Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Decided to go to college and studied Computer Science.
Decided working for a company I believed in, change roles and developing their employee - Capital One.
Decided to leave being an Operating System/DBA role to a business facing team.
Decided to be a people manager - developing active listening skills.
Decided to join business operation team at Capital One to help bridging business and technology gaps.
Keep following my journey

Career

Technology Director

I bring the right technologies to support business operation needs.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Technology
Non-Profit Organizations
Working with Others

Day to Day

Be able to gain understanding of business operation needs (what they do), then figuring out what technology can help them doing their work better. And, being able to explain the technology to business leaders, what it is and how it can help them.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

The ability to communicate effectively such as active listening - listen closely, feedback, and ask right questions so you can gain full context of what the business problem is. Communication is critical not only being able to understand the business problem, it's also a foundation to be able to explain technologies in plain language to non technical business leaders. It also enables you to lead the technical teams to deliver on the best technology solutions.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Technology skills can be learned in the school environment, at the same time communication skill needs be learned outside of the classrooms. Learn how one can be effective in communicating with others through active listening - hear what others have to say by putting yourself in their shoes and ask questions to make sure what you have heard is what being communicated to you.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You don't understand what we really need."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
First-Generation Immigrant
Learning Issues