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Getting to know Abhishek Raj, Presales Consultant

At Robosoft, our mission is simplifying lives with delightful digital experiences. Our talented team of product strategists, designers, software engineers work towards driving this mission.

In this interview-based series, we chat with our ‘behind the scenes’ experts – to know more about their values and inspirations. We also try and understand what drives them to create digital solutions that touch the lives of millions and drive business results.

Today, let us get to know Abhishek Raj, a presales consultant at Robosoft. Abhishek joined our team last year. He comes with over 12 years of experience in the IT services and product industry.

Q: Can you tell us about yourself – your family, interests, and work philosophy?

I am from Giridh, Jharkhand and I was born in a family of four brothers, just like the Ramayana 🙂 I am married and have a lovely son.

I have 12+ years of experience in the IT services and products industry. From lead generation to project delivery, I have worked on end-to-end aspects of the IT business. Digital transformation is one area that always keeps me excited. That’s the reason why I chose to work in this industry.

My family is in the dairy business. We have a dairy farm in our hometown where currently we have close to 200 cows. In my free time, I prefer to spend my time in the farmhouse and use my sales skills to help my family with the right marketing and sales plans for the business.

I love playing badminton, solving puzzles, watching movies, and listening to music. My favorite getaways are mountains and beaches. I also write poems though they never rhyme.

Q: What made you choose Robosoft & what is it that inspires you?

I have spent over a decade in the IT industry and have donned many hats during this time. I have worked in sales, generated leads, negotiated, and won new business’. I have also been a business and system consultant, project & account manager, business analyst, and even a software developer at times. I have absolutely loved every aspect of my experience.

I wanted to route my career towards solving business problems for clients through digital and technology consulting. Robosoft gave me an opportunity to do exactly this, and I came onboard. At Robosoft, as a presales consultant, I am using my experience to support the sales team in providing optimal solutions to the client and ensuring that the right effort is being allocated for every project.

Robosoft is growing exponentially and at this stage, I believe I can learn immensely, add value and grow with the company. My motivation comes from client success. With every project, my aim is to work with the team and create the best possible solution for them.

Q: How has work from home been for you? What is it like to manage home and work responsibilities? Any advice to peers?

Work from home has been both good and tragic for me. I  lost my father to COVID recently. Thankfully, I was able to take care of him and spend time with him in his last days.

On the brighter side, WFH has provided a lengthy stay with my family. I have got an opportunity to spend weekends with friends and family in our farmhouse, help my brothers in their dairy farm business, play badminton, learn about new IT trends, and much more. This would not have been possible if we did not have WFH.

The WFH mode has its pros and cons. We could spend such a long time with our families after a long time. However, it does intertwine the professional and personal life to an extent. But then, in my view, it is difficult to demarcate professional and personal life completely.

With WFH becoming a reality in the post COVID world, the focus of companies has shifted from working hours to results.

To make WFH effective we must try to set a boundary between our personal and professional life during working hours. Since we are no longer on the office premises, it is essential that we self-monitor ourselves and ensure deliverables are met with respect to work. We should also try to utilize our free time judiciously and upskill ourselves.

 Q: Your advice to students & freshers exploring opportunities in this field?

My advice to the freshers joining the workforce will be – keep up to date with the latest IT trends. Never shy away from learning new concepts and IT development frameworks. Along with technology find some time to add expertise in one or two chosen business domains. Instead of being a hardcore technical person, it’s always better to become a proficient technology expert who understands the business aspects as well.

Q: In your view, what is the scope of this industry in the years to come?

The IT landscape evolves at an exponential rate. Hence many firms find it tough to keep up the pace with shifting IT needs. For every business entity which deals with IT services, change is the major factor that can decide its growth and sustainability. Enterprises will need to be proactive to embrace the advances in technology and evolve their business models to expand offerings.

It will also be critical to ensure that the workforce is continuously being upskilled. This will help enterprises deliver on ever-changing client requirements, retain talent for longer, and also help employees have skillsets that are not obsolete.

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Getting to know Sahana K – Technical Architect, Robosoft Technologies

At Robosoft, our mission is to create digital solutions that can simplify lives of millions across the globe. Our talented team of software and product engineers, design thinkers, digital consultants and more, consistently work towards driving this mission.

