Yashowardhan Sowale

The organization is quite supportive and agile in providing room for exploration and innovation.

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

I wear multiple hats on a typical day. I deliver large transformational programs for my clients and also at same time, I have to work on developing enterprise architecture practice, mining business development opportunities, and leading AI adoption. I also lead several architect communities where I act as a mentor for budding architects as well as practicing architect. Occasionally, I also interact with academia, industry, and alliance partners for co-innovation opportunities. My days are full to the brim with exciting events and new things to look at.

What’s the best thing about working at Capgemini?

Capgemini is recognized as one of the most ethical companies in the world. The company’s seven values directly guide all areas of my work. The culture at Capgemini is entrepreneurial and continual learning opportunities abound. Each person I interact with is highly dedicated and outcome oriented. There are many colleagues who never fail to inspire as well as help us grow collaboratively. Networking opportunities in Capgemini are tremendous. Every individual is nurtured through various mentoring and learning initiatives. One example of nurturing which I like about Capgemini, is Capgemini’s Architect Community. The community is very vibrant, providing a solid foundation for the growth of architects within Capgemini, helping our colleagues prepare for the changing tenets of architecture. Additionally, cultural diversity in Capgemini ensures that I always have something to learn new from my colleagues around me.

What makes you proud to work at Capgemini?

I have been with Capgemini for over eight years. I have seen that Capgemini’s seven core values – honesty, boldness, trust, freedom, team spirit, modesty, and fun – guide organizational activities. These values have kept me motivated and inspired to take on new challenges in the ever-changing IT industry. Capgemini is very active on both the CSR and ESG fronts, focusing on areas such as sustainability, digital inclusion, social initiatives, and academic nurturing. The people at Capgemini are valued, so free exchange of thoughts, ideas, differences of opinion are encouraged and well respected. We never stop learning. Capgemini University provides excellent avenues for career growth. All these factors make Capgemini a great place to work.

How are you working towards the future you want?

Capgemini is a flexible organization. I can come up with a business-related area that I want to experiment with, and the organization is quite supportive and agile in providing room for exploration and innovation. The leadership and my team are very supportive of initiatives that help me, as well as the organization, grow. That allows me to strike balance. This approach empowers employees to have the courage to experiment with new ideas. I actively seek new challenges to help clients to get the future they want. Constant learning, openness, agility, innovation, and strong communities are of course the key foundations to build a desirable future.

What advice would you give to someone joining Capgemini?

Set goals and work out clear directions to progress. Be crystal clear about what you want to do next & seek help/clarity as needed. Connect with your prospective team early to strengthen your understanding of your role within the group. Seek out networking opportunities and be enthusiastic to expand your knowledge. Networking is the key to reaching experts at each stage of your career. Capgemini leadership is there to provide you with the support you might need. Enrich yourself with conversations and insights and enjoy the journey as you begin to see signs of your growth at Capgemini.  You can always count on Capgemini for career growth.

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