Datumize Diary: Imran Secka
My Time At Datumize So Far
It was not too long ago that I was still living in Bristol, pondering on what would be the best way to gain specific skills relevant to the sector I was most interested in. Also, I was trying to make the most of my placement year. That’s why when I was presented with the opportunity to undertake my placement abroad at Datumize (Barcelona), I did not hesitate to jump at this unique chance. As expected, I was very excited and also nervous as I would be moving to a country I’d never visited before on my own with very little knowledge of the main language spoken over there. When I arrived to Spain, I was astonished by the beautiful scenery of the city and the kindness of the people that came with it. As for now, I am a few months deep into my time with Datumize as a Sales Intern, who is still very eager to continue learning and expand on my already developing knowledge of the Sales & Marketing business sector. Being a part of the Datumize team has been a wonderful experience so far, and it’s proving to be invaluable for both my professional and personal life. The multiple tasks that I have been given provided me with a sense of responsibility which resulted in me progressing quickly, in terms of the development of my skills. I have been given plenty of room to grow as an individual and to continually be challenged to succeed. I can honestly say that I believe that this company allows you to gain a great insight into the world of business and do things that employees wouldn’t have the opportunity to do elsewhere.
Before Datumize, I had always been aware of the need to understand data within a business, but learning more and more about what the company does during my time with the company helped me realise that I really underestimated the importance of data. During my first week here, they helped me understand how the company products are used to open up doors into hidden data for companies. I found out that the use of hidden data allows to make decisions on what to do with this dark data based on the powerful business insights. Coming to terms with how Datumize is revolutionizing the way the companies understand their customers performances has allowed me to learn more about the significance of data, as well as the fintech industry as a whole. The culture of any company is extremely important on its way to success. Datumize boasts a workplace culture that is beneficial for every single one of its employees. I could really feel it once I stepped into the office on my very first day. I was greeted with kindness throughout the whole office as I went around with our Marketing Director to introduce myself to the members of the team. I had been eased into the company so well that it allowed me to fit in with the company culture and get comfortable with everyone very quickly. No matter what department you’re a part of, anyone can easily engage into a conversation with anyone which demonstrates how tight knit the company actually is. The working environment is relaxed, but at the same time very professional which in my opinion is the perfect balance for productivity.
Unfortunately for a lot of employees at other companies, they find themselves not enjoying their job. However, I have been lucky enough to be a part of such a great company. Due to the positive environment that has been created around the company, I can honestly say I am looking forward to coming into the office everyday. It pleases me to think that my time here is nowhere close to being over, and I’m very excited to continue being a part of the very bright future that Datumize has ahead!