In our new series, we talk to our experts about how to navigate what’s next in their industries or fields.
Aditya Sharma is a Senior Consultant with Centric India and works in our Data & Analytics practice. Before Centric, he worked at Accenture for more than six years. Aditya has a Bachelor’s degree in computers with industry applications, majorly in the hospitality and insurance domain. He lives in Gurugram, is an avid reader of non-fiction, and an impromptu traveler.
What’s your story?
I always wanted to be a fighter pilot since childhood (almost knocked on the right doors), but destiny had other plans for me. I must say, I have enjoyed anything and everything life had to offer, to the fullest. In early 2010, I decided software engineering would be my destination and since then never looked back. And now, in the last 10 years, the one thing that I firmly believe is, whatever happens, the show must go on!
What’s the best feedback you’ve ever received?
Well, it is difficult to put into words, but I’ll give it a go anyway. I believe I continue to receive my best feedback from the many friends I have made over the last decade, no matter where I work. They love working with me, and this is quite evident in both my personal and professional life.
Why did you decide to become part of your field?
To be honest, it was by sheer coincidence I landed here. But, in the past few years, what really stunned me was that my field is driving the world, making me a firm believer of the phrase “data is the new oil.” I take pride in what the data industry is set to achieve.
How are you guiding clients right now?
First, by understanding their requirement to the core, so I know that I am not selling a sword where a simple safety pin could do the trick. And, by being honest about the services and consulting I am offering, so we both are on the same page.
What, in your opinion, do companies need the most help with right now?
We are in a fast-paced world, and everybody wants to grow as fast as they can. In this cutthroat competition, companies need help in keeping a balance between the numbers and the overall happiness index of their organization.
What do you think they should be thinking about next?
Again, maintaining the right balance and attaining a great place to work with almost perfect work-life balance — always doing a retrospective analysis on how we are doing in both areas.
What are you looking forward to in your industry?
We are about to overcome a pandemic, and what I am really looking forward to is how we bounce back from this — helping clients and employees make things business as usual.
If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be and why?
Somewhere in Eastern Europe, visiting all the World War II memorials. I have read and seen a lot about it and would like to explore the history and learn more about how to maintain peace amongst us (i.e., Homo-Sapiens).