Podcast | Women Talk Tech – Corporate accelerators and dreams of Star Trek replicators

By Anais Masetti - 19 January 2021

Early Metrics, in partnership with Capgemini UK, is proud to present the new podcast Women Talk Tech.

The podcast brings together top innovation leaders to discuss the technologies and trends shaping our future. This content complements a series of events and interviews to create a platform for female voices in the tech ecosystem.

Women Talk Tech Podcast: what to expect

In this episode, Susannah Taylor, from Early Metrics, welcomes Hélène Alunni-Botteri from Wells Fargo, Sarah Balachandran from Capgemini UK and Danielle Sheering from Barclays to discuss among other things:

  • What technologies they are most excited by
  • How to bring innovation in a corporate setting
  • What benefits can accelerators bring to both corporates and startups
  • How Covid-19 has impacted them and what technology can do to help us cope with remote work

You can listen to the podcast Women Talk Tech on Anchor, Spotify or by clicking below:

About the experts

Hélène Alunni-Botteri – Wells Fargo

Hélène is a Senior Vice President in the Innovation Group where she leads Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) activities for the Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator and works closely with various lines of business to drive innovation. She plays an active role in EMEA’s startup ecosystem, working with venture capital firms, startups, and other accelerator and incubator programs.

Prior to joining the Innovation Group, Hélène was part of Wells Fargo’s Wholesale Cross Border Governance & Strategy Group. There she led strategic initiatives for EMEA, including Wells Fargo’s Brexit plan.

Hélène is passionate about diversity and inclusion. Indeed, she led the Wells Fargo EMEA Women’s Network from 2013-2016. Moreover, she was the first international recipient of the Annual Enterprise Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award.

Sarah Balachandran – Capgemini UK

As Head of CX and Innovation, Sarah draws from her passion for customer-centric innovation to find the right solutions for her customers and their end-users. She joined Capgemini in 2015 as UX and Digital Delivery Operations Manager, working with HMRC to deliver public-facing digital services.

Whether it’s planning an exciting Route 66 road trip for her family, supporting innovative talent or running the UK’s largest public sector specialist UX agency within Capgemini, Sarah holds three values close to her heart at all times:

– a relentless focus on user needs through user-centred design;

– bringing a creative spirit, that utilises our amazing diversity;

– and seeking out inspiring innovation in everything she does.

Danielle Sheerin – Barclays

At Barclays, Danielle works with female technology founders to support their journey through dedicated programmes and initiatives aimed at addressing the unique challenges they face.  With a genuine commitment and passion for female technology founders, Danielle leads the Female Founders First Programme by Barclays and Techstars and the Female Tech Collective; Barclays’ virtual peer to peer founder network. 

Prior to Barclays, Danielle worked for the Mayor of London’s promotional organisation. In this role, she led on building tech startup ecosystems and connecting them with corporates seeking solutions to their innovation challenges.   

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