We talk to three graduates – Natalia Panek, Kelvin Yuen, and Bruna Bruno – about their experience of Capgemini since they joined, and get their views on how technology can make a positive impact on society
What has been your experience of work so far at Capgemini?
Bruna: “I studied systems analysis development at a university in Brazil. I joined Capgemini through the Java Academy, and because of the demand for intelligence automation expertise, I was retrained in robotic process automation and transferred to that part of the company. Essentially, my work involves creating bots to automate processes and undertake operational tasks quickly and efficiently for our clients and for internal projects.”
Natalia: “My Capgemini journey started two years ago when I joined as part of the student ambassador program in Poland. I’ve been working while studying for my degree in social informatics at AGH University in Kraków. The course covered topics such as user experience, programming, databases, and marketing. Since then, I’ve worked across marketing, recruitment, and now, user experience.”
Kelvin: “I started at Capgemini over six months ago, after finishing my Master’s degree in business analytics at University College London. At Capgemini, I’ve been working on a project for a Hong Kong-based retailer. I was really lucky to be part of the ‘go live’ for this client after only a short time. It was quite demanding at one stage, but it was also exciting and worthwhile to get good client feedback.”
Where do you see technology making the most impact?
Natalia: “When I first had the opportunity to work with Capgemini, I researched the company and found out its intention is to have a positive impact through the application of technology, particularly around automation and processes. It made me realize that I could have a long career in such a future-focused company, and that influenced my decision to apply.”
Kelvin: “I think that data is very important for businesses these days, especially for marketing companies, because understanding consumer preferences is key to tailoring products and services correctly. It’s something I focused on in my dissertation, for which I built a sentiment analysis tool for a marketing company. That project turned out to be quite useful when I came to Capgemini.”
How do you think technology can contribute to society?
Bruna: “I think it’s essential to help give people the digital skills they need to be able to work in business today. This way, we can give people opportunities and make the most of what technology has to offer. My dream is to teach, conduct lectures, and run workshops to help educate people about technology, and I think Capgemini will help me achieve this.”
Natalia: “I agree that technology can make our lives easier. In future, it will become almost like a brother or sister to us. However, we must make sure that human beings remain at the center of focus. We have to make sure technology remains an enabler rather than an inhibitor and gives everyone the same opportunities.”
How does your work connect with this aim?
Kelvin: “During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people across the world needed to buy masks and sanitizers. Some of the work for one of our clients has enabled people to order such things online without leaving the house, so I feel there’s a direct link between my job and helping people through this difficult period.”
Natalia: “I strongly believe that user interface design has a big part to play in tackling digital exclusion. I see my job as making technology more friendly by improving user interfaces. That’s why it’s so important to engage with the real users of the tools that we’re designing. If they find it difficult, I want to improve it and help make sure the technology really works for everyone.”