Insights from Our Experts: Mauro Gonzalez

Get to Know Cognizant Softvision’s Leaders and Experts

With 25 Studios across 10 countries, Cognizant Softvision is home to countless individuals with a wide range of expertise. In this series, we sit down with our experts to get to know them better, pick their brains and gain some insights.

For our first interview, we talk with Mauro Gonzalez, VP Technology in the Buenos Aires Studio.

GETTING TO KNOW MAURO

What was your first job?

I had many summer jobs when I was in highschool, supermarket repo boy, factory worker, electrician, but my first tech related job was at Xerox Argentina as an electronics technician.

What do you like to do in your free time?

My two major hobbies are playing electric guitar and building things. I play the guitar since I was 15, still not a great guitar player, but it’s one of the things I enjoy the most.

I also like building and fixing things, from wooden furniture to my house ceilings. I can’t remember the last time I had a contractor in my place.

Any upcoming travel plans?

Mendoza, a province in Argentina right by the Andes. Most of the wine and olives production is there.

What’s the best Halloween costume you’ve ever had?

A frog.

What’s your hidden talent/super power?

I do great BBQs.

If you had to eat one food for every meal, what would you eat?

Seafood.

MAURO AT WORK

What are your roles and duties at Cognizant Softvision?

My formal role is split in two; I lead the tech dept in Buenos Aires, and I’m the Guildmaster for the web community.

Given we started the Buenos Aires studio from the ground up, I had to wear multiple hats, from being the IT guy, to be a recruiter, to support the solutions team from a community standpoint, and engage as a TD in some US based accounts. I loved all of them.

What are some ways you support and motivate your team?

I communicate with them in a frequent, transparent, and upfront way. I try to make sure they see how their work impacts in both Softvision and the client’s success. My goal is to make them shine, and get better project after project.

What do you find the most rewarding about working at Cognizant Softvision?
I like the way we make things happen. And this applies to everything from projects being delivered to engineers growing their skills building capacities we didn’t have before.

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