Bianca Jemsten

I’ve worked and studied across a number of different geographies.

I started out my life in Germany but since my parents are originally from Sweden, we moved back there when I was ten years old. In high school I ran a small business with a couple of friends, which lead me to apply to a business focused university. I then ended up earning a dual degree in International Business and Finance from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business in Washington D.C.

After completing my studies in the states, I still didn’t feel quite fulfilled by the prospect of moving into the finance industry. So, to give myself some time to think it through, I booked a one-way ticket to Argentina. Whilst I was there I met some software engineers working remotely. They encouraged me to start coding despite my non-existent technical background. This event triggered a love of coding and snowballed into spending endless hours teaching myself to code through online tutorials. Going from International Business and Finance to coding was quite a leap but definitely worth the experience and learning curve. I came across an intensive 3—month bootcamp in web development at General Assembly in London. I was thrilled at the prospect of learning a variety of frameworks so I immediately signed up and took part. When the course ended I began working at Publicis Sapient, a digital transformation agency. Since then I’ve had the opportunity to work on a number of exciting projects, up-skill in a variety of technologies and most importantly become involved in the tech community both internally and outside the office.

We are excited to introduce our first ever global virtual conference, Disrupt. Innovate. Lead.

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