Sowmya Tejha Kandregula | Senior Manager | Cognizant Technology Solutions | College Station, Taxas, United States
Sowmya Tejha Kandregula is a seasoned Data Management professional with over 14 years of experience in Data Governance, Data Privacy, Data Security, Regulatory Compliance, Financial Risk Management and Metadata Management. Sowmya’s proficiency lies in developing cohesive solutions for large and complex projects spanning multiple divisions and/or platforms.
Sowmya has served as a judge for several Information Technology business events and excellence awards, published author, and follows creativity to express his subject expertise. He has mentored more than 2,000 enthusiasts across the globe to get them into the Information Technology space to become future thought leaders.
What do achievements mean to you?
A milestone towards which one should march with positivity and professionalism.
What excites you most about the work that you do?
Customer satisfaction, team building (and) training & development. Treat every moment on the job as an opportunity to learn something new.
Do you have a mantra or motto that you live by?
Knowledge shared is knowledge gained…
What makes you yourself
Looking at the bigger picture while not losing focus towards smaller details.
As a high school student (12th grade), I mentored my juniors (9/10th grade) in math and science.
Work smart not hard…
Currently occupied with (business/job related activities)
– Supporting one of the fortune 500 clients.
– Advisory Board Member at Association of Data and Cyber Governance.
– Mentoring graduating students, job aspirants in the field of data governance and data privacy.
Gold Winner. Information Technology Professional of the Year | Training and Development
What was your journey like to get where you are today
To keep it short and simple – a rollercoaster. For someone that hails from a small coastal town in India, it is like a (wild) dream to reach the shores of the USA. Thanks to my family and their support, I was able to come to the land of unlimited opportunities and make a mark for myself in my chosen field of endeavor.
How do you stay motivated
While teaching is a passion of mine, I learn a lot from the young folks that I mentor. That energy keeps me going.
The harder you work, the luckier you get.
Definition of leadership
To inspire by actions not by words, mentor and guide. Maintain tough mental balance during adversity.
One word that best describes you
How you’ve approached change
With an open mind. I treat every change as an opportunity to learn.
What are you really into outside of work?
Travel and Technology
Folks who desert common sense
Most important lesson learned
Everyone learns at their own pace
Losing loved ones
Idea of perfect happiness
Friends and family
Characteristic most admired
Hard work, willingness to learn, Risk taking
Characteristic least admired
Current state of mind
Vaccine for COVID
Exercise of choice
How do you learn?
By investing in my learning and education.
Most influential book read
How to win friends and influence people
Most ecstatic moment
When it’s all over, how do you want to be remembered?
A great mentor
Countries you would like to visit
Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica.
Favorite hotel (brand)
Favorite apparel (brand)
Am a foodie so love every kind of cuisine
Favorite car (brand)
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