Sergio is passionate about new technologies and innovation. When we spoke I noticed his excitement of working with teams to deliver the best results for the client. Also, I was surprised to find out that we share the same hobby: photography. He made a really nice parallel between the process of taking a picture and his daily life at work.
“Photography teaches you to see things differently, to appreciate the details, and to be careful with the light and framing. A slight change in these variables can generate a different image or message.”
Can you please tell me about your role and the story of your career, from when you started at Belatrix, to your position today
I started working at Belatrix six years ago as a mobile developer with a very big project in the financial area. It’s one of the most important projects I have participated in. Then I became a Scrum Master for several years. Later, I became interested in customer management, and project management which led me to become Director of Account. I am currently in the position of Vice President of Innovation.
What is the thing you love the most about your job?
One of the things I like the most is the ability that I have gained over the years to analyze systems. Instead of concentrating on specific features, I am now able to see the big picture, and therefore be more strategic. Apart from this technical side, I love to work with people from other cultures. I remember once I was on vacation abroad and I ended up meeting one of our customers which we had been working for months and had already established a friendship. I thought it was amazing to have friends you’ve never met before in person thanks to our previous work relationship.
How has Belatrix helped you achieve your career goals?
I very much appreciate the fact that Belatrix provides the opportunity to change roles. Being a Director of Account gave me a different perspective, and allowed me to focus not only on the technical aspects but also on strategic decisions. Also, I believe that a large portion of our success with the projects has been due to the passion that people show for their work. Passion is one of the core values of the company, and I believe people have indeed adopted a sense of belonging that is reflected in our results. Passion here is contagious.
What do you love most about your job?
What I love the most is to be able to work with new technologies and innovation to develop solutions. I like to work with artificial intelligence, IoT, and mobile development. Combining these technologies to find the best solution is what motivates me the most.
Also, what I admire about Belatrix is the fact that there is always an open door to communicate, and we can easily reach people regardless of their seniority- for example, I can easily chat via skype with Alex Robbio, the President and Co-Founder of the company. This dynamic makes Belatrix a horizontal organization where ideas are heard and opportunities for innovation are opened. Not to mention that it reflects the fact that Belatrix really cares about its employees. People can approach their leaders to talk about their needs, expectations, and concerns, which is something you don’t see in many companies.
What has been your most memorable moment at Belatrix?
The most memorable moment was when I had the opportunity to lead a very big team. It brought me great satisfaction to interact with high performing, talented people day after day and see how together we built the solution. These kinds of experiences forge strong and lasting relationships.
What do you do in your spare time? Is there a connection between your hobby and your work?
I am passionate about photography. And I think there is a connection between this hobby and my work at Belatrix. Photography teaches you to see things from different angles, to appreciate the details and to be careful with the light and framing. A slight change in these variables can generate a different image or message. I am very careful when taking a picture, I take into account every aspect. I believe we need to apply this in our everyday lives. There are things that might seem irrelevant, but they influence the message you want to transmit.
Also, I try to search for interesting images on the street, when I am heading to meet a client or at the office. This has trained my eye to find compelling images in apparently ordinary places. Observing and going beyond the ordinary is another important lesson that photography has taught me.