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Exploring tech’s vast horizons: Republic Polytechnic students’ enriching visit to Acronis Singapore

In the heart of Singapore, 50 enthusiastic students from Republic Polytechnic embarked on an exciting journey into the world of technology on 10 October 2023. More than just a field trip, this visit allowed these students to delve deep into the multifaceted tech industry. The day’s highlight? A thought-provoking panel discussion titled “Navigating IT Career Options: Discovering Diverse Paths in the Tech World.”

Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection and data management solutions, has earned a reputation for its cutting-edge solutions and unwavering commitment to safeguarding digital assets. The Singapore office serves as a testament to innovation, and it was the ideal setting to introduce the students to the transformative tech realm. The visit commenced with a warm and informative welcome to the visiting students from Vladimir Zatsepin, Head of Global Platform & Singapore R&D Centre, offering an in-depth look at Acronis’ incredible journey in the cybersecurity sector and its profound impact on businesses worldwide. This journey showcased Acronis’ adaptability and resilience in the face of an ever-evolving threat landscape.

The much-anticipated panel discussion, “Navigating IT Career Options: Discovering Diverse Paths in the Tech World,” featured four distinguished speakers who have forged unique paths within the tech industry. The panellists included:

Vladimir Zatsepin, Head of Global Platform & Singapore R&D Centre: Vladimir provided a real-world view of the cybersecurity landscape and the responsibilities of safeguarding digital assets

Akshat Jhalani, Lead Software Engineer: Akshat’s narrative using the popular Golden Circle offered students a glimpse into the world of how much more we can achieve if we start everything we do by first asking a simple question: “Why?”

Minxuan Deng, Team Lead Software Development: Minxuan delved into the pivotal role of project management in tech and the skills necessary to lead IT projects to success.

Wei Hao Tan, Team Lead: Wei Hao shared his insights into software development and his journey to become a successful engineer in the cybersecurity domain.

The panel discussion was an enthralling exchange of ideas as the students actively engaged with the panellists. They explored the diverse career options within the tech industry and learned about the various skills, mindsets, and educational paths that can lead to success. Each panellist emphasized the importance of passion, adaptability, and continuous learning in the ever-evolving world of technology.

The Q&A session was particularly enlightening, with students seeking advice on how to kickstart their careers in IT. The speakers shared their experiences, offered guidance, and encouraged students to take the initiative, network, and continuously expand their skill sets.

The visit to Acronis Singapore was an enlightening experience for the students. As they left the office, they carried with them a deeper understanding of the tech industry and a sense of inspiration. Acronis’ commitment to innovation and cybersecurity excellence set a remarkable example for these aspiring tech professionals.

The panel discussion on diverse career paths in the tech world left a lasting impact, inspiring the students to explore many options and find their own unique niches in the ever-expanding tech landscape. Armed with newfound knowledge and motivation, these students are now better equipped to navigate the exciting and diverse world of IT careers, poised to contribute to the ever-evolving tech universe. The journey into the tech world had just begun for these students, and it promises to be a journey filled with discovery, innovation, and endless possibilities.

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