Welcome back to the Beyond The Data series! This month, we’re highlighting Rajgauthaman Shanmugasunda, a passionate program manager who is known for his dedication to our customers and always having a smile on his face.
Tell us where you’re from and a little about you.
My name is Rajgauthaman. I’m a native of Coimbatore, an industrial district in Tamil Nadu, India. I grew up watching globalization and automation in the mechanical industry changing the dynamics of SME businesses in my town. This change opened up the gates for a wave of new business in information technology and electronics. Eventually, after graduating with a degree in electronics engineering, I chose a career in the booming software services business. My job offered a lot of opportunities to travel and work across different metropolitans in India and abroad – I’ve cherished every moment. Now, I am enjoying my time in Bengaluru.
What does "Program Manager" mean to you? What do you actually do in any given day?
Tell us about the PMO team! What is it like working with them every day?
How long have you been with phData? Tell us about your professional background.
How have you seen the company change since you started here? How has your job evolved?
What’s your favorite memory of your time working at phData?
What is the one thing you want customers to know about phData?
What are the most exciting things you’re working on and how do you see them positively impacting our customers?
What’s the best career advice you’ve ever received?
How do you like working from home? Do you have any tips that have helped you during this challenging time?
What do you do for fun when you’re not working?
This pandemic has provided an opportunity to explore a hidden talent in me – I started cooking for fun. My wife and I enjoy sharing the kitchen space. Apart from that, I like to read books (mostly biographies and philosophy) and watch tennis and cricket. I miss playing table tennis these days too!