Naomi Climer, President-elect of the IET
The most influential women making a difference to the digital economy has been revealed by Computer Weekly.
Computer Weekly has revealed the 50 most influential women in UK IT who are making a difference to the digital economy. Among those recognised in its fourth annual listing is IET President-elect, Naomi Climer, who joins other female role models from companies such as Microsoft, Shell, Dell, TalkTalk and TechUK.
Naomi has had an illustrious career in engineering, having trained as an Engineer at the BBC before taking on technical roles across the BBC as well as at ITV. Naomi joined Sony Europe in 2002 and ultimately headed Sony Europe's B2B business, leading 700 staff across Europe operating in sectors from Broadcast and Digital Cinema to Security and Healthcare. Most recently Naomi was President of Sony Media Cloud Services, based in Los Angeles, USA.
When asked about the listing, Naomi said: “I am delighted to be recognised in this way alongside other female IT role models who are leaders in technology. Working as a female engineer in the digital economy is one of the most exciting, fast-moving and challenging places to be at the moment. The main challenge for me is how we get the next generation of career women to realise this – I want other women to enjoy the excitement and prospects that a career in engineering and technology brings.”
Naomi will take over the IET presidency from William Webb this October. Naomi’s Presidential Address, entitled ‘Bright futures with scattered cloud’, will take place on Wednesday, 11 November 2015 at the newly refurbished IET London: Savoy Place. To register for a place at the lecture and dinner, please visit the IET President’s Address web page.
To see the full list of top 50 influential women in UK IT, please visit the Computer Weekly website.