Be Aware Of Your Own Unique Value and Learn About The World As Well As Technology with Jennifer Byrne
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Jennifer Byrne is a former Chief Technical Officer for Microsoft US where she worked with companies and organisations across industries and market segments to re-frame their business opportunities in digital terms. She now advises start-ups and mentors young women and leaders on topics related to making the most of today’s fast-changing, tech-infused world.
Jennifer joins the show to talk about why we should always recognize the unique value we bring to any given situation. Jennifer also discusses the importance of striking the right balance between learning about technology, and the world itself.
2 Top Career Tips
Worst Career Moment
The early stages of a tech career, where anxiety took over and self-doubt took over, causing Jennifer to doubt her own skills and abilities. Also the jobs that weren’t taken as a result of fear of failure.
Taking the skills developed in cyber-security and seeing how the US-centric approach could be adapted and translated on a global scale. This was a humbling and eye-opening experience.
Everything is possible now. Technology is no longer restricted to the domain of IT, but in the hands of the world itself. The fruits of the labours of past generations are finally seeing the light of day.
What first attracted you to a career in I.T.?
What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?
What is the worst career advice you’ve ever received?
If you had to begin your career again in today’s world, what would you do?
What career objectives are you currently focusing on?
What’s the number one non-technical skill that has helped you in your career so far?
What do you do to keep your own career energized?
What do you do in your spare time away from technology?