Starting from building industry relevant skills, tackling unconscious bias, to building confidence and executive presence, women in technology report multiple challenges that hold them back from enjoying a rewarding career with a healthy work-life balance. How can they take charge, and with organizational support, work toward leveling the playing field, allowing them to blossom as a professional and a leader?
Sue Robinson, Chief Information Officer, Aspen Insurance Group
With over 25 years as a specialist working in the IT Industry, Sue Robinson is the CIO, Head of IT for EMEA & Asia Pacific at Aspen. Sue works in the heart of the London markets, with her experience in IT and financial services spanning... More View all posts
With over 25 years as a specialist working in the IT Industry, Sue Robinson is the CIO, Head of IT for EMEA & Asia Pacific at Aspen. Sue works in the heart of the London markets, with her experience in IT and financial services spanning across such organizations as ING, Citi and Brit Insurance. She provides vision and leadership for the IT department, and leads the planning and implementation of business systems, projects, and Aspen’s network infrastructure and data management to increase cost efficiencies and improve service quality. Sue’s considerable expertise allows her to provide valuable foresight and implement infrastructure strategic reviews that help improve business performance. In her most recent years, her focus has been on Cyber and Information Security, Regulatory Governance & Compliance and Information Risk Management. Additionally, she is a Non-Executive Director and the Treasurer for Connect Worldwide, a global HPE User Community Forum with close to 50,000 members worldwide and has spoken at a number of events covering Women in Technology, Data Classification, GDPR and PKI. Less View all posts
Mary Kotch, Group Chief Information Officer, Aspen Insurance
Mary Kotch was appointed Chief Information Officer in September 2019. Mary has more than 20 years of experience in strategic technology innovation, application shared services, managing a global project management office (PMO), infrastruct... More View all posts
Mary Kotch was appointed Chief Information Officer in September 2019. Mary has more than 20 years of experience in strategic technology innovation, application shared services, managing a global project management office (PMO), infrastructure, architecture, and digital and data management. Her experiences have transformed global companies’ IT strategies, focusing on revenue growth through the use of technology, while ensuring that a company’s infrastructure and applications are progressive, stable, flexible and aligned with the needs of the customers, partners and employees.Mary also served in executive roles at: the Validus Group as Global EVP & CIO Innovation; AIG as CIO for Latin America and the Caribbean and CTO for North America; and at MetLife Investments as VP of Technology. She has been featured in Executive Profile Magazine, and was recently selected as “2019 Top 50 Women in Technology” and “One of the 30 Most Influential Women in Business.” More recently, Mary made the shortlist for CIO of the Year for the 2020 Women in IT awards, and the ceremony will be take place October 29, 2020. Less View all posts