Are you passionate about tech? Recent winner of We Are the City’s Technology Rising Star Award, Desy Kristianti, talks about what inspires her, why she picked Deloitte, and how her career in Technology Consulting is going from strength to strength.Tell us your Deloitte story
After studying an MSc in Computing Science I joined the graduate programme in September 2016. As much as I enjoy programming itself, I really love the process of designing and creating a new application. That’s why Technology Consulting’s the perfect fit for me – it’s a great balance between developing a technical solution and understanding its purpose and holistic context. I’m currently an Analyst within the Technology, Strategy and Architecture team. I’ve delivered a number of digital transformation projects for our clients, leading in areas such a DevOps, Enterprise Integrations and Web Development.
Not only was Deloitte right for me from a professional perspective, the culture really supports my personal vision too. As a huge advocate for gender diversity, I really connected with the culture of respect and inclusion here.
Why should someone join Technology Consulting?
If you’re passionate about technology but also want to understand how it’s being used in a business context then this is the right place for you. There are so many different projects and areas you can be involved in, you’re always learning something new. Or if becoming a subject matter expert is your thing, you can specialise in something you are strong at – it’s your choice. The training is really comprehensive – in business skills as well as leading edge technologies, with plenty of support along the way. Ultimately every project will be a valuable learning journey at any stage of your career.
Tell us more about your passion for supporting women in technology
During my time at university I had the chance to meet some amazing people and learned so much from them and the various events I attended. I want to share that knowledge and experience with others; to help inspire women to work in technology in the way I was inspired.
I head the Women in Technology network at Deloitte Belfast, running coding workshops, and other events where likeminded women can network and find out more about working in technology.
Outside of work I help non-profit organisations by running various events from coding tutorials to talks and panel discussions. I also enjoy public speaking and recently spoke at Women Techmakers Summit 2018.