Annie Bedford

Annie Bedford is an Agile Project Manager for Core Engineering within GM Strategy & Architecture in Credit Suisse.

With over 15 years of experience in IT, she started her career as a developer in test for a spin-off company called Kalido, and has held a number of technical roles across industries including software developer (C#\Java\C++\Ruby) and support engineer for Tradeweb. She has now transitioned to project management and manages multiple projects for Core Engineering which is responsible for delivering services and solutions to global programs including SACI program which ensures applications meet regulatory reforms, the CaaS program which is delivering a cutting edge cloud platform and Project Orion which is helping to move the organisation towards a DevOps focus. She is a Certified Scrum Master and is passionate about improving how software development teams work to deliver high quality products. She runs many technical events for the developer community – offering opportunities for internal teams to demonstrate innovative solutions they are working on as well as getting highly respected technology experts in to inspire the community. She works for the IT Women’s Council to help find ways to encourage young people to take an interest in STEM careers and goes out to schools to engage with students and present as a role model. She is an LGBT ally and is proud to work CS with a strong track record for improving diversity and inclusivity. She wants to show that it is possible to be a mum and still enjoy a career doing something you love!