Date

9 December, 2021
6pm - 7pm GMT

Where

Online

Rituja Rao
Speaker
Rituja Rao
Job Title
Management Consultant
Organisation
Capco
Michelle Szaraz
Speaker
Michelle Szaraz
Job Title
Delivery Lead
Organisation
dxw
Amanda Li
Speaker
Amanda Li
Job Title
Knowledge Transfer Partnership Officer
Organisation
The University of Sunderland
Kemi Hassan
Speaker
Kemi Hassan
Job Title
Senior Scrum Master
Organisation
Fujitsu UK & Ireland

Looking to break into the technology world with a non-tech background? We can help. This webinar, hosted by Reed’s technology division, explored everything you need to know about transitioning into a career in tech. It will provide you with insight from our diverse experts as they used their decades of industry experience to discuss the pros and cons of switching to the sector, how to begin the move and what it takes to make it a success.

Speaker profiles

Rituja Rao, Management Consultant, Capco

Rituja is an experienced IT consultant, industry speaker and emerging thought leader with a background in financial services and cloud transformation. Currently, Rituja works with UK – Tier 1 financial services clients to manage their E2E delivery of niche cloud migration, develops automation projects and payment transformation. Alongside this, she delivers talks and workshops to the likes of Amazon and BBC Asian Network on alternative routes into tech, diversity and inclusion, personal branding, technology trends and mentors 20+ young people in the industry.

Rituja also is the winner of the Future Stars of Tech: IT Manager award 2020 and TechWomen100 Awards by We Are The City - as well as being named ‘Rising Star’ on the Women in FinTech Powerlist 2020 by Innovate Finance.

Michelle Szaraz, Delivery Lead, dxw

A self-proclaimed ‘non-tech person’, Michelle now spends every day working in technical teams, designing, and building public services as a Delivery Lead for dxw. She began her career by managing operations and sales at Ralph Lauren, while collaborating with women empowerment charities to help manage 60+ international projects which help people escape poverty.

Now, alongside her career, Michelle is a proud member of the women in tech community and works with a range of career and mentorship programmes, giving talks and writing about some of her passions, which include inclusion and diversity, women in tech, nonlinear career paths and women empowerment.

Amanda Li, Knowledge Transfer Partnership Officer, University of Sunderland

Knowledge Transfer Partnership Officer Amanda Li established her career after completing a PhD in linguistics as a language teacher and cultural consultant for several years, before jumping into the tech and innovation sectors.

Today she project manages several cross-border investments, consults, and works on innovation projects which connect academia and industry both nationally and internationally. Amanda has also been awarded a PGR innovation fund and Pride of Newcastle for her contribution to students and scholar communities.

Kemi Hassan, Senior Scrum Master, Fujitsu UK & Ireland

Kemi is an agile coach and certified scrum master with seven years of experience in coaching teams, business analysts, managers and senior executives on agile values, principles, and practices.

She has also been awarded two Silver Star Awards for enabling successful project delivery and facilitated the transition of organisations from waterfall to agile and provided training support to both onshore & offshore teams across various locations.