Jess started her career at IBM working in the Smarter Cities team with a particular focus on data analytics. She also worked with the Global Cloud Acquisition team as IBM acquired multiple Cloud start-ups. Jess then decided she needed some real world experience and spent two years pounding the streets of London for the Metropolitan Police Service. She also sat as a cohort representative on the board of trustees for the Police Now recruitment scheme. Deciding to return to the corporate world and move back North, Jess has been with 1Spatial for the last four years. During this time she has worked closely with customers across the Utilities sector to help identify and deliver solutions that truly meet customers’ business needs. Jess is a big advocate that technology should fit to customer requirements, rather than customers settling for what the technology (designed by vendors) can offer.