Rutvi Dave

Rutvi Dave | Capgemini

Rutvi Dave

I am a software Data Engineer in Capgemini and working in AWS cloud technology projects.

I have 16 years experience in total in Management Information Technology and having started my career as a report writer in crystal software and after that moving into MS technology using excel, access databases where I created my first database from scratch and advancing into MS BI suite using T-SQL to write queries to create reports in Report Server to working with Data Integration tool to write transformations and loading data, writing complex procedures, views, triggers and building from scratch my first data warehouse using Kimball Methodology. Today, I have experience working in many different projects with different BI suite like Pentaho BI suite, MS BI suite. I have done Pentaho BI suite POC for my previous organization which was successful such that after we implemented the POC live, I received an award for the "Best Integration" from the Client. I have been involved in many projects where I have introduced myself working on new tools and made possible for organizations to use capability of new tools by taking initiative in projects where such demand is available. In turn, organizations have valued the contributions and I have gained knowledge and experience through this. My flexibility to adapt to new tools and delivering projects using these new tools has helped me grow faster and have taught myself to adapt to any new technology easily. I have always have had a very good relationship with clients and I always believe that it is very important to do work to their requirements and provide necessary solutions to the client to guide them in the right direction. I have also proficient experience on Azure cloud technologies in building regions, data warehouse on cloud, building databases on cloud environment and using data factory pipelines for transformation and using DevOps tools on Azure that will help CI/CD deployment of new changes using ARM templates. After joining Capgemini in December 2020, I have also had hands on with Unix and command line tools, AWS cloud working with S3 buckets, created training material for GitLab, active member in learning and development tech stream providing knowledge sharing sessions on Pentaho BA and constantly learning AWS. I have achieved AWS cloud practitioner certificate and have enrolled myself in AWS developer training and certification as well. I am constantly learning newer technologies and implementing these in work experience and getting a 360 view of all technologies that I get to work with. I have also participated in Capgemini for heroes in Environment sustainability challenge where my idea has been picked and I will be presenting my idea to selection board very soon. I like to constantly impart and share knowledge all I can with young graduates, women and help them to achieve more while I can.


Mollie Chard

Mollie Chard | Capgemini

Mollie Chard

I am a passionate Cyber Security Manager with 9 years' experience in the industry. I help organisations develop their cyber security maturity.

I try to help organisations and individuals understand cybersecurity, portraying it in a way that is easier to understand. Outside of my day-to-day job, I am also a Board Member for Women in Cybersecurity UK (WiCyS UK), a non-profit charity that aims to attract, educate and promote women in cybersecurity. I am a writer and a speaker, having published several blogs/articles about the cybersecurity industry and diversity, as well as being a guest speaker at schools and various events.

My cybersecurity career has been extremely comprehensive. I have worked in various cybersecurity roles spanning different areas of the industry such as: cyber incident management, protective monitoring, strategy, governance, risk management, compliance, vulnerability assessment, training and awareness and more. Within these roles, I have acted as a mentor to other women, helping them secure roles in tech/cyber (even if they had no background in it). I am also a key member of Capgemini's Active Inclusion Group, where I drive various cyber and diversity initiatives.

I am fiercely passionate about the industry and about diversity and inclusion - I aim to demystify the cybersecurity industry, and I drive initiatives that promote and encourage women. I actively challenge the status quo and attempt to tackle the industry's image problems.


Petya Tencheva

Petya Tencheva | Capgemini

Petya Tencheva

A career in technology was not what I had my eyes set on when I started my degree in Chemistry in 2013.

Throughout my time at university, I spent a lot of time at networking events, figuring out what I could do with my STEM degree. It’s there that I came to learn that technology is a lot more than learning to code.

This doesn’t mean that when I joined Capgemini UK in 2017, I knew what I wanted to do in tech, I just knew that I was in the right industry. I started off my career in project management office before moving to the world of digital consultancy and eventually user experience, where I have found my passion.

As I have progressed in my career in tech, empathy is the skill I exercise the most. As a User Researcher sitting in the User Experience space, I work with clients, designers, developers, business, and technical architects to elevate the voice of the people who use the technology that we build. Putting humans at the centre of the technology, I help to create intuitive products that people need and want to use.

As a result of my exceptional client delivery and strong contributions to internal company operations, I have been on the accelerated promotion path for all 4 years of my career. As a line manager and mentor, I am passionate about advancing and supporting junior talent. I am particularly passionate about creating open, honest, equal opportunity, routes for progression for all, in a traditionally male-dominated industry.


Emily Galway

Emily Galway | Capgemini

Emily Galway

Emily began her career in IT consultancy with Capgemini in 2018. In four short years she has worked on four successful projects and become an Agile and Scrum subject matter expert. In addition, she has pioneered a mental health initiative and is the first female Adobe AEM expert at Capgemini UK.

