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Women In Digital – Sally Owen – Global Digital Director at IBM iX

At IBM iX We think bigger than an agency and more creatively than a consultancy, with the power to integrate the whole system. We are a next-generation services company, dedicated to creating transformative ideas that get our clients to the future first. Our network of global studios put our client’s customers at the heart of everything we do. From strategy, creative and design to scalable digital, commerce, mobile and wearable platforms our agile teams sit side-by-side with our clients to invent and co-create innovations that drive results.

We exist at the intersection of business, art and technology. We understand, that in order to grow in the digital era, businesses need to do more than keep up — they must predict future trends and act on ideas. In this rapidly changing world, our teams transform brands, grow businesses and delight customers by identifying opportunities and acting with agility to design innovations that scale for the global economy.

We were lucky enough to have a quick chat with Sally J Owen, IBM iX’s Global Digital Director for Unilever. In this first part of the vlog series we have an insight into the tactics IBM iX have in place to encourage women into the digital industry. Sally also shares the highlight of her career and why the industry is such a great place to work in.

In our second part of our vlog series with Sally J Owen, Global Digital Director for Unilever within IBM Interactive Experience (iX), we take a look at options of how to boost the reputation of women in the industry as well as noting advice from Sally on how to climb the digital ladder.

Also discussed is inequality within a working environment as well as advice Sally would give her 22-year-old self.

In our final vlog of the Sally J Owen, Global Digital Director for Unilever within IBM Interactive Experience (iX), series we hear from Sally about the future of technology – namely that of wareable technology – and how IBM will embrace the rise of these new tools.

We also discuss which courses, if any, Sally would recommend and what area she believes will house the biggest growth in the upcoming years. If you are interested in starting out a career in digital Sally gives you some advice that is well worth bearing in mind.

A fantastic and informative watch – Thanks for the interview Sally it was a pleasure to meet you.

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