#techmums

#techmums

#techmums is a network of kickass, savvy women who are also mums. We have 2,000 people signed up to our mailing list, 2,600 followers on Facebook and nearly 7,000 followers on Twitter. Our network is about connecting mums who want to learn more about technology, understand how to keep their children safe online and how to return to work in totally different fields, entering into exciting careers and beyond. The #techmums network expanded due to our partnership with Facebook and #techmumsTV where we live streamed 5 weekly 1 hour episodes all about young mothers and technology, through Facebook live has received 300,000 views to date. The #techmums network is supportive, inclusive and above all encourages women to realise and reach their full potential, through technology and meeting other people.


IAMCP WIT

IAMCP WIT

At IAMCP WIT, we understand the challenges women face as they pursue careers in an industry that’s all too often dominated by male voices. Most of us have encountered barriers, some we’ve overcome and some are too big to address individually. Together, we’ve built a strong network of global communities where women can collaborate, support and empower each other to do amazing things that change the world. Supported by Microsoft and the IAMCP, we hope to inspire girls to dream of roles in technology and help women thrive in the industry, without doubting they belong there.


Scotland Women in Technology

Scotland Women in Technology

Scotland Women in Technology (SWiT) is a non-profit organisation which exists to CELEBRATE, CHAMPION and INVEST in trailblazers across the technology industry. Run by passionate volunteers challenging the status quo, now in its 10th year, SWiT continues to establish a vast network of followers by building on the momentum created by our inaugural SWIT Awards in 2017.

SWiT host educational and general networking events across Scotland focusing on offereing leadership skills, technical acumen and mentoring.

Following the awards SWIT created the role model roadshow, it showcases woment technology role models at secondary schools (11 - 17). The roadshow consists of career talks showcasing the role modesl from the awards encouraging active participation through fun exercises and Q&A.

Our strength is in our partnership and our ability to connect organisations and other networks together to drive significant change for tech industry in Scotland.


Psyon

Psyon

Psyon offers UK businesses, intermediaries and insurers real-time digital and data solutions to transform how they manage and administer their employee health, protection and wellbeing benefits - improving their data accuracy, efficiencies and reducing costs.

Psyon bring together passion and energy with visionary, live, real time digital solutions. The team add value by improving the flow of information. Empowering clients to take control, understand their risks, gain insight and seize opportunities.

Through their digital innovations, we are transforming the world of employee benefits for the good of all stakeholders.


J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management.


Sky

Sky UK

Sky is Europe's leading entertainment company, serving 23 million households across seven countries - UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. The company has annual revenues of £13.6 billion and is Europe’s leading investor in television content with an annual programming spend of £6.5 billion.

Whether it’s through Sky Q – Europe’s best home entertainment service – or online streaming service NOW TV, customers can expect the broadest range of content, from live sporting events, gripping drama, great US and Sky original programmes, and blockbuster movies. Sky brings better innovation to customers, connecting them to more of what they love on a range of platforms and services across TV, home communications and mobile. This is all supported by Sky’s best in class customer service.

Sky uses its voice to shine a spotlight on the issues that affect ocean health and inspire others to take action. Through Sky Ocean Rescue, Sky has committed to transforming its business by removing single-use plastic by 2020; protect marine areas across Europe; and invest £25 million in technology solutions via its investment impact vehicle, Sky Ocean Ventures.

Sky has over 31,000 employees and is listed as one of The Times Top 50 employers for women. Sky is listed on the London Stock Exchange (SKY).


Cornelia Boldyreff

Cornelia Boldyreff | University of Greenwich

Professor Cornelia Boldyreff lives in Greenwich and is a Visiting Professor at the University of Greenwich in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences. She was previously the Associate Dean (Research and Enterprise) at the School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering at the University of East London from 2009 - February 2013.

Cornelia gained her PhD in Software Engineering from the University of Durham where she worked from 1992; she was a Reader in the Computer Science Department when she left.

In 2004 she moved to the University of Lincoln to become the first Professor of Software Engineering at the university, where she co-founded and directed the Centre for Research in Open Source Software.

She has over 25 years' experience in software engineering research and has published extensively on her research in the field. She is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, and a founding committee member of the BCSWomen Specialist Group and maintainer of their website, a committee member of the BCS e-Learning Specialist Group, and from 2013 to 2017 she has chaired the BCS Open Source Specialist Group and currently serves as Secretary to the group. She has been actively campaigning for more women in STEM throughout her career.

Together with Miriam Joy Morris and Dr Yasmine Arafa, she founded the start-up, ebartex Ltd, and together they are developing a new digital bartering currency, ebarts.


Elaine Bucknor

Elaine Bucknor | Sky

Elaine is currently Sky Plc’s Group Chief Information Security Officer and a Group Director in its Technology Executive team. Elaine has overall responsibility for Cyber Security at Sky, covering all aspects of information security strategy, governance, risk and compliance.  Alongside this critical role, she leads a core team of technology and other specialists who work across the 5,000+ people in the Technology Group to define a cohesive technology strategy and operating model; ensuring the development and delivery of Sky's large-scale international technology programmes across broadcast and digital platforms, networks, infrastructure and IT.

With over 20 years in operational and strategic technology consultancy roles, Elaine has worked across numerous sectors from defence to financial services media and telecommunications. Beginning her career writing code and designing and architecting technology platforms and systems, she then moved onto consulting in business change and technology, directing and delivering major programmes of work, before joining Sky's senior leadership team.

Elaine is part of Sky's ‘Women in Leadership' group, an initiative to get more women into the most senior leadership positions at Sky. She is also a key sponsor in Sky's drive to get more women into technology and is very active in the Sky’s ongoing programme in this space.


Sheila Flavell

Sheila Flavell | FDM Group

Sheila Flavell is Chief Operating Officer and an Executive Board Director of FDM Group. She has circa 30 years’ experience in both the public and private IT sectors internationally. She is passionate about enhancing diversity in the workplace and creating exciting careers for the next generation of digital talent. Her experience has been key in driving the Group’s global expansion programme and to FDM listing in the FTSE 250 in 2017.

Sheila spearheads FDM’s Global Women in Tech campaign and the Getting Back to Business Programme, aimed at providing opportunities for returners to work. She sits on the main board of techUK and the Women in Tech Council, is the Chairwoman of the Institute of Coding’s Industry Advisory Board and is a liveryman and court member of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists. She is also frequently called to advise government committees on various issues, especially around the digital skills gap.

Sheila is a firm believer that “you cannot be what you cannot see” and knows the importance of highlighting strong role models within business. She acts as a mentor to several women within the IT sector to support them through their career progression and travels extensively around the world leading FDM’s expansion and championing a career in tech for all. Sheila was conferred with a lifetime achievement award by Scotland Women in Technology and named Computing’s Woman of the Year 2017. She has also been recognised as Woman of the Year at the Information Age Women in IT Awards 2018.


Alexandra Rijnoveanu

Alexandra Rijnoveanu | Microsoft

My career in Technology started in 2009 with a part time job in a call centre in my hometown - Brasov, Romania.

Later that year I moved to Budapest, Hungary where I started working for one of the outsourcing suppliers used by Oracle to provide technical support to their customers. 8 months later I became the quality control manager of my department and after another few months I was managing 2 customer support teams.

In 2011 I started working at Microsoft UK, overlookin quality of service in Europe. My role soon expanded to EMEA and a year later, to the rest of the world. During that time I was responsible for the launch of 5 new products and 7 support centres in countries like Egypt, Spain, Romania, Ireland and the US.

In 2013 I became a program manager so I can transform the customer experience from a Microsoft perspective. In this role I became fimiliar with the capabilities of technology to influence and improve the overall journey of a customer. The curiosity to learn more and gain expertise led me to Readiness Management and later on to Technical Sales for Business Appplications at Microsoft UK. At this point in my career I started supporting and contributing towards programs that focused on creating technology awarness for young girls or helping non-profit organisations overcome challenges and envision their digital and technological future.

In 2016 I moved to New York and became the first female architect to take on a Business Applications role in a technology centre. After work I took the role of President for a local capter of a non-profot organisation focused on building community events and support for women in comedy.

Earlier this year I returned to Microsoft UK as the Business Applications Architect for the UK Technology Centre.