After graduating from NIT
Durgapur, I was overjoyed to secure the position of an associate consultant at Oracle
Financial Services Software (OFSS), as it offered me the perfect blend of
programming/coding work and consulting. Subsequently, the opportunity of working
in different projects with international clients in the financial services industry
has enabled me to work and present a diverse range of solutions to
problems with people from different cultures.


However, my
experience has been largely restricted to consulting in technology
implementation and I feel that acquiring comprehensive knowledge on core
business drivers and its interdependence with technology, will enhance my problem-solving
abilities and approach technology challenges from holistic perspective. The ISB-PGP will imbibe
cross-functional skillsets and enable me to build an influential network
through collaborating with classmates from diverse personal/professional
backgrounds. Currently, I interact with people mostly from the IT background
and lack the visibility into other fields and industries, their challenges and
motivations. I need to acquire the business acumen required for relating the
technology aspect to the core business drivers. A number of detailed
conversations with my seniors Anuj Rohilla (PGP’ 16) and Anirudh Sheldekar
(PGP’ 18) have convinced me that at ISB I will learn from faculty of the
highest caliber and acquire skills through holistic developmental


Post ISB, I plan
to move up the value chain in technology and strategy consulting towards a more
defining role, from implementing technology tools to enabling cross-functional
business changes through strategic and business insight. Through ISB’s PGP
program, I will supplement my experience in the technology with skills across
functional areas of business. Long term, I hope to become a partner in a technology
strategy consulting organization and lead global client engagements. Thus, the
ISB’s focus on emerging markets, renowned faculty and diverse students and
alumni will play a crucial role in my career transition.