Nazanine Matin: Encouraging Women Entrepreneurs to Take
The world is changing. While long overdue, women are increasingly taking
leadership roles in cutting-edge technology companies. With the courage to
pursue her passions, the background to redefine global entrepreneurship
and the ability to manage AI's disruption, CIO Look brings to you the journey of
avid entrepreneur, Nazanine Matin, the Head of Finance at UIB Holdings Pte.
Give a brief overview of your background and your role in the company.
I earned my degree in Mechanical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley's School of
Engineering. I now have over 18 years of experience (and a few medical
device patents) and have had roles in R&D, IT, Operations, Audit, Finance, and
Cybersecurity in different industries.
I first stepped outside of the corporate world by working for and helping to set
up startups owned by Demantra/Oracle, Mubadala, and GE. Most of
my career, nine years, was spent with General Electric and I am a graduate of
GE's Corporate Audit Staff leadership program.
Today, I am the founder and curator of TEDxMonteCarlo and the Head of
Finance of Singapore-based UIB Holdings Pte. Ltd. Both of these roles allow me
to pursue my passion for inspiring people by sparking conversations on the
topics that are changing our world.
How do you diversify your tech solutions that appeal to your target
We facilitate and simplify human to machine and machine to human
conversations via text and voice in any language using over 20+ commonly
used messaging channels
such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger,
SMS, WeChat, etc. We have intelligent IoT messaging solutions for smart
homes, smart enterprises, and smart cities. The heart of each solution,
regardless of the customer, is answering the question of "What is it that you
are trying to achieve?" We then use our technologies' capabilities to
create solutions that achieve our customers' specific business objectives.
We engineered UIB's UnificationEngine intelligent IoT mess