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:


    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…


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