You have worked in many parts of Capgemini, both in the U.S. and abroad. Tell us about your career journey with Capgemini.
How did your experience working in the Australian market influence your work when you returned stateside?
Fortunately, the language of IT is the same almost anywhere in the world. Each experience has different pros and cons, but it also makes you resilient and innovative. Working with Capgemini North America as well as abroad gave me confidence to take on big work and know that I can lead successful delivery. I’ve found success on my projects through developing connections with the people on my teams and making sure we have the right people in the right roles. That stays the same no matter what country you’re working in or what company you are supporting.
What do you think makes CGS special within the Capgemini umbrella?
One of the exciting parts of CGS is the ability of every resource to have an impact and get involved in so many different aspects of our business. We not only have integral delivery roles on our projects, but also constant involvement in business development, recruiting, and the management of our committees and policies and programs. There are so many areas we are continually growing and maturing, and there’s never a dull day!
earning a promotion and expanding the scope of my responsibilities, while building client relationships across the organization. Due to personal circumstances, I relocated to Philadelphia, and transferred into Capgemini North America, Digital Customer Experience. Given my background in government and with business transformation, I became engaged with our commercial Aerospace & Defense clients, learning new technologies and bringing a fresh perspective to complex business process and technology architecture challenges. In early 2021, I rejoined CGS to take up a market leadership and account growth role within the Department of Defense (DoD) and classified commercial aerospace areas of our business.
What sets CGS apart from other places you have worked?
For me, CGS is set apart by two things. First, the strength of executive leadership and the quality of their vision. They are a consistent source of inspiration to the wider team, have an ambitious but attainable medium- to long-term vision for the organization, and are extremely accessible as a sounding board to all levels of consultants within the organization. Second, the quality of the team members throughout the organization is top notch. It’s an entrepreneurial group that is willing to go the extra mile to invest in themselves, learn new skills, maintain high quality of delivery standards, and take on new initiatives, internally or with a client, that push their own boundaries. It’s a fun group as well, and after the COVID-19 pandemic is mitigated to a safe level, I’m looking forward to seeing all my teammates in person once again.