- Feyi Adegbohun
I joined EY after graduating with a degree in I.T and Business Management. I went straight in to the Insurance Technology team where I currently work as a UX Analyst in an insurance product development project team which has been challenging but very interesting.
One of my biggest achievements during my career with EY so far has been the steady rise in confidence and ability I have gained through my exposure to multiple projects, client and business development opportunities. I have had the opportunity to present internally to teams and also externally to clients which has challenged me positively. When I was recommended to the Engagement Manager for my current project by another colleague, this made me realise how much the team recognises and rewards the effort you put into your own career development .
The firm is very people-focused and there is a vast amount of opportunity to grow. People are open; you always have access to team members with the skills or knowledge you need to provide value to the clients, and they are always willing to assist you in building your credibility in whichever area you gravitate towards.
One of the biggest challenges working within the technology sector is gaining large scale buy in and trust at the client organisation in order to implement new technology that will help to transform their business. However, it is up to us as their trusted advisors to guide and prepare the client for any changes that will occur due to technology transformation programmes.
There’s many exciting projects taking place at the moment within Insurance. We are currently involved in using the most interesting technology to help out our clients. This includes Blockchain and Robotics.My current project involves building a Blockchain Platform that aims to reduce delays, paperwork and disputes in the $30bn global marine insurance market. The distributed ledger will be used to capture information about shipments, risk and liability, and to help firms comply with insurance regulations.
If you’re looking to develop your technology career within an organisation such as EY I’d advise to develop ‘T-shaped’ skills. This means gaining deep skills in a single area of expertise while also possessing breadth across multiple disciplines or functions. Breadth could also include developing your people skills which is very beneficial in a consulting environment like at EY, where a significant amount of projects require collaboration across multiple areas of the business.