For Satish, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Lead Solutions Architect and AWS EMEA Ambassador, cloud technology is paving the way for a more connected future. He talks about his progression at Deloitte and using his knowledge to support others.
How do you explain your job to people? And what do you love about it?
I’m a Senior Manager in the Cloud Engineering Practice, leading large-scale complex cloud transformation projects for our clients. As an AWS EMEA ambassador, I’ve authored blogs, articles and delivered public presentations for user events to help people better understand Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Ambassador programme has helped me gain insightful information to guide client conversations, while remaining up-to-date with the latest that cloud has to offer. I love the varied nature of my role. From client work to creating training programmes and Deloitte’s Cloud Speed podcast, I’m able to have constant interaction with my colleagues.
What inspired your passion for technology and why did you decide to join Deloitte?
My Dad was the first person to introduce me to technology when I was three years old and I started to write code at the age of eight. His confidence and thirst for knowledge was a big influence on me. In the IT world, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and more recently Andy Jassy have inspired my passion for technology. I became interested in working for Deloitte after attending a university alumni event. I joined as a Senior Consultant in 2016 and was promoted to Senior Manager three years later. The firm has given me the chance to grow in my career, while mentoring and supporting my fellow colleagues.
Is there anything that surprised you about working here?
My transition from a small business to one of the big four consultancy firms was nerve-wracking to begin with. During my induction, I met lots of people coming from other consulting firms and I assumed they would be a step ahead. But Deloitte gives you the chance to learn new consultancy skills, so I was able to catch up and gain expertise in an entirely new area. The important thing is to find a role that is right for your skillset, both personally and professionally. Everyone is offered the flexibility and support they need to choose their projects and career path here at Deloitte.
How have you grown in your role?
In order to convert my background knowledge of AWS into something I could use to support my colleagues and clients, I decided to take up the AWS certifications. Deloitte has sponsored my training and exam costs, helping me to gain new knowledge and join a team of technical experts through the Ambassador Programme. The experience I have gained since I started has helped me to have important client conversations and support my colleagues through in-house training. I’m now known as an AWS Guru! If you’d like to read more about my certification journey, click here.
What do you think your industry will look like in a year’s time?
I have been working with cloud technology for more than a decade now and it amazes me how much cloud providers have evolved and innovated to meet the challenges of the present day. At the moment only 5% of IT Infrastructure has moved to cloud, so there is plenty more to do in this area. The increased use of online services sparked by the pandemic has created new technical requirements for organisations. I believe we are now at the start of a transformation that will go on for decades to come.
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