Dec. 7, 2020

Powering Health Science Research Through Digital Innovation

Powering Health Science Research Through Digital Innovation

An interview with Eileen Jennings-Brown, Head of Technology at Wellcome, about what the digital workspace means, improving digital experiences, tackling legacy tech, and more.


What happens when you cross a charity, bank, museum, and library? You get Wellcome, the workplace of this week's guest, Eileen Jennings-Brown. In her role as Head of Technology, Eileen Jennings-Brown has the unusual charter of supporting the technology needs of these diverse segments. In this episode, Eileen shares her digital-first philosophy for creating great experiences and powering Wellcome's mission of funding scientific research into urgent health challenges.

Topics include:
  • Condensed commutes
  • Rethinking Shadow IT
  • Migrating Wellcome's domain
  • Managing remote work experiences
  • Digital experience scoring
  • Moving towards proactive IT/automation
Meet Our Guest
Eileen Jennings-Brown is the Head of Technology at Wellcome, a global charitable foundation supporting science to solve the urgent health challenges facing everyone, including mental health, global heating and infectious diseases. She was named one of CW's Top 50 Most Influential Women in UK Tech in 2020. Eileen is also a mentor, tech advocate, speaker, and champion for inclusivity and equality in STEM.

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Eileen Jennings-Brown

Head of Technology @ Wellcome Trust; CW’s Top 50 Most Influential Women in UK Tech 2020; Mentor; Tech Advocate; Speaker; Champio

Eileen is a well known figure in the top technology echelons across the UK and Europe as a tech advocate, speaker, and champion for inclusivity and equality in STEM. Eileen has also recently been named in the CW’s Top 50 Most Influential Women in UK Tech 2020

Eileen started life as an IT support analyst in 1997 and has progressed her career working for businesses across the UK and Europe in a range of different IT roles. She has worked in the IT industry for over 23 years holding senior leadership roles for the past 11 years.

She set up her first IT Consultancy business in 2014 and her second in 2017. She is currently the Head of Technology at Wellcome Trust based in London.