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Rediscovering Connections: Navigating Social Needs in Isolation

Many years back, I had been to a vivacious party.
The atmosphere was perky, zestful, and very animated.
I saw an old friend of mine. She was sitting at a corner and chatting away rather soberly with a closed group of pals while sipping on a cocktail.
We exchanged pleasantries. She wanted to talk but I walked past.
I wasn’t at the party to meet her for she knew me too well.
I wanted to make new friends. I wanted to soak in the vibes and feast on new connections with people I had never known.
The party lasted several hours and I remember returning home with renewed energy and a newfound zest for life.
Several years later, I found myself in the corner of my smallish workroom – yearning for a company – preferably from someone, I had known for a long time. The many months of working from home with no physical interaction with anyone outside of my small family had taken a toll on my social needs.
I rang my friend who I had ignored at the party.
Kind as she always is, she picked up my call and we spoke for a long time. It was a good talk.
It quenched my thirst for communal conversation, chit-chat, and a gabfest.

For many companies, DevOps is that friend.

DevOps digital transformation

DevOps digital transformation

DevOps is someone most of us have known for a very long time but whose potential we never fully utilized.

With the pandemic and remote working becoming the new norm, challenges with syncing, organizing, automating, and adapting are inescapable and expected to only grow exponentially in the future.
DevOps is, dare I say, the single biggest agent that fills all the missing pieces of this convoluted puzzle.
The panacea, if you will.
DevOps is resilient and made for remote operations, by design.
Contrary to popular predisposition, DevOps is not just a set of tools – it is a journey that digital businesses must embark on if they want to automate (who doesn’t?!) and reduce the clutter at every step of the product development.

Also read: Essential Skills for Becoming a DevOps Engineer

At Altimetrik, our DevOps services are two-fold.
One, we enable our engineers by offering the best-in-class courses and certifications in the DevOps and Cloud Engineering space.
Two, we pilot the digital transformation of our customers through unsurpassed DevOps services that pivot on simplicity and event-oriented.
The COVID-19 crisis will pass, but the way companies across the world work will, in all likelihood, never go back to pre-covid days.

Many organizations will end up deciding there are more merits to remote working than renting an office space.
People will get through this, and DevOps will be there, holding our hands and enriching our lives all along.

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Vikas Krishan

Chief Digital Business Officer and Head of the EMEA region

Vikas (Vik) Krishan serves as the Chief Digital Business Officer and Head of the EMEA region for Altimetrik. He is responsible for leading and growing the company’s presence across new and existing client relationships within the region.

Vik is a seasoned executive and brings over 25 years of global experience in Financial Services, Digital, Management Consulting, Pre- and Post-deal services and large/ strategic transformational programmes, gained in a variety of senior global leadership roles at firms such as Globant, HCL, Wipro, Logica and EDS and started his career within Investment Banking. He has developed significant cross industry experience across a wide variety of verticals, with a particular focus on working with and advising the C-Suite of Financial Institutions, Private Equity firms and FinTech’s on strategy and growth, operational excellence, performance improvement and digital adoption.

He has served as the engagement lead on multiple global transactions to enable the orchestration of business, technology, and operational change to drive growth and client retention.

Vik, who is based in London, serves as a trustee for the Burma Star Memorial Fund, is a keen photographer and an avid sportsman.

Megan Farrell Herrmanns

Chief Digital Officer, US Central

Megan is a senior business executive with a passion for empowering customers to reach their highest potential. She has depth and breadth of experience working across large enterprise and commercial customers, and across technical and industry domains. With a track record of driving measurable results, she develops trusted relationships with client executives to drive organizational growth, unlock business value, and internalize the use of digital business as a differentiator.

At Altimetrik, Megan is responsible for expanding client relationships and developing new business opportunities in the US Central region. Her focus is on digital business and utilizing her experience to create high growth opportunities for clients. Moreover, she leads the company’s efforts in cultivating and enhancing our partnership with Salesforce, strategically positioning our business to capitalize on new business opportunities.

Prior to Altimetrik, Megan spent 10 years leading Customer Success at Salesforce, helping customers maximize the value of their investments across their technology stack. Prior to Salesforce, Megan spent over 15 years with Accenture, leading large transformational projects for enterprise customers.

Megan earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University. Beyond work, Megan enjoys playing sand volleyball, traveling, watching her kids soccer games, and is actively involved in a philanthropy (Advisory Council for Cradles to Crayons).

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