I have spent my career working with technologies that were predominantly from Microsoft space. But the world is changing, and so are the focus on technologies. I have been taking a lot of personal interest in studying more on the NoSQL based technologies that can tap intelligence from unstructured data as well as big data.
One of the biggest traits that many developer or architect generally have is the typical punch line "I can't learn by reading, I need hands-on experience of the technology I need to manage". If you are working with a multi-national organization, it's not that easy to land into a project where neither you would have an experience in the driving technology, and in most cases neither the organization would have any experience too. When organizations don't find or recognize use-cases for any particular technology, if you try to push or propose the technology, it would be seen as you are trying to sell the technology and it's a solution in search of a problem.