Mathangi Sandilya is the Global Technology Lead for Communications & Media industry at Accenture. Technology, Innovation and Communications & Media are the three themes that sum up her passion, focus and professional journey of over 20 years.
As Technology becomes the centerpiece of disruption and a competitive advantage for organizations looking to retain their pole positions, it is imperative to ride the wave. She has ridden the wave too – starting over 20 years back with coding and exploring technology to creating the technology strategy today for communications & media organizations. A lot has changed – the technology, access, impact and a lot has remained the same – the end goal is always the customer. She helps clients ride the technology and innovation wave while not losing focus on the shores – customer impact – which is best achieved by being inclusive – include your customers, employees and partners.
Being at the cusp of technology and industry – she understands the predicament of CSPs – the legacy landscape, the need to shift and the mindset change required to make this shift while straddling a dual speed route to the new. She has the opportunity to interact with customers at various stages of this journey and the nuances in their context be it the competitors they deal with, the technology choices they make or the partnerships that propel them – In her words “Our ability to play the advisor, partner they turn to future proof their technology landscape, has been the most rewarding part of my role”.
Liquid Learning aka continuous learning keeps her abreast with the latest and greatest. She can speak to you at length on various topics ranging from 5G to IoT to Cloud and NetDevOps. SANKETIK – a patent pending solution with the Language of gestures – is another topic that fires her up and a project that will always remain close to her heart and helped her truly comprehend the purpose of technology and inclusive innovation.