Ferose on Multidimensional Talent Discovery
03 Aug 2020
Ferose, Senior Vice President and HEAD of SAP Academy for Engineering, discusses talent development beyond basic training, with the goal of driving a culture change across the company. Ferose also describes his formula for measuring the value of a life's work, what changes companies and employees can expect in a post-COVID work environment.
Hosted by Jeff Kavanaugh, VP and Head of the Infosys Knowledge Institute.
“Our core insight was the best engineers are not just good technologists or good coders, but we call them the multidimensional engineers, engineers who have compassion, who build communities, who have courage, are curious...” Ferose
Ferose, you work in SAP, heading the Academy for Engineering, developing the next generation of technology leaders. Can you share an inspiring example of how your Academy is making a difference?
Jeff introduces Ferose
You're obviously multi-talented and interested in diverse topics. What inspires you to go into a technology role every day?
What is unique in your current role as the head of the SAP Academy for engineering? How is it different than maybe a traditional training institute?
Can you share with me the influences that have caused you to be passionate like this and combine or intertwine social with the technology?
You mentioned earlier that you had some background with a book that was on children and helping others. What was the influence for that, and then where have you taken that?
For our listeners who might be fortunate or able to do so, what are the things you encountered, like challenges, and how did you make the most of the opportunity to lead at an early age?
What is the biggest impact [COVID has] had on your business and your life, and what is your takeaway from it?
What's your view on thought leadership and how it can help professionals, not just writers, but others, be more successful?
You mentioned too many people today, today being post-COVID, are focused on recovery, but you want to focus on discovery. Can you go into that?
What is it that an executive, let's say in industry, that might not be in a hardcore tech firm, what can they do to energize and to bring about some of this change for their own organization?
What are some of the favorite books, or other influences that made an impact on you?
Ferose shares is contact information and how to find his publications online