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Marlon Walcott, Barbados

"Developing other persons in the firm has been the single most rewarding experience since joining."

Name: Marlon Walcott

Position: IT Manager

Department: CBC IT

University Attended: UWI, Cave Hill Campus

Degree Completed: BSc. IT and Management, MSc. Project Management and Evaluation

Designation Completed: CISA, PMP, MCP

Date that you joined Deloitte: April 2012

Manager, IT

What do you like most about your role?

The mixture of being a part of a small office where there are strong interpersonal connections and being part of a larger global organization which provides new challenges and areas to grow.

What attracted you to Deloitte?

The focus on employee engagement and morale - Monetary compensation is a part of every job but programmes such as the Social Committee make the difference.

Describe your day to day role

I have many roles within the firm, which makes it challenging and interesting every day. I have two roles, the IT Manager for Barbados and the IT Project Management Office (PMO) lead for the Caribbean and Bermuda region. As the IT manager I’m involved with the planning and execution of initiatives and daily operation to ensure the firm is enabled to succeed through technology. This includes preparing reports, proposals and monitoring the performance of various systems. As the IT PMO Lead, I’m directly involved in the evaluation, planning, executing and reporting on all IT related projects. In addition I am constantly refining the PMO Methodology and finding new ways to make the PMO more effective and efficient.

What else have your been involved with since joining Deloitte?

I’ve been involved in IMPACT Day from the first year and that’s been a rewarding activity each time. I’m also a performance counsellor and have the opportunity to interact with persons from various service lines to help develop their careers.

What is Deloitte’s role in your longer term career goals?

Deloitte has facilitated my educational development and career development from IT to Project Management and continues to provide opportunities for me to grow towards Project Portfolio Management.

What have you enjoyed most?

Developing other persons in the firm has been the single most rewarding experience since joining.