Executive Partner - IBM UK Ltd
- Can you describe a typical week at work?
My role varies from spending a day going from a meeting about our graduate programme to a deep content discussion about how we are going to take artificial intelligence into healthcare, through to corporate session on where we are taking our strategy as a business. I have massively diverse weeks and I’m always jumping from one thing to another.
- How did you get into data and technology, and why?
Ever since I was a little girl, everything I did was about problem-solving. For me, data and technology was all about doing that with the real world – it’s breaking the world into a set of pieces that I can put together and solve in a logical way.
- What motivates you on a daily basis – what gets you up in the morning?
I am a curious person. I have a short attention span so I’m easily bored, and I am nosey too. One of the reasons I have progressed in my career is because every time I take a step forward in an organisation, I then see more things that I haven’t seen before and there’s something new that I want to solve.
- How do you feel about doing things differently?
Going through life I found that there are very few things that I can’t do, but what I have also found is that I can’t do things the way that someone else wants me to do them. I have to find my own way through.