On 26th April, 2011 Mr Sudip Mazumder an SJMSOM,IIT Bombay alumnus from the batch of 1998 visited the campus and talked to the students about Cloud computing and his journey from SOM to heading the Microsoft- cognizant alliance in Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS), UK.
It was more of a light hearted talk rather than a lecture with Sudip sharing with us a few jokes here and there bringing the much needed fun element after the stressful week of exams that we had gone through.
He spoke to a classroom packed with System and Consulting enthusiasts about Cloud Computing, career options in the same and trends in IT Consulting. He talked about his experience of working with the giant-Microsoft and also shared with us his journey after SOM. He brought in an entirely different perspective on things owing to his exposure to both the Indian Culture and that in UK.
The small stories and incidents about SOM that he shared with us were interesting and gave us a glimpse of what happened in SOM during its formative years. There were also words of encouragement and he said we all have very bright prospects once we are out in the industry because of the brand name that we carry with us.
All in all it was a great experience to get in touch with one of the earliest students at SOM and hear his exciting journey from his own mouth. We hope to have more of such sessions in the future to give us an insight as to what happens on the field and to get closer to our alumni.
- Akansha Gupta (Member, Alumni Relations Team)