Session: Build your Career in Deep Tech
Have you ever felt like you wanted to make a massive change in your career but didn't know where to start? I will share my winding career path and how I made the change from working in education to the deep tech sector, as well as how I built a company in a new industry where I get to work with experts in everything from quantum science to biometric robotics. I will focus on how I found my greatest career strengths when pivoting industries and how I was helped by mentors and others around me which makes me passionate about helping others break into tech.
- The process of discovering and tapping into your strengths and advocating for what you need to push you to the next level or milestone.
Kristen Shannon is the founder and CEO of Highliner Technology, a consultancy of senior startup operators who help ambitious tech companies shift gears to scale and systematically accelerate to the next level. Their clients have included companies such as Cisco Meraki and Sonantic, acquired by Spotify, iProov, and Oxford Ionics.
With over ten years of experience in strategy development, operational execution, and organisational scaling, she has worked for ambitious organisations that have doubled in size year after year, leading recruitments of over 800 FTE a year and leading and scaling teams in multiple functional areas.
Kristen Shannon is also passionate about supporting underrepresented groups in tech and is involved in various initiatives, including mentoring underrepresented founders and angel investing.