Architect

Eric Zhang

Daily life at Capgemini never fails to be different

Tell us about your role. What does a day in your life at Capgemini look like?

Daily life at Capgemini never fails to be different, interesting, and challenging for me. My role, as Centre of Excellence Lead, allows me to work at the cutting-edge of bidding for clients in automotive industry, so I often need to deal with issues, barriers, or problems to craft solutions that enable success.

This gives me the rare and very welcome opportunity to utilize multiple skills on any given day and deal with work that is ever-changing and varied. I can be working on a client presentation first thing, guiding my team on tackling technical challenges before lunch and then chairing an afternoon leadership workshop before the end of the day. The only thing I really know about the day ahead is that I’m going to enjoy it!

What’s the best thing about working at Capgemini?

The best thing for me is being able to work with so many experts. As a team, we have great ambitions to be one of the leading IT consulting company in China’s automotive industry.  As we work towards this, helping clients in the industry to build digital channels and telematics platform, is an exciting area to be involved in. Being able to develop excellent applications from scratch is very challenging and exciting. Seeing our developments go live and make a difference in the world makes me very proud.

What makes you proud to work at Capgemini?

In Capgemini, we always believe in the concept of “delivery excellence”, or in other words, providing reliability and excellence to our clients’ daily operations, which can bring real value to clients. We get exposure to many interesting clients and projects, and such successes enable us to develop digital assets through which we can deploy solutions faster, which in turn helps us deliver with excellence across various clients. Our service is seen as being essential for the day-to-day running of our clients’ businesses, and I am proud that we are a reliable partner for each of them.

How are you working towards the future you want?

I aspire to increase my personal influence in the automotive industry, and Capgemini provides the platforms and opportunities to enable me to amplify my personal brand in China. Also, collaboration is key for me. There are many great experts at Capgemini of all backgrounds and specialties and the support we provide each other really contributes to my personal development.

What advice would you give to someone joining Capgemini?

Capgemini is a very transparent and supportive environment. If you have the capabilities, ambition, and ability, then you have every opportunity to shine and achieve your goals. For the same reasons, you should also dream big, because you have the infrastructure to do so as well as the support of the wider business to do so. In fact, it’s encouraged. So, I would say work hard, be outstanding and aim high.

 

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