Amy Guarino: Transforming Businesses through Artificial
To prevail in today's scenario, acceptance of disruptive technologies in
businesses is essential. An adequate collaboration between both the business
ideologies and technological advancements boost a business to its enormous
heights. The market is astonishingly accumulated by the avid leaders,
possessing certain skills and attributes to drive business more efficiently. By
emphasizing on a go-to-market business forerunner with proven acumen to
create and build high-tech companies and markets, CIO Look presents you a
passionate leader, Amy Guarino, Chief Operating Officer at Kyndi Inc.
Following is Amy's story narrated in her own words, and possessing the
potential of inspiring and motivating everyone.
Pioneer Woman: Thirty Years in the Silicon Valley by Amy Guarino
I grew up all up and down the East Coast. My dad was a sales leader at IBM,
which at that time was known as "I've Been Moved." I always admired the
pioneers that settled the west but never dreamed that I would end of spending
most of my business career in California and the Silicon Valley.
My first move towards the west was to attend the University of Notre Dame in
South Bend, Indiana. I was the tenth class of women at Notre Dame and
graduated with a degree in Government and International Relations. My class
was twenty percent women and eighty percent men. The experience prepared
me well for life in tech.
After Notre Dame, I continued to head west. IBM hired me for a beginner sales
role in Sunnyvale, California. Sunnyvale was the in the center of the
burgeoning Silicon Valley and it certainly was an exciting time with the big chip
companies plus Apple, Oracle and Sun all starting to take off. My first IBM boss
offered me some great advice on how to be successful
Do your best,
Develop an expertise (today we would call it a brand),
Publicize your success.
Over the next 13 years, I developed my career at IBM in sales and sales
management. I also got m