Empowering Future Leaders

Real-life advice and guidance to inspire leadership, mentorship, success and passion in the highly evolving world of technology


A millennial’s perspective on the future of enterprise success


How often do you hear that millennials are disrupting the workforce? Sometimes it’s said in a positive and uplifting way — that we’re breaking down barriers and leading innovation — but more often it’s not. Lazy, hungry for instant gratification, unable to accept constructive criticism, unrealistic demands for flexibility — sound familiar? It’s this type […]

A look at Gartner’s 2017 Hype Cycle report

For this post, I received input from colleagues who provided welcome alternative perspectives on this topic. We have written this piece together, and had a lot of fun doing so! A year ago, we analysed Gartner’s 2016 Hype Cycle and the many different technologies predicted to be of interest to enterprises. Looking at Gartner’s recently […]

A time to say thank you and see you later


Those that know me well know that I rarely express my religious views with others. I’ve been taught not to discuss controversial views — religion, politics, beliefs — across the dinner table (let alone at work). It is my ethos. Why then did I recently find myself quoting a Bible passage attributed to King Solomon […]

Why your geolocation skills can help in an artificial intelligence environment


Geographic Information Systems experts have leveraged their existing knowledge of analysis, design, coding, cleansing, merging, management, and leadership — developed from their exposure to a divergent technology landscape over many years — to evolve and survive in a modern era beyond Google mapping. But while these geo experts may have already leveraged their existing knowledge […]

Confidence in my 40s

This is part 3 of a 3-part series on Confidence  We have always been told that life begins at 40. And now, I am truly beginning to think that it does. As I move closer to the big 4-0, life seems to be more about actions and the difference you can make in the world. […]

Confidence in my 30s

Confidence Guy

This is part 2 of a 3-part series on Confidence  Where did that Sunshine Girl go from our first post in the Confidence Blog Series? That team playing university graduate willing to challenge anything with gusto? That Vice Captain “in her day”, scoring goals and travelling the world? Well she’s still here, but she has […]

Confidence in my 20s


This is part 1 of a 3-part series on Confidence  Over the years, confidence has been my number 1 strength and my number 1 weakness. It has allowed me to do and say things which most would shy away from doing, but has also sometimes given to others the impression that I am arrogant. This […]

Your business skills are valuable to technology companies

This is part 3 in a 3-part series. As promised, this is the third part in my series, “Do technology companies mind if you’re not technical?” The other day I was asked by a colleague if my position in the graduate program was through an IT or computer science degree, and if so did I […]

Technology companies do want you!

This is part 2 in a 3-part series. As mentioned in my last blog, if we are to become digital leaders, and keep up with the next generation of digital natives, we need to continue investing in our IT skills. For me, that was one of the driving factors in applying for a graduate position […]

Do technology companies mind if you’re not technical?

This is part 1 of a 3-part series. Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other. – Bill Gates A question I have been asked multiple times since I first started applying for graduate positions last year is, “What made […]