely on each other’s strength to make things work. Effective communication becomes very important and, once you get the team to work together effectively, the results they can achieve are really significant.
I’m happiest when I can work with different colleagues from different parts of the world; I’ve really valued what I’ve learned from our global network, and I haven’t seen another firm that’s so focused on developing diversity. Are you ready to solve technology challenges with a global team? Explore Accenture Technology’s opportunities now.