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Passionate technology leader, community champion, future of work evangelist.
I'm the Europe Modern Workplace Value Realisation Offering Lead at Avanade, and I have almost 20 years experience of working with collaborative technologies, starting first with SharePoint, before embracing Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Viva, Loop and the wider Microsoft 365 stack in more recent years. In my role, I work with colleagues and clients to help organisations derive maximum value from their investment in Microsoft workplace technologies. This includes but is not limited to the Microsoft 365 stack. I'm incredibly passionate about the potential technology has to enable people to work more effectively, and spend a huge amount of time - in both my personal and professional time - sharing the art of the possible for Modern Work, and helping people use the tools in Microsoft 365 more effectively. I'm also very interested in the potential for generative AI to transform (again!) how work gets done. I'm particularly interested in the content services workloads, such as SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Microsoft Teams - as well as the wider productivity tools like Sway, Stream, To Do etc - and take great joy in helping people learn new and different ways of working. This also includes working with newer products such as Microsoft Viva and SharePoint Syntex, which will also change how we work and collaborate together. I'm also a massive advocate for accessibility, and can be often found sharing what I consider one of the best kept secrets of the Microsoft 365 platform, which is the rich seam of built in accessibility features available right out of the box. In my current professional role, I am tasked with working across a much wider range of digital services and technology than those within the Microsoft 365 stack; I provide advice and guidance to clients on workplace alongside wider business ecosystems, including the full Microsoft stack, low-code, and non-Microsoft line-of-business systems. I'm a member of the Women in Teams community and a champion for women working in tech careers; I actively strive to be a positive role model for other women starting their careers with Microsoft tech, and act as a mentor and sponsor to several people.