After being awarded a distinction for her MSc at Nottingham Trent University, Emily began her career working in marketing. However, in 2018 she decided to change career paths and joined Capgemini as a junior Business Analyst.

After 18 months of honing her Business Analysis skillset, Emily joined Capgemini’s newly established UK Adobe Practice. Beginning with a rudimentary knowledge of Adobe software, Emily underwent training, applied steadfast dedication, and became an Adobe certified AEM expert in just 9 months. She was the first and is currently still the only female AEM expert in the UK Adobe practice. However, she hopes that by highlighting her career path, and providing training and mentorship to more women, this can soon change.

Since joining Capgemini Emily has facilitated the growth of the UK Adobe Practice by developing training pathways for junior talent, framing product offerings, and working with leadership to steer future strategy. Emily is now a Functional Lead on her current project and is actively pursuing further expert certifications with Adobe.

Throughout her time at Capgemini Emily’s passion, delivery knowledge and interpersonal skills have made her a driving force for change when joining projects. Her ability to shape deliveries, design sprint cadences and improve process allows her to achieve positive change for both her team and the client. Emily has become a thought leader and recognised Agile and Scrum subject matter expert who frequently delivers training and project specific coaching outside of her day-to-day project.

Finally, Emily is a mental health advocate and has recently undergone training to become a Mental Health Champion. Most notably, she has established a Mental Health & Wellbeing Initiative for her department of over 300 people with the aim of removing stigma, providing education, and making different avenues for support available. Emily hopes that by creating a continuous and open conversation around mental health she can continue to drive positive change in this space and make Capgemini an even more inclusive and accessible place to work.


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The Key to Designing Inclusive Tech | Capgemini

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Digital technologies are increasingly embedded in all aspects of human life.

With the integration of these technologies into products and services, exclusionary and biased outputs are also increasingly common, including biases and discrimination from AI-enabled systems. Against this backdrop, there has been a rising demand for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workforce, especially in technology teams that develop and deploy the technologies with which end users interact. Do organisations understand the interplay between inclusion and diversity of tech workforce and the inclusive design of technologies?

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Hayley Creighton

Hayley Creighton | Capgemini

Hayley Creighton

It's a common joke that those who work in testing "fell" into it and that was most definitely the case for me!

I completed a degree in Biomedical Science and somehow by chance stumbled into testing in another job and never looked back! With not coming from a technical background and only realising that corporate companies existed after University - I knew I would have to skill up and fast to give my career the best chance. So that's what I did. In the first year of my career, I spent my time learning how Capgemini works, what our unique selling points in testing are and what we offer that's different to the competition. Alongside that, I studied the best practices on testing, how to work in Waterfall engagements and how to deliver excellence in whatever project I was on.

Fast forward to now and I'm still learning. Whilst I understand the concepts of testing now, the landscape is changing with Agile and Automation methodologies becoming more and more in demand. I gained my Agile Testing qualification a year ago, and it allows me to streamline processes where I can and slot in to Agile teams. This year I'm working towards becoming a Scrum Master, just to add another tool to the belt that will allow me to flex between skills in future. As for Automation, I can be the first to admit coding is not my speciality but I have thrown myself in the deep end learning Eggplant Functional and TOSCA.


Nicola Grantham

Nicola Grantham | Capgemini

Nicola Grantham

Prior to my career in technology I was a waitress at the local Wetherspoons pub. I had no qualifications, experience, I hadn't even finished my A-Levels at School.

I was 17, at home and took a chance applying for an apprenticeship at Capgemini; I didn't have the option of leaving to go to university and needed to earn money to support my family so an apprenticeship was the perfect opportunity for me to keep learning.

I applied for a IT Networks apprenticeship and unfortunately I didn't get the role! But lucky for me the recruiters called back a day later with another opportunity in Live Services Configuration Management. I wasn't really sure what that was at this point but I took a chance anyway and I am so glad I did.

I spent 3 years in Live Services Configuration Management, with time in Change and Release Management mixed in, whilst I completed 2 apprenticeships, one in Software Development and the second in Systems & Networking. This was such valuable experience and helped me figure out that I loved the Live Services part of being a CM but wanted to do something a bit more technical.

So I set about trying to research other roles and careers that might interest me and stumbled across Cybersecurity. Again, I didn't seemingly have the right qualifications or experience but Capgemini took another chance on me and I have been in a Cybersecurity role for the past 5 years.

This started as a junior incident management role for a single account, progressing the a senior incident manager for multiple accounts, and now I am really grateful to have been given a new role to help create a new Anticipation & Planning function within Global Capgemini. I have been so lucky that I have been able to learn on the job and take appropriate courses that have helped me along the way and I continue to progress due to my creativity, attitude and willingness to learn.


