In one sentence: What motivates you?
The challenge and thrill of transformation—through people, processes and technology, and the growth that comes from it is something that keeps me going every day!
In two sentences: in your opinion, why do diversity and digitalization belong together?
Diversity ensures that the value we get from digitalization will be inclusive, fair, and beneficial for society as a whole, not only serving one or the other faction. For this reason, I believe diversity in digitalization increases the trustworthiness of digital solutions.
In three sentences: Do you have a role model? If yes, who and why?
Leslee Udwin, a British filmmaker, actress, and human rights activist is my role model because she has used her profession to promote tolerance and drive change on issues of injustice, discrimination, and other human rights violations. She believes in transforming societies by addressing the root cause of most problems–mindset. Her global education initiative, ThinkEqual, aims at introducing a new curriculum on equality and kindness in the early years at schools when, according to neuroscientists, the child is cognitively malleable.
Your tip for newcomers and young talent?
Playing small to please others does not serve the world. Be authentic, learn continuously and deliver what you promise!
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A book that changed your life?
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
What is your goal for 2019?
In addition to taking the next step in transforming traditional industries through digitalization, one of my main goals for 2019 is to learn to be a good parent to our newly-born son and instill the right values in him.