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Nivashini Narsiah

Director, Consulting - Deloitte South Africa

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She is bringing diversity to the cloud

About the time Nivashini was a student, the rising Information Technology age was making a lasting impact on both people's daily lives and on her mind. She went on to study technology at university and has spent most of her 20-year career in technology and business transformation consulting. Nivashini joined Deloitte South Africa in 2018 as a Director in the Digital Engineering practice. Around the same time, acting on the intuition that cloud could be the next leap in technology for many Deloitte clients, she started focussing on cloud-enabled business transformation.

What Nivashini finds fascinating is the fact that cloud may transform not only information technology but also entire businesses. “Going on a cloud journey is more than just a technology investment; it is rather a business transformation that an organisation embarks on. Organisations going on this journey should consider the impact on their people, processes, governance models and customers.” She observes that many businesses that spent the past few years investing in cloud-based platforms and applications are now reaping the benefits.

One of the things Nivashini loves about her job is working with smart people, teams and clients — to help create technological solutions to difficult challenges. In a recent project with a telecommunications client, her team developed a cloud native digital portal that enabled an integrated business marketing and customer engagement solution taking advantage of the speed and capacity of cloud – to help increase the flexibility and capability of the go-to-market, on-demand infrastructure.

In her many roles -- as the Deloitte Africa Offerings Portfolio Leader for Core Business Operations, which includes the Cloud Engineering Lead and the Lead Client Service Partner for Google Africa -- Nivashini has helped Deloitte clients experience the power of the cloud; including, forming cloud strategies, establishing cloud centers of excellence and building powerful solutions on cloud platforms.

“Helping clients upfront to set up their cloud strategy, to help them understand the benefits and value that cloud can bring to their businesses and eventually helping them in their cloud journey” drives Nivashini’s success with Deloitte clients.

Nivashini believes not only that Deloitte embraces, but also that our clients and that individual careers require diversity. “I am able to bring that diversity that a cloud transformation journey needs because it's not only about technology—it's about people as much as it’s about processes.” Nivashini encourages aspiring young women to consider the array of choices in the cloud field. “My advice to someone interested in pursuing a career in cloud is to understand what part of the cloud journey they want to play in, what skills are required for them to develop in that area, what training they need, and what value they can add.”

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