Dana Montgomery

Technology Manager

Charlotte, North Carolina

"It is truly inspiring to dedicate time to building the next generation of tech leaders as part of Project Elevate."

How I put change in motion

As a Technology Manager, I use cutting-edge technology like SAP to implement systems that help companies buy the supplies they need to produce goods or provide services. SAP typically integrates with many other systems, which means our success is dependent on every part of the team succeeding.

I recently served as project manager to help design and build a $70 million SAP customer information system for a southern U.S. utility company—a project that helped fuel my entrepreneurial spirit. We built a team of over 240 people across four vendor partners and created a collaborative project plan for all the teams—including technical architecture, testing, security, customer journeys, robotic process automation (RPA) and application development—to work together for a successful implementation.

I’m now working on a special assignment as the North America Technology Co-Lead on Project Elevate, which explores and executes solutions to make Accenture the best place for Black/African American and Hispanic American/Latinx people interested in technology work. We’re focused on building long-lasting relationships within these communities, recruiting new diverse faces and cultivating a culture where they can have a sense of belonging and show up as their authentic selves, every day.

It is truly inspiring to dedicate time to building the next generation of tech leaders. I love demystifying the work we do with clients for the next generation of Accenture leaders, educating current team members on emerging tech trends and providing opportunities for our people to sow seeds in their community and inspire future technologists.

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A day in my life

Working at Accenture enables some amazing opportunities—I get to work with some of the world’s largest businesses, learn from their best people and then bring that knowledge to my next project. It’s exciting to know that I might not be doing the same thing in three months that I'm doing today.

  • Daily “stand-up” meetings and using team sites and tools like Jira to manage inputs from our team members across the world.
  • Filtering daily inputs from the client and vendor partners to deliver functional and technical designs and manage program risks and issues.
  • Enabling critical decision-making in real time to ensure our end product solves our client’s business problems.

I have two passions outside of work: crafting and helping enable marginalized communities access information and opportunities. I’ve even combined these two interests to create an organization called Baddie Bawse, supporting women of color who aspire to be entrepreneurs.

My passion for crafts comes in handy as I spend time with my young daughter Diona, designing matching shirts and making handcrafted gifts for friends and family. I also love doing yoga and watching sunsets and sunrises, a must-do on every trip we take.

“We are a culture of lifelong learners who apply cutting-edge technologies.”

My advice

The world—and especially technology—changes every day and every client is different, so you can never stop learning. Many of the large platforms, like SAP, release their product roadmap on a reoccurring basis, and it’s vital to keep up with enhancements. I take advantage of the many training, development and certification opportunities Accenture provides, and I encourage our people to do the same.

We are a culture of lifelong learners who apply cutting-edge technologies. Be flexible, adaptable and teachable.

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