I joined the tech industry in the ‘90s, launching my career at organisations such as SCC and Global Crossing. I describe my career as a time tunnel journey to today. I’ve worked with organisations of all sizes to maximise the potential of staff, products and innovation.
I joined Cloud Gateway in 2017 as Chief Commercial Officer. In the role, I’m responsible for the commercialisation of products and building long term relationships with Partners and Enterprises across all industry verticals.
I’m passionate about technology and its potential to help organisations, citizens and patients. Working with Tech Trailblazers to showcase technical innovation, I help to share how technology can fuel rapid growth and improved outcomes. I’m also a proud representative of TechSheCan and support TeenTech as an Ambassador. Both have a focus on Diversity and Inclusion and are working to bridge the skills gap and promote a diverse workforce of the future.
What you will bring to the Health & Social Care Council and the techUK Health & Social Care programme:
The challenges on the NHS are vast and span the entire spectrum of the organisation. Technology has been presented as the great enabler, and it is, but there is a lack of understanding, the pace of adoption is constrained by resources, processes and in many cases the contractual vehicles set up to enable adoption. Security and agility are rarely mentioned in the same sentence yet both will enable change.
Having worked in IT for 30 years, I have seen and been involved with projects that take corporate solutions from organisations where client confidentiality is paramount and apply them to the Public Sector.
I bring years of ‘solutioneering’ including ‘commercial solutioneering’ within the confines of the government frameworks, plus many years of working with a number of SMEs/Start-ups that have the innovation but not the understand of how to work with Public Sector. Plus an extensive network of tech industry contacts.
My role as Chief Commercial Officer of a start-up that is passionate about using tech to enable easier access to tech for the public sector specifically, aligns well with the council’s objectives.
In summary, I bring experience, diversity, enthusiasm and time.