Olivia Sharratt

Olivia Sharratt | Capgemini

Olivia Sharratt

Olivia is a passionate and strong-minded individual who has the determination to forge a successful career in the male dominated IT industry.

Coming straight from A-Levels with an engineering background into the Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship with Capgemini in September 2017 was a big decision however Olivia knew that the traditional university route was not for her. In just under 2 years, Olivia has grown from not knowing the expectations of a ‘Test Analyst’ to learning that her acute attention to detail and curiosity to ask ‘why?’ are exactly the skills necessary to be successful in the role.

Following her initial 9 months working from the main hub in Telford, Olivia volunteered to relocate 200 miles from home to Worthing, West Sussex, for a major public sector client facing project. To prepare for the position Olivia taught herself ReadyAPI and SoapUI test automation tools using only online documentation and seeking advice from fellow employees. The outcome was one of Olivia’s proudest personal achievements. Employed in a very ‘ junior’ capacity initially for only six months, Olivia excelled and became a subject matter expert and was asked to stay indefinitely. This career move was the catalyst to her propulsion within her department and earned her respect not only from Capgemini but also from the client and on-site contractors.


Megan Dawes

Megan Dawes | Capgemini

Megan Dawes

Megan is a Security Consultant at Capgemini. She has worked across several security domains within industries ranging from Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) to International Logistics.

Megan started her career at Capgemini on a temporary contract as a Resourcing Assistant, she was quickly promoted to Resource Manager, a role in which she worked with Cyber Security professionals and developed a passion for Cyber Security. She was retained through recruitment to Capgemini’s Graduate Scheme. As Resource Manager, Megan was managing over 100 Cyber Security professionals servicing 60 clients UK-wide. Seeing first-hand the challenges that clients were facing in a technological world and the vital role that Cyber Security played to help overcome and protect them inspired Megan and made her realise this was the career path she wanted to pursue.

Having gained the necessary security professional certifications, she became the Junior Risk Assessor on an international logistics account and within a matter of months, she was also independently managing the Supplier Assurance Process. Shortly after, she was promoted to Senior Risk Manager and became responsible for the implementation of the Risk Management Framework. She was then selected to join a high-profile Identity and Access Management (IAM) programme for a CNI account where she saw it take shape from inception, leading client workshops, gathering requirements and improving business processes to presenting the IAM proof of concept (PoC) back to the client stakeholders. She is currently working as a Delivery Consultant for a retail company managing multiple business-critical IT projects across the HR and Finance functions.

Alongside this, she has championed several initiatives such as the setting up Capgemini’s Cyber Security Graduate and Apprenticeship Community, managing the Cyber Security Work Experience Programme for the last 3 years and regularly making influential contributions to Capgemini’s wider Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (CR&S) initiatives.

She has won several internal performance awards for her delivery excellence and other CR&S initiatives; including Capgemini’s Going the Extra Mile (GEM) Award.


Mollie Chard

Mollie Chard | Capgemini

Mollie Chard

"Diversity of thought is so important”

Mollie has always had a passion for technology. She began her tech career in technical support, fixing computers for a university. She later developed an interest in cybersecurity and moved into a security role, specifically an incident management and protective monitoring role in the public sector. Whilst in this role she launched a security awareness campaign, raising the profile of the industry and helping staff to better understand the technology they used. Mollie also mentored two younger individuals who were on a placement whilst studying for their degrees – both of which ended up choosing a career in tech/cyber. Her incident management/monitoring role was hands-on, giving her valuable technical and analytical skills, but she wanted to work in a role that allowed her to deliver security end-to-end in a management capacity. To make that move, she needed to get more experience in the less technical side of security; in assurance, risk management and governance. So Mollie moved to a new company, working in a risk management and assurance role within an operational security team. She upskilled herself with professional qualifications, such as CISSP, SSCP and CEH. By this point, this combination of experience, skills and qualifications enabled her to make the move into security management with Capgemini at the start of 2019 at the age of 26. Security management roles are typically male-dominated, so managing to attain and thrive in this position not only as a woman, but at quite a young age (26) can be a challenge. In her current role, Mollie is part of a group who are driving gender diversity initiatives. She was also recently a speaker at TechUK’s Q4TheLoo conference, which highlighted female talent and raised the issue of gender diversity in not only the cyber industry, but the wider tech industry too.

Mollie has always had a passion for expanding her knowledge. She studied both an English degree and a Master’s degree in Philosophy alongside working. Cybersecurity (and the tech industry generally) is such a fast-moving, ever-changing industry that it demands constant learning, which suits Mollie perfectly.