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Aniksha Panchmatia

On an average day, I spend a lot of my time ensuring that the projects are running smoothly and working closely with Dan and the team on managing daily tasks. I also work at different clients’ offices with my data project stakeholders, managers and business users. I use Alteryx every day creating solutions to sometimes tricky business data issues. Working closely alongside my clients I understand their issues and ensure I deliver the best possible service. If I need quiet time for training or research I have a desk at the friendly Digital Jersey Hub.

What do you think are the three most important skills to succeed in your career area?
I truly believe one can achieve what they want if they are dedicated, passionate in everything that they do and being able to solve problems by thinking outside the box. Really it is about just having some fun.

Was this something you planned to do or did you change direction at any point in the past? If so, what was that and was it easy to do?
No it’s not, my degree was actually in Marketing and Media. However when I graduated I fell into a job with the NHS in London where I worked as a Project Manager in IT for ten years. It’s not what I studied or thought I would go into, but I have learnt a lot and enjoyed it. I then moved to Jersey and worked in finance for a year and have now joined Continuum as a Consultant. It is not difficult to move
if you are willing to learn and adapt. I think it gives you an opportunity to expand your experience and skills, no one should be afraid of change, you should see it as a challenge and embrace it.

What do you love most about working in your career area?
I have always worked with technology, and what I have loved the most is seeing the impact modern technology / systems has in making life simple for others. There are many other areas that I also enjoy about working in my area, one of the most important ones is being able to solve problems with the use of Alteryx. I also love the fact that you get to meet different people from various industry areas.

Are there any negative aspects of working in your career area that people considering it should be aware of?
I can honestly say there are no negatives working in this area, it is an extremely fun industry, it is growing, and it is very exciting to be part of the journey. There seems to be a view that this industry is more for men, but having being part of it, I can see women enjoying a career in this industry, it is the future.

What training / quali cations did you undertake for your current role or are you currently undertaking?
With Alteryx, there’s multiple ways in which one can produce the same result. I’m consistently discovering new tips, tricks and shortcuts which really keeps me engaged with my work. The training exercises are great for giving a fundamental understanding of Alteryx, but using
it in a working environment improves my expertise every day. I have also got my certificate for PRINCE 2, which has helped me with understanding the structure in project management.

Is there any other information that would be of interest to someone thinking of this career?
The world of technology is growing rapidly, being part of it is very exhilarating. There is so much to learn every day, just don’t be afraid to learn. You have to be dedicated, want to achieve and always try your best. The most important part of being in any job is to have fun and to enjoy what you are doing.

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