Managing Director | Accenture
Claire Gillies is a Managing Director in the Cloud First practice of Accenture Technology with 20 years’ experience in industry and consulting. During this time Claire’s experience has taken her from HR to the implementation and growth of shared service models to working with clients to transform and digitise their business using cloud based applications. Core to all of these experiences has been Claire’s passion for driving exceptional employee and customer experiences enabled by technology. As part of Claire’s Leadership role she is also the Women in Technology champion and has worked with emberin to introduce the Courage program to 50+ of the technology leadership and has actively engaged Accenture in encouraging young girls to pursue an interest in Technology.
Claire will be speaking about:
Claire talks about the importance of mentorship and how to maximise your time with a mentor. She actively encourages people to find several mentors, both male and female. As a female in the male dominated industry of tech, Claire talks about how the guidance from one of her male mentors is especially important to her. Claire talks about how she’s recently reflected on her top 5 strengths as a leader, which are: communication, activator, focus, futuristic, and individualisation – and piecing all of these together means she is passionate about what the future will bring and how to leverage technology as part of that.