Home Office Women in Technology panel

Our Head of Development and Testing, Karthi Velayutham, recently took part in a Women in Technology panel on collaboration and partnering.

The event was hosted by the Home Office Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) function which designs, builds and develops government digital services.

Over 300 people came to see Karthi and three other industry leaders discuss effective collaboration.

"In the world of globalisation, sharing knowledge is key. Collaboration is a boon for people who don't want to reinvent the wheel, but be more productive," she said.

The panel also discussed how collaboration and partnership vary between the public to the private sector and what approaches work best.

"Effective collaboration is about playing to strengths, respecting contributing parties' views, and using the right tools,” commented Karthi. 

"It requires an open-minded approach, respect and a leader to steer and provide clarity, as the direction is important. Collaboration at every level is possible and can lead to success," she added.

Karthi joined us earlier this year, bringing with her 18 years of technical experience. 

She is a regular keynote speaker at tech industry events, along with being Director of the London chapter of Women Who Code.