Stream: Women in IT
Time: 16:30 - 17:30
Resli Costabell won the world championship in Creative Thinking at the 2014 Mind Sports Olympiad, and later was awarded the title International Master of Creative Thinking. She is an award-winning international speaker, trainer, and coach. Resli specializes in applying the art and science of psychology, and you’re welcome to follow along for free at www.Facebook.com/ResliCostabell. Resli’s clients and assignments are wide-ranging; she has taught group dynamics to IBM, coaching to Procter & Gamble, and presentation skills to Disney. Resli has delivered GSE keynotes on topics such as Motivating & Influencing; Credibility, Confidence & Charisma; and Dealing With Difficult People. She works all over the world… basically, wherever they’ll pay her to go. Resli loves working with mainframers. Truly. She loves their values, their quirky humour, their intelligence, and their enduring appreciation of Dilbert and Monty Python.
Sharon Moore MBE was appointed IBM UK CTO for Public Sector in January 2019. She marries the needs of industry with the potential of technology and breadth of IBM, to transform technical capability into real business results. You will often find her on stage discussing the impact and value of technological advancements such as AI, IOT and Blockchain on industry. Sharon has moved into this role following success in IBM’s outsourcing, consulting and sales organisations, building a career as a technical architect with a focus on integration and enterprise architecture. Sharon is also a board member of the CENSIS Innovation Centre. She was honoured with an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours 2018 for services to women in technology based industries, and presented with the 'Inspirational Women in Leadership' award at the inaugural Scotland Women in Technology Awards 2017. She is Deputy Chair of BCSWomen, leads BCSWomen activity in Scotland, and is a board member of Scotland Women in Technology.
Julie-Ann Williams has been messing around with IBM mainframe computers for most of the last 30 years. She has been helping Customers to get ready for external audits since 1987. As well as being something of a security geek, Julie-Ann has extensive experience with web enabling mainframe applications for large IBM Customers and was one of the first people in Europe to implement Domino (Lotus Notes) on a mainframe. She has an unusual blend of skills encompassing detailed, classic mainframe knowledge (don’t call it legacy!) as well as """"newer"""" technologies like WebSphere, TCP/IP and UNIX combined with communications abilities and Mentoring. She’s pretty sure that the last two used to be called having a chat with your colleagues in the good old days.
Linda has been involved in the mainframe software and services industry for over 20 years, working with top FTSE 100 clients. She is responsible for building relations with RSM’s existing and new clients. One of her passions is ensuring the mainframe lives on. Linda's Irish charm, determination and passion to succeed has added to RSM's overall success. She has been pivotal in helping clients meet operational needs, address skills shortages and offering customized solutions to ensure their mainframe systems and businesses run smoother. She is currently building succession plans for the future with several clients.