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Impossible is just the starting point for Roy De Ocampo

  • Posted on October 2, 2018
  • Estimated reading time 2 minutes
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Roy de Ocampo, a Group Manager for Avanade’s Southwest region in the United States, is a thrill seeker – both in his professional life and personal life.  Read about how he makes the impossible possible every day at Avanade.

Q.  What gets you out of bed every morning?
A. Working to curate the next on-the-job thrill and create exciting solutions for our clients.  

Q. What makes Avanade different from other places you’ve worked?
A. Workwise – the wide range of opportunities to dabble and deliver in various roles.
People-wise – the congregation of like-minded people with similar interests, extreme levels of tolerance and spontaneous thrill seekers.

Q. What is your proudest career moment and why?
A. When one of the projects I was involved with wasn’t going well but was turned around and successfully delivered by an idea we thought to be impossible at the time. Since then, difficult and impossible is just the starting point #ChallengeAccepted.

Q. What advice would you give to your younger self?

A. Learn everything faster and take more plunges into the unknown. The last decade has been filled with ‘firsts’ I could only imagine possible when I first started my career.

Q. What is your secret to making progress each day?
A. Documenting starts with a physical notebook and a list of tasks that start with “to do” and ends with a list of completed tasks with a line through them.

Q. A typical weekend for me is…
A. Immediate family weekend with my wife, kids, sisters, and parents along with extended family gatherings, usually involving activities surrounding food and planning for the next family trip. When not with my immediate family, I’m typically with the other family of “Avanauts” from question #2 executing on question #1, which may include any of the following items: flights both commercial and not (I am a private pilot), a marked spot on the globe for a destination, planes, trains, automobiles, boats, fishing gear, Nomex suits, snowboarding gear, scuba gear, camera gear, helmets, explosions, unmarked trails, techie gadgets, and the occasional tux.

Q. Tell us one thing people don’t know about you.
A. When I started as an analyst at Avanade, I was still in college. Each week I would fly back home on Wednesday afternoon to make it to my Wednesday night classes then turn right back around and take a red eye flight back to the client site to be in the office Thursday morning, and then I would head back home on Thursday evening. This happened over a period of a year and half, at which point I then obtained my bachelor’s degree.

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