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Meeting with Safie Meza, Project Manager at Talan

Safie Meza, Project Manager, answers our questions about Talan's ambitions and his career.

Could you introduce yourself and your career path?

My name is Safie Meza and I am a Project Manager within Talan’s Business consulting unit. I joined Talan recently in October after working for about a year within a Technology Advisory Program. 
I graduated with a BS in Management Information Systems. My first role in the professional workforce was an operations management analyst, followed by an analyst position within a Management Information Systems team where I worked directly with developers and the sales team to analyze data interactions to identify client needs and business opportunities on the trading platform.
I currently lead the new intranet platform implementation project for the New York Branch of a major French Bank.


What are your current duties/missions?

I am currently leading a new intranet platform implementation project to optimize the Bank’s internal use and access of internal information and knowledge management. My main duties revolve around:
●    Working closely with support functions (marketing and communication, compliance, HR, IT, etc.) to gather and document their business requirements for their document management and user access needs
●    Liaising with Paris development team to report all the issues, discuss and agree respective critically and delivery timeframe
●    Monitoring the project performance, reporting on progress, assessing risks, and initiating corrective actions
●    Building training materials and empowering stakeholders to ensure they will be autonomous to publish/update their content in the new intranet platform


What 3 words would you use to Introduce Talan? 

Tangible results: working closely with clients to deliver on the company’s vision
Trusted partner: ability to leverage on the team’s experience/track record and create new opportunities
Great place to work: ability to grow, develop new skills, work outside our comfort zone and reach full potential


At Talan, what is your playfield? How do you manage to explore it?

My playfield is to drive change within teams and organizations parallel to the current technological advancements. I believe that combining business consulting and cutting edge technologies delivers the highest value for our clients and create value. 
I strive to develop the best strategies to improve current solutions and meet the needs of a team or organization. Lastly, the ability to fully explore the technical aspect of business needs and how to use it as an advantage.


Could you describe a strong memory since you have joined Talan?

One of the strong memories to reflect on is the ability to be at the forefront of Talan to work directly with decision makers at the client’s company. Another memory is the cooperation and teamwork throughout the engagement with the client.


Which person inspires you the most? Who would you like to work with?

Elon Musk and his ability to plan for the future and execute upon the vision.