Triparna Ray

BI Consultant - Microsoft Analytics

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One should not consider that he/ she has to be from deep STEM background to pursue the profession of software developer or any role in IT.

What do you do?

Passionate Business Intelligence Expert offering vast experience leveraging software engineering and agile methodologies to deliver highly effective and creative solutions to business and technology challenges. Utilizes highly attuned analytical skills to develop BI solutions employing cutting-edge technologies to increase productivity. Consistently drives high standards of service through effective project management, communication, and strategic planning to develop and manage strong client relationships. Highly organized with strong capacity to prioritize workload, delegate deliverables, and steer project completion within established deadlines.

Why did you choose this field?

My entry to the world of software programming was different as I was perusing humanities contrary to science / mathematics as my peers. It was vision o my parents to enroll me to a course to explore this area and check out if I get interested as an alternative career option. Though it was all set to carry on with Geography for my bachelors I gained huge interest and was determined to pursue my career in this area. I took english literature in my bachelors and continue to progress with my software programming course. As a result I landed in a job the day after my graduation. Since then its been almost 20 years now I am continuing without looking back and thoroughly enjoying my work as technical architect at present.

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

Possibility to study abroad and taking up a job there. I was introduced to better way of living and working when I as posted in an assignment in the UK but at much later stage in my career. I wish it would happened earlier.

Why do you love working in STEM?

Problem Solving. As a technical architect and passionate developer everyday I wake up to new technical challenges and solving them to serve bigger business needs for corporations.

Best advice for next generation?

I would say one should not consider that he/ she has to be from deep STEM background to pursue the profession of software developer or any role in IT. It needs the reasoning / strong logical skills and clear understanding of the basic concepts on how system works. Only very specific areas need your mathematical / statistical skills to work on. We should spread this awareness against this notion for both students and employers so that wider range of people can be associated with this profession.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

Don't underrate yourself

NOMINATE a woman in STEM

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