BSc Computer Science
Place of work: Innovise ESM
Position: Business Development Manager
What does your job entail?
I am a consultative salesperson for a leading global reach Enterprise Service Management company, Innovise ESM. This role is focused on B2B customer facing sales activities, including consultative solution selling, enterprise road mapping, project design and the development of new commercial initiatives. Customers include retail and investment banks, telecommunications businesses and managed service providers; all with the challenge of managing millions of devices, systems and services worldwide. If you want to know more about my role, follow my blog to see what I get up to
How has your degree at Royal Holloway helped you progress your career?
My technical capability gives me a competitive edge over others in commercially focused roles. My time at Royal Holloway also gave me the skills to design, challenge and articulate complex technical problems; critical to successfully engaging with enterprise customers. Courses such as Software Engineering with Metamodels CS3480, Programming Paradigms CS2820 and Compilers and Code Generation CS3470 taught me to think at a low and at a high level, providing me with both a practical and theoretical understanding of computational systems.
Do you have any advice for current students?
The best piece of advice I can give is to always ensure you are well practised in expressing your ideas. Whether you end up in a customer facing role or not, an ability to express yourself technically as well as professionally will get you far - so make sure you take full advantage of opportunities to write reports, present and work in a team.