Bit about Debarya Dutta, he's a Data Scientist trained in Statistics at Indian Statistical Institute, Ex - Ola and currently leading data science efforts in dispatching at Careem.
Don't set goals to achieve something, set goals to change habits. In turn, these habits will help you achieve your goals. Take developing soft skills seriously. Time and again I have found that soft skills are important for success than technical skills.
My ability to convince my non-technical stakeholders that my work really means good value for the business. This event taught me how to communicate better with folks outside domain knowledge.
I started off in my career with the belief that my work should speak for itself and I have to make no effort in helping people adopt it. I felt unappreciated when I built a great model, however, it went unnoticed. I discussed this a senior he advised me to make presentations and discuss my work a lot more. I started talking a lot more about my work in the company and received great praises.
If I had all the money, time and power in the world, I would be working to make education accessible to all. I strongly believe that education is a right for all human beings at least till basic level, and in our current society a lot of people don't have the right access to education.
I admire my parents a lot. My mother has got herself educated beyond school, pushing the boundaries of her society and economic capability. My father took up odd jobs in his early career to get himself educated. I admire people who are able to dream and push boundaries to achieve their dreams.