Eileen Brown – from super tanker pilot to IT professional


Channel 9 has a very interesting interview with Eileen Brown from Microsoft in the UK. eileen has had a non-traditional career to say the least. She used to navagate supertankers. From there she moved into information technology. Today she manages IT evangelists who support large enterprises in the UK. I like her definition of a technical evangelist – a techie who can talk. Communication is awefully important in IT. I also like her accent. 🙂


Eileen talks about female geek dinner and has some interesting contrasts between general geek dinners and female geek dinners.


Eileen also has a blog at http://blogs.technet.com/eileen_brown/default.aspx


Comments (1)

  1. Eileen Brown says:

    Alfred,

    Thanks for the kind words, and for watching the video – it’s wierd knowing that there will be no editing of the video, and I had no idea what they were going to ask me either.

    As for the Merchant Navy days – not an unusual job really if you were brought up absolutely believing that you could do anything you wanted to if you had enough self belief.  And that’s how I got here today 🙂

    And thanks for linking to me too…

    Eileen