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John Nevins

Oracle Technology Consulting Manager

Chicago, Illinois


"A big part of what I do is determining the right solution for clients, using my knowledge of industry trends, emerging technologies and the client’s values."

What I do

I help businesses in the utilities industry transform the way they work by embracing new technologies to adapt to changing markets and to meet their operational goals. Essentially, I listen to and learn our clients’ pain points and where they want to be in the future. Then, I work with my team to resolve those challenges with new technologies, such as Oracle and new business processes. A big part of what I do is determining the right solution using my knowledge of industry trends, emerging technologies and the client’s values.

I recently was a scrum master on a project where we implemented several Oracle applications simultaneously to modernize a company’s “heartbeat” processes, the core systems that keep businesses running. My team was a combination of IT and business experts along with client and Accenture colleagues, which led to completely open communication lines and low barriers when collaborating.

We had the opportunity to rapidly develop functionality and demo it with the end users as we built it. It was exciting to make decisions as a smaller team and implement the end solution with the whole team’s involvement.

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A day in my life

Each day varies drastically, which is part of the appeal for working at Accenture. One day, I am working side-by-side with a client to understand how they operate. The next, I am reaching out to our Oracle team to discuss best-practice solutions. And other days, I am in full build mode, configuring a system to meet a client’s needs. The constantly changing day-to-day activities keep the work interesting and engaging; there is always something new to learn.

Almost everyone says the best part about working at Accenture is the people, but that’s because it’s absolutely true. The people I’ve worked with are driven, smart, forward-thinking and fun. I enjoy facing challenging problems on a project because it gives me an opportunity to brainstorm and collaborate with some of the best minds in the business. The hard stuff ends up being the most fun, and that’s why I enjoy working here.

When I’m not working, you can find my wife and I exploring the neighborhoods of Chicago, looking for good places to play cards and tasting new kinds of beers. I enjoy experimenting in the kitchen and behind the bar, improving recipes and giving away the results when friends come over to play board games.

“Almost everyone says the best part about working at Accenture is the people, but that’s because it’s absolutely true.”

My advice

Be patient, embrace change and learn relentlessly. And one critical item vital to success in a technology-oriented career is to keep a positive outlook. Staying enthusiastic when work gets challenging can make or break a team. In my experience, enthusiasm is one of the easiest and most important traits someone can adopt to differentiate themselves in their career.

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