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Our People: Q&A with Senior Consultant Jake Jiang

Updated: Sep 16, 2021

We recently welcomed Senior Consultant Jake Jiang to the Emerson Health team. As is our custom, we sat down with Jake and asked him to tell us a little more about himself. Read on to get to know Jake!

1. You've recently joined the Emerson Health team. Welcome! Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Thank you, thrilled to be here! I’ve taken this opportunity with Emerson Health to continue developing and adventure across the ditch from my home in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Before joining Emerson Health, I was a healthcare management consultant, business analyst, and construction project manager. I studied at the University of Auckland, completing majors in computer science, statistics, operations & supply chain management, and information systems.

In my free time, I like to go to the gym, play badminton, attend concerts, and explore new places; whether that's food, coffee, or a cool new area.

2. What drives your passion for the work we do?

I am passionate about empowering people and organisations to go beyond their perceived limits in shaping the future with information and technology. It is a privilege to be collaborating with so many amazing and talented people in the health sector focused on making a difference. With the potential of data, we can gamify system improvements and drive efficiencies towards positive patient outcomes, access, and equity.

The traveling that comes with consulting is also a huge bonus! In the words of Dr. Seuss, “Oh, the places you'll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won!”

3. Who is someone you admire and why?

I’ve always admired Mum and Dad – they are my foundations. Since migrating to Aotearoa New Zealand from China, they have worked tirelessly to create ideal conditions for their family. Mum’s resilience, energy, and empathy instilled in me that no matter how busy you are, “if it matters to you, then you’ll make time for it.” Dad is action-oriented, and has always expressed his dedication, integrity, and care through “doing, not saying.”

4. What books or publications do you read to keep up-to-date with information?

LinkedIn has been a great platform for me to explore topics of interest and keep up with current affairs. Podcasts are nice to listen to, especially while on the move. Occasionally, I’ll also descend the YouTube spiral of TED talks and videos. My recent favourite personal development books are ‘The Power of Habit’ and ‘The Decision Book’.

5. What gets you out of bed in the morning?

Carpe Omnia. Every new day offers the chance to seize and make the most of every opportunity that will arise. To continue developing, we must expand our perspective and knowledge. I believe the magic happens beyond our comfort zone - to reach that, we must take chances, take risks, and embrace facing the unfamiliar.

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