Ivana Skerlikova

I am really excited to live in this digital age where I can use my passion for Technology to do some good!

I moved to the UK from a small town in Slovakia over 10 years ago and thanks to encouragement from my Psychology Professor, I decided to pursue a career in IT – Afterall technology is here for us and so you need to understand the human element to make it work.

I started my postgraduate journey in Atos almost 5 years ago, combining my passion for IT and people through different projects: using HR analytics to analyse the BAME employee data and ensure there are no gaps when it comes to career progression, retention and talent development; rolling out Atos X speaking competition where our talented junior employees share their extraordinary digital stories and inspire over 1500 employees globally; improving the ways of working and the speed of delivery for one of our major clients by redesigning the business office function; and recently creating a Green Network to help bring corporate social responsibility closer to our employee and clients because we have only one planet and so have to look after it!

I believe than when you follow your passion, great things will happen and so I am trying to do exactly that! My passion led me through a variety of roles from Project Management, HR, Client Engagement to my current role as a Bid Manager; I am trying to mentor my fellow colleagues (graduates and apprentices) to help them to find their dream role. I am also a mentor for the ANTZ charity that is helping to reduce reoffending, regularly support Crisis charity (trying to end homelessness) and in my spare time I am a Mental Health 1st Aider.