16 Dec 2019
We caught up with Rajesh to find out what it's like to head up the Voice and Collaboration Product team and how he landed the role.
Who are you?
Rajesh Janabalan, a husband, a father, a technologist, a reader, a geek, a movie buff, a music lover, a foodie, a traveller oh and a Product Manager.
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself?
When I was younger I use to practice Kendo for a number of years, it’s a full contact martial art using Bamboo sticks instead of swords.
Tell us about what do you do and where in BT you work?
I’m a Senior Manager looking after our Partner Cloud UC portfolio, working in the Voice and Collaboration Product team. I’m privileged to lead an amazingly talented bunch of Product managers looking after some of our key strategic Cloud Communication (IP Voice) products.
Tell us about how BT has supported you to have the career you hoped for?
I started my BT career at the end of Nov 2016 taking on a team of In-Life product managers. It’s been an amazing journey working with the team, seeing them and our products evolve and develop. In May of this year I was lucky enough to be successful in moving to my current role. I wanted to challenge to really drive the partner journey, experience to take the best of what was out there and blend with the best of BT. I’ve been fortunate to have two really supportive managers who have had faith in my ability to forge my own way through what the art of the possible could be in product. I came to BT as I knew how difficult a task the job would be, I wanted and needed that challenge. I’ve been enjoying it every day since, I’m busier than ever but love what is ahead!
What’s been a recent proud work achievement for you?
Someone in my team being recognized for the monthly enterprise award, which I had recommended them for.
What do you love about working in your team?
The excitement of knowing we are changing and evolving BT in everything we are working on, the fact everyone feels the freedom to challenge what we have been doing to try something new.
What excites you about BT’s future?
Our drive, passion and people we are going to change the company and the wider world and I’m a part of that, that is amazing.
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