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Alexey Bôas

Head of Technology, Brazil

I'm passionate about technology and its impact in the industry and society as a whole. As Head of Technology for Brazil, I help to articulate how technology can bring business impact to our clients and the IT industry in Brazil and advise our Brazil leadership team from a technology standpoint. I also work closely with our global CTO and her office to bring to life our global Technology Strategy. I joined the Brazil leadership team in 2014 and, since then, help steer, grow and evolve ThoughtWorks in Brazil, bringing lots of value to our clients, making it an awesome place for ThoughtWorkers and creating social impact.

Like many ThoughtWorkers, I mentor and coach people in technical leadership roles and have acted as sponsor for several different initiatives and accounts.

I try to balance time and focus among growing our Brazilian business, evolving the value propositions we bring to our clients and developing technology thought leadership in the Brazilian market.

I joined ThoughtWorks in 2012 as a Technical Principal and have played several different roles while delivering for our clients. I was General Manager for the São Paulo office from 2014 to 2015. Prior to ThoughtWorks, I worked for 15 years as a consultant in the IT industry, playing several different roles, such as developer, coach, team leader, IT manager and executive leader.

The Interview

The thing I love most about my work is

the awesome people I get to know and work with. It's thrilling to meet so many brilliant friends and so many different perspectives and backgrounds.

With ThoughtWorks, I've visited

Chile, China, Ecuador, India, South Africa, Uganda, and the U.S.

My geeky passion is

I particularly like Enterprise Architecture and the need to approach it from a holistic perspective: combining technology with agility, organizational design and people. Must also mention that, while I've been away from it for a while, theoretical CS has always been close to heart. I had the opportunity to study abstract computer algebra for my master's degree years ago and love it ever since.