The autonomy and empowerment that I receive at Capgemini is a real motivator for my role.
NAME: Pramod Kuksal
Job title: Associate Director, Cybersecurity
Area of the Business: Cybersecurity
Location: Australia (Sydney)
How do you feel in the morning getting up and going to work at Capgemini?
I find cybersecurity so fantastic and I usually have a lot to look forward to in my day. I am always thrilled to greet another day with a new challenge.
What do you love about being an associate director?
Cybersecurity is niche and dynamic, where the threat landscape changes based on geography, industry vertical, and time. What I love about it is its dynamic nature as it requires me to be thorough and updated with changes. This makes me feel relevant and valued.
How does Capgemini empower you to master your skills as an associate director?
Capgemini culturally puts a great effort and time to know me – not only my professional traits but also personal ones. Capgemini culture is purely human-centric that makes me give my discretionary effort when it’s required. Capgemini also brings out the best in me by encouraging, guiding, and empowering me to think outside of the box.
How does Capgemini help support a sense of purpose in your career?
At Capgemini, the sky is the limit. Capgemini provides enough opportunities, autonomy, and freedom to choose what I want to do and how. This autonomy made me choose the jobs that I feel passionate, innovative and committed about. Additionally, it created a sense of responsibility and hunger to win in the jobs and ways that I have chosen. The most important thing is that it also recognizes me for the effort I put into my work and it goes a long way and works like a feeling of additional accountability to achieve even more.
How does Capgemini give you the autonomy to make decisions?
Capgemini has enabled and guided me and provided me with the tools and resources I needed to reach my goals. The autonomy that I talked about empowered me to tap into the meaning that underlies my work. I have made mistakes and learned from them and I was provided constructive critical feedback. This helped me cultivate wisdom while Capgemini has continued trusting me and investing in me and my ideas because it believed I’ll make it worthwhile.
What do you love about the way of working at Capgemini?
The truth is – everything. The autonomy and empowerment that I receive at Capgemini is a real motivator for my role.
How does this all combine for you to have passion for what you do?
Continuously learning a new skill has made me feel inspired and makes me feel valuable and relevant. I have been given an opportunity to speak in forums, take professional courses, participate in cross-business unit projects, be assigned a mentor, and simply be encouraged to build my personal social network. All of this has created an additional passion for cybersecurity that I was already passionate about.
What was the most memorable moment in your Capgemini journey?
The most memorable moment was when I first met my Connect & Drive program fellow participants. The Connect & Drive program is a prestigious, award-winning, global learning program in the field of innovation and business. There are 100 participants chosen for this nine-month program from various countries and geographies. It was so fascinating to meet, engage, and learn with such a diverse group. The best part is, the group is still connected. We share our experiences, learnings, and assist each other when required. We have a special bond.
What are you an Ace at?
I’d like to remain a cybersecurity advisor, a change agent, and a continuous learner in the field of cybersecurity. The goal is to make the connected world safer.