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Meet the Datasource Offshore Team: Prashant Akolkar

Posted by Datasource on Apr 16, 2018 9:00:00 AM

This is the next interview in a new series in which we ask our unique and diverse Datasource Consulting staff to share a bit about themselves, both professionally and personally. We're amazed and inspired at their talents, hobbies, and aspirations, and we hope you are, too! 


Name: Prashant Alkolkar
Title: Data Quality Consultant
Years with Datasource: 2 months
Total Years Industry Experience: 5
Current Home City: Bengaluru, India

Tell us about your experience with Datasource Consulting (DSC), including types of projects and positions held: 

I was hired to enable Data Quality solutions and empower the competency with Data Quality add-ons. I have experience in ETL as well, so I’m currently working with a US client to set up their Data Warehouse.

At my previous organization I started as a rookie, and by the end I was leading a small Data Quality team and developing many DQ solutions. I also helped various clients maintain their existing Data Warehouse.

Describe life at Datasource with three unique words.

Home, fun, work

Tell us what you like most about working at Datasource.

My team, especially our lunch outings and the employee-friendly environment.

What challenges you the most and what motivates you the most at Datasource?

The challenging work itself keeps me motivated, and working on something new every day and empowering others to do the same excites me. Apart from that – cross culture and cross skills.

What is on your bucket list?

Bike travel to Leh-Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, India (the highest vehicle-accessible pass in the world).

What are your proudest accomplishments? 

I’m part of a pre-city cricket team for U15, and was part of core production support team for the entire Data Warehouse for a large retail client.

What are your hobbies outside of work? 

Watching football, playing badminton, and cooking.

What is your hidden talent?

Face-reader – just by looking, I can make out what a person is currently undergoing.

What phobias do you have?

Probably snakes.

Tell us why you fell in love with data.

I grew up in the age of the internet so each and every thing was easily accessible via Google. This made me curious as what data can do and how it’s the bread and butter for everyone nowadays in the era of apps.

Topics: Meet Datasource, Offshore

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