Partner | PwC
Jane Livesey currently leads PwCs Technology practice in Australia. She manages a team of 300 technology professionals delivering technology services for many of Australia’s leading organsiations.
Prior to this role Jane lead Accenture’s Technology Group for Australia and New Zealand.
Jane was the overall Delivery Executive for the National Broadband Network program in 2009-2010. In addition Jane has been responsible for the management of a portfolio of clients including the National Broadband Network, NSW Department for Human Services, NSW Commerce, Leighton Contractors, and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission. Through these clients she has demonstrated a strong track record of both sales and delivery.
Jane joined Accenture as a Senior Executive in 2005. She brought to Accenture both strategy and leadership experience from senior industry roles in insurance and public services, as well as software sales, development and delivery. She has experience working in the Communications, Financial Services, Resources and the Public Service and has worked in a number of locations including the US, United Kingdom, France, Korea, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.
Jane will be speaking about:
Overcoming Habit and Procrastination
Jane provides her top tips on how to develop good habits to help you succeed in your career. Her main advice is to stay authentic, be knowledgeable, and have confidence. She impresses the importance of getting to know yourself and how your sense of self develops as you get older. Some colleagues of hers have taken acting classes to improve their public speaking, and how getting a plan in place to improve on your weaknesses is crucial.
Jane explains how she’s never actually seen herself as a brand, but her sense of social responsibility has developed along with the fact that she’s started to speak out more. One of her recommendations is to be okay with not being liked, because not everyone is going to like you. Jane shares the experience of transitioning from one large organisation to another and how people had expectations of what her personal brand would be without even knowing her. She stresses the importance of having conversations to learn more about your colleagues and allow them to learn more about you.