My future is limitless
I lead an amazing new team whose job is to make cloud simple and easy for customers to use. I guess you could say we are responsible for the service element of cloud, and for turning the technology into great business solutions.
Our part of cloud touches on the rest-of-cloud products, engineering, networks, and operations. It’s exciting to work with all these different teams at such a pivotal time in technology. I’d compare it to when the internet took off in terms of its impact on how we are going to communicate. It facilitates a real time connection in so many aspects of our lives and enables businesses to be so much more nimble and innovative in the way they work.
What’s exciting to me about this job is that although we’ve got the security and backing of a huge organisation, there’s a start-up mentality and operating style.
We don’t have strict job descriptions and that creates such a sense of empowerment. Every single person in the team can get stuff done like I’ve never seen before.
My team is so smart and talented; I’m learning from them every day! The fact that I work with such passionate and empowered people is really inspirational. Their knowledge, intelligence, generosity and genuine care for each other is amazing, but alongside this they also deliver great business outcomes which creates an incredibly rewarding work environment.
There’s limitless opportunity in this company and I’ve done so many things I never thought I could do. Looking ahead, I want to lead teams building the technologies of the future. For me, it’s not about the job title; it’s about the feeling. I don’t want to be doing business as usual; I want to do something where there is significant opportunity for change or to build something new.