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April 17, 2017
Ingredients for career success
By: Agnes K., Systems Integration & Technology – Emerging Platforms SaaS, Accenture Technology, US

Agnes has a truly global career with Accenture Technology: She works with an international team, collaborates with clients around the world and travels to different countries to implement projects. In this brief blog post, she explains what’s key to her career success and happiness, including how Accenture’s focus on innovation supports her passions for personal development and working with the latest technologies.

The best career decision I’ve made so far was to keep learning new technologies, or as I describe it, getting my hands dirty. At Accenture, I get to work with the latest technologies, solve real problems and continue to learn and try new things. Right now, I’m excited to be working with Salesforce.com and the interfaces that link it to other systems, such as telephony. I’m also excited about figuring out how to use new technologies like blockchain and automation to solve business problems and improve the customer experience.

I like that I can help our clients make it easier for their customers to do business with them. I assist with streamlining their sales, servicing and marketing processes and then manage the teams that build innovative IT solutions to make those business processes more efficient.

Personally, I can relate well to people from different backgrounds and adapt to new situations. Having grown up in Kenya, I moved to England in high school and then to the United States. Because I’ve lived in such different places, I think I bring a unique perspective and an understanding of various cultures.

Now I work with a global team that includes several people based in the Philippines, and I enjoy being able to learn from the experiences of people in different countries. One of my favorite projects so far enabled me to travel to Australia, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain.

In addition to technology and travel, I’m also passionate about personal development, helping people flourish professionally and personally where I can. We keep up with innovative technologies and disruptive business trends through training, knowledge exchange and other internal and external programs. This, coupled with the daily experience of delivering solutions for our clients, means we stay up to date with technology and become experts in our own right.

Are you ready for a career with global impact and limitless learning opportunities? Explore your options at Accenture Technology now.

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