As a BCS Certified IT Practitioner with 14 years’ experience in the IT industry, I have been a member of the BCS since 1999 whilst studying Information Systems, Law and Psychology at University. After working at companies like LogicaCMG, Analysis Mason and Dun & Bradstreet leading numerous process improvement projects for a wide variety of clients including Microsoft, Etisalat and Vodafone, I thin moved on to BT in their Retail Consumer division to spearhead large-scale strategic programmes of improvement – you may have heard of BT Sport and BT Cloud.
It’s been an interesting career choice, with Telecoms very much being at the forefront of technology innovation, especially with my passion of Customer Experience and Social Networks. Being a member of the BCS (Chartered Institute for IT) has kept me grounded and in touch with new ideas whilst experiencing the highs and lows of the Dotcom bubble, Global Financial Crisis, and emerging China 2.0 markets. Serving on various branch committees for the BCS, becoming Vice Chair of the Young Professionals Group and now Chair of the Berkshire branch, I am proud of where the IT industry is moving in the UK, especially for the next generation.
At the Berkshire Branch, I am lucky enough to have a superb committee who are dedicated to improving the perception of IT and have some fantastic qualifications to back up their vast experience. With initiatives such as The Great Debate, TeenTech and Computing At Schools (CAS), the Berkshire Branch is one of the most active branches of the BCS in the UK. We are passionate about making a difference to professionals already out there and actively encourage young people to engage with IT.
In my spare time I also study an MBA at Henley Business School and enjoy spending time with my 4 handsome nephews and family.