Interviews

  • Phila Phungula: Encoding Learning in Youth

    Phila Phungula: Encoding Learning in Youth

    Tell us a bit about yourself and your journey that culminated in where you are today? My Name is Phila Phungula, I am a Z Developer Advocate and a Scrum Master for the Student Experience team globally within IBM Z. I am based in Johannesburg, South Africa. When I...
  • Debbie Kestin Schildkraut: Facilitating People-Machine Partnership To Better Human Condition

    Debbie Kestin Schildkraut: Facilitating People-Machine Partnership To Better Human Condition

    Tell us a bit about yourself and your journey that culminated in where you are today? I grew up in a family of “givers” – parents and grandparents who were always actively dedicated to community service. Having family members who were immigrants and survivors of the Holocaust shaped us...
  • Liz Bush: Activating Impact

    Liz Bush: Activating Impact

    Meet Liz Bush, Director of Product and Partner Marketing, ThreatQuotient, a seasoned product management and marketing professional with over fifteen years of product management, program management, and product marketing experience. In this Q&A, Liz Bush talks us through the positives and challenges of her career journey so far and...
  • Salma Abbas: Enabling Youth Inclusion

    Salma Abbas: Enabling Youth Inclusion

    Tell us a bit about yourself and your journey that culminated in where you are today? I have an educational background focused on business. I was lucky to obtain my master’s degree majoring in strategy and marketing from abroad which enlarged my contact with students from different backgrounds and...
  • Celine Gajnik: Making Waves in Cybersecurity

    Celine Gajnik: Making Waves in Cybersecurity

    Meet Celine Gajnik, Head of International Marketing, ThreatQuotient, a dynamic, results orientated Marketing leader, highly accomplished at developing and implementing a marketing strategy. In this Q&A, Celine Gajnik talks us through her career progression, how she landed a career in marketing and what excites her about cybersecurity. Celine has...
  • Samar Baba: Enabling The Youth Digitally

    Samar Baba: Enabling The Youth Digitally

    Tell us a bit about yourself and your journey that culminated in where you are today? My name is Samar Baba, from Tunisia, in the Middle East & North Africa and I am currently the Lead Developer Advocate responsible for the IBM Z Global Student Hub. I hold an...
  • Melissa Sassi: Accelerating Innovation In Tech

    Melissa Sassi: Accelerating Innovation In Tech

    Tell us a bit about yourself and your journey that culminated in where you are today? I studied International Business Management and Linguistics in undergrad, got two Masters in Supply Chain and Finance and started my career in procurement. I found that this career path did not fire me...
  • Driving Gender Parity in Finance

    Driving Gender Parity in Finance

    Tell us a little bit about yourself and the journey that led you to ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)?  Accounting is in my blood. My father was an ACCA member and ran a successful accounting practice in the UK, providing professional financial services to a variety of clients who...
  • Enabling Pakistani Women in Ecommerce

    Enabling Pakistani Women in Ecommerce

    The number of Internet users in Pakistan has increased by 11 million between 2019 and 2020 states the Digital 2020: Pakistan report by Simon Kemp. With 76.38 million Internet users in Pakistan by January 2020, the digital landscape promises immense economic potential. And it certainly is not rocket science...
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