I currently work within Anglian Water's Information Services Department. I led the business’ Open Data Project, automated processes using my coding skills and I am constantly looking to transform ways of working with data and technology. I am a STEM ambassador and Sub-Regional Chair for the East of England’s Young Apprentice Ambassador Network and have recently spoken on a panel for TechUK and to the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills. All whilst following the unorthodox career route of a degree apprenticeship.
About Anglian Water
Anglian Water employ over 5,000 people and of these 5,000 are 200+ apprentices! Anglian Water supply water and water recycling services to more than six million customers in the east of England and Hartlepool. If we laid our water and sewer pipes end to end, they would take us a quarter of the way to the moon!
I have a varied and international career. I took the traditional first job in investment banking out of university because it was “the thing to do” in Singapore. While it was exhilarating and lucrative, I felt I was missing something. I explored many avenues for a sense of meaning, taking time out for further studies and indulging in my creative aspiration. I realised I enjoy learning, discovering things and figuring out solutions to problems. For more than a decade now, I have tracked and talked about how machine-to-machine (M2M) has evolved to become Internet of things (IoT). Today, we are still only at the start of this technological evolution and businesses and citizens are not yet enjoying the potential of the technology. I joined 1NCE as senior market development manager precisely to put actions to my words to drive adoption of IoT.
1NCE is a start-up company, led by a serial entrepreneur who has started many new technology businesses. We were founded in 2017 with a clear idea of what the IoT market needed – that connecting IoT devices should be easy and simple to do. We believe we have a new way of connecting IoT by using the best of both the telecoms and cloud worlds. We officially announced our proposition at the world’s largest mobile conference (MWC) in 2018 and the simplicity concept continues to resonate in the market.
A fun fact about 1NCE is in the name. The origin of the name is a play on our simplicity concept that you only need to pay once for IoT connectivity over the life span of the IoT device that could be as long as 10 years.
Fun facts about our buildings: Changing to day time cleaning which reduced our lighting and air conditioning requirements by up to 60 hours per week. I like that we use rain water for flushing toilets, the oil in our kitchens is recycled to produce energy and the uniforms many of our Welcome teams use are recycled into fabric for use in car manufacture.
Our investment in technology over a number of years helped us all move smoothly to home working, and our values of care, working together and reimagining the possible have been brought to life - In the first 100 days of working from home, we hosted over one million Google Meets with over 4.5 million participants, to ensure we stayed more connected than ever.
We have 20 offices supporting our clients across the UK. PwC is one of the largest graduate employers in the UK, and this year we hired 1,534 graduates and school leavers.
Iva Gumnishka is the founder and CEO of Humans in the Loop, a social enterprise which provides data labeling solutions to AI companies. She studied Human Rights at Columbia University and is passionate about creating tech-enabled solutions to social problems.
About Humans in the Loop
Humans in the Loop is an award-winning social enterprise founded in 2017 with the vision to connect conflict-affected communities to digital work.
Zoey Zhang is a Public Affairs Manager in Huawei, focusing on social media content development and event planning. She is particularly passionate about raising public’s awareness of 5G and ICT trends by shooting vlogs.
Before joining Huawei in June, 2020, Zoey got an M.A. degree in Media, Culture, and Communications from New York University. Prior to that, she studied Literature in Tsinghua University, Beijing.
Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We have more than 194,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world.
Huawei is wholly owned by its employees. We implement an Employee Shareholding Scheme involving 104,572 employees. Only Huawei employees are eligible to participate.
Half of our employees are in R&D (that’s over 96,000!)
Huawei Ranked No.1 in Patent Ranking 2020 by Global wireless Communication Network Technology
Huawei believes that no one should be left behind in the digital world, so we developed TECH4ALL – our long-term, digital inclusion initiative for using technology, applications and skills to empower people and organizations everywhere.