Gad Nishimwe

Class of 2022-2023

INES-Ruhengeri, 2021
Civil Engineering Major

Why did you choose ESTEEM? 

I choose ESTEEM to integrate my technical skills ( engineering and tech ) into business acumen and change the World.

What is your Capstone Project and why are you excited about it? 

As Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud, and advisory services, industry solutions, and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. For my capstone project, I'm currently working with Avanade. This IT consulting firm helps companies utilize the Microsoft cloud platforms to drive innovative digital transformations. I will be working on identifying and understanding how the physical consumer product companies must adapt, evolve or transform to keep pace with the changing consumer expectations to digitally connected mesh and also by mapping the experiential changes that must come with this transformation and the avenues to achieve this from a technology evolution that comes in stride with the company’s core business model.

My core responsibilities will include performing the product company analysis, doing market research analysis, and conceptual ideas by choosing one of the companies and working with them to create an initial concept. I’m excited to take a lead in the development of a go-to-market strategy and the commercialization of the technology evolution.

What do you hope to do after ESTEEM? 

After ESTEEM, I yearn to be in a multidisciplinary role at the intersection of my engineering, Science, and business strategy. My propel is to integrate and empower my engineering with scientific-tech-related skills with business strategy.

What do you like to do in your free time? 

When I'm not working I like to travel to new places, listen to my favorite music, play basketball, and hang out with friends and family.