Sally Oliver started her career in Accountancy and joined IBM in Bristol. She got promoted from the OP division to DP, managing a team of engineers. She then became one of the first 5 female DPCE Software Engineers in the country, supporting MVS, CICS, IMS and VSAM. She left to join a turnkey system provider whose product she supported throughout the UK and Europe. When she moved location, she joined PE Consulting Group working on IT projects for 5 years until the business was floated on the Stock Exchange. She started her own business and several projects for Brunel University and other education establishments, including IT training and working with small businesses on EU funded projects, and consulting for the Further Education Funding Council. For the last 2.5 years she has worked for Action Software GmbH.