In our series on Passionate Leadership we met Raman Abrol, CEO of Vubiquity and GM of Amdocs Media.
Raman is passionate about people, technology, and execution. He strongly believes that technology is the outcome of human imagination, and that success comes through flawless execution.
Talking about it further, he says, “I see a strong interplay among people, technology, and execution. Technological innovation can create a lasting impression on people when it generates the right experience, which comes through the right execution. Innovation is essential for driving progress, but it is ultimately the ability to execute the ideas that determine success. Finally, it’s about delivering it right to the customers."
Diversity and inclusion are one of my key priorities
As a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion, Raman decided to put focus on it at Vubiquity when he took over as the unit head. He explains:
” Providing education and training and helping create a more diverse and skilled workforce was how we chose to give back to the community. We, therefore, partnered with RISE, an award-winning global advocacy membership organization supporting gender diversity across the media technology sector.
We adopted a proactive approach to support diversity and inclusion. By providing financial support and offering opportunities for mentorship and networking, we carved out valuable ways to help young female professionals launch their careers. We also consider RISE graduates as a potential talent pool for future hiring. This is just a step to help create a more inclusive and equitable society. It's important for people to feel confident and supported as they enter new fields, and initiatives like this can help make that happen.
We are working proactively to make our content accessible to people with disabilities. This is an important step towards inclusivity and ensures that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy and engage with media content.
We want to be known as a company that promotes inclusion and diversity as core values. We demonstrate this not only in our work but also in our team. We want to be the company our clients can rely on and feel safe trusting to localize often sensitive content, knowing the attention we pay to it.
Essentially, we work to ensure that these values are integrated into the hiring, training, onboarding, and performance evaluation of job candidates, as well as into the work we produce in the form of captions, subtitles, dubs, audio descriptions, etc."
It’s important to turn challenges into opportunities
“Upon earning my degree in Electronics Engineering, I joined TATA & Lucent Technologies, " Raman recalls. "My first assignment was working on a telecom satellite/PBX project for the Indian army in a war setting near Ladakh. When this offer came to me, I took it as an opportunity rather than a challenge. Although it was not an easy decision due to the war, I am happy I took that assignment as it empowered and gave me valuable learnings. Taking on challenging assignments with positivity and endurance can be a great way to gain experience and grow professionally. Embracing such opportunities, however challenging, can have a significant impact on one’s career."
“There is no digital without real, so don't skip the step of executing and making a difference in real life."
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