Meet Hugo ALLAMEL!

Meet Hugo Allamel, infrastructure consultant at Sogeti Switzerland!

Hugo Allamel was born in France and grew up in Chamonix, Haute-Savoie. He belongs to the Millenial Generation, who are the early adopter of digital technologies.

At first, it was a luxury to have access to those technologies, but now most people have a PC and a Smartphone at home. This technological environment in which he grew up always attracted him.


Tell us about your studies and certifications

When I chose computer sciences for my studies, I didn’t know what I was getting into. At the beginning, I thought that it was about video games and surfing the internet. So when I came to my engineering school (EPITA) in preparatory class, I discover something different from what I expected: algorithms. I created my first programs and i spent a lot of time coding, but I wanted to discover another aspect of computing: the infrastructure world. I started working as an intern network administrator at Sogeti just after my studies. I was able to work with experts in many areas with whom I could learn and improve my skills every day. I have been working at Sogeti for 5 years during which I met many companies and discover different environments.

What is your professional background?

I started working as a developer then I turned into the world of security and networks. I always spent time to understand all scales of an IT system, because I am very curious and I like to work in a versatile way. My clients have always appreciated that I was able to work on different level: basics IT tasks and also high-level ones.
I worked for companies dealing with aerospace, automobile, events ... Each client has various ways of working, tools, and methodologies adapted to their working environment. I learned a lot of good practices but I also saw the bad. This experience enables me to build myself and progress in my job.

Why did you choose to work for Sogeti?

I chose to be a consultant at Sogeti after my studies because I wanted to be a part of a big company. I love to be challenged, in computer sciences, you must constantly be up to date on new technologies that are changing very quickly. This is even truer when we are consultant. We cannot afford to be late on the world that surrounds us. I remained faithful to that company since the beginning of my career because Sogeti allows me to keep moving forward. My advice is to not hesitate to be an actor of what you want to be, and Sogeti always allowed me to progress in my career, supporting my choices. Here I am now in Switzerland for almost 2 years, after 4 years at Sogeti France.

On what kind of project do you usually work on? And on what kind of project you would like to work on?

For my next mission, I would like to work on a virtual infrastructure and take care of the establishment of an SDN. I worked on WAN architectural redesign projects, data center architecture, operators link management... When I started as a network administrator, I was responsible for my client data center: wiring, Level 1 and 2 support, inventory management, spare management, incident management, setup and configuration of new equipment. Then I turned to be a junior project manager and an infrastructure architect. The data center model that I knew when I started to work is changing and now we have more and more services in the cloud via virtual infrastructure. That’s why I want to become a virtualization expert.

Can you describe the most interesting project you’ve done recently?

Each mission brings interesting projects, and projects mean teams. I think the most important thing for developing a good project is to have a good team. All the projects I've done allowed me to work with strong teams, and it always was a pleasure to work with passionate people. Sharing with these teams is also a way to learn even more.

Which challenges do you meet in your work?

My main challenges are trying to understand the customer needs to be able to give the right answer to their expectations, to continuously train myself and to maintain a high level of expertise. Being always aware of market and technologies trends is a key element for understanding what is happening in our work environment. Companies will increasingly adopt a hybrid model, with a private infrastructure and a public one with services as Office365. Our biggest challenge today is to help them in this transformation.

In your opinion, what trends will revolutionize company’s way of work?

What will change in the coming years is the arrival of the Internet of Things (IoT), services cloud oriented and data management. The constant increase of data won’t permit to skip a management and sharing model of data. I think companies will have to rethink their infrastructure and how to secure them; new jobs will appear. If companies want to reduce their costs, they will have to implement a private cloud within their existing infrastructure which will allow them to add some dynamism, flexibility, and services evolution. It will then be possible to have a public cloud for some services that can be outsourced and a private cloud for services that should remain on-premise.

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    Fatimazohra Zirar
    Infrastructure & Cloud Practice Leader for the French speaking part
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