BCS Birmingham branch invites members and non-members to attend the seventh in the series of Real IT Bites Early Career Professionals.
- Jag Sohal - Senior Business Relationship Manager at NFU Mutual
- Emma Feltham - Head of IT Delivery, The National Trust
- Colin Markham - Farming Propositions Consultant
14:00 - Discussion with Q&A
14:50 - Approximate close
This webinar series consists of career stories and a forum to ask questions from industry professionals.
Today Jag will be speaking with her guests to address any assumptions or allay any fears people may have in seeking a role within the Technology or Digital space.
- Do I have to be very technically minded?
- Is IT very male-dominated?
- What does career progression look like?
We would encourage delegates to approach this special session as an opportunity to interact with the panel.
About the host
Jag is an experienced Senior IT Business Relationship Manager (BRM) with a demonstrated history of working in financial services, premium automotive and facilities support services industry both at a strategic and tactical level. An excellent record of working as a trusted partner with executive stakeholders. Skilled in strategic planning and working with all tiers of IT to achieve shared business goals & objectives. Jag has strong commercial business acumen combined with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.
Jag is interested in sciences, mindfulness, innovation and sustainability.
About the guest speakers
Emma Feltham has worked at National Trust since September 2012 in a variety of senior leadership roles in IT. She is currently Head of IT Delivery and is responsible for the end-to-end IT portfolio for public-facing and revenue-generating IT services, delivering projects and programmes and supporting the associated live services.
Much of her experience at the Trust has focused on Business Relationship Management and she completed her BRM-P certification in August 2018, after completing the BCS Specialist Certificate in Business Relationship Management in January 2016. She is also an Associate of the Institute of Leadership & Management.
Her early career, following a degree in Chemistry and PhD in Atmospheric Chemistry, focused on further academic research and then managing research and training portfolios at the UK Research Councils - where she established a strategic partnership portfolio working with companies carrying out research across all sectors of the economy.
Emma has chaired the Collaboration, Innovation, Technology Forum (CITF) Gender Balance and Diversity Committee since January 2017. She has been involved in the group since 2015. She was shortlisted for the Women in IT Advocate of the Year Award in January 2018. Emma is also Co-Founder of the Swindon Inclusion & Diversity Network.
Outside of work, Emma loves live music (singing in a choir and going to concerts and festivals), yoga, nature and the great outdoors.
Colin Markham is a Farming Propositions Consultant. Colin joined NFU Mutual’s IT department in 2019 as part of the graduate “Professional Trainee” scheme, having previously studied for a degree in History at Durham University. Colin initially undertook short-term placements across various teams within IT, before a longer-term placement in the Business Relationship Management team, which subsequently led to a secondment in the team. Although new to the world of IT, Colin enjoys the challenge of growing a career within the industry - especially as it’s focused on managing stakeholders and relationships within the business.
Colin’s interests are sports, nature and conservation and sustainable innovation.
Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.
This event is brought to you by: BCS Birmingham branch
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