In this interview-based series, we will meet these ‘behind the scenes’ experts, know their passions and inspirations and understand what drives them to create digital solutions that touch lives of millions of users and drive business results.

In this interview, we will get to know Sahana K, Technical Architect at Robosoft Technologies. Sahana has been a part of Robosoft for more than a decade.

Sahana K – Technical Architect, Robosoft Technologies

Q. Tell us about yourself and what you do, your hobbies and more?

I hail from Moodbidri, a small town in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka. As a child, my parents encouraged me to explore new things and become self-reliant. The agricultural background of my family taught me to adopt a practical approach towards everything in life. I love spending time with kids, learn from them, and cherish their curiosity and innocence. I don’t spend too much time on social media, instead, I like connecting with people in real life. I love adding humor to conversations and finding happiness in small things. I enjoy listening to music and watching movies in my free time. I often watch documentaries on animals and space.

Q. What inspired you to choose Robosoft Technologies & what is it that inspires you?

When I was joining Robosoft, I expected the experience will be similar to my previous organization. But, I was gladly proven wrong. Within a few days, Robosoft felt like a second home and the experience was awesome. My teammates supported me whenever I needed their help and guidance. I met some amazing people and really connected with them.

In terms of technology, Mac was one of the new and futuristic technology platforms of that time. I was really proud to work on that platform. Our MD, Rohith Bhat has been an inspiration to me. He fought all odds and started Robosoft, an IT company in the small town of Udupi, and brought it to the level where it is today. My parents encouraged me to be courageous, explore new avenues, and take risks and these are the values that I saw in Mr. Rohith Bhat too.

At Robosoft I interact with a lot of people from freshers to the leadership team. It is rare that you find everyone so approachable, like you do in Robosoft. This also helps me to understand the thoughts and expectations of people with various levels of work experience, which is very important for any person to make their life better professionally and personally.

Robosoft has always been ahead in working on new and emerging technologies. This is a great place to learn as we have great opportunities to work for global brands in various industries and learn trending and new technologies. I believe that Robosoftians get the best work experience compared to other organizations in the domain. Robosoft has talented people with expertise in various technologies who keep exploring and learning every day. Along with years of experience in the industry, tech-experts, and enthusiastic youngsters to deliver their best knowledge. It has a great future and I believe it will be in the top list of great IT firms soon.

Q. How has the quarantine phase been? What is it like to manage home and work responsibilities and your advice to peers alike?

The quarantine phase taught us what are the actual basic needs of our life and how important is our role in society. It also gave us an opportunity to be close to our family and spend more time with them.

For a working woman balancing personal and professional life is always challenging. But every working woman proves it is possible. While I was working at the office premises, I had a well-defined timeline in a day for both personal and professional work. But it changed totally when I started working from home during this pandemic. Now I have to take several breaks between my office work to finish other household chores. But to make this happen we need to plan our tasks very well. With kids around it is very difficult to expect to predict their demands and needs. We need to be very calm while dealing with them and their demands so that we do not lose our work-life balance. We just need to re-plan or adjust with their time.

Handling kids can we tricky, we cannot always scold them. So in one such instance, when my kids were arguing while an important demo was going on, I resorted to humor and asked them to continue their argument after the demo is over. Gladly it helped!

Q. Your advice to students & freshers exploring opportunities in this field?

Today we think that we are living in a smart era. But in reality, what we think is smart today, won’t remain that way, as smarter technologies emerge. My suggestion to students and freshers is to get strong in the basics of the technology you are planning to get expertise in. As long as you have the complete knowledge of the basic concepts, finding a solution for any problems or requirements in that technology will never be difficult. Read more articles on future technologies and get experts’ advice while you choose your field.

Q. In your view, what is the scope of this industry in the years to come?

Consumers are looking for digital avenues for a lot of their day-to-day activities, from buying groceries to consuming entertainment, especially during these times. I believe this is going to be the way-of-life going forward. Similarly, businesses are molding their processes with the help of technology to meet the demands of the new-age consumers and streamline their operations. Emerging technologies like – Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Voice, Blockchain, etc. are instrumental in creating a smarter world. I think in the coming years, organizations that take a lead in creating digital solutions using emerging technologies will see a huge growth.

In subsequent interviews of this series, we hope to introduce other talented members of our team, understand their inspirations, and what drives them to innovate to create digital solutions that simplify lives of millions.

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