Bethan Timmins Equal Experts Alumnus

What's New Thu 30th May, 2019

A trip to Singapore for the Women in IT Awards

With two finalists to cheer on, we descended on Singapore on 29th May to attend the Women in IT Awards – the first to be held in Asia.

We flew in from different corners of the globe to support Devangi Kamra and Keerthana Jayaram, who were finalists in the Business Role Model of the Year and IT Team of the Year categories respectively.

Deserved finalists

Devangi is an inspirational role model within our Pune office. She leads the recruitment for Equal Experts in Pune, forming the teams that Equal Experts places with clients, and overseeing the welfare of the Indian business’ growing rank of employees. She also contributes to the business’s HR function and organises events ranging from the ExpertTalks annual conference in India – two days of workshops and talks, attended by over 200 software practitioners – to regular ExpertTalks meetups.

Keerthana is a Delivery Lead, and was nominated for the excellent work she did during a recent engagement with a global pharmaceutical company. During the engagement, she instigated a root-cause analysis of the client’s delivery teams to help the client focus on solving the right problems, prioritised transformation outcomes so that they aligned with business outcomes, and reduced the amount of resources wasted. She also helped the client adopt Continuous Delivery, and encouraged agile best practice among the client’s developers by pairing them with Equal Experts’ own developers on-site.

A fantastic evening

It was a fantastic event, held at the Shangri-La Hotel, and it was inspirational to meet and listen to so many inspirational women, all doing fantastic work. While Devangi and Keerthana didn’t ultimately win their categories, it was still a great achievement to be finalists, and deserved recognition for everything they do at Equal Experts.

Well done Devangi and Keerthana – and well done to all the winners! We’ll be back next year – hopefully!