Name: Manav Deep Sachdeva
University: ITM Gurgaon (Now known as North Cap University)
Job Title: Contributing Analyst – Insurance & Healthcare
Office Location: Gurgaon, India
Describe your job in 25 words or less: Read, inquire, gather and validate information to create high-impact Gartner research notes. My role exposes me to all departments across the company and the need for collaboration ensures a team-player approach at all times.
What originally attracted you to Gartner? Gartner offered everything I needed to monetize my hobbies — reading and writing. It came with perks like enormous knowledge avenues, working alongside thought leaders, attaining a panoramic view of multiple industries and meeting industry leaders at events.
Who has been a mentor for you here at Gartner? How have they helped you? Gartner happens to be my first job, and everyone has supported this journey of more than 4 years. A lot of transition was required to turn a fresh IT grad into an analytical & data-driven professional and my managers, peers and leadership were instrumental in extending that support. Mentoring is about investing time in a person, and to name a few who have been pivotal in my development then I would thank Tanu Chawla (Manager, Peer Insights), Abhijit Gupta (Director, Contributing Analysts) and Juergen Weiss (MVP, Insurance) who had faith in me and continue to guide me.
What is your favorite part about working for Gartner? An organization that incentivizes one’s knowledge appetite and pays for transmitting it to the clients is a great place to be. It excites me to collaborate with the thought leaders in the industry who have not just coined terms that the largest and most successful businesses of the world follow, but I’m also psyched by their dynamism, flamboyance and energy. Gartner will always be the place that fostered my business acumen, work ethics and global mindset.
What has been your proudest moment at Gartner? I have been the youngest member of every team I have worked with so far, so the personal pressure to be better than the best people in the industry is stirring. I produce high-impact research notes authoring alongside accomplished analysts and interviewing the planet’s largest corporations makes me proud every day.
What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? It would take a while to list any other job that could provide an exposure this extensive to grasp the business value chain of so many industries. The learnings have been immense, and dealing with C-level audiences to attain more and spread more knowledge remains the drive.
What advice would you give to recent new hires? Regardless of the department in which you start your career at Gartner, you will always have intellectually-stimulated and accomplished people who can be great mentors. If you happen to be at a company event then socialize as much, since we are a scattered global company and in-person meetings don’t happen often. Your skills can take you places if you know how to manage in-between spaces.
If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be and why? I would like to have Einstein, Tesla and Edison in a room and shoot rapid-fire questions at them: Did you really want to do what you did to mankind? How long do you want to live to know the implications? Do you want to undo any of your inventions? Seriously, what were u guys really thinking? <Phew!>
What are 3 words that best describe you? Curious, spirited and progressive
If you could switch your job with anyone else within Gartner whose job would you want and why? I would say Craig Safian, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer.
Favorite Quote or Personal Mantra: Follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.