Date(s) - Thursday, October 10, 2013
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Drinks & Canapes
Girl Geek Scotland is back in Glasgow and the first event is taking place on Thursday 10 October 2013 at 6 p.m. at Harper Macleod LLP, The Ca’d’oro, 45 Gordon Street, Glasgow G1 3PE.
Vicky Brock, CEO of Clear Returns and Bryony Stewart, COO at Barclays Wealth, will provide first-hand accounts of life in technology businesses, the challenges they have faced and how they have overcome these.
COO for Cross Business Technology at Barclays Wealth.
Bryony Stewart will discuss how she has grown and developed her technology career in a corporate environment.
Bryony originally set out to have a career in accounting and moved into IT while at SAIC where she worked as a Project Control Manager. Bryony joined Barclays Wealth in January 2008 and currently is the COO for Cross Business Technology. In addition to a demanding IT leadership role she is very involved in Barclay’s women’s network and education initiatives to attract women into careers in technology.
Founder and CEO of Clear Returns
Vicky Brock will share her experiences of the challenges in a start-up when the business is cash strapped and provide her tips on how to overcome them.
Clear Returns is a software based business which has developed technology that aims to detect patters of high return rates amongst retail customers. Amongst other things, Vicky Brock is also the co-founder of Highland Business Research (a web based analytic and digital research specialist agency), was previously a board member of Digital Analytic Association and senior online strategist at IDnet.
Some recent highlights from Vicky’s career include: a finalist in the woman 2.0 Pitch NYC Conference and competition 2012 – the only non-US based company to do so; winner at the Big Data Venture Challenge; winner of IBM’s SmartCamp Kickstart Dublin competition; been chosen as IBM’s choice of female led tech companies for their Iris Award; prize winner from the Scottish Government’s EDGE fund; and winner of Best New Product at the Digital Technology Awards.
Prepare to Share
Girl Geek Scotland events are a collaborative evening and as well as hearing from our speakers, attendees are encouraged to come ready to share their experience of what has worked well for them as regards challenges and achievements in their work.
Drinks and canapés will be served throughout this event, please note that spaces are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.