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CLOSE FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO ME AND I ENJOY SPENDING QUALITY TIME WITH THEM OVER GOOD FOOD ! I DO NOT FEEL FULFILLED UNLESS I HAVE THIS ON A WEEKLY BASIS .
DEEP DIVE collaboration and provide visibility of project performance .
How do you deal with stress and unwind outside the office ?
At Procore , the only constant is change .
This is especially true in a rapidly growing region within the business . I try to manage stress proactively rather than reactively . Keeping stress at a steady baseline , rather than waiting for it to build up , is something I constantly work on .
I am a big fan of being in control of my workday as I am working internationally . Therefore , I spend a considerable amount of time optimising my calendar and who I meet , when and how , consistently . Building in time for unplanned initiatives is something I ’ d highly recommend .
Most importantly , close family and friends are very important to me and I enjoy spending quality time with them over good food ! I do not feel fulfilled unless I have this on a weekly basis .
What do you currently identify as the major areas of investment in your industry ?
Realising and unlocking the true value of data in construction . While this aspect of the industry is

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not new by any means , this is still the most major area of investment in nearly all technology industries . Although we ’ ve been collecting data for decades , most has been unusable due to limited access to suitable technology and tools .
Demands in the technology sector are increasingly stringent : speed to market is a key measure of competitiveness , meaning construction must be streamlined – missing delivery dates isn ’ t an option .
The more data that is captured and analysed , the more accurate predictions about the future become . This results in a greater level of insight that can be used to create new solutions , optimise processes , ensure projects are delivered on time and budget and ultimately create a smarter future for construction .
What are the region-specific challenges you encounter in your role ?
I am responsible for EMEA which means the biggest challenge I encounter is optimising the business , product and team for all the unique regions within EMEA .
This is something I thrive off . Being a lifelong learner , I enjoy understanding how our business has to adapt and transform to meet the needs of our employees and customers in different regions . Bringing together different cultures from across EMEA into a core functioning team has created a highperforming and rewarding culture .
What changes to your job role have you seen in the last year and how do you see these developing in the coming months ?
Over the past year , I ’ ve hired three leaders that I ’ ve not yet had the privilege of meeting in person . Linking back to my earlier points , building a strong bond with all colleagues is important to me . A default way for me to do this is through great meals and exercise . However , I see this changing in the coming months as travel starts to open up and I look forward to a hybrid working environment . ◊ www . intelligentdatacentres . com
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