Staff Profile – Venkatesh Namachivayam

Title: Business Analyst

Years at UNK ITS: Five

Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, Work out, try different foods, hanging out with friends and family

Areas of ITS responsibility: WebFOCUS BI developer, CampusNexus CRM Administrator, PeopleSoft Campus Solutions Security Administrator

Tell us about the journey that led you to IT.  Past school and jobs? I did my Bachelors (Mechanical Engineering) in India. Then went to Graduate school in Chicago and attained dual Master’s (Industrial Systems Engineering and Management Information Systems). Even though most of my background is from engineering field, with my strong interest/motivation towards computers made me pursue my career in information systems. That landed me in getting my IT internship at TransUnion, credit monitoring company at downtown Chicago. Then eventually, after my graduation with intern experience and passion for IT secured me a job at UNK ITS!

Do you prefer Windows or Mac?  Why? Windows. Feels user friendly (or) maybe, I got used to this more than the Mac!

Do you prefer white, dark or milk chocolate? Dark

Do you have any hobbies? Racquetball, Running, Biking, Gym, Bowling, Billiards, try anything new and adventurous

What was your favorite TV show growing up? Tom & Jerry

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekends? Watching movies/TV series, Traveling (or) any outdoor activities

What was (or is) your favorite video game? Contra, Mario

What is one professional or personal skill you wish you had that you don’t? Wish that I speak Latin languages, at least few of them

What do you like on your pizza? Chicken, lots of mushrooms, onions and a side of pepperoncini’s!