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Claire Penny

Director of Global Partnerships at Invicara


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Motivated self-starter who likes to shake the ‘apple cart’, with a proven track record of applied innovation, global community and relationship building, quarterly revenue generation and operational cost efficiency. Strong advocate of the power of data and digital transformation, helping clients to realise their full digital potential and deliver on their digital strategies. Previously held leadership roles in IBM, with extensive experience on boards and working groups. Visionary outlook with an in-depth understanding of emerging technologies and their commercial applications, with a record of revenue growth. Internationally renowned and respected public speaker. Previously held the position of Global Industry Leader for Watson IOT in Buildings, part of an exciting team that was delivering cognitive solutions into buildings. Other career experiences include World Wide Solution Leader for BIM & IOT within IBM's Watson IoT Business Unit, Business Development Executive for IBM TRIRIGA, focusing on the European market. As part of IBM's Smarter Buildings team, gaining experience in product marketing and development. During my time as the global lead for Green Integrated Supply Chain, led an advanced statistical analytics project which optimized the use of energy and the maintenance regimes within buildings. And finally, gained Real Estate and FM experience from working in the IBM Real Estate team, predominately as a Regional Environment and Energy Manager for UK, Ireland and South Africa. PhD attained from Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK. My M.Sc, attained from University of London, Wye College, Kent and B.Sc (hons) from Liverpool Polytechnic. Other external commitments include: - Non-executive Director of CitA (Construction IT Alliance, (2018 - present) - Non-executive Director of WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) Ireland, (2005 – 2018)

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