Tech50 Shortlist 2017
Christina Maddy

Christina Maddy | Nomura

I joined Nomura on the Graduate scheme in 2014 as a Business Analyst and Scrum Master, after graduating from Loughborough University with a 2.1 in Information Technology Management for Business. Soon after joining, I was leading the delivery of a key, regulatory system to control and report on access to production systems. This role gave...
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Kamila Piorowska

Kamila Piorowska | Barclays

How you could describe me… Agile Coach with financial industry experience specialiasing with technology transofrmations. Very passionate about leaning software delivery model and transformational changes to deliver the highest value to the customer. Comfortable coaching distributed agile teams, C Level managers, multimillion programmes, IT and business. Experience with scaled agile, enterprise transformation and Community of...
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Lisa Rajan

Lisa Rajan | Tara Binns Books

I write and publish books that show a little girl doing different jobs, so show boys and girls that anyone can be anything. I choose male-dominated Tech and STEM jobs (engineer, doctor, astronaut, scientist for starters) to normalise these jobs for women and encourage girls to be ambitious in these fields. After graduating in Biotechnology...
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Anisha Osman Britton

Anisah Osman Britton | 23 Code Street

Anisah Osman Britton decided she wasn’t going to try for a place at Oxbridge (oxford/Cambridge), and instead was going to intern at businesses around the world with the goal of doing something “businessy”. Since then, she has been part of the tech scene for 5 years which began with her starting a company at 19....
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Gemma Trebble

Gemma Trebble | Barclays

My first job, at aged 19, was as an office junior at a small tech start-up. Bored of making tea and being the dogsbody, I would sit with the designers and developers and ask endless questions, wanting to know exactly how they crafted dynamic, sophisticated software. Fast forward 4 years, I’d successfully graduated with a...
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Alexandra Wyatt

Alexandra Wyatt | Monitor Deloitte

Hi, my name is Alexandra and I am a Strategy Consultant at Monitor Deloitte, with a focus on Technology. I have spent the last decade working on issues related to Technology and Innovation. I am currently working on an Innovation Acceleration Programme for 100 partners at Deloitte sponsored by our CEO. I teach partners about...
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Letty Gibbs

Letty Gibbs | KPMG

I was the first person in my family to attend university, graduating with a degree in financial economics from Kingston University in 2008. After spending 18 months as an analyst for an energy consulting company, I was offered a job as a junior Business Analyst at KPMG’s Global Mobility Services (GMS) Technology team. The team...
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Shana Dacres

Shana Dacres | Capgemini

I have never been scared of the sign ‘not for girls’ (whether literal or subliminal). From a young age I have been interested in technology and despite things not always going right, being constantly mistaken for a ‘hair and beauty girl’, and being the only BAME (and female) when starting my graduate career, I love...
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Nicole Melzack

Nicole Melzack | STFC RAL Space

I completed my MEng in Space Systems Engineering in 2014 and joined STFC RAL Space as a Spacecraft Thermal Engineer. I became the thermal engineer on a calibration target for the Meteosat satellite programme. Developing novel computer modelling techniques for a new approach to temperature control (helium gas gap). I have also been involved in...
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Aisling O'Brien

Aisling O’Brien | Mastercard

An experienced digital payments professional with expertise in tokenization, APIs and digital wallets across the EMEA region. She has been instrumental in building relationship with major UK businesses with Mastercard’s API platform to execute hackathons to engage developer communities. Following this, she was chosen to take part in Mastercard’s early career talent rotation program, presenting...
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