“What is your passion, Carl?”

It’s a question that I was asking myself, after moving to London this year and kicking off my job hunt. To begin with, dusting off my CV, several of my passions in my career came to mind right away:

  1. Working with people, to help bridge technical gaps
  2. Building solutions that can add real business value
  3. Creating a fun working environment

So, that was a great start – I knew what I was passionate about! The real challenge was in finding an organisation with the same passion; one dedicated to what they want to achieve, with some real plans for how they can go about making a difference.

That was about the time I got a phone call, telling me about a role in the Cynozure delivery team. I was hooked.

Cynozure is passionate about people and data.

I was introduced to Cynozure as a data strategy and analytics consultancy, on a mission to improve the world through the positive use of data. In fact, when I first met the team face-to-face, they made it a priority to highlight Cynozure’s mission statement and purpose driving the agenda forward.

Even in these first interviews, I immediately felt at home. I was talked through the company and the role with a real fire – talking to James Lupton (CTO) and Tim Connold (Product and Customer Director), their passion for their work was immediately evident. These were people that truly enjoyed working in data.

I couldn’t say no!

Finding the balance.

The challenge with any passion is finding the balance between pursuing it and doing it too much. With Cynozure, the whole team is passionate about what they can contribute to the crew, as well as data.

Expressing that passion and encouraging it across the business has helped to foster this real culture of productivity, unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before. You might not realise it, but data could be the key to driving your passion further – creating new opportunities to realise success with the positive use of data.

As I get started in my new role, I’m still finding my feet, but I’m looking forward to getting stuck into some of our new projects.


Written by Tor Park


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