UST + Pluralsight: Embracing digital transformation
Being able to transform business models and culture as technology evolves is at the heart of digital transformation. But what does “digital transformation” really mean?
It means today’s tech leaders must adapt, or risk their company’s extinction. And to embark on successful digital transformation means embracing continuous learning, using data, putting the right talent on the right projects and creating better feedback loops.
Companies who are slow to keep up, or don’t keep up at all, ultimately perish.
UST: becoming a digital-ready workforce of the future
UST is a company that has truly embraced digital transformation at every turn, making continuous learning a top priority. As a next-generation technology company that solves problems for Fortune 500 and Global 1000 organizations, being versatile and prepared as technology changes is critical.
Digital transformation is radically transforming the global enterprise. It's about shifting from the traditional way of doing business to doing business involving more technology. It is very important for corporations to adapt and understand that they need to train their employees.
MARIYA GEORGE GENERAL MANAGER
UST at a glance
UST IS A LEADING PROVIDER OF END-TO-END IT SERVICES AND SOLUTIONS FOR GLOBAL 1000 COMPANIES.
ADOPTS SIX SIGMA PRACTICES FOR DEVELOPING ITS CLIENT-FACING PROCESSES.
Uses a client-centric Global Engagement Model that combines local, senior, on-site resources with the cost, scale, and quality advantages of offshore operations.
Centers in India are ISO 27001 certified and were assessed PCMM level 5 in 2004.
Partners with industry leading product and solution companies to enhance service offerings and provide innovative solutions to clients.
When skills are needed, fast
UST is addressing digital transformation across the whole pyramid of its organization––enabling the know-how of its teams so they can become proficient in the technologies that matter most to the business. This also means understanding what their customers want quickly, and delivering.
It is always important to sense the need of the customer and get the capability before the competitor does. And this requires a whole other set of skills to be brought into the landscape.
ANOJ PILLAI CHIEF ARCHITECT
Because UST works with global Fortune 500 companies, technology talent is constantly in demand, and client expectations are immediate—many times, with only a week or two to ramp up and deliver customer requests.
Customers don’t want to wait—and these days, they don’t have to. UST knows that it must address those needs first, in order to retain clients.
The industry as a whole is becoming very client-centric, and that is driving a demand for a lot of new capabilities to be developed in a short span of time.
ANOJ PILLAI CHIEF ARCHITECT
The way learning happens has changed
If companies want to be successful in digital transformation, they must keep the skills on their teams up to date so they can tackle new waves of technology at increasing speeds.
The tech industry paradigm is shifting from taking time off to learn, to learning all the time––and UST has implemented this type of learning culture. UST adapts and trains employees consistently, in real time, across its organization, and makes learning a priority from the top down.
By using Pluralsight, leaders are providing employees an ever-evolving technology learning platform that increases their proficiency, fast.
“We are enabling the technology skills of our employees so they have niche skills on artificial intelligence, or cloud, or security or machine learning.”
- Dr. Madana Kumar, VP & Global Head-Learning & Development
Pluralsight has been critical to success
UST’s clients demand technology talent and delivering that talent is key to their success. For employees across the organization, access to Pluralsight has empowered them to keep up with technology changes, deliver to customers and find personal satisfaction and pride in their work.
“I really like Pluralsight specifically for its content––it is great, world-class content and I have found features such as Skill IQ very useful. Pluralsight focuses on the user experience to make sure its site is working flawlessly, so I can concentrate on my studies.”
- Nikhil Krishna Nair, Solutions Architect
But it isn’t just world-class authored courses that keep UST employees at the top of their game. Pluralsight IQ has also been a key tool to show team members where knowledge gaps exist, so they can focus on what to learn to fill those gaps.
One cool feature about Pluralsight is the Skill IQ assessment – a short, 5-minute assessment – and based on the results, it will recommend a few courses to get you working better.
NARENDRANATH REDDY SOFTWARE DEVELOPER
Additionally, other platform experiences like channels allows leaders to gain insight into what’s trending on their teams, fill skills gaps and increase proficiency. Channels allow leaders to recommend specific courses and see how team members are progressing over time. And, when it comes to enabling UST’s developers and transitioning them from front end to full stack, Pluralsight has played a pivotal role.
I manage a team of 13 members who are working in different technologies. With channels, we can create a path for them so that the team can meet specific requirements. It is a great feature that I would highly suggest in Pluralsight.
SUMITHA SYGAL ASSOCIATE PROJECT MANAGER
Mastering digital transformation at scale
While the global enterprise is radically changing through digital transformation, UST is able to stay ahead, adapt and understand the pace of change, make continuous learning a priority and deliver value to its clients––all while navigating digital disruption.
Digital transformation can’t be ignored. Ready to speed up skill development and create a digital-ready workforce at your org