Session: Bridging the business/tech divide as a tech professional
I have a Computer Engineering and MBA background and have over 15 years of industry and consulting experience in the digital space. In my 15+ years, the one thing I learnt is the importance of bridging the gap between business and technology - and no this does not mean going for an MBA degree alone.
My consulting career has allowed me to work extensively across US, UK, Europe, India, Japan, and Australia with leading high-tech, financial services and asset-heavy firms. Through these varied experiences, I also learnt the art of effectively engaging stakeholders in multi-cultural settings, that helped me build global relations.
In this session, I will share my story on how to effectively become a "storyteller" as a tech professional; and create your own global relations.
My colleague Nerea Eceiza-Arregui will join me for the Fireside Chat.
- Bridging the gap between business and technology as a tech professional
- Creating lasting business relations and moving beyond "networking"
- Embracing different cultures to collaborate with a global team
Vidisha Suman is a Partner with Kearney’s Digital Transformation practice. She has over 15 years of industry and consulting experience in the digital space, serving leading companies navigate the complex journey to become digitally enabled and position themselves for growth through digital. She has worked extensively across North America, Europe, India, Japan, and Australia with leading high-tech, and asset-intensive companies.
She strongly believes that engaged women leaders are fundamental to our commercial success. With the objective of mentoring women, she founded, and continues to lead, the Women@Digital advisory board at Kearney with senior client executives operating in the digital and technology space. Her accomplishments were recognized with the Future Leader award from Consulting Magazine in 2019.
Nerea Eceiza-Arregui is a Manager with Kearney’s Digital Transformation practice. She has nine years of consulting and industry experience, living or working across Europe (Spain, UK, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic) and North America (US, Canada, and Mexico). Nerea has served companies across the tech, health, financial services, and industrials sectors in digital, operations, and strategic challenges.
She is a strong advocate of women in business and, as such, has contributed to the Women@Digital community at Kearney since its inception in 2019, organizing and participating in multiple events with senior executives operating in the technology space.
Nerea holds an Engineering degree from the University of Navarra (Spain) and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management (US). She lives in New York and enjoys playing tennis and the piano.