WHY-NI? Laura McClean - Synechron
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by Christian Campbell
1y ago
On todays episode, we met with Laura McClean, Director and Site Lead for Synechron's Belfast team. Synechron is a global FinTech consultancy with over 14,000 employees worldwide. Laura talks to us about Synecrhon's journey to-date while giving us some insights into the challenges and opportunities associated with building a tech tech in NI, the 2023 goals for her new team in NI, while also talking to us about some of the topics important to her such as equity, equality and inclusion in the workplace.    ..read more
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WHY - NI: Magen Gicinto & Robert Raines - NISOS
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by WHYNI
2y ago
Today we met with Magen Gicinto (Director of People and Strategy) and Robert Raines (VP of Engineering) from NISOS. NISOS are the Managed Intelligence company. Their services enable security, intelligence, and trust and safety teams to leverage a world-class intelligence capability tailored to their needs. Having set up their first Technology arm to the company in April 2021 in Belfast, NISOS have since been working with Enso Recruitment as their exclusive recruitment partner and have successfully hired a team of talented and forward thinking engineers and product leaders to help bring their t ..read more
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WHY-NI? Mark Owens - Civica NI
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by WHYNI
2y ago
In the seventh episode of the WHY-NI? Leadership series we are joined by one of NI’s best-known tech professionals …Mark Owens.   Mark is the is Managing Director at Civica Northern Ireland and previously worked for Capgemini, where he was a Vice President, running their UK SAP Practice for over 3 years.   Mark has a passion for recognising the people of Northern Ireland and proactively adopts a corporate and social responsibility approach to develop and retain IT skill sets, from initiatives with local schools, colleges and universities, to providing Coder Dojo mentoring.   In ..read more
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WHY-NI? Gareth Burns - Selazar
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by WHYNI
2y ago
In the sixth episode of the WHY-NI? Leadership series we are joined by Gareth Burns. Gareth is the co-founder and CTO of Selazar in Belfast. He teams his love and experience in technology with an honest, collaborative, and transparent approach to business strategy, managing technical departments as well as working directly with high-value clients and partners. Stack agnostic, Gareth has built and delivered platforms using .NET, Java, AWS, Azure and many more, and he was also the founder of the Belfast .NET Development Guild. Belfast's only .NET meetup group. In this episode, we catch up with G ..read more
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WHY-NI? Dr Jayne Brady - Belfast City Council
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by WHYNI
2y ago
In the fifth episode of the WHY-NI? Leadership series we are joined by Dr Jayne Brady. Jayne is the Digital Innovation Commissioner at Belfast City Council and is responsible for leading the city’s digital innovation investments to help achieve inclusive economic growth. A true Engineer at heart, Jayne is committed to delivering economic and social development through harnessing her extensive, broad experience and track record of success.  In this episode, we catch up with Jayne to learn about her role as Digital Innovation Commissioner, her entrepreneurial achievements, the challenges as ..read more
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WHY-NI? Emma Mulholland - LeanCoffee
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by WHYNI
3y ago
It’s Live! The fourth episode of the WHY-NI Leadership series is here!   In this episode we are delighted to welcome one of Northern Ireland’s most passionate Product evangelists…Emma Mulholland.   Emma is enthusiastic about all thing’s product, currently, the Principal Product Manager at Instil, Emma’s work is inspired by human-centred design and solving user problems.  This passion for Product extends into the wider tech community through her role as Co-Founder and Organiser of LeanCoffee and ProductTank.   We catch up with Emma to learn about her career in Product, what ..read more
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WHY-NI? Claire Burn - WWCode Belfast
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by WHYNI
3y ago
Our third episode of the WHY-NI? Leadership series is live! We are joined by one of NI’s leading champions for diversity in tech …Claire Burn. Claire is a local Senior Director of Women Who Code Belfast, Founder & Conference Co-ordinator of Women Techmakers Belfast, a Cybersecurity enthusiast and currently a Security Data Engineer at Elastic. Claire has worked in technology for around 8 years and has led some of the most impressive and innovative diversity in tech initiatives in Northern Ireland. Claire’s passion for tech surpasses her own career. Not only has Claire led multiple volunteer ..read more
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WHY-NI? Andrew Bolster - Farset Labs
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by WHYNI
3y ago
In the second episode of the WHY-NI? Leadership series we are joined by one of NI’s best-known tech professionals …Andrew Bolster. Andrew is the founding Director of one of the first truly collaborative initiatives for technology professionals in Northern Ireland, Farset Labs. Andrew is a passionate technologist, the founder of multiple technology-based groups and organisations, an award-winning researcher, community leader, and an occasional public speaker. In this episode, we catch up with Andrew to learn about all things Farset and the big plans that are in store for the Farset team in 2021 ..read more
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WHY-NI? Mark McCormack - Aflac NI
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by WHYNI
3y ago
We are delighted to be kicking off the very first podcast in our series with one of NI’s foremost industry leaders, Mark McCormack. In this episode, we catch up with Mark to learn about his current role and the growth plans Aflac NI has in store for 2021, seek his advice for those starting out in their tech careers and get Mark’s views on what it is that has made Northern Ireland so successful as a global tech hub ..read